Louisiana Family History Societies (A-M)

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

Statewide and Regional Societies

County Societies

Central Louisiana Genealogical Society

The association preserves historical information relating to Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn. 

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 give access to the 1870 Population Schedule for the Parish of Rapides.  

They also publish a quarterly publication, which is published in January, April, July and October.


Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society

The association was organised in 1953.  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.  They publish Kinfolks, their quarterly publication, and an Index to Table of Contents covering 2008-2010 is available on the site. 

A number of publications are available for sale, which include Ancestor Charts and Tables, Civil War Veterans of Old Imperial Calcasieu Parish along with Subject Indexes to Kinfolks covering 1977-2007. 

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


County Societies

Gulf Coast Genealogical Society

The association has an extensive collection of resources that are 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.


Imperial St. Landry Genealogical and Historical Society

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


Lafayette Genealogical Society

The association has a Photo Gallery on the 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. 

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Cemetery Publications
  • Family Charts
  • Family Tree
  • Generation Charts
  • Lafayette Daily Advertiser Births, Deaths and Marriages 1974 and 1975
  • Lafayette Daily Advertiser Marriage Licence for 1974
  • Les Memories Volumes 1-18
  • Sacred Heart Church Inventory of Graves