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The Louisiana page provides the following links to basic Louisiana information:

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Researchers -- General Guidelines

When making requests of volunteers:

  • Make requests specific -- avoid being too general.
  • Make requests ONLY for the volunteer's specified research areas. (Do not ask for out-of-area requests.)
  • Never ask more than one volunteer for the same request.
  • Ask the volunteer what reimbursements they require: copies, gas, parking, etc.
  • Negotiate an estimated completion time ... Remember: volunteers are not "on the clock," may research for multiple people, and respond reasonably as their time permits.

Note: If no volunteer exists for an area, Follow the page, for alerts of page changes.

Help Files and FAQs
Info for Volunteers

NEW (and existing) volunteers, contact: the Wiki Admin with the following information:

  • State:
  • County:
  • Your "display" name: ("Suz-eQ" ... "Sue" ... "Susanna Smith," etc.)
  • Volunteer Services: (Describe your services -- i.e., tombstone photos, obituaries, public records lookups, etc.)
  • Reimbursements (if any) for: gas/mileage, copies, fees, postage, parking, etc.

Note: Always provide researcher with an estimated completion time.

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Louisiana Volunteers

The Volunteer table below provides a list of Louisiana volunteers who will provide research assistance in the specified counties.

County Volunteer's Name Volunteer Services
  • Can help with family histories listed in the Allen Co. Public Library Genealogy Catalog (ACPL). If there is a listing for a book, provide me with a list of titles/call numbers, family surname(s), and what family information you're looking for. (Also check the availability of ACPL microtext records (microfilm and microfiche).)
  • The ACPL is the foremost repository for city directories. I can research hard cover city directories found in the ACPL Genealogy Catalog or microfiche and microfilm city directories found in the ACPL microtext catalog. (Please specify city, date range needed, and person(s) of interest.)

Note: I do not live in Louisiana ... I live in Allen Co., IN.

ALL Diane Kropp Confederate Pensions Records: In 1898 LA began granting pensions to indigent Confederate veterans or their widows. I can search the microfilm of original documents.
ALL Shelli Steedman I will check my marriage index 1718-1925 and death index 1900-1949. Not all counties are listed. I can also check censuses in any state.
Baton Rouge Robin Edwards I can do the following research in East Baton Rouge Parish, but can do a little to help in other parishes/counties as well.:

• I've been a volunteer with Find A Grave for many years so I can do tombstone lookups and photos. • I have access to newspaper archives in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana as well as the local Baton Rouge papers. • I have a membership to Genealogy Bank, Ancestry and other major genealogical sites and would be happy to do lookups there as well. • I can research some records at the County Clerk's office but vital stats for this parish have been moved to New Orleans. • I can also research older archived records at our State Archives office here in Baton Rouge. (Vital stats, ship manifests and immigration, military records, church records, pension and probate records, etc...

If I ask for any reimbursement it will be fees charged to me for copies and other sources. I do not charge for gas, mileage, etc...

ALL Zephyr Available to copy/research any item, for any state or country, at the Clayton Genealogical Library in Houston, TX (one of the nation's top 10). Requestor MUST search the library catalog here FIRST ( and provide the call information, title and author for the book you want searched along with the information to be sought in the source. Same for microfilm and other collections please.
Calcasieu Ed Grimshaw Any reasonable request will be attempted.
Evangeline Janis Landreneau Public Records lookups and copying

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