This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Louisiana. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Louisiana. If you don’t have any connections to Louisiana, find a Louisiana resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 5/5/2013 – 5/11/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.
I did not find a single mention in my genealogy database in reference to the state of Louisiana. This is one of those weeks where I’m just going to highlight a particular genealogy resource I’ve found for the state of Louisiana.
The Louisiana Digital Archives has a wide collection of digital collections. You can browse various collections by topic, time period, name and more.
Here are a few I found particularly interesting
- Civil War Photograph Album:
- Louisiana Newspaper Access Program:
This album contain a number of photographs of soldiers from the civil war. They are mostly officers and there are not a whole lot of them, but ig your ancestor was an officer from Louisiana, you might get lucky.
This collection contains various newspapers which have been digitized and are available for browsing. Some of the newspapers include the Baton-Rouge Gazette and Louisiana Planter. Perhaps you’ll find your ancestor’s name or some of their neighbors listed in the newspaper.
If you have Louisiana ancestors, be sure to check out this website.
A few Louisiana Genealogy Links
- Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society
- Louisiana Historical Society
- Louisiana State Archives
- State Library of Louisiana
- Louisiana Digital Archives
Louisiana Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank