You'll love this if...
- you're tracing ancestors in New Orleans, La.
- you want to learn more about New Orleans history
- you need ideas for New Orleans genealogy sources and websites to check
Quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your ancestors in cities across the USA. Our downloadable City Guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library. The four-page New Orleans City Guide download includes:
- essential history and facts
- details on available genealogy records
- websites, publications and organizations to aid your search
- the city's top five historic sites
Here are just a few of the helpful tips you'll find inside:
"In 1763, the French ceded the town to the Spanish as part of the Seven Years War fallout. It was secretly returned to the French in 1801. Two years later, the United States acquired New Orleans in the Louisiana Purchase."
"The Archdiocese of New Orleans will search its archives by mailed or emailed request, but only immediate family can access records after 1930."
"The first New Orleans enumeration was taken in 1791 by the Spanish, and the French followed suit in 1804. Find the English translation of the 1791 census and the 1804 census at the city archives."
Plus, each guide contains web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer or print it out for your reference.