Louisiana Family History Societies (A-H)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Central to Southwest.  It then lists county association of Gulf Coast giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County Societies

Central Louisiana Genealogical Society

The society preserves historical information relating to Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn. Its aim is to gather and preserve genealogical material and to educate members regarding the correct way to conduct research.

Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month in the Alexandria Historical and Genealogical Library and begin at 2.30 pm.

They also provide access to the 1870 Population Schedule for the Parish of Rapides.  

A quarterly publication is published by the society in January, April, July and October.


Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society

The society was organised in 1953, its aims being to collect and preserve genealogical and historical material, to help members researching their family history and to discover the location of private and public records, making these publicly available.

It is possible to download a Membership Application form and the First Family Cover Letter and Application.  These are both available in PDF Format and in Word Format.


Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1973 with 44 members and now has over 300. Its aim is to preserve and collect genealogical material by encouraging interest in genealogy.

They publish Kinfolks, their quarterly publication, and an Index to Table of Contents covering 2008-2010 is available on the site. 

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Ancestor Charts and Tables
  • Civil War Veterans of Old Imperial Calcasieu Parish
  • Subject Indexes to Kinfolks covering 1977-2007

Back Issues of the newsletter are also available.  To obtain further information please contact the association.


County and other Societies

Gulf Coast Genealogical Society

The association covers South East Louisiana and Mississippi.  Its aims are to promote interest in genealogy, to show people where genealogical records are available, to tell people about the importance of preserving records of a genealogical nature and to preserve and publish genealogical records of interest to those studying genealogy.

An extensive collection of resources is currently accessible at Elaine P. Nunez Community College in Chalmette and in the future will be at Nunez Community College Library located at 3710 Paris Rd, Chalmette. 

They publish L'Heritage, their newsletter, but unfortunately all back issues were destroyed in the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.


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