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  • Edward Avery McIlhenney (1872 - 1949)
    Link Link 2 Link 3 It is legend that Edward Avery McIlhenny was one of the people thought to have introduced the nutria into the Louisiana environment,
  • René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643 - 1687)
    Notes Location info: Normandie, France (birth,marriage) Pionnier de la Nouvelle-France . Arrive au Québec en 1667. Expédition aux Grands Lacs . Explorateur du Mississippi . Pris pos...
  • Louis XIV le Grand, roi de France et Navarre (1638 - 1715)
    King Louis XIV of France belonged to DNA haplogroup R1b (Y-DNA) Links: The Peerage Geneall Wikipedia King of France and Navarre: Reign 14 May 1643 – 1 September 1715 (72 years, 110...

This is a master project for Louisiana and its history.

State of Louisiana / État de Louisiane

Louisiana was named after Louis XIV, King of France from 1643–1715. When René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle claimed the territory drained by the Mississippi River for France, he named it La Louisiane, meaning "Land of Louis".[9] Once part of the French Colonial Empire, the Louisiana Territory stretched from present-day Mobile Bay to just north of the present-day Canadian border, and included a small part of what is now southwestern Canada.


  • Bayou State
  • Child of the Mississippi
  • Creole State
  • Pelican State (official)
  • Sportsman's Paradise
  • Sugar State

Louisiana Official Website


African-American Resources for Louisiana

Indians Tribes and Bands of Louisiana

The following list of American Indians who have lived in Louisiana:

Louisiana Archives and Libraries

Division of Archives, Records Management, and History 3851 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Telephone: 504-922-1207 Fax: 504-922-0002 Internet:

National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) 501 West Felix Street, Building 1 Fort Worth, TX 76115-3405 Telephone: 817-831-5620 Fax: 817-551-2034 Internet:

LOUISiana Digital Library (LDL) Internet:

Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society P.O. Box 82060 Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2068 Telephone: 504-766-3018 Internet:

Louisiana State Library 760 Third Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Telephone: 504-342-4913 Fax: 504-342-3547 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 131 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0131 Internet:

Louisiana Historical Association University of Southwestern Louisiana 929 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: 318-482-6871 Fax: 318-482-6028 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 42808 Lafayette, LA 70504 Internet:

Historic New Orleans Collection William Research Center 410 Charter Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: 504-598-7171 Fax: 504-598-7166 Internet:

Louisiana State Museum Louisiana Historical Center Library 400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA 70176-2448 Telephone: 504-568-8214 Fax: 504-568-4995 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2448 New Orleans, LA 70176 Internet:

Hill Memorial Library Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3300 Telephone: 504-388-6551 Fax: 504-344-6773 Internet:

Howard Tilton Library Manuscripts & Rare Books Department Tulane University 7001 Freret Street New Orleans, LA 70118 Telephone: 504-865-5131 Fax: 504-865-6773 Internet:

Le Comité des Archives P.O. Box 1547 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1547

Linus A. Sims Memorial Library Southeastern Louisiana University 1211 SGA Drive Hammond, LA 70402 Telephone: 985-549-3860; after 4:30, weekends 985-549-2027 Online list of free databases for Louisiana genealogy Internet:

New Orleans Public Library 219 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, LA 70140-1016 Telephone: 504-596-2612 Fax: 504-596-2609 Internet:

Orleans Parish Notarial Archives Civil Courts Building 421 Loyola Avenue, Room B-4 New Orleans, LA 70112 Telephone: 504-568-8578 Fax: 504-568-8599 Internet:

Alexandria Historical & Genealogical Library 503 Washington Alexandria, LA 71301

Erbon & Marie Wise Genealogical Library Louisiana State Archives 3851 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library 411 Pujo Street Lake Charles, LA 706061

Dictionary of Louisiana Biography - search

Parishes and Parish Courthouses

Louisiana Cemeteries

Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index

Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Societies:

  • Allen Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 789, Kinder, LA 70648
  • Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association,P.O. Box 4462,Shreveport, LA 73314-0462
  • Baton Rouge Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 80565, SE Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70898
  • Central Louisiana Genealogical Society,P.O. Box 12206,Alexandria, LA 71315-2006
  • East Ascension Genealogical & Historical Society, Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales, LA 70707-1006
  • Feliciana (East) History Committee, P.O. Box 8341, Clinton, LA 70722
  • Feliciana (West) Historical Society,P.O. Box 338,St. Francisville, LA 70775
  • Friends of Genealogy, P.O. Box 17835, Shreveport, LA 71138
  • Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans, P.O. Box 51791, New Orleans, LA 70150
  • Jefferson Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 961, Metairie, LA 70004-0961
  • Jennings, Louisiana Genealogical Society, 136 Greenwood Drive, Jennings, LA 70546
  • Lafayette Genealogical Society, 105 Gill Drive, Lafayette, LA 70507
  • Lafourche Heritage Society, 412 Menard Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301
  • Louisiana Daughters of the American Revolution, 2564 Donald Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
  • Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society, P.O. Box 82060, Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2060
  • Louisiana Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 3059 Belmont Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • Mississippi Memories Society, P.O. Box 18991, Shreveport, LA 71138
  • Natchitoches Genealogical & Historical Association, P.O. Box 1349, Natchitoches, LA 71458-1349
  • North Louisiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 324, Ruston, LA 71270
  • Plaquemines Parish Genealogical Society, 203 Hwy. 23, South Buras, LA 70041
  • Saint-Domingue Special Interest Group, 1514 St. Roch Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117-8347
  • Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 5652, Lake Charles, LA 70606-5652
  • St. Bernard Parish Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 271, Chalmette, LA 70044
  • Vermillion Parish Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 117, Abbeville, LA 70511-0117