Louisiana State Archives and Libraries

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Louisiana State Archives

The Louisiana State Archives' Main Research Library contains books on general histories, census indexes, immigration schedules, church records, and family histories are available in the library. Also located in the research library, is a computerized database of more than two million names. The system provides census information, pedigree charts, international ancestral data, marriage information, a nationwide telephone index, and information based on Social Security filings.

Louisiana State Archives
3851 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809-2137

Phone: (225) 922-1000

Website: http://www.sec.state.la.us/archives/archives/archives-index.htm

State Library of Louisiana

The State Library of Louisiana contains excellent resources for genealogists. Among their collections are current and historical city directories and telephone books for Louisiana cities and towns, current and historical Louisiana maps, newspapers from major Louisiana cities in print, on microfilm and in electronic format, and U.S. census, ship passenger lists, military service and parish records on microfilm, and more...

The State Library of Louisiana
701 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Phone: (225) 342-4923

Website: http://test.state.lib.la.us

Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in Louisiana offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Alexandria Louisiana
611 Versailles Blvd
Alexandria, Louisiana

(318) 448-1842

Baton Rouge Louisiana
10335 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

(225) 769-8913


New Orleans Louisiana
5025 Cleveland Place
Metairie, Louisiana

(504) 885-3936

Lafayette Louisiana
116 East Bluebird Drive
Lafayette, Louisiana

(318) 984-7182

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