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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Friday, April 3, 2009

Finding your genealogy at your library

Louisiana public libraries participate in interlibrary loans through Loan Shark. According to the Louisiana ILL website there are, "Sixty-five library systems plus the State Library serve the citizens of Louisiana. Of the 65, 4 serve individual cities or areas smaller than a parish. Those 4 are Morgan City, Jennings Carnegie, South St. Landry, and Opelousas-Eunice. The other 61 are parish (county) wide systems. There are 328 library sites or buildings and 32 bookmobiles". URL

Find you local library online here. Your local library offers a variety of online databases like Ancestry.com all for the price of your library card... free!

The State Library of Louisiana offers a collection of historic photographs called, Louisiana Gumbo. What's in the Louisiana Gumbo pot?

From the State Library

"Louisiana Works Progress Administration (WPA) Collection The State Library of Louisiana has begun to digitize and provide electronic access to important Louisiana historical WPA material not previously available online. Louisiana WPA materials were placed in the custody of the State Library when the national WPA was terminated in June of 1943.

The collection has since remained, more or less in storage, and in large degree inaccessible. The materials include both text and photographs. The staff of the Federal Writers Project transcribed newspapers, conducted oral interviews and compiled histories. The text material includes traditional songs, beliefs, customs, sayings, stories, recipes, legends, jokes, and accounts of local history. WPA photographers documented a considerable amount of the agency's varied activities throughout the state, such as urban and suburban lifestyles and construction projects.

The Louisiana Gumbo Project was made possible by a $470,000 National Leadership Grant for Libraries, awarded to the State Library along with the State Museum and the Historic New Orleans Collection. As part of the Louisiana Gumbo Project, this WPA collection will eventually include 10,000 photographs and 2,000 documents. Collection available here".

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