African American Resource Center
New Orleans Public Library

Guide to African American
Genealogical Research
in New Orleans

Getting Started: Forms
Conducting Oral Interviews
Where to Go for Records and Documents
Vital Records: Birth, Marriage & Death Records
Church Records
Census Records
City Directories
Emancipation Records
Slave Records
Slave Manifests
Register of Free People of Color
Burial and Cemetery Records (New Orleans Only)
Freedmen's Bureau & Related Records
Military Records
Computers, Networking, the Internet & a Few Last Words

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Revised 6/1/2005