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Orleans Parish Genealogy - Orleans Parish, Louisiana





 Orleans Parish


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Welcome to the Orleans Parish, Louisiana Website

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). This is to make the researcher's life easier. The structure is as follows:

  • Parish History:  All about the history of the area--time lines, events, etc. Demographics and some maps (mostly current-day) are included. 
  • People:  How to find people information--be it birth-marriage-death records, census information, burials, bible records, etc. This includes sections on African American, Native American source information and military information. Anything that has to do with finding a person. 
  • Land:  The Land category includes map information and land record resources. 
  • Resources: Includes many resources already found elsewhere on the site and categorizes them so that similar types of resources can all be found in one place: religious/ethnic resources; county, state & national resources; online resources; queries, etc. 
  • Volunteer Exchange:  A place to capture all of the volunteer resources available to use, or contribute to. 
  • Old Queries:  These are the old surname queries from the prior site. All new queries should go in the appropriate surname forum at Rootsweb or on the Orleans Parish query board. 

About the Louisiana USGenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The Louisiana USGenWeb Project is an extension of the KY GenWeb Project. The person responsible for Orleans Parish is Edward Hayden

There is a mailing list for Orleans Parish interests. For more information, click here! To search the mailing list archives, click here and enter laorlean.

Additionally, there is a query forum available for the parish. All queries should be posted in the forum.

COPYRIGHT 2017 © No part of this web page may be reproduced in any form without written permission from its owner, Edward Hayden.



Orleans Parish is a part of the LAGenWeb Project
Edward J. Hayden, Jr. State Coordinator