Research Guides: Louisiana Resources

Louisiana Resources
50 States.Com Profile of Louisiana
State regalia, basic statistics, and links to such things as the state constitution and Office of Motor Vehicles.

The Advocate (Baton Rouge)
The Advocate's website "maintain[s] an Online Daily Archive of all site content from the past 7 days" as well as an archive.

Brief History of Louisiana History Under Ten Flags
Nice snapshot of Louisiana History; images of flags included.

LOUISiana Digital Library
An online library of over 144,000 digital materials about Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Louisiana's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories in the state electronically accessible to Louisiana residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries.

Louisiana Division/City Archives/Special Collections
The Louisiana Division is a reference division which collects resources relating to the study of Louisiana and its citizens and to the city of New Orleans and New Orleanians. Other areas of concentration are the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, and the South. Included within the Division's collections are books by or about Louisianians; city, regional, and state documents; manuscripts, maps, newspapers, periodicals, microfilms, photographs, slides, motion pictures, sound recordings, video tapes, postcards, and ephemera of every sort.

Louisiana Geographic Information Center (LAGIC)
Info Louisiana's collection of geographical resources.

Louisiana Newspaper Project Parish Index
"This Louisiana Newspaper Project Parish/Chronological Indexes and Louisiana Family Trees includes more than 1750 Louisiana newspapers that are inventoried and cataloged by the Louisiana Newspaper Project (LNP) for Louisiana repositories since 1986."

Louisiana Office of State Climatology (LOSC)
Climate information includes: * Daily Divisional Reports: summary tables of daily climate reports for the current month for stations throughout Louisiana. * Weekly Reports: brief overviews of statewide weather conditions, observations and maps. Click here for archived weekly reports. * Monthly Reports: Pdf documents of the LOSC's "Louisiana Monthly Climate Review" and Monthly climate summary tables.

Louisiana State Legislature
Search engine for the Louisiana State Constitution, Codes, and the Revised Statutes. - The official website of the State of Louisiana
Entry point to state government information.

LSU Libraries Special Collections: Family Trees
Listing of Louisiana newspapers from LSU Libraries, searchable by city, parish, and title. Helpful for researchers when the newspaper needed has changed names, and for ascertaining exact dates.

LSU Libraries Special Collections: Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
The Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) documents the history and culture of this region. The largest accumulation of materials on Louisiana and the lower Mississippi Valley in existence, LLMVC includes a comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, maps, prints, pamphlets, Louisiana state documents, and microfilm of Louisiana newspapers.

New Orleans City Archives
The Louisiana Division houses the City Archives, the official repository for the historical records of the New Orleans municipal goverment. The City Archives comprises more than 1200 manuscript volumes, more than 3500 cubic feet of unbound documents, and sizable collections of maps, architectural drawings, photographs, videotapes, and sound recordings.

State Library of Louisiana
The State Library of Louisiana is one of Louisiana's greatest resources for research information, government documents, genealogical data, audio books and much more. Its mission is to build an informed, literate and democratic society by ensuring access to informational, cultural, and recreational resources, especially those resources unique to Louisiana.

United States Resources: Louisiana
This is a comprehensive mailing list of Louisiana-based resources for genealogical research..
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