This site is dedicated to Peggy Hall who maintained the original Colonial Louisiana Project for the LAGenWeb until her death in 2002. All of her hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated.

 

New Project Director: Ann Allen Geoghegan

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With twenty-three Frenchmen and eighteen Native Americans, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle canoed down the Mississippi River in 1682, naming the Mississippi basin La Louisiane in honor of Louis XIV and his wife Anne.  On April 9, at the mouth of the Mississippi River, near modern Venice, Louisiana,  buried an engraved plate and a cross, claiming the territory for France.  The border on this site depicts the ceremony.



We have a genealogy Query Board with Ancestry at:
Colonial Louisiana Genealogy Query Board
Your event date must be between c1682 and the statehood of your state.


Acadians

  • Acadians  have  their own page. Click here.


AFRICAN-AMERICAN


ARCHAEOLOGY


ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES


BOOKS


CITIES, TOWNS, VILLAGES

Cities, Towns and Villages have their own page. Click here.

COLONIAL RECORDS

The Historic New Orleans Collection
Close to 2,000 reels of microfilm from several sources, including:
  • Archives Nationales de France, including correspondence from Louisiana to the secretaire d'etat de la Marine
  • Archivo General de Indies
    • Santo Domingo Papers (1757-1810)which contain information on immigration, native Americans and more.
    • The Cuban Papers (1762-1824) including census records, and records of the Acadians
Louisiana State Library
  • Louisiana Colonial Records.
    (In French, arranged by date, L180) 33 reels
  • Records and Deliberations of the Cabildo, 1769-1803.
    (Transcripts in English, L89) 4 reels
  • Territorial Papers, Orleans, 1764-1813.
    (L166) 13 reels
Notre Dame Archives

CREOLE

Cane River Colony

EXPLORERS

    De Soto

    • De Soto
      Great Site! Tons of info and maps of De Soto's travels including his stops in what was to be Colonial Louisiana

 

Links to Other First Families Pages


FLAGS

  • Flags of Louisiana
    The flags shown, from the Fleu-de-Lis of France up to the Louisiana state flag, were the flags flown over a vast area of land from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada and from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.

  • GENFORUM

    Ethnic Groups
  • American Indian

    Early Colonial Louisiana Families
  • Chauvin
  • Favre
  • Fayard
  • Ladner
  • Saucier
  • Trepagnier

    GENEALOGY AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES


    GENEALOGY RESEARCH HELP

  • Cyndi's List of Genealogy Links
  • Genealogy Gateway

  • HISTORY


    LISTS


    LOUISIANA PURCHASE

    Louisiana Purchase has its own page Click here.


    MAPS

    Colonial Louisiana

    Louisiana Territory

    General

    • Ancestry.com  
      Excellent site! Online maps on French exploration, French Louisiana, Mississippi Country 1679-1687 (La Salle's Exploration and forts), Mississippi River 1673, Mississippi 1600-1750, Native Americans of the Frontier, New Orleans area 1764, Spread of Colonization 1600-1700 (French colonies and forts), Territorial Acquisitions 1783-1853 (shows Louisiana Purchase), West Florida after Treaty of Paris 1763, West Florida 1796-1821, West Florida Border 1763-1787, and more ...

    • University of Georgia
      Colonial Maps ONLINE


    Message Board


    Visit our new Message Board at Ancestry

     


    MILITARY



    MUSEUMS, PARKS, HISTORICAL SITES AND MONUMENTS

    Alabama

    Illinois

    Louisiana

    Michigan

    Mississippi

    Oklahoma


    NATIVE AMERICANS

    Native Americans have their own page. Click here.

     

    NEWSGROUPS

    Newsgroups have their own page. Click Here


    PEOPLE

    • Biography.com
      Brief biographies...when doing a keyword search on French names, leave off the d' and La or Le prefix.


    PERIODICALS AND E-ZINES


    RE-ENACTMENTS, LIVING HISTORY

      French

    • Alabama Frontier Days Frontier Militia celebrates Forts Jackson and Toulouse

    • Milice de Sainte Famille
      Milice de Sainte Famille (Holy Family Militia) is an interpretive unit for the historic sites in the French Colonial District in Southern Illinois

    • French and Indian War

     


    SHIP PASSENGER LISTS


    SURNAME HELPER


    Surname Helper Search

    All names from queries entered on the Ancestry Board for Colonial Louisiana can be searched through Surname Helper.


    TIMELINE

    • Timeline has its own page. Click here.


     

    USGenWeb SITES

     

    Louisiana GenWeb


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