What else can I find on this blog?

Dear Readers,

Louisiana Genealogy Blogs - Help create links to other genealogy blogs in Louisiana! If you have a Louisiana genealogy blog, please send me a link. You can find links to other genealogy blogs from a variety of sources below this blog. There are links to news stories about genealogy in Louisiana (when that Google thing works - tx Google!) and genealogy tags from Word Press, Louisiana posts from Cousin Connect, and posts from the genealogy community at Live Journal. You may also find other networking websites linking here interested in genealogy and a whole slew of other genealogy blogs. Most of the Louisiana Parishes RootsWeb mailing lists are found linked to the left. I have found these to be the most helpful. Maybe, you will, too.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Feel free to post to the forum or the Louisiana Surname - Louisiana Researchers list and if you're feeling rather adventurous, you can join the Yahoo!Group, too. I try to update the surname list on a monthly basis. You can read the entire four and one half pages of the Louisiana Surnames Louisiana Researchers list here. And if that is giving you trouble (it does sometimes), go here.

I would like to encourage other Louisiana genealogy bloggers to copy the profile I created from Blogger. It assists others in finding you in every parish in Louisiana! There are useful social tools like Add This at the bottom of the blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, April 6, 2008

How to search the USGenWeb or LAGenWeb archives using Google

The archives for Louisiana are located here: http://www.usgwarchives.org/la/ It appears that some of the parish archives URL's still appear active from http://www.lagenweb.org and some have changed their locations. Be sure to open each parish URL into a new window, or tab in order to view the URL correctly to bookmark it. Otherwise all of your parish bookmarks will appear as http://www.lagenweb.org, not that you don't mind going to LAGenWeb! I'm sure that it will take some time before the URL's are all situated.

It has been noted also that the search engines may or may not work properly at the new URL's and that they are only currently working through the RootsWeb Ancestry sites. You can always Google the entire site by typing the phrase or surname that you are searching for. For example, I want to search for the surname "Smith" at the archives at http://www.usgwarchives.org/. You would enter bewteen the quotes (but not using the quotes when searching) "Smith site:http://www.usgwarchives.org/" and hit search/enter. The parish search function is not currently active for this type of Google Search. If you would like to search the files use this URL "Smith site:http://files.usgwarchives.org/" . This type of search seems to work fine for now and you don't have to use the RootsWeb Ancestry Search if you don't want to.

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