Louisiana Family History Societies (I-R)

This section lists county associations from Imperial St. Landry to New Orleans giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Imperial St. Landry Genealogical and Historical Society

Some resources are available on their site, which include the Opelousas Telephone Directory for 1922, Ancestor Chart Template and the first part of 1930 St. Landry Parish Census.  Some photographs are also available.

Some links to other sites you may find of use are also available.


Lafayette Genealogical Society

The society covers the Attakapa Region, which is in Cajun County.

A Photo Gallery is accessible on their site. 

If you require help with your research, volunteers meet on the 1st Saturday of every month in Lafayette Public Library in order to give assistance. 

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Annual Publications 1998-2002, 2004-2008, 2010-2012
  • Cemetery Publications
  • Family Charts
  • Family Tree
  • Generation Charts
  • Index Book for Volume 1987-1991
  • Lafayette Daily Advertiser Births, Death, Marriages Index 1869-1921
  • Lafayette Daily Advertiser Births, Deaths and Marriages 1974 and 1975
  • Lafayette Daily Advertiser Marriage Licence for 1974
  • Les Memories Volumes 1-18 (1987-2004)
  • Les Memories Any Year after 2004
  • Sacred Heart Church Inventory of Graves

Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association

The association has an extensive collection of resources that are accessible in their Library which is located at Old Natchitoches Parish Courthouse on the Second Floor. 

These resources incorporate:

  • Books
  • Conveyances
  • French Records dating back to 1776
  • IGI (International Genealogical Index)
  • Marriages
  • Natchitoches Census Returns 1820-1920 and Censuses for other Louisiana Parishes
  • Natchitoches Times 1903-1996 on microfilm

They also give details of the history of Natchitoches and its resources.

Publications available for sale incorporate:

  • Ancestor Charts
  • Early Settlers & Later Families
  • Family Histories
  • A History Of Pleasant Hill Louisiana
  • Louisiana Kisatchie Hills
  • The Natchitoches Cemeteries
  • Natchitoches Jambalaya- Old Tales of Natchitoches & Natchitoces Parish
  • Natchitoches Parish Legal Records
  • Students of Sacred Heart Convent of Natchitoches, LA 1847-1876

New Orleans Genealogical Research Society

The association was established in 1960.  They publish New Orleans Genesis, which is their quarterly publication. 

You can search for articles of interest in this publication and a Table of Contents for Newsletter Number 190 dated April 2010 is accessible on the site. 

Back Issues for newsletters are available for sale, but some are out-of-print.  A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.


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