Louisiana African American Resources

African American Genealogy records are much more difficult to find due to the scant nature of record keeping for blacks prior to the Civil War. We have modeled this center much like we have for Native Americans, whose research can also be hampered by the available records. The links below provide an accurate reflection of what African American genealogy is available online.

Bible Records

1880 Natchitoches Parish Partial listing of African Americans (hosted at LAGenWeb Archives )


Following Biographies (hosted at LAGenWeb Archives )

Biography of “Uncle Bill” Jones – Winn Parish

Biography of Ben Allen and Ike Martin – Winn Parish

Biography of Abraham Wyche Jackson – Desoto Parish

Biography of W.H.Payne – Planter and Businessman

Biography of Uncle Billy – Slave History-Franklin Parish

Biography of Jim Thribling – From Kentucky to Louisiana



Following Census records (hosted at African American Genealogy USGenWeb Archives )

Assumption Parish

Franklin Parish

Jackson Parish

Livingston Parish

Madison Parish

Natchitoches Parish

Plaquemine Parish

Rapides Parish

Tangipahoa Parish

St. Helena Parish

St. John the Baptist Parish

Tensas Parish

Washington Parish

Winn Parish

Church Records

Following Church Records (hosted at African American Genealogy USGenWeb Archives )

Livingston Parish

Tensas Parish

Court Records

Miscellaneous Records

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