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  • Acadian and French Canadian Emigrants to Louisiana

    Acadian (Cajun) and French Canadian Emigrants to Louisiana and the Gulf Coast - 1st generation heads of households. Resources * Acadians in Gray * Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History

  • First Acadians (Cajuns) of Louisiana

    The objective of this project is to identify all the profiles that are are ancestors of the first four documented Acadians in Louisiana in 1764, Jean-Baptiste Cormier, Jean Poirier, Jean Richard, and Olivier Landry. These four were followed by Joseph Broussard who lead the first 200 Acadians to Louisiana on February 27, 1765 aboard the Santo Domingo. These are the true Acadiens of Louisiana bet...

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  • Community Cemetery, Oakdale, Louisiana

    From the intersection of Highways US 165 and US 10 in Oakdale, Allen Parish, Louisiana, go south on US Hwy 165 for one mile. Turn west on Old Pelican Hwy go about a 1/2 mile to cemetery on left. Find a Grave USGW Archives

  • New Orleans & Orleans Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in New Orleans or Orleans Parish, Louisiana.= Official Website =New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is the most populous city in Louisiana. Serving as a major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broad...

  • The Confederate States (CSA) during the US Civil War

    Confederate States: Alabama , Florida , Georgia , Indian Territory , Louisiana , Mississippi , North Carolina , South Carolina , Tennessee , Texas , Virginia

  • Jews of Louisiana

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Louisiana .==Notes==From Pushcarts and Plantations: Jewish Life in Louisiana In the early 1700s, Sephardic traders journeyed up from the Caribbean and became the first Jews to settle in Louisiana. The small community thrived despite of the infamous "Black Code" of 1724 that officially expelled all Jews from the French colony.A se...

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  • Winn Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles for people who were born, lived or died in Winn Parish, Louisiana. The parish was founded in 1852. It was named for Walter Winn or Winfield Scott. There was little military action in Winn Parish during the Civil War, but there was a problem with conscripts fleeing into the wooded areas to avoid military duty. That these conscripts refused to fight for the Confederacy is un...

  • "Foreign" French Immigrants to New Orleans

    Immigrants from France to New Orleans after its entry into the United States. Mostly in the mid-1800s.

  • Louisiana State University

    Wikipedia =Louisiana State University (officially Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, often referred to as LSU) is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[7] The University was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU main camp...

  • Tulane University

    Wikipedia Tulane University of Louisiana is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded as a public medical college in 1834, the school grew into a comprehensive university in 1847 and was eventually privatized under the endowments of Paul Tulane and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884. Tulane is a member of the Association of American Uni...

  • Northwestern State University

    Wikipedia =Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU) is a four-year public university primarily situated in Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States, with a nursing campus in Shreveport and general campuses in Leesville/Fort Polk and Alexandria. It is a part of the University of Louisiana System. Notable Alumni

  • Louisiana Tech University

    Wikipedia =Louisiana Tech University, colloquially referred to as Louisiana Tech or La. Tech, is a coeducational public research university in Ruston, Louisiana, United States. Louisiana Tech is designated as a Tier One national university by the 2016 U.S. News & World Report college rankings and is the only Tier One national university in the nine-member University of Louisiana System. It is a...

  • Bossier Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. History Bossier Parish is named for Pierre Bossier, an ethnic French, 19th-century Louisiana state senator and U.S. representative from Natchitoches Parish.Bossier Parish was spared fighting on its soil during the American Civil War. In July 1861, at the start of the war, the Bossier Parish Police Jury appro...

  • Fillmore Cemetery, Haughton, Louisiana

    The cemetery was founded in 1848 by Fillmore Methodist Church, once located on site. Buried here are Thomas D. Connell, founder of Connell's Cross Roads (now Fillmore), and W.P. Haughton. Also here is O.R. Gelette (1845-1944), one of six last surviving Confederate commissioned officers, and the last surviving officer of General Lee's staff. Fillmore, Louisiana, in Bossier Parish historical mar...

  • Caddo Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. History In 1838, Caddo Parish was created by territory taken from Natchitoches Parish; the legislature named it for the indigenous Caddo Indians who had lived in the area. Most were forced out during Indian Removal in the 1830s.The parish was initially a center of cotton plantations, developed by planters alon...

  • West Carroll Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Before being divided, Carroll Parish was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Maryland, the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence and the last surviving signer of the document. It was organized by European Americans after the Louisiana Purchase. West Carroll Parish has a lo...

  • West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Official Website West Baton Rouge Parish was formed in 1807; it was named Baton Rouge Parish until 1812. Many Baton Rouge residents took refuge in West Baton Rouge Parish during the Union occupation of Baton Rouge in 1862. The defeated Union army under the command of Major General Nathaniel P. ...

  • West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Official Website Feliciana Parish was established in 1810, in the Territory of Orleans, which was admitted to the Union two years later as the state of Louisiana. With continued growth of population, in 1824 Feliciana Parish was divided into the East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes. The Count...

  • Centenary College of Louisiana

    Wikipedia =Centenary College of Louisiana is a private, four-year arts and sciences college located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Alumni

  • Webster Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Webster Parish, Louisiana. Official Website The parish was created on 27 February 1871 and was named for 19th-century American statesman Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Adjacent Parishes & Counties Lafayette County, Ark. Columbia County, Ark. Claiborne Parish Bienville Parish Bossier Parish Cit...

  • Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

    Please add those who were born, lived or died in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. Official Website The parish was formed in 1807 and named after the Ouachita River. Adjacent Parishes Morehouse Parish Union Parish Richland Parish Caldwell Parish Jackson Parish Lincoln Parish Cities, Towns & Communities Bawcomville Bosco Brownsville Calhoun Claiborne Fairbanks

  • Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, April 09, 1864, US Civil War

    The Battle of Pleasant Hill occurred on 9 April 1864 and formed part of the Red River Campaign during the American Civil War when Union forces aimed to occupy the Louisiana state capital, Shreveport.The battle was essentially a continuation of the Battle of Mansfield (8 April), a Confederate victory, which had caused the Union commander, Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, to send his wagons, wit...

  • Red River Campaign (1864)

    The Red River campaign or Red River expedition comprised a series of battles fought along the Red River in Louisiana during the American Civil War from March 10 to May 22, 1864. The campaign was a Union initiative, fought between approximately 30,000 Union troops under the command of Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, and Confederate troops under the command of Lieutenant General Richard Taylor,...

  • Cemetiere de Sts. Pierre et Paul, Lafayette, Louisiana

    This project is for those buried in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. Find a Grave

  • Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Official Website History The parish seat of Houma was named after the Houma people. The native word houma means red, and the tribe's war emblem was the crawfish. Historians say the Houma are related to the Muskogean-speaking Choctaw, and migrated into the area from present-day Mississippi and Alabama...

  • Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.= Official Website =The parish was formed in 1807 and was named after the Bayou Lafourche. City buildings have been featured in television and movies, such as in Fletch Lives, due to its architecture and rich history.Long a center of sugar cane plantations and sugar production, in November 1887 the parish w...

  • Lafayette (City), Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana.= Official Website = History The Attakapas Native Americans inhabited this area at the time of the first European encounter. French colonists founded the first European settlement, Petit Manchac, a trading post along the Vermilion River. In the mid-to-late eighteenth century, numerous Acadian refugees ...

  • Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.The parish was founded in 1823 and was named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette , the French general who took part in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War Adjacent Parishes * Iberia Parish * St. Martin Parish * Vermilion Parish * Acadia Parish * St. Landry Parish Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Washington Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Washington Parish, Louisiana. Official Website History Washington Parish was formed in 1819 is the most northeasterly of what are called the Florida Parishes. Great Britain took over control of this French territory east of the Mississippi River in 1763 after defeating France in the Seven Years' War. But France had also ceded so...

  • Vernon Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Vernon Parish, Louisiana. Official Website The area comprising Vernon was a part of a tract of land whose control was disputed in the late 18th century between the United States and Spain. They called this land the "Neutral Strip" and refrained from posting police or military personnel there. As a result, the area became a haven fo...

  • Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. Official Website Vermilion Parish was created in 1844 and was named in honor for both the Vermilion River and Vermilion Bay. Adjacent Parishes Acadia Parish Lafayette Parish Iberia Parish Jefferson Davis Parish Cameron Parish Cities, Towns & Communities Abbeville (Parish Seat) ...

  • St. Paschal Catholic Cemetery, West Monroe, Louisiana

    This project is for those buried in St. Paschal Catholic Cemetery, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. Find a Grave Louisiana Gravestones Genealogy Trails

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Wikipedia The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, or UL Lafayette, is a coeducational, public, research university located in Lafayette, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It has the largest enrollment within the nine-campus University of Louisiana System and has the second largest enrollment in Louisiana. Founded in 1898 as an industrial school, the institution developed into a four-year uni...

  • Port of New Orleans: Arrivals

    New Orleans: Port of Arrival Prepared by Elisabeth Lindsay = Genealogy Today Wiki =The New Orleans began as a trade port, established by the French 1717, aimed at the transport of goods up and down the Mississippi River. The venture, however, was not profitable and the port, along with the entire Louisiana Territory went from French to Spanish and back to French rule before acquisition by U.S. ...

  • Union Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Union Parish, Louisiana. The parish was created on March 13, 1839 and was named for the Union of American states. Adjacent Counties & Parishes Ashley County, Ark. Union County, Ark. Morehouse Parish Ouachita Parish Lincoln Parish Caliborne Parish Towns, Villages & Communities Alabama Landing Bernice Conw...

  • French Portal / Portail français

    Bienvenue sur le portail français de Geni !====== For an introduction in English, please go to the International French Portal =====.==Objectif==L’objectif du portail se résume en quatre points…* Faciliter la coopération entre francophones dans la recherche généalogique* L’amorce de nouveaux projets communs qui concernent la communauté francophone* L’ identification de sources permettant aux no...

  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans== Wikipedia ====The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815 and was the final major battle of the War of 1812.==American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory the United States had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase. The Treaty of Ghent had been signed on Decem...

  • East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. History The parish was part of Feliciana Parish, which was founded and named in 1810 by Spanish rulers, who then controlled the territory. Feliciana is derived from a Spanish rendering of the French name "Felicité", which means happiness. The Spanish governor named it in honor of his wife, Marie Felic...

  • St. Helena Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Official Website The parish is one of the eight Florida Parishes, a region which was once part of colonial West Florida. The area was annexed to the Territory of Orleans in 1810, after the short-lived Republic of West Florida capitulated to the United States. Adjacent Parishes & Counties Amite C...

  • Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Official Website History The name Tangipahoa comes from an Acolapissa word meaning "ear of corn" or "those who gather corn." The parish was organized in 1869 during Reconstruction. Parts of this area had already been developed for sugar cane plantations when the parish was organized, but yeomen far...

  • Mt. Zion Cemetery, Webster Parish, Louisiana

    This project is for those who are buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Webster Parish, Louisiana. Find a Grave

  • Claiborne Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.= Official Website = History John Murrell moved his family from Arkansas to the Flat Lick Bayou area about 6 miles west of present-day Homer in 1818, and they became the first known non-natives to permanently settle in Claiborne Parish. As more settlers moved into the area, the Murrell house served as a chu...

  • Parishes, Cities and Towns of Louisiana

    Introduction =This project will document parishes, cities and towns throughout Louisiana along with the people and families for which they were named and that were instrumental in their inception. These settlements were influenced by French, Spanish, Irish, Germanic, Italian, African-American and Anglo-American ethnicities, each maintaining a cultural distinction.Louisiana is divided into a num...

  • Tensas Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Established in 1843, the name Tensas is derived from the historic indigenous Taensa people.[3] The parish was founded in 1843 following Indian Removal. The parish was developed for cotton agriculture, which dominated the economy through the early 20th century. There has also been some cattle ranching in the...

  • Battle of Yellow Bayou (May 1864), US Civil War

    The Battle of Yellow Bayou took place on May 18, 1864 in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana between Union and Confederate forces. After learning of Confederate forces in Yellow Bayou, Brig. Gen. Joseph A. Mower was ordered to halt their advance. Union forces subsequently attacked the Confederates and drove them back to their main line. The Confederates then counter-attacked, forcing the Union forces t...

  • Ascension Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Ascension Parish, Louisiana . History Ascension Parish (French: Paroisse de l'Ascension) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana . As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,215. Its parish seat is Donaldsonville. The parish was created in 1807.During the American Civil War , desertions had been of major concern to the C...

  • Slavic Immigrants of Louisiana

    Introduction==Louisiana was settled by diverse groups of immigrants. One such group was those people that settled in Louisiana originating from the Slavic World. These Slavic immigrants were mainly from the current day countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia; known as the South Slavs. The largest influx of Slavic people into Louisiana...

  • Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

    This project is for those buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. The land for the Oak Grove Cemetery was originally donated by Robert steele. The first person buried there was his wife, Rachel, who died July 15, 1850. The original lot was three acres, located in the fork of two roads. One road ran from Arcadia to Hodge, and the other road ran from Arcadia to Simsbo...

  • Miller Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Louisiana

    This project is for those who are buried in Miller Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Go 8.5 miles east from Many on LA HWY 6 to Ft. Jessup and turn right on Old Hwy. 6, go to Georghagan Rd and turn right, go left at fork in the road and go 2.7 miles down this road to Miller Cemetery Road, turn right. The cemetery is 0.1 Miles. Find a Grave

  • Sabine Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. History Sabine was one of five parishes created in as many weeks by the Louisiana State Legislature March 27, 1843. It was created from Natchitoches Parish with the Sabine River as the international boundary between the United States and the Republic of Texas as the western boundary. The Neutral Strip ...

  • Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.= Official Website =The parish was formed in 1805, the county is the heart of the Cane River Louisiana Creole community, free people of color of mixed-race descent who settled here in the antebellum period. Their descendants continue to be Catholic and many are still French-speaking. The Cane River Natio...

  • Shreveport, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Shreveport, Louisiana. Official Website Shreveport is the parish seat of Caddo Parish and was the capital of Louisiana from 1863 to 1865 after Baton Rouge and Opelousas fell to the Union during the Civil War. It lies on the west bank of the Red River. History Wikipedia Shreveport, Louisiana, was founded in 1836 by the Shreve...

  • Jackson Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Jackson Parish, Louisiana.= Official Website =The parish was formed in 1845 and named for President Andrew Jackson. Adjacent Parishes * Caldwell Parish * Ouachita Parish * Winn Parish * Bienville Parish * Lincoln Parish Towns, Villages & Communities *Ansley*Antioch*Chatham*East Hodge*Eros*Hodge*Jonesboro (County Seat)*North Hodge*Plea...

  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Official Website St. John the Baptist Parish was established in 1807 as one of the original 19 parishes of the Territory of Orleans, which became the state of Louisiana. This was considered part of the German Coast in the 18th and 19th centuries, named for numerous German immigrants who sett...

  • Bienville Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. History In the 1830s, Ruben Drake moved his family from South Carolina to what he named Mount Lebanon, the first permanent settlement in the parish. As the Drakes were devout Baptists, they established a church and school, which evolved into Mount Lebanon University, the forerunner of Louisiana College in ...

  • St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Official Website St. Landry Parish was officially established on April 10, 1805 by a legislative act and was was named for the Catholic Church Parish that was established about 1767 in the Opelousas Territory and named for St. Landry, the Bishop of Paris who served in 650 AD. It is at the heart of Creo...

  • St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Official Website History The parish was founded in 1810 and was named after Tamanend,[3] the Legendary Principle Lenape Chief & the "Patron Saint of America." St. Tammany was originally inhabited by numerous Indian peoples, including the Colapissas, Bayou Goulas, Chickasaw, Biloxi, Choctaw and Pens...

  • St. Charles Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Official Website The parish was formed in 1807, following the Louisiana Purchase by the United States in 1803. It was originally part of the German Coast, an area along the east bank of the Mississippi River that was settled by numerous German pioneers in the 1720s. This was historically an area of su...

  • St. James Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Official Website St. James is one of the state's nineteen original parishes, created by act of the territorial legislature, March 31, 1807. St. James Parish is part of the Acadian Coast. While it is possible that some Acadians did arrive prior to 1755 or between 1755 and 1764, the first documented grou...

  • St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Official Website History St. Martin Parish was largely colonized in the 1700s by people from France and Acadia, resulting in a large concentration of French-speaking population today. The Acadians brought the tale of Evangeline, a young woman said to have been separated from her mortally wounded bet...

  • Southern University

    Wikipedia Southern University and A&M College (often referred to as Southern University, SUBR or SU) is a historically black college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The campus is on Scott’s Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in the northern section of the city. The campus encompasses 512 acres, with an agricultural experimental station on an additional 372-acre site, five miles north of the ma...

  • Loyola University New Orleans

    Wikipedia =Loyola University New Orleans is a private, co-educational, Jesuit university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Originally established as Loyola College in 1904, the institution was chartered as a university in 1912. It bears the name of the Jesuit founder, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Loyola is one of 28 member institutions that make up the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universit...

  • Dillard University

    Wikipedia =Dillard University is a private, historically black liberal arts college in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded in 1930 incorporating earlier institutions that went back to 1869, it is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church.The campus is near Gentilly Boulevard and the London Avenue Canal, established in the 1930s. Alumni

  • St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Official Website History The parish was formed in 1807 and contains a large community of Spanish descent. Sometimes referred to informally as "Spanish Cajuns", the Isleños are descended from Canary Islanders. This linguistically isolated group eventually developed its own dialect. The Isleños settle...

  • Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery

    Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery is located in Slidell, Louisiana. Find a Grave

  • State of Louisiana

    This subportal is part of the USA Portal . = This is the 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 Fre...

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  • Alexandria National Cemetery (Alexandria, Louisiana)

    Wikipedia =Alexandria National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Pineville, in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Find a Grave

  • Iberville Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died Iberville Parish, Louisiana.= Official Website =The parish was formed in 1807 and was named for Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, who founded the French colony of Louisiana. Adjacent Parishes * East Baton Rouge Parish * Ascension Parish * West Baton Rouge Parish * Assumption Parish * St. Martin Parish * Pointe Coupée Parish

  • Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

    All people, places and things relating to Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

  • Place projects

    Place projects are projects on Geni that are focused of a specific geographical place or region. Places profiles are also the precursor to the upcoming Place Profiles feature.=Place project portals= Includes countries and kingdoms, and other top level place project. ==Geographical==* Australia * Canada * Europe** Al-Andalus ** Austro-Hungarian-Empire ** Belarus ** Czech Republic-Bohemia ** Croa...

  • St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Official Website The parish was created in 1811 and is located in the south-central region of the state. Adjacent Parishes Iberia Parish St. Martin Parish Assumption Parish Terrebonne Parish Cities, Towns & Communities Amelia Baldwin Bayou Vista Berwick Centerville Charent...

  • Richland Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Richland Parish, Louisiana. Official Website The parish was officially created on September 29, 1868. The name Richland was chosen due to the rich production from farming. Adjacent Parishes Morehouse Parish West Carroll Parish Ouachita Parish Caldwell Parish Franklin Parish Madison County Towns, Villages & Comm...

  • Red River Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Red River Parish, Louisiana. The Parish was created in 1871 and named for the Red River. Adjacent Parishes Caddo Parish Bossier Parish Bienville Parish Natchitoches Parish DeSoto County Towns, Villages & Communities Coushatta (County Seat) Crichton East Point Edgefield Fairview Alpha Grand Bayou Ha...

  • Rapides Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Official Website The parish was created in 1807 after the United States acquired this territory in the Louisiana Purchase and named for the French word for "rapids". Adjacent Parishes Grant Parish LaSalle Parish Avoyelles Parish Evangeline Parish Allen Parish Vernon Parish Natchitoches ...

  • New Orleans Saints (NFL)

    The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. They are currently members of the South division of the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League (NFL). The team was founded by John W. Mecom, Jr. and David Dixon and the city of New Orleans. The Saints began play at Tulane Stadium in 1967.The name "Saints" is an allusion ...

  • Pointe Coupée Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pointe Coupée Parish, Louisiana. Official Website Point Coupée is the oldest white settlement on the lower Mississippi, having been made by some wandering Canadian trappers as early as 1708. Bienville established this place as a military post, before the commencement of New Orleans. The fort was moved in 1722 to an area near the pr...

  • American Blues Musicians

    Come build their trees from the roots up, because like the man says .... "The blues are the roots; everything else is the fruits." - Willie Dixon===Blues Hall of Fame inductees:=== Wikipedia Hall of Fame Inductees Musician Biographies from the PBS Series, The Blues * Luther Allison* Duane Allman* Jeff Beck* Elvin Bishop* Mike Bloomfield* Joe Bonamassa* David Bromberg* Big Bill Broonzy* Charles ...

  • Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.= Official Website =Established in 1873, the county was named for the late U.S. president Abraham Lincoln. Adjacent Parishes * Jackson Parish * Ouachita Parish * Bienville Parish * Claiborne Parish * Union Parish Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities *Choudrant*Corinth*Downsville*Dubach*Grambling*Hico*Hilly*P...

  • Antioch Cemetery,Spearsville, Union Parish, Louisiana, USA

    Antioch Cemetery,Spearsville, Union Parish, Louisiana, USA: - NORTH "CHURCH OF CHRIST" CEMETERYLocated 2.5 mi No of Spearsville on Union Par Rd #3121 Sec 20 Twp 23 Range 2W

  • Free Blacks of Louisiana

    Blacks born in Louisiana prior to 1810 from the 1850 census of Louisiana, 647 PeopleReturn to the State of Louisiana Project*, Sophy, , Adlam, New Orleans Municipality 2 Ward 2, Orleans, Louisiana, 1810, Louisiana, Female *, J, B, Aimi, New Orleans Municipality 3 Ward 2, Orleans, Louisiana, 1805, Louisiana, Male *, Francoise, , Alcantarat, New Orleans Municipality 3 Ward 1, Orleans, Louisiana, ...

  • Creoles of Color in Louisiana

    First-generation European and African or Native American progenitors of Creole of Color families in Louisiana. Online Resources * “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past” - LSU Libraries * frenchcreoles.com Print Resources * Jennifer M. Spear, Race, Sex and Social Order in Early New Orleans , Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009* Elizabeth Shirley Thompson, Exil...

  • Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana.= Official Website =The bill creating Jefferson Davis Parish was passed by the state legislature in 1912 but did not take effect until 1913. Jefferson Davis Parish is part of the large, 22-county Acadiana region of Louisiana, which is influenced by a large Francophone population. It was named after Je...

  • East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.Baton Rouge Parish was created in 1792 in the West Floridas area. The land was divided into E. & W. Baton Rouge Parishes in 1810. East Baton Rouge Parish was created on 1810, from Baton Rouge Parish and the parish was named in honor of the French phrase baton rouge meaning red stick. A red stick was ...

  • Morehouse Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Morehouse, Parish, Louisiana.The parish was formed in 1844 and was named in honor of Abraham Morehouse for his efforts to populate this region. Adjacent Parishes & Counties * Ashley County, Ark. * Union Parish * Union County, Ark. * Chicot County, Ark. * West Carroll Parish * Ouachita Parish * Richland Parish

  • Settlers of Louisiana's German Coast

    The German Coast (French: Côte des Allemands) was a region of the early Louisiana settlement located above New Orleans on the Mississippi River — specifically, in St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Ascension and St. James parishes of present-day Acadiana. Its name derives from the large population of German pioneers, who were settled in 1721 by John Law, and the Company of the Indies. When the ...

  • U.S.A. Indigenous peoples-Lower Plains

    North American Tribes===Lower Plains==Includes the Following States Arkansas | Louisiana | Oklahoma | Texas Includes the Following Native American Tribes=A=Acolapissa Adai Alabama Anadarko Apache Apalachee Aranama Arapaho Avoyel =B=Bayogoula Bidai Biloxi =C=Caddo Cahinnio Chatot Cherokee Cheyenne Chickasaw Choctaw Coahuiltecan Tribes Comanche Coaque Creeks =D=Deadose Delaware Dotame Doustion...

  • Saint Domingue (Haitian Revolution) Refugees - New Orleans & Elsewhere

    Refugees from the Revolution in Saint Domingue (Haiti) that immigrated into New Orleans, the Gulf Coast and elsewhere from 1791 to 1810.Resources* Settlers of St. Domingue, 1750-1800 * Surnames of Some Saint-Domingue Refugee Families * The Road to Louisiana: The Saint-Domingue Refugees, 1792–1809 * From Saint-Domingue to New Orleans: Migration and Influences * The 1809 Immigration of Saint-Domi...

  • German Immigrants to New Orleans

    This project is intended for Germans that immigrated directly to New Orleans, particularly in the 1800's, and left descendants there. This is for first generation immigrants only. Resources * The German people of New Orleans, 1650-1900 by John Frederick Nau (1958)* Germans of Louisiana by Ellen C. Merrill (2014)

  • Swire Family Plantation, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

    This project focuses on the Swire Family plantation, ancestry, and descendants in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, known as Lakeland. ==Summary==Re: Swire in Yorkshire Posted on: 25 Jul 2001, by CatsHalo189Surnames > SwireI have a lot of info on Swires in Yorkshire. My main ancestor left there and went to the Windward Islands and later to Jamaica. But, I have his family dating back to the late ...

  • Louisiana in the US Civil War (CSA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from Louisiana who served in the Confederate Army.

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  • Franklin Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.The parish was founded in 1843 and named for Benjamin Franklin. Adjacent Parishes * Catahoula Parish * Tensas Parish * Caldwell Parish * Richland Parish * Madison Parish Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities *Baskin*Crowville*Gilbert*Winnsboro (Parish Seat)*Wisner Links Wikipedia Tensas River Nat'l Wildlife ...

  • Beauregard Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana. Cities, Towns & Communities *DeRidder (County Seat)*Dry Creek*Graybow*Junction*Longville*Merryville*Oretta*Ragley*Singer*Sugartown Adjacent Parishes & Counties * Vernon Parish * Allen Parish * Jefferson Davis Parish * Calcasieu Parish * Newton County, Texas Links Wikipedia The Beauregard Parish Courthouse

  • Spanish Louisiana

    This project is to discuss and research the Louisiana Territory controlled by Spain for fifty (50) years, 1763-1813.Recent conversations with David Menk, a former native of Sliddell, Louisiana. He mentioned that West Florida was larger than imaged and extended to the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Thus the name Florida Parishes, eight of them!==Notables== William Blount ---An aggressive land s...

  • Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. History Calcasieu Parish was created March 24, 1840, from the parish of Saint Landry, one of the original nineteen civil parishes established by the Louisiana Legislature in 1807 after the United States acquired the territory in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The original parish seat was Comasaque Bluff,...

  • Irish immigrants to New Orleans

    This project is intended for the Irish that immigrated directly to New Orleans, particularly in the 1800's, and left descendants there. This is for first generation immigrants only. Resources * The Irish in New Orleans by Laura D. Kelley (2014)

  • Cameron Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.= Official Website = History This was part of La Louisiane, colonized by the French beginning in the 17th and early 18th century. They encountered the Atakapa and Choctaw indigenous peoples, who had occupied this area for thousands of years.In the late 1700s, after France had ceded New France (Canada) and oth...

  • East Carroll Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. History This area is part of the delta along the western edge of the Mississippi River, long subject to the seasonal flooding that gave the area fertile soils. It was occupied by indigenous peoples for thousands of years. European explorers encountered the historic tribes of the Caddo and Choctaw in thi...

  • LaSalle Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in LaSalle Parish, Louisiana.The parish was created in 1910 and named for René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. Adjacent Parishes * Caldwell Parish * Catahoula Parish * Avoyelles Parish * Rapides Parish * Winn Parish * Grant Parish Towns & Communities *Jena (Parish Seat)*Midway*Olla*Standard*Summerville*Trout*Tullos*Urania Links Wikip...

  • Assumption Parish, Louisiana

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Assumption Parish, Louisiana . History In 1807, Assumption became the eighth parish of the Orleans Territory. Its history is rooted in its waterways and its large expanse of fertile soils ideal for farming. Settled in the middle 18th century by French and Spanish settlers, the area retains strong cultural ties to its past with convers...

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