Genealogy & Family History Resources
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African American Genealogy
Exploring and Preserving African American History in the Louisiana Florida Parishes
"Our History, Our Story, Our Legacy!" Dr. Antoinette Harrell is a native of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. She is a genealogist and local historian with a broad emphasis of African Americans in the Louisiana Florida Parishes.
Between 1514 and 1867, an estimated 12.5 million enslaved Africans forcibly left the continent destined for the Americas. Nevertheless, an important proportion of the captives generated by wars and raids did not cross the Atlantic Ocean remaining on African soil. Slavery was an important element in Africa even before the arrival of Europeans. However, the slave trade transformed slavery from a marginal institution into a central element of African societies. In fact, after the prohibition of slave exports in the nineteenth century, the use of captives in productive activities intensified within Africa.1
1Paul E. Lovejoy, Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa. 3rd edition (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Dating Old Photos
PhotoTree | http://www.phototree.com/identify.htm
Still Pictures | https://www.archives.gov/research/still-pictures
Photographs and Graphic Works at the National Archives
Fashion-Era | https://fashion-era.com/
Historical Emporium | https://www.historicalemporium.com/
FamilySearch Research Wiki | https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Main_Page
The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a free, online genealogical guide created and maintained by FamilySearch, a non-profit organization. It contains links to genealogy databases, websites, other resources, research strategies, and genealogical guidance to assist in the search for your ancestors. Articles included are locality pages for countries around the world and topic pages that include pertinent genealogy record types explaining how to use the record, what it contains, and how to find it.
National Genealogical Society | https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
The National Genealogical Society (frequently referred to as NGS) is here to help individuals learn about their family history. We are a non-profit organization headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. For the past 118 years, we have been the leader in the field in teaching genealogical research skills and providing a pathway to scholarly work.
FamilySearch | https://www.familysearch.org/en/
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FamilySearch free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation. FamilySearch resources help millions of people around the world discover their heritage and connect with family members.
Google Books | https://books.google.com/
One of the most comprehensive index of full-text books.
HathiTrust Digital Library | https://www.hathitrust.org/
Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection. HathiTrust members steward the collection — the largest set of digitized books managed by academic and research libraries — under the aims of scholarly, not corporate, interests.
Internet Archive | https://archive.org/
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
LAGenWeb | http://www.lagenweb.org/index.html
Free genealogy records related to Louisiana.