Welcome to the
Orleans Parish, Louisiana Website
The site is organized so that all similar information is together and
provides links to other areas of the site that have additional information (i.e. church
locations in the "Land" section will have links to any online church records in the "People"
section). This is to make the researcher's life easier. The structure is as
- Parish History: All about the
history of the area--time lines, events, etc. Demographics and some maps (mostly
current-day) are included.
- People: How to find people
information--be it birth-marriage-death records, census information, burials, bible
records, etc. This includes sections on African American, Native American source
information and military information. Anything that has to do with finding a
- Land: The Land category includes
map information and land record resources.
- Resources: Includes many
resources already found elsewhere on the site and categorizes them so that similar types
of resources can all be found in one place: religious/ethnic resources; county, state
& national resources; online resources; queries, etc.
- Volunteer Exchange: A place
to capture all of the volunteer resources available to use, or contribute
- Old Queries: These are the old
surname queries from the prior site. All new queries should go in the appropriate surname forum at Rootsweb or
Orleans Parish query board.
About the Louisiana USGenWeb Project
In 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
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. The person responsible for Orleans Parish is Edward
There is a mailing list for Orleans Parish interests. For more information, click here! To search the mailing list
archives, click here and
Additionally, there is a
query forum available for the parish. All queries should be posted
in the forum.
COPYRIGHT 2012 © No part of this web page may be
reproduced in any form without written permission from its owner, Edward
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ®.