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Louisiana Genealogy & History Books - General Interest and Multi-Parish

Search for a back issue of the Louisiana Historical Quarterly. icon

Search for a back issue of the Louisiana Genealogical Register.

Louisiana Census Records icon

Sicily to New Orleans and Beyond

The First Families of Louisiana Index

The Sugar Masters: Planters and Slaves in Louisiana's Cane World, 1820-1860 icon

A Hidden Impact: The Czechs & Slovaks of Louisiana from the 1720s to Today

Acadian-Cajun Genealogy: Step by Step icon

The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous - Fighting to Save a Way of Life in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

Sold! Opelousas Medical Men: 1850-1940

Cumulative Subject Index of the Louisiana Genealogical Register 1954-1975 and Cumulative Table of Contents of the Proceedings of the Annual Genealogical Institutes 1958-1975 icon

Indexes to Seamen's Protection Certificate Applications and Proofs of Citizenship, Ports of New Orleans, LA; New Haven, CT and Bath, ME; Additional Ports icon

The Foreign French: Nineteenth-Century French Immigration into Louisiana, 1840-1848

Louisiana Purchase (la Cession de la Louisiana): A History in Maps, Images and Documents icon

Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Settlers 1756-1810 icon

A History and Bibliography of Spanish-Language Newspapers and Magazines in Louisiana 1808-1949

Index to the Louisiana Historical Quarterly icon

Historical Atlas of Louisiana icon

A Guide to Church Records in Louisiana

Yugoslavs in Louisiana icon

Creoles of New Orleans: People of Color = Gens de Couleur icon

Masonry In Louisiana: A Sesquicentennial History - 1812-1962 icon

Outline Of The Rise And Progress Of Freemasonry In Louisiana...

Plantation Homes of the Lafourche Country

If They Could Talk: Acadiana's Buildings and Their Biographies icon

Colonial Settlers Along Bayou Lafourche: Louisiana Census Records, 1770-1798 icon

The Cajuns of George Rodrigue icon

Who's Who in Louisiana and Mississippi, 1918 icon

Louisiana: 1840 Census Index icon

Louisiana: 1850 Census Index icon

Louisiana 1860 Agricultural Census (Volume 1) 

Louisiana's Antebellum Architecture

Acadian Descendants icon

French, Cajun, Creole, Houma: A Primer On Francophone Louisiana icon

An Atlas of Louisiana Surnames of French and Spanish Origin

Cajun Sketches, From the Prairies of Southwest Louisiana icon

Natchitoches Neighbors in the Neutral Strip: Land Claims Between the Rio Hondo & the Sabine icon

Germans of Louisiana icon

The Settlement of the German Coast In Louisiana and the Creoles of German Descent

The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 Through 1732

Louisiana Creole Dialect

Along the River Road: Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway icon

New Orleans: Elegance an Decadence
"The lush, seductive, Old World elegance of New Orleans is gloriously revealed in this photographic tribute to the "Venice of North America." Richard Sexton's photographs capture balcony-lined streets, French-style parks, Caribbean-inspired gardens, and ornate public buildings, and take us inside some of the city's most intriguing private homes. This new edition marks the tenth anniversary with a new cover and binding, and a fully revised after word. "Rarely," wrote The New Orleans Times-Picayune, "has the city been loved both so wisely and so well." A tribute to a lifestyle of insouciance and exuberance, touched by both spirituality and worldliness, New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence illuminates both the public face and the private soul of a perennially fascinating city. More than 200 full-color photographs and an insightful text capture the stories and characters of yore."

Vestiges of Grandeur: The Plantations of Louisiana's River Road
"In an evocative sequel to the acclaimed New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence, author and photographer Richard Sexton returns with an in-depth visual journey through the hidden mansions-some inhabited, many now long abandoned-of Louisiana's River Road. Bordering the Mississippi, these antebellum landmarks were once the epitome of gracious living in the Deep South. Over the past century, these grand dwellings have slowly succumbed to time, humidity, and the reclamation of the land: first by nature, then by real-estate developers who built subdivisions, oil refineries, and strip malls where curtains of Spanish moss once swayed from the live oaks. This collection-featuring over 200 haunting color photographs with extensive captions explaining the architectural significance and history of each structure-is a beautiful elegy for a rapidly disappearing landscape and its ghosts."

Working with History. Historical Records Survey in Louisiana & the Nation, 1936-1942

Slaves and Freedmen in Civil War Louisiana icon

Acadian Reminiscences: The True Story of Evangeline icon

Final Destinations: A Travel Guide for Remarkable Cemeteries in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana

Negro Ironworkers of Louisiana: 1718-1900 icon

Bayou St. John in Colonial Louisiana 1699-1803 icon

Northwest Louisiana: A Guide to Ten Parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Webster icon

Founding of New Acadia: the Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana, 1765-1803 icon

Plantation Homes of Louisiana and the Natchez Area icon

Canary Islanders of Louisiana

Plantation Country Along the Mississippi River in Louisiana & Mississippi icon

Claims to Land Between the Rio Hondo and Sabine Rivers in Louisiana-1824

Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the Year 1852; With Reports on the Natural History of the Country, and Numerous Illustrations icon

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana, for the Year 1881. Sixty-Ninth Annual Grand Communication icon

First Settlers of Louisiana Territory

Acadiana Unlimited; a Tour of Southwest Louisiana icon

The Story of the West Florida Rebellion icon

History of Regional Growth of Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes, Louisiana icon

A History and Bibliography of Spanish-Language Newspapers and Magazines in Louisiana 1808-1949 icon

Plantation Life: On the Mississippi icon

My Passage at the New Orleans Tribune: A Memoir of the Civil War Era

Delta Sugar: Louisiana's Vanishing Plantation Landscape icon

Abstract of Account Information of Freedman's Savings and Trust New Orleans, Louisiana, 1866-1869 icon

The Freedmen's Bureau in Louisiana

Old Families of Louisiana
"Spanning thousands of individuals, all of whose origins in Louisiana pre-date the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, Old Families of Louisiana should be the starting point for tracing your Bayou ancestry, particularly if it is connected to one or more of the following seventy-five allied families: Almonester-Pontalba, Alpuente, Alston-Pirrie, Arnoult-Sauve-Waggaman, Augustin, Barrot, Breazeale, Bringier, Butler, Canonge, Cerras, Chalmette, Chauvin de la Freniere-de Lery-deBeaulieu, Claiborne, Coulon de Jumonville de Villiers, Cruzat, D'Arensbourg, d'Estrehan, de Duche-Donnaud, de la Lande de Ferriere, de la Ronde, de la Vergne-Villere-Bermudez, de Villars, Derbigny-de Lassus, Dimitry, Doriocourt, Doussan-Fossier, du Tillet-Montreuil, Dubreuil de Verges, Ducatel, Fagot de la Garciniere, Favrot, Forstall, Fortier, Garic, Gayose de Lemos, Grima, Hereford, Huchet de Kernion, Johnson, Juchereau de Saint Denys, Kenner, La Villebeuvre-Peters-Toledano, Labarre, Labranche, Landry, Le Blanc-Allain-Tounoir-Jarreau, Le Breton, Le Pelletier de la Villiers, Macarty, Minor, Morant-St. Avid-Pinchot, Morphy, Olivier de Vezin, Percy, Petit de Livilliers de Coulanges, Plauche-Dart-Kernan-Wall-Winans-Dubose, Perez, Phillippe de Marigny, Perret, Rivard, Rouquette, Soniat du Fossat, Stirling, Theard, Trepagnier, Trudeau, Watts, Wilkinson, and Wiltz "
(This book is also available in the CD, Early Louisiana Settlers.)

Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country icon

Louisiana: Sketches of Historical Homes and Sights icon

Early Settlers of Louisiana Taken from Land Claims in the Eastern District of the Orleans Territory

Our People and Our History: Fifty Creole Portraits

The Attakapas Domesday Book: Land Grants, Claims, and Certifications in the Attakapas District, 1764-1826

The Large Slaveholders of Louisiana: 1860

The Sugar Masters: Planters and Slaves in Louisiana's Cane World, 1820-1860

Sweet Chariot: Slave Family and Household Structure in Nineteenth-Century Louisiana icon

French and Spanish Records of Louisiana: A Bibliographical Guide to Archive and Manuscript Sources

Early Louisiana and Arkansas Oil: A Photographic History, 1901-1946 icon

Buying Louisiana: An Eyewitness's Account of the Louisiana Purchase

Old Louisiana Plantation Homes and Family Trees icon

Crucible of Reconstruction: War, Radicalism, and Race in Louisiana 1862-1877 icon

Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century

Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877

Louisiana Colonials: Soldiers and Vagabonds
"For this companion volume to Gulf Coast Colonials, Mr. De Ville has transcribed seven ships' passenger lists for vessels that embarked from ports in France for French Louisiana in the years 1719 and 1720. The subtitle of the work refers to the fact that the settlement of Louisiana, including the ranks of the army itself, was augmented by the importation of criminals, smugglers, debtors, and vagabonds. Thus, while any number of Louisiana soldiers and vagabonds eventually took brides and became farmers, lifting themselves into the ranks of respectable and propertied, their beginnings were invariably much humbler.

"The compiler has transcribed the names on each list in precisely the same order as they appear in the original, adding an index of personal names for the researcher's ease of use. Typically, the lists are careful to differentiate between members of the crew and soldiers on the one hand and the various prisoners, deserters, smugglers, and vagabonds on the other. Regardless of the passenger's status, he is typically identified by name, age, height, color of hair, occupation, and city of origin. All told, this work provides the names of more than 500 18th-century immigrants to Louisiana, whose origins in France are further clarified by the index to places at the end of the book."

Anglo-Americans in Spanish Archives - Lists of Anglo-American Settlers in the Spanish Colonies of America - a Finding Aid

Flags of Louisiana

Sketch of the Great Tornado of Mississippi and Louisiana icon


Louisiana Folks & Families

Acadian-Cajun Family Trees icon

Ancestors: The REINFORT, RAINOLD, PICKLES, HALLIDAY Families in Louisiana

Recollections of Henry Watkins ALLEN

The BARROW Family and the Barataria and Lafourche Canal: The Transportation Revolution in Louisiana, 1829-1925 icon

Sold! Judah P. BENJAMIN Monument, Dedicated June 2, 1968, Erected By Plaquemines Parish Commission Council icon

Look Away! Dixie Land Remembered: Growing Up in the Rural South 1902-1920 icon
by Marion BLACKMAN; Catahoula Parish

Notes and Materials on the ACHOR Family of Southwestern Ohio, Including RICHOUX and BORNE Families of Louisiana; WORZ, SMITHSON and HICKEY Families of Ohio. Including 1986-87 Supplement icon

The Acadian BREAUXs and the English LOCKEs icon

Lorenzo: The History of the CASSO Family in Louisiana

This is it! "Cajun Saga:" Experience the Original Cajun, Germain DOUCET, First Commander at Port Royal, and 415 Years of Descendants

Bernardo De GALVEZ in Louisiana 1776-1783 (Louisiana Parish Histories Series)

Sold! The DEW Line from England to Virginia and the Carolinas, to Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana, with Some Records of Other States icon

Descendants of Richard GRANT of Louisiana

The Civil War Reminiscences of Major Silas T. GRISAMORE, C. S. A. icon

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Michael HAHN (a Representative From Louisiana) (1886)

Weeks HALL: Master of the Shadows icon

Sold! How Proudly We Hail! A Genealogical Study of The HARDIE Family

Laws, Customs and Rights: Charles HATFIELD and His Family, A Louisiana History

Sold! The HOYTs: A Louisiana - Canada Connection icon

KENDALL of the Picayune: Being His Adventures in New Orleans, on the Texas Santa Fe Expedition, in the Mexican War... icon

Those Fluker KENTs

LeBLANC Family Favorites icon

The Journal of Julia LeGRAND, New Orleans 1862-1863

Sold! The LEJEUNEs of Acadia and the YOUNGs of Southwest Louisiana: A Genealogical Study of the LEJEUNEs of Acadia and the Descendants of Joseph LEJEUNE/YOUNG and Patsy Perrine HAY icon

Time's Tapestry: Four Generations of a New Orleans Family

Sold! The MARTIN Family of Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish, 1636-1986 (350 Years)

Sold! Power in the Blood: Land, Money, and a Southern Family icon

1963: September Progressive Farmer Magazine Cover Photo of Allen Parish Louisiana Rice Farm & A. M. MOORE Family

Sold! The MOUTONs: A Genealogy icon

Rachel of Old Louisiana
Rachel O'CONNOR (1797-1846)

Sold! The Family of George David PARHAM and His Two Wives, Catherine GOURLEY of Claiborne County, Mississippi and Mary Ann MARIER of Rapides Parish, Louisiana

PARISH Family: Descendants of John G. PARISH and His Widow, Eliza TREVATHAN, Pioneer Family of North Louisiana

Leander PEREZ: Boss of the Delta icon
"Perez's rule of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana from the 1920s to the 1960s was among the most absolute and durable in American political history. Perez ruled Plaquemines as his own separate kingdom while vehemently opposing what he viewed as federal tyranny."

Judge: The Life and Times of Leander PEREZ

Sold! PLATOU Family icon

The Descendants of Joseph RATCLIFF of Bienville Parish, Louisiana; Including the Families of JETER, WIMBERLY, DAVIS, DUBBERLY, WOOD, HARDY, CARMICHAEL, MATHEWS, NORRIS, McKINNEY

Sold! The Family of Myta RHODES

Louis ROBIDOUX, the Pioneer icon

Sold! ROUTH and Kindred of the Old South

The Civil War Diary of Clara SOLOMON: Growing Up in New Orleans, 1861-1862 icon

STROHMEIERs of New Orleans a Genealogical Memoir of Three Strohmeier Immigrants From Hannover Germany icon

Edge of the Sword: The Ordeal of Carpetbagger Marshall H. TWITCHELL in the Civil War and Reconstruction icon

Fourth Child, Second Daughter: The Memories of Dorothy Whittington Coco and Biographical Accounts of Her Ancestors icon

WIMBERLY Family History: Ancestors, Relatives & Descendants of William WIMBERLY, Pioneer from Georgia to Louisiana, 1837

Walking in History: Adventures of the George WRINKLE Family...



Louisiana Patriots

Louisiana Troops, 1720-1770

Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands

Civil War Records at the Louisiana State Archives icon

The Fourth Louisiana Battalion in the Civil War: A History and Roster

The Civil War Veterans of Old Imperial Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes icon

Military Record of Louisiana: Including Biographical and Historical Papers Relating to the Military Organizations of the State

Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812

Pictorial Life of General TAYLOR, the Hero of Okee Chobee, Palo Alto, Resaca De La Palma, Monterey, and Buena Vista icon

Louisiana Legacy: A History of the State National Guard icon

Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units icon

Index to Louisiana Place Names Mentioned in the War of the Rebellion:  A Compilation of the Official Records icon

The Confederate Cherokees: John Drew's Regiment Of Mounted Rifles icon

This Infernal War: The Confederate Letters of Sgt. Edwin H. FAY icon

Irish Rebels, Confederate Tigers: A History of the 6th Louisiana Volunteers, 1861-1865 icon

Sold! Boone's Louisiana Battery: A History & Roster icon

Louisianians in the Civil War icon

The Men and Women in World War II from De Soto, Natchitoches and Sabine Parishes icon

Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Louisiana in the Civil War

Brothers in Gray: The Civil War Letters of the PIERSON Family icon

Sold! Louisiana 1890 Veterans Census Index icon

Negro Troops of Antebellum Louisiana; a History of the Battalion of Free Men of Color icon

Edge of the Sword: The Ordeal of Carpetbagger Marshall H. TWITCHELL in the Civil War and Reconstruction icon

Among the Cotton Thieves

The Civil War Reminiscences of Major Silas T. GRISAMORE, C. S. A. icon

War Along the Bayous: The 1864 Red River Campaign in Louisiana

Touched by War: Battles Fought in the Lafourche District

Baton Rouge: A Civil War Album icon

Battle of Baton Rouge: 1862

Dark and Bloody Ground: The Battle of Mansfield and the Forgotten Civil War in Louisiana icon

Lee's Tigers: The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia icon

The Civil War Veterans of Old Imperial Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishesicon

Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-15 with an Atlas icon

History of the Third Regiment Louisiana Infantry. Containing a Complete Record of the Campaigns in Arkansas and Missouri; the Battles of Oak Hills, Elk Horn, Iuka, Corinth; the Second Siege of Vicksburg, Anecdotes, Camps, Scenery and Description... icon



Uniquely Louisiana

Main Streets of Louisiana

History of American Costume, 1607-1870; With an Introductory Chapter on Dress in the Spanish and French Settlements in Florida and Louisiana icon

Baldwin's Guide to Museums of Louisiana icon

The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine

Secrets of a New Orleans Chef: Recipes from Tom Cowman's Cookbook icon

Unique, Original 1878 Handwritten Manuscript Bayou Chicot Louisiana Store Ledger icon
From the seller: "Fair. English Language. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. 300+ pages of names in this Bayou Chicot, Louisiana ledger book from what is obviously a busy dry goods store. Wonderful calligraphy throughout details every purchase from Dec. 1878 through April 1879."

The Profane History of Louisiana: From Bienville to Huey Long (Featuring the Evolution of Vice from the First Days of the City and Speculations of John Law, to the Basin Street Dive of Lulu White and Intricate Ramifications of the Modern Underworld)

Bourbonism and Agrarian Protest: Louisiana Politics 1877-1900

Plantation Homes of the Teche Country icon

Steamboats on Louisiana's Bayous: A History and Directory

Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast

The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of the Slave Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom icon

Original: A Photograph Album of Mounted Topographical Albumen Photographs (New Orleans, Mobile, Florida)
From the seller: "Description: [New Orleans, etc: circa 1878]. Oblong folio. (10 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches). 27 albumen photographs (12 full-page ranging in size from 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 to 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches (the majority are of the larger size; and 14 half-page ranging in size from 5 x 8 to 7 x 9 inches, mounted recto only of 20 leaves, each with penciled titles, one with photographer's credit in the negative: 'J. S. McClure'. (Some fading to margins). Recent half-green morocco to style, incorporating 19th century boards, spine simply gilt in six compartments. A wonderful photographic album depicting the American South. The album can be dated from one photograph of the copy of the catafalque of King Victor Emmanuel of Italy, indicating a date of circa 1878. The places visited include New Orleans (6 large scale images), the Natchez steamboat (1 large image), Mobile, Alabama (6 large images), Pensacola (5 small images), the Escambia River, Florida (2 small images)."

Sold! One-of-a-Kind Document! Manuscript Document: Louisiana Power of Attorney icon
From the seller: "(Baton Rouge, LA: np, 19 November 1835). Folded 4to (on writing paper). 3 pp. Legal document conveying power of attorney from a Mrs. Jane MONTGOMERY to a Mr. Michael WATSON. Beautifully scripted, signed by attorneys and judge involved. Worn at folds, tear at bottom of last page, otherwise very good."

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