Trails To The Past - Louisiana



A half-dozen flags have flown over one of the greatest real estate coups in American history, and Louisiana is currently home to thriving communities of Cajun French and Louisiana Creole French speakers, as well as Islenos, descendants of Canary Islanders who migrated in the late 18th century. Its lush, haunting topography is equally romantic and mysterious. The vast alluvial region surrounding New Orleans encompasses more than 25,000 square miles of marshland and bayous, or boggy inlets of the Mississippi River.

The hilly northern part of the state is only slightly elevated, with the summit of mount Driskill, the highest point in Louisiana, measuring a vertiginous 535 feet above sea level. New Orleans is the primary draw, but recommended day trips from the city include Baton Rouge, the seat of Louisiana politics; St. Bernard Parish, home of Isleno culture; and Barataria, former stomping grounds of the dead pirate Jean Lafitte.
 -courtesy Andrew Harper


Family Search

Louisiana Mail List on Rootsweb

Louisiana Historical Society

Louisiana Orphan Train Museum

General Louisiana Query Board on Rootsweb

Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society

Colonial Louisiana Query Board on Rootsweb

South-West Louisiana Genealogical Society

Louisiana E-Mail List on Rootsweb

Central Louisiana Genealogical Society

Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society
Query Board on Rootsweb

Jewish Genealogical Society of New Orleans

Louisiana Query Board on Genforum

German-Acadian Coast
Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.

State library of Louisiana - Genealogy

Louisiana Vital Records - $$

Louisiana State Archives

Social Security Death Index

Cyndi's List - Acadian, Creole & Cajun

Assumption Parish

Plaquemines Parish

St. Bernard Parish

Saint Martin Parish

Cemeteries - Caddo Parish

Yellow Fever Dead in Shreveport - 1873


The Plantations

Freedmen's Bureau - Manning Estate - Ascension Parish

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands




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