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LaSalle Par., La.

African-Americans

This page was last updated on Sunday, 03-Apr-2011 20:53:06 EDT

 

The Louisiana culture has treated African Americans somewhat differently than the rest of the country.  While they were slaves at some point in history, the African Americans fell into the common class system earlier than the rest of the country; and you found inter-racial relations to be more publicly accepted and white counterparts more openly supporting their offspring--further validating the class ranking.

What follows are a list of resources for genealogists with African American roots in Louisiana.  A handful of them are useful for researchers with African American roots anywhere.

The Black Code/Code Noir of Louisiana, March 1724
Les Gens de Couleur Libres
Christine's Genealogy (very generalist--not Louisiana or time-specific)
 
 

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

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

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.

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