Genealogy Projects tagged with louisiana territory on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Creole Families of New Orleans and Louisiana

    Creole herein refers to people of French or Spanish descent born in the New World colonies, particularly in the Caribbean and French and Spanish Louisiana and West Florida, including those of European and mixed ancestry. Profiles are the immigrant ancestors of these families which primarily resided in New Orleans and surrounding areas (1st and 2nd generations). One goal is to develop standard...

  • Creole families of New Orleans

    From Louisiana Creole people . As a group, the mixed-race Creoles rapidly began to acquire education, skills (many in New Orleans worked as craftsmen and artisans), businesses and property. They were overwhelmingly Catholic, spoke Colonial French (although some also spoke Louisiana Creole), and kept up many French social customs, modified by other parts of their ancestry and Louisiana culture...

  • 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 la...

  • Louisiana Governors

    Governors of Louisiana: The following list chronicals the men and women that served as Govenors of Louisiana. The governorship of Louisiana has been occupied by a succession of influential figures from diverse cultures; First the French, then the Spanish, and finally the Americans. First French period (In parenthesis is years in office and the capital location) Baron Antoine Alfred de S...