Genealogy: Louisiana, Library and society resource list

Louisiana, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  • State-wide Resources
  • University Archives and Collections
  • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  • Digital Library Collections
  • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (3)

  1. Louisiana Historical Society:
  2. Louisiana State Archives:
  3. State Library of Louisiana:

University Archives and Collections (15)

  1. Dillard University:
  2. Louisiana State Archives:
  3. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge:
  4. Louisiana State University, Shreveport:
  5. Louisiana Tech University:
  6. Loyola University New Orleans:
  7. McNeese State University:
  8. Northwestern State University:
  9. Southeastern Louisiana University:
  10. Southern University:
  11. Tulane University. Latin American Library:
  12. Tulane University. Special Collections:
  13. University of Louisiana, Lafayette:
  14. University of New Orleans:
  15. Xavier University:

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (4)

  1. Morgan City–Morgan City Archives:
  2. New Orleans–New Orleans Notarial Archives:
  3. New Orleans–New Orleans Public Library:
  4. Shrevesport–Broadmoor Branch Library:

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (5)

  1. Amistad Research Center:
  2. Archdiocese of New Orleans:
  3. Diocese of Shreveport:
  4. Historic New Orleans Collection. Williams Research Center:
  5. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation:

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. Louisiana Center for Educational Technology – K-12 Online Database Resources:

This site offers free, unlimited access to online resources to all Louisiana public and nonpublic schools. The collection of subscription-based products is from the GALE Group, and World Book, Inc.. Access more than 1.7 million full-text magazines and newspaper articles, hundreds of full-color maps, 14 reference books, and much more.

Digital Library Collections (3)

  1. LOUISiana Digital Library:
  2. Louisiana State University, LSU Digital Library:
  3. Louisiana State University Libraries, Special Collections, Digital Resources: