Project: Louisiana

Categories: Louisiana | Louisiana Projects

This project is part of the United States History Project.

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The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Louisiana related projects and resources and store that information in one place. It serves as a gateway for "all things Louisiana" in WikiTree.

Louisiana Parishes
Acadia Allen Ascension Assumption Avoyelles Beauregard Bienville Bossier
Caddo Calcasieu Caldwell Cameron Catahoula Claborne Concordia DeSoto
East Baton Rouge East Carroll East Feliciana Evangeline Franklin Grant Iberia Iberville
Jackson Jefferson Davis Jefferson La Salle Lafayette Lafourche Lincoln Livingston
Madison Morehouse Natchitoches Orleans Ouachita Plaquemines Pointe Coupee Rapides
Red River Richland Sabine St. Bernard St. Charles St. Helena St. James St. John the Baptist
St. Landry St. Martin St. Mary St. Tammany Tangipahoa Tensas Terrebonne Union
Vermilion Vernon Washingon Webster West Baton Rouge West Carroll West Feliciana Winn

Louisiana Regions Map

Louisiana Families Project | Louisiana Categories Project
The Louisiana Families project is focused on family groups in Louisiana and developing profiles of Louisiana's earliest families that help tell the history of Louisiana. The primary goal of the project is to encourage everyone on WikiTree to find and connect with their cousins in Louisiana.
The Louisiana Categories Project is for WikiTree members interested in developing and improving Louisiana profiles in categories throughout WikiTree, serving as a focal point for work related to the many aspects of Louisiana, as can be seen by the categories included under Category:Louisiana. The primary goal of the project is to provide vibrant profiles for Louisiana's sons and daughters that showcase the varied backgrounds they represent.


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The mission of the US History project is to create, source, connect, and improve profiles and free-space pages related to the people and places in the building of the USA. It also serves as an umbrella under which many sub-projects can be started to cover events and places throughout the country's history. Our goals include:

  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number, using G2G to discuss LNAB issues as they arise. Be sure to tag the discussion with the surname(s) of the profiles involved as well as states that may be involved and with "us_history".
  2. PPP added to final profile, if it meets Project Protection Guidelines. A Leader can help with this. Girouard-4019 11:13, 10 November 2017 (EST)
  3. Appropriate categories added, discussing with the Categorization Project as necessary for creation of categories without precedent.
  4. Project templates added, if the person needs to be PPP'd or managed by the project.
  5. Biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help).
  6. Attached family meets these goals, even if they are not part of the project (ignore part about adding the template to these attached family members).
  7. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the Connectors Project for help).
  8. Free-Space pages built to represent important events and linked with associated state pages.
  9. Nothing created without respected sources added-unsourced family trees don't meet this criteria.

In addition to its parent project, the Louisiana Project goals are:

  1. All unsourced Louisiana profiles identified with Category Louisiana Unsourced Profiles (add either {{Unsourced|Louisiana}} or [[Category:Louisiana Unsourced Profiles]])
  2. All profiles with the project box {{Louisiana}} categorized by location [[Category:Louisiana)
  3. Cemetery categories added as appropriate
  4. Veteran template added as appropriate
  5. Civil War units added as appropriate

To Do

Active Table-add your To Do Below

This table is for specific items that need to be completed, not for general goals like "merge all French duplicates". If you don't feel comfortable editing a wiki table but want to add a to-do item to the list, please list it below the table and one of the project leaders will integrate it into the table.

To volunteer to work on an item, find where it says Volunteer Needed right beneath the task you want to work on. Replace Volunteer Needed with your name and WikiTree ID (be careful not to remove the | at the start of the line).

Task Volunteers Related Category Notes G2G link to Discussion
Update example profiles if needed, Jean Baptiste Baham, Lorance Husser, Henry Heisser
Source and add children for Francois Augustin Daigre Contact Jacqueline Girouard re Janell Daigle Barber His father, Fran├žois-Joseph Daigle, is listed as an infant in the ship's manifest for the Le Beaumont. Francois Augustin and Marie Amelia Landry Daigle had around 13 children, one being Leufroid Daigle, his son being, Augustin Eusebe Daigle, his son being, (Vincent) Eusebe Daigle and then Floyd Joseph Daigle, Sr. Floyd Joseph and Mary Belle Marchand Daigle had 9 children.
Sort out Sylvain Sonnier descendents starting at Sylvain Sonnier Contact Jacqueline Girouard There were many duplicates and mis-matches, wrong links--some work has been done. Please help edit and look for problems. Need to look for census records, add children, spouses.
Source and connect families in Natchitoches Parish Contact Donna Storz Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana I've added several new sources to my collection lately. See my profile page for a full list. My BMD sources are mostly only up until 1849 so can use help with hard to find ones after that date.
Straighten out family members for Michel Ritters of 1700s St. Landry parish. Contact Joyce Rivette Review status: Ritter of 1700s Louisiana There are two Michel Ritters, Michael Ritter m. Louise Stelly and Michel Ritter m. Barbara Cor, having children in the late 1700s. Some children are similarly-named and have gotten confused, and additional children need to be added.
Correct Profile Errors from the Data Base Project report Contact: All Louisiana Project Members This is ongoing as every Monday, we get a fresh list.

Town and Parish Projects

Under consideration (if you have an interest, contact Girouard-4019 10:06, 10 November 2017 (EST)):

  • New Orleans
  • Natchitoches
  • Shrevesport
  • St. Martin Parish
  • Florida Parishes
  • Acadiana Parishes
  • ???

Louisiana History Categories or Interests

  • Louisiana First Families
  • Louisiana Notables (collaborates with Notables Project) leaders, musicians, artists
  • Louisiana German Coast Settlers
  • Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial (St. Martinville)
  • Louisiana Disasters (hurricanes, floods, oil spills, droughts)
  • Louisiana Acadian Coast Settlers
  • Religion in Early Louisiana 1700 - 1812
  • La Louisiane, Nouvelle France (When under French rule) 1700 - 1864
  • Luisana, Nueve Espana (When under Spanish rule) 1864 - 1803
  • Louisiana Purchase and road to becoming a State 1803 - 1812
  • Louisiana in the US Civil War or Louisiana Confederacy
  • Louisiana after the US Civil War 1865 - present
  • Slavery in Louisiana
  • Louisiana Plantations
  • ???

Related Categories on WikiTree

Online Publications

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