Louisiana: Links to Digitized Parish Histories

I’ll say it right upfront – Louisiana has only ELEVEN links in today’s list to digitized parish histories. I guess that shouldn’t be too surprising since some of the parishes weren’t even formed until years that still fall under U.S. copyright laws. However, don’t despair. There are several excellent volumes at the STATE level, including on covering eastern Louisiana and 24 of its parishes.

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

LOUISIANA

 STATE – Biographical and historical memoirs of northwest Louisiana: comprising a large fund of biography of actual residents, and an interesting historical sketch of thirteen counties, Southern Publishing Company, Nashville & Chicago, 1890.
STATEBiographical and historical memoirs of Louisiana, Volume 1, Goodspeed Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892.
STATEBiographical and historical memoirs of Louisiana, Volume 2, Goodspeed Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892.
STATEEastern Louisiana: a history of the watershed of the Ouachita River and the Florida Parishes; a narrative historical edition preserving the record of the growth and development of the territory together with genealogical and memorial records of its prominent families and personages; covering the Parishes of Union, Morehouse, West Carroll, East Carroll, Madison, Richland, Ouachita, Caldwell, Franklin, Tensas, Concordia, Catahoula, La Salle, Avoyelles, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingstone, Saint Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Tammany, and St. James, Volume 1, Frederick William Williamson & George T. Goodman, Historical Record Association, Louisville, Kentucky, 1939.
STATEEastern Louisiana: a history of the watershed of the Ouachita River and the Florida Parishes; a narrative historical edition preserving the record of the growth and development of the territory together with genealogical and memorial records of its prominent families and personages; covering the Parishes of Union, Morehouse, West Carroll, East Carroll, Madison, Richland, Ouachita, Caldwell, Franklin, Tensas, Concordia, Catahoula, La Salle, Avoyelles, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingstone, Saint Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Tammany, and St. James, Volume 2, Frederick William Williamson & George T. Goodman, Historical Record Association, Louisville, Kentucky, 1939.
STATEEastern Louisiana: a history of the watershed of the Ouachita River and the Florida Parishes; a narrative historical edition preserving the record of the growth and development of the territory together with genealogical and memorial records of its prominent families and personages; covering the Parishes of Union, Morehouse, West Carroll, East Carroll, Madison, Richland, Ouachita, Caldwell, Franklin, Tensas, Concordia, Catahoula, La Salle, Avoyelles, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingstone, Saint Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Tammany, and St. James, Volume 3, Frederick William Williamson & George T. Goodman, Historical Record Association, Louisville, Kentucky, 1939.
STATELouisianians and their state: a historical and biographical text book of Louisiana: its notable men and leading institutions, Daniel Decatur Moore, Louisiana Historical and Biographical Association, n.d.
STATESouthwest Louisiana: biographical and historical, William Henry Perrin, Gulf Publishing, New Orleans, 1891.

ACADIANONE
ALLEN – NONE
ASCENSION – NONE
ASSUMPTION – NONE
AVOYELLES – NONE
BEAUREGARD – NONE
BIENVILLE – NONE
BOSSIER – NONE
CADDO – NONE
CALCASIEUNONE
CALDWELLNONE
CAMERON – NONE
CATAHOULA – NONE
CLAIBORNE –
The history of Claiborne Parish, Louisiana: from its incorporation in 1828 to the close of the year 1885, with sketches of pioneer life in North Louisiana…also the muster and death rolls of persons in the late bloody war, D.W. Harris & B.M. Hulse, W.B. Stansbury & Company, New Orleans, 1886.
CONCORDIA – NONE
DE SOTO – NONE
EAST BATON ROUGE – NONE
EAST CARROLL – NONE
EAST FELICIANA –
East Feliciana, Louisiana: past and present, sketches of the pioneers, Henry Skipwith, Hopkins Printing Office, New Orleans, 1892.
EVANGELINE – NONE
FRANKLINNONE
GRANT – NONE
IBERIANONE
IBERVILLE – NONE
JACKSONNONE
JEFFERSON – NONE
JEFFERSON DAVIS –
As I remember: stories of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, Franklin Hildebrand, Jennings, Louisiana, 1977.
LAFAYETTENONE
LAFOURCHE – NONE
LASALLE – NONE
LINCOLNNONE
LIVINGSTONNONE
MADISONNONE
MOREHOUSE – NONE
NATCHITOCHESNONE
ORLEANSNONE
OUACHITA – NONE
PLAQUEMINES – NONE
POINTE COUPEE – NONE
RAPIDES – Rapides Parish, Louisiana, a history, George Purnell Whittington & Mary Alix Holt Barnidge, National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State Of Louisiana, Alexandria Committee, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1970.
RED RIVERNONE
RICHLAND – NONE
SABINE –
History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana from the first explorers and settlers to the present, John G. Belisle & Robert Harriss Dalehite, Sabine Banner Press, Many, Louisiana, 1912.
SABINESabine Parish history, Samuel J. Touchstone, Folk-Life Books, Princeton, Louisiana, c1997.
SAINT BERNARD – NONE
SAINT CHARLES NONE
SAINT HELENA – Echoes from the past, Edwin C. Schilling, St. Helena Echo, Greensburg, Louisiana, 1998.
SAINT JAMES – NONE
SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST – A history of St. John the Baptist Parish: with biographical sketches, Jean M. Eyraud & Donald H. Millet, Hope Haven, Marrero, Louisiana, 1939.
SAINT LANDRY – The Daily World, 150th anniversary edition: 1955, some history of St. Landry Parish from the 1690’s, Daily World, St. Landry, Louisiana, 1955. [FamilySearch Film 599105, Item 2]
SAINT MARTIN – NONE
SAINT MARY – NONE
SAINT TAMMANY – NONE
TANGIPAHOA – NONE
TENSASNONE
TERREBONNE – NONE
UNION – History of Union Parish, 1865-1900, Margaret Ann Ramsey Wilder, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, 1971.
VERMILION – NONE
VERNONNONE
WASHINGTON – NONE
WEBSTER –
Respect for the past, confidence in the future: Webster Parish centennial, 1871 … 1971, Mrs. Prescott Krouse, Webster Parish Centennial, Minden, Louisiana, 1971.
WEST BATON ROUGE – NONE
WEST CARROLL – NONE
WEST FELICIANA NONE
WINN – NONE

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