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Questions tagged [louisiana]

For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Louisiana, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1812) when it was a French colony, later Spanish, and then an American territory.

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Finding 1953 Louisiana marriage license of parents?

My parents married in 1953. I think they went to Mississippi from Louisiana to marry. They didn’t want to do the waiting period. Then they came back the next day and were married by a priest in ...
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John Rebbler/Latour of New Orleans brickwall and adoption

My great, great grandfather, John E. Latour was always listed as the son of James A. Latour and Emma C. Lacqueret in different family trees. I had no luck for years finding much about this couple, ...
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Finding former slaves on the 1870 US Federal Census?

The 1860 Louisiana Census list the slaves owned by William Silliman by Silliman, sex, and approximate date of birth. However, I cannot determine their given names on the 1870 Richland Parish Census.
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Identifying Great Grandfather who was born about 1870 in Louisiana, USA?

I am trying to find some family information, or any information on my Great Grandfather on my moms side of the family. I have looked on Ancestry.Com and have hit a blank wall. His name was Acee ...
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How to narrow down date of U.S. census data collection before 1850?

Starting in 1850, the U.S. census had a date at the top of the page for when the enumeration was recorded for the families on that page. I was looking at the 1830 census and 1840 census in Claiborne, ...
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Where to find information about a 19th c. Louisiana/Mississippi circuit judge

An informant reported that her grandmother "talked about her father [Lyman Jairus Strong] rode circuit as a judge and his areas of travel were Mississippi, Louisiana, and possibly other states." This ...
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What did it mean in the 1800s to be called Colonel in the South?

There are 1867 and 1868 references from Mississippi and Lousiana to "Colonel Lyman J. Strong" [1]. I have been unable to find any military records, either in the United States or Confederate armies, ...
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How can I ensure that I am making a reasonably exhaustive search?

I am starting to do research on some veterans who served in the Civil War. Several of the collections available online that describe service records are compiled databases or indexes collecting all ...
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How to track late 18th century migrants from France to Pennsylvania, possibly via Louisiana?

The Francois Dusnesmil family eventually arrived at the French Azilum colony in Pennsylvania. Where did Francois Dusnesmil with his wife Eliza Champion and 3 children arrive in America? I would like ...
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Where can I find a Declaration of Intention filed in the 1930s in Louisiana?

I'm looking for a Declaration of Intention filed by someone living in Tangipahoa Parish in the 1930s. Where am I most likely to find this document? See also, The Free Dictionary, "Declaration of ...