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Welcome to Regional Teams!
Pelican Flag in outline of Louisiana
Louisiana Regions Map

Louisiana Parishes
Acadia Allen Ascension Assumption Avoyelles Beauregard Bienville Bossier
Caddo Calcasieu Caldwell Cameron Catahoula Claiborne 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 Project - Regional Teams

The primary goals of the Louisiana Regional Teams are to improve existing profiles, expand existing families, and add new families to the tree while maintaining WikiTree styles and standards. This can most efficiently be done by focusing the work on profiles in a given area. Organizing into regional and parish groups will help to facilitate collaboration and sharing of resources.

The 64 Louisiana parishes are organized into five main geographic regions. Work can be further subdivided by parish as appropriate, to help break up profile development into more manageable bites. This is ideal for project members who wish to focus on profiles associated with a particular region of the state. Individual Parish teams within each region can be created as our members indicate an interest in them. Resources that are Region- or Parish-specific can help focus profile development within those areas.


If you are interested in volunteering to lead or work on one of these regional teams, or have ideas for additional town or parish teams, please contact one of our Project Leaders! Also let us know if you are interested in starting a new Louisiana One Place Study.

  • Louisiana North Region Team
    North Louisiana is composed of three distinctive areas that are culturally attached to their border states of Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas: the northwestern Ark-La-Tex area, the northeastern Ark-La-Miss area, and portions of the central hill country. Its major towns include Shreveport and Monroe.
    • Team Leader:
    • 20 Parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, DeSoto, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Red River, Richland, Tensas, Union, Webster, West Carroll, Winn
  • Louisiana Central Region Team
    Central Louisiana is culturally and ecologically diverse, with a mix of prairies, piney hills, minor swamplands, and deciduous forests. Its largest cities are Alexandria and Natchitoches.
    • Team Leader:
    • 10 Parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, La Salle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon
  • Louisiana Acadiana Region Team
    The Acadiana region is where the majority of Acadians originally settled when many of them arrived in Louisiana after the mass deportations from Nova Scotia in the 1700s. They mixed in with European French and German families to create a distinctive family culture. The region stretches along the southern portion of the state from west of the New Orleans area to the Texas border. Its largest cities include Lafayette and Lake Charles.
    • Team Leader:
    • 21 Parishes: Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Vermilion
  • Louisiana Florida Parishes Region Team
    This part of Louisiana, east of the Mississippi River and west of the Mississippi state line, was not acquired through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. It was originally a part of New France that was ceded to the British in the 1700s and became part of West Florida, which eventually became known as the Florida Parishes. Its largest city is Baton Rouge.
    • Team Leader:
    • 9 Parishes: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana
  • Louisiana Greater New Orleans Region Team
    This region consists of the parishes surrounding the city of New Orleans. Being a port city, it is more urban and culturally diverse, a "melting pot" of Cajun, European, African, Carribean, Latino, Jewish, and other influences.
    • Team Leader:
    • 4 Parishes: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard

General Team Tasks

  • Develop list of Region-specific resources, including links for online resources.
  • Develop Task Lists for each Regional Team with input from Team Members. Maybe get assistance from Data Doctors/AleŇ° Trtnik.
  • Identify ways that the categorization structure can be utilized to assist project needs, working with the Louisiana Categories Team as needed.
  • Encourage and support development of one-place studies and other regional topics.
  • Identify people who lived in the region by adding location categories to profiles. A person can have more than one location category as appropriate.
  • Add maintenance categories to profiles that need more work, bringing them to the attention of the Profile Improvement Teams.

State-wide Resources

The following general resources have been identified for the State of Louisiana. (See Regional Team pages for Regional resources.)

  • Louisiana Digital Library, Early Louisiana Laws, Civil Code of the State of Louisiana, 1825.
  • Louisiana Clerks Remote Access Authority (LCRAA), a centralized portal to parish clerks records -- conveyances, mortgages, probate, marriages, and other civil records -- across the state, excluding Ouachita, St. Landry, and Orleans. Most records indexed are relatively modern, but some parishes have indexes dating to the 1800s. Requires login, but account is free to access the index. A list of available record types by parish is accessible from the search page.
  • Family Search, Louisiana, United States Genealogy resource page. Has links to a resource page for each parish, which includes traditional and online repositories.
  • Family Search, Louisiana record search - to search all indexed Louisiana records on the site.
  • Ancestry (subscription only), Louisiana record filter - update filter on the left to search only Louisiana records.
  • Library of Congress, Chronicling America newspapers, 1789-1963 - searchable database of historical U.S. newspapers by state and year range. Advanced search lets you specify a newspaper. (Not all newspapers are represented.)
  • U.S. GenWeb, Louisiana Archives by Parish


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