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Acadia Parish Genealogical & Historical Society - Pointe de l'Eglise Genealogical and Historical Society organized in 1989. Includes membership information, history and genealogy information. To collect, preserve and make available to interested persons, material on family history with special emphasis on research data concerning past and present families in and around Acadia Parish, Louisiana.

Acadian and French Canadian Ancestral Home - Acadian Genealogy & History beginning in 1636 containing earliest Acadian Census Records all at the Acadian Ancestral home.

Acadian Genealogy Homepage - The FIRST (1991) and still the BEST Acadian-Cajun resource site on the internet, providing visitors information of available "specific family" genealogy CD-ROMs, a graphic image of your own Family Crest and tons of Acadian-Cajun historical text information.

Acadian Memorial - The Acadian Memorial honors the 3,000 men, women and children who found refuge in Louisiana after British forces exiled them from Acadie, their homeland on the Atlantic Coast of Canada, in the mid-l8th century.

Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy - In 1984, a professor at Rutgers University stumbled upon a trove of historic data in a courthouse in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Over the next 15 years, Dr. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, a noted New Orleans writer and historian, painstakingly uncovered the background of 100,000 slaves who were brought to Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries making fortunes for their owners.

Ancestry/Genealogy - allows you to discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.

Best DNA Testing Kits for Ancestry - At DNA Testing Guides, our experts have been reviewing the best DNA tests on the market for years. We’ve consulted the best genetics experts and PhDs around to create an unbiased, informational review of all the DNA tests on the market.

BillionGraves | Cemetery & Headstone Records - BillionGraves is the world′s largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, and is growing bigger and better every day.

Black Past - Listed are African American and General genealogy websites that may be useful for those seeking to research personal or family history. is a web-based reference center that is dedicated primarily to the understanding of African-American history and the history of people of African ancestry

Building Your Family Tree Online - This is a Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy. Classes for experienced genealogists would move beyond this to more obscure websites and specialized websites for certain types of genealogy. But, for beginners just getting started with conducting genealogy online, building their online family tree and doing it accurately are usually the main goals.

Caledonian Society of New Orleans - New Orleans - Ths website was established in order to promote the Scottish culture in the New Orleans area and to make accessible to the public the various activities of the society. Activities include Scottish country dancing, Highland dancing, bagpipe band, Scottish Tea and annual Robert Burns Supper.

Celtic Nations Heritage Festival of Louisiana - The Celtic Nations Heritage Festival of Louisiana is dedicated to the preservation of the cultural traditions of the seven Celtic Nations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia, and the Isle of Man.  The Celtic Nations Heritage Center was conceived by the Celtic Nations Heritage Foundation President Danny O'Flaherty. His hope was to found a place where the traditions of the Celtic peoples wouldn't be forgotten. In this day and age, in the melting pot that the world is becoming, it is important to remember who we are, and how we came to be.

Census online for Louisiana

Choosing the Right Format When Writing Your Family History - Advice on the many different ways to present your family history.

'Cyndi's List' Thousands of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Daughters of the American Revolution - Learn where to start your search for genealogy and how to access the archives of the Daughters of the American Revolution

DBE In Louisiana - Service organization for women of British or Commonwealth birth or heritage. Site for expats. The DBE has over 3,000 members in over 30 states. DBE states are divided into four Districts, each supporting a District Home.

Ducote Family of Avoyelles - Facts from this branch of the Ducote Family from Pointe Coupee to Avoyelles Parish.

Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty History and Facts - The immigration center at Ellis Island opened in 1892. During the next 62 years, more than 12 million immigrants would be processed through the new station.

Encyclopedia of Cajun Culture - A site dedicated to educating the public about Cajun culture and history. Bernard has discussed south Louisiana history and culture through media outlets like the BBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, The History Channel, and the National Geographic Society.

Exploring Your Family Tree - Resources for seniors to share the joy of genealogy with their loved ones.

Family Search for Louisiana - Search by parish, city and maps.

Family Tree DNA - We have the most comprehensive Y chromosome, autosomal, and mitochondrial ancestry DNA database for genetic genealogists!

Federation of Genealogical Associations - A list of genealogical clubs in the United States.

Folklife in Louisiana Homepage - Provides help with planning projects to document or present Louisiana's traditional cultures. Gives information about Louisiana's traditional cultures. Find cutting-edge tools for exploring communities and traditions in the classroom – for teachers and students.

Franco-American Women's Institute - A web site that promotes education about the historical contributions of the French Canadian ancestral women in the U.S. The Franco-American Women's Institute is an organization of women who gather together as a force for the specific purpose of promoting Franco-American, ethnic women's voices. The Franco-American Women's Institute is also an archival place or a recording place. The women come together in many forms of presentation, body, soul and creative spirit, as Franco-American women--Québécois, Acadian, Métis, Mixed Blood, French Canadian, 'Cajun, Creole and Huguenot--in a way which encourages them to be voiced while collecting a record of their and their maman's existence. Daughters, mamans, and mémères.

Frenchcreole Culture - A Louisiana Creole History and Culturel website. French Creoles invites you to come join Us and get to learn more about Our Creole Culture, the Oldest Minority group in the Americas and the first Foreign Nation of people to be annexed and incorporated into the United States of American.

G'S Adoption Registry - Helping people reconnect to find answers, family and medical history and hopefully peace. (Must be at least 18 to search or post).

Genealogical Proof Standard - The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) was created by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. It’s used to create sound, credible genealogical proof statements, and gives genealogists a standard to measure conclusions against.

Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans - The Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans was established in 1960 to foster an interest in family research and to encourage preservation of genealogical records in New Orleans, and in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast south.

Genealogy A Beginners Guide - Genealogy is all about understanding the history of your family. Whatever your reason for considering genealogy, this guide is designed to help you take that first plunge.

Genealogy and the Law - When you're knee-dip in genealogy resources, you might start to feel just a little overwhelmed by the abundance of legal terms you don't understand. In this layman’s guide, we’ll give you a crash course in genealogy terms, why they matter, some of the most common words and phrases you’ll encounter, and how to continue researching these terms on your own.

Genealogy Bank - Explore your family in history. Louisiana Newspaper Archives from 1805 - 1988.

Genealogy Guide - Searching genealogy has become very common, with many people investing in different methods.  Use our guide to help you through the process.

Genealogy in Time Magazine - This is GenealogyInTime Magazine’s fifth annual ranking of the top 100 most popular genealogy websites from around the world. Use the 2016 list to help you discover new and interesting ancestral websites. You can also use it to learn more about some of the major trends affecting genealogy today.

Genealogy Research in Europe - If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to getting started with genealogy and traveling to Europe to do research, this is it. We’ll talk about exactly what genealogy is, why you might want to get started with it, and how you go about planning travel and researching your history in other countries.

Genealogy Resources for Researching Your Family's Background - Create an outline of your family tree by filling in as many blanks as you can with names. Then, you can work to add to your family history by interviewing family members and tracking down records. Organization of your genealogical project will help you manage the large amount of data.

Genealogy, The Complete Resource Guide - Introduction The maxim ”know thyself”€ was well known among the ancient Greeks and to this day people still recite those wise words - especially when searching online for how-to-genealogy.

Genealogy Trails History Group - This is a new site and we hope to add as much data here as we can that will help Louisiana researchers track their family lines.

German-Acadian Coast Historical & Genealogical Society - Members as well as non-members of the Society are invited to submit articles for inclusion in "Les Voyageurs". Preference is given to original material pertaining to the history and families of St. Charles, St. James and St. John The Baptist Parishes.

Giving Credit to Your Past - Genealogy has become an increasingly popular hobby for most families in America. America is a melting pot, with countless people from other countries.

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy - An article by Andrea Davis on HomeAdvisor to help you with your own genealogy work. Includes a great list of resources to get your started.

How to Do Your Genealogy - a comprehensive guide to the basics of getting started with researching your family history and keeping the memory of your forebearers alive.

How to Handle Antique Textiles and Costumes - The Smithsonian offers a practical guide with tips and information to help you preserve antique textiles and costumes.

How to Preserve Your Family Treasures - This guide will help you to preserve your family treasures for generations to come. Find out how to preserve photos, family history, documents, letters and much more.

How to Use DNA Testing to Trace Your Family Tree - This guide to DNA testing includes an introduction to the differences between Y-line and mtDNA testing, and tips for using home DNA genetics tests

Jefferson Genealogical Society Inc. - Metairie - The object and purpose of the Society is to unite individuals who are interested in the study of genealogy and history, and to assist members in tracing and preserving records of their genealogy.

Jefferson Parish Library Genealogy on-line database search - You will find birth, marriage and heath records, as well as many other important links to help in searching your genealogy.

Know Your DNA - Your source for accurate, medically reviewed DNA info. We've been giving the public info on DNA tests and guides for years..."

LAGenWeb Project - Our volunteers have put together an amazing amount of Louisiana genealogical data, information, and material online. It is freely available to anyone with internet access, so we hope you find this project helpful in your search for your Louisiana ancestors.

Louisiana Biography and New Orleans Obituary Index 1804-1972 - offers references obituaries and death notices published in New Orleans newspapers from 1804-1972 and biographical information published in older Louisiana collective biographies.

Louisiana Death Records - Louisiana Secretary of State's site for Louisiana death records database which you can search.

Louisiana Highland Games - The Highland Games of Louisiana have quickly become known as one the best Scottish celebrations and competitions in the United States. You can learn about Scottish culture and heritage by visiting the "Clan Tents" of the many Scottish societies and the family 'clans'. And, you'll have to try the Scottish food and wares offered from many vendors on the event grounds.

Louisiana State Archives - Created by the State Legislature in 1956 as the official repository for the state's historical records, the State Archives has called many places home since its conception. The "first" State Archives was located in Peabody Hall at LSU, a dilapidated structure slated for demolition by the State Fire Marshal's office. This was home for the state's official records until 1966 when the State Archives relocated to a former warehouse on Choctaw Boulevard in the industrial section of Baton Rouge.

Military Collection of Records - The extensive military collection on findmypast includes 3.6 million records from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Britain and the United States. This comprehensive collection of armed forces and conflict records provide a great resource to assist you in searching for your military ancestors.

NYC Genealogy - This website is a great ‘how to’ for genealogy research. Their advice will help any novice dive into their family heritage and get them on their way to discovering their family roots. This guide was sent to us by a fabulous group of students!

Online Louisiana Death Records & Indexes - A genealogy records guide.

Online Military Indexes and Records - This website is a directory of links to online military indexes and records for USA genealogy research. Included are rosters, databases of soldiers, draft card databases for World War I and II, and listings of military and war casualties.

Online New Orleans Marriage Indexes, Records & Information - A genealogy guide for New Orleans and Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

Orleans Parish Records on Roostsweb - The site is organized so that all similar information is together and provides links to other areas of the site that have additional information (i.e. church locations in the "Land" section will have links to any online church records in the "People" section).

Scottish Genealogy - The Society, based in Edinburgh and founded in 1953, helps with research into Scottish family and local history. Run by volunteers, we can advise you at all stages in your research. Members and visitors will always get a friendly welcome at the Library & Family History Centre.

Six Genealogy Projects to Interest Kids & Teens in Family History - Duncan Kuehn describes six fun genealogy projects to help interest children and teenagers in family history. Duncan is a professional genealogist with over eight years of client experience.

Six Steps to Your Family History - Useful information on how to records your family history.

Smartdraw Family Tree - Everything you need to know to make family trees. A family tree is the most common form of visually documenting one's ancestry.

St. Bernard Genealogical Society - St. Bernard Genealogical Society is still an integral part of CCUG-PC's history. The SBGS's complete bound set of its Genealogy books is available at Nunez Community College Library. Here is the link!  **L'Heritage** and you can search here at Nunez! The SBGS's complete bound set of its Genealogy books is also available at the Terrebonne Parish Library.

The Cajuns - A genealogy, history and culture site for Cajun, Acadian and Louisiana genealogy, history and culture.

13 Fun Family Traditions: Examples and Ideas - Family traditions are more than just habits your family keeps around the holidays – they’re the ideas and practices that create your family culture. Family traditions are one of the many things that shape our individual identities, but they also keep us connected to our families. For that reason, it’s important to start new family traditions while keeping up with the old traditions. So if you’re looking for new family traditions, check out our ideas.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana - Includes history, departments, museum, government, and links.

Ultimate Genealogy Guide - Find guidelines and advice on searching for information on genealogy.

Ultimate Guide to Genealogy Websites for Beginners - In the existing plethora of genealogy research websites, it may be hard for a researcher, especially a newbie, to pick several for their search. We’ve compiled a list of the largest databases to help you track your ancestors and lost relatives from around the world.

USGenWeb Project - We are a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

US National Archives and Records Administration - National Archives and Records Administration offers records for federal employees, genealogists, members of congress, preservationists, the press and more.

Vital Records - Get copies of your vital records for Louisiana Birth Certificates, Death Records, Marriage Licenses and more. The most comprehensive resource for locating vital records on the internet.

Vital Records US, Louisiana State Offices - The Louisiana state office information is as follows. Most state offices have only the most recent vital records information as state consolidation is a relatively new process. Check under the specific record type you're looking for in this state (links above) to see whether you should inquire at the state office or the local offices.

Where to Write for Vital Records - Get birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates and divorce documents.

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