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Feb 25, 2020
Today’s featured FamilySearch collection is Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906.
You can look for your ancestors who were born in Orleans Parish,
Louisiana between 1819 and 1906 in the record collection Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906. The type of information than you can glean from these
For a closer look at this collection, please see the collection’s Learn More page.
Search the collection using the name of your ancestor at birth along
with the date of birth and the name of his or her parent. Let’s look for Corinne
Where do I go from here?
Next, let’s turn to another record which could document you
ancestor for the first time: Louisiana,
Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905.
Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905
will tell you:
Your ancestor’s age, birth date, where he was born,
residence, occupation, and time of residence in the state, parish, and ward.
You need to search using his name, age, and where he resided. Let’s look up
Jos. Marshall, 25, of Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
The 1870 US Census could reveal other family members. Jos
Marshall was living at home when he registered so we could from here find out
the names of his parents since he had lived here for his entire life. Then the
1900 Census and the remaining US Census’ could tell us who he married if he
stayed in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
Also, looking up his parent’s death records can reveal their parents. This voter’s registration is really important because it can assist you with seeing your ancestor for the first time since enslavement.
The FamilySearch Wiki page African American Resources for Louisiana provides an overview of African American genealogy research in Louisiana.
To learn more about researching in Louisiana, you can view BlackProGen LIVE Ep11: Louisiana and Mississippi Genealogy Research and BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 105: Tracing the Trade: Slavery in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Researching African American Genealogy provides step-by-step guidance for beginning your ancestor search, as well as links to online resources.
Quick Guide to African American Records contains information on beginning research tips, links to suggested guides for beginning your search for African American ancestors, overviews of major record sets, tips for finding the slaveholder, links to tutorials for African American genealogy in the FamilySearch Learning Center, and links to other online and offline resources.
Southern States Slavery and Bondage Collections will help you locate digitized searchable collections as well as digitized microfilms in the FamilySearch catalog related to slavery and bondage. The page is arranged by state.
African American Genealogy provides links to Wiki pages for researching African Americans in each U.S. state.
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