Lookup Requests

I'll do lookups in one of the books listed below if you send an e-mail request. Include the name of the person, alternate name spellings that you know of, their approximate date of birth, their parents and/or spouses names, any other relevant information, and which book you'd like me to look in.

  • Le Pays des Fleurs Oranges by William R. Stringfield

    The Land of Orange Blossoms, 2nd edition, Volume 1, published 2001 A Genealogical Study of Creole Families of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. This lists genealogies of several families that moved from the Rhine River region of France, Germany, and Switzerland and settled this southern Louisiana parish.

    This book lists sources, but damned if I can figure out how to understand them. It can be purchased with this order form. Yes it's kind of expensive, but it is a massive thing.

  • Genealogy of the Claycomb(e) Family by Mary Alice Claycombe Adney

    Published 1985. Descendants of Johann Conrad Kleckham, who arrived from Germany ca 1753.

    This book is excellent about giving sources in some places, and gives no sources in others. In some places her sources are other people, with no more specific sources noted. I have found some mistakes in here.

  • The Moise Family of South Carolina by Harold Moise

    Published 1961.
    The Moise Family of South Carolina and Their Descendants begins with Abraham Moise and wife Sarah, arriving in the US in the 1700's and tracks their descendants through to the time the book was published.

    This book doesn't give any references, and has some mistakes that I've found. Still, useful information.

  • **All of the following I have on a cd purchased from Genealogy.com. Apparently they aren't selling the cd anymore, but you can subscribe to the website to access the information. "Early Louisiana Settlers, 1600-1800". This is not an endorsement of that website, I'm just sharing information. I don't have, and never have had, a subscription.
  • Louisiana Census Records.
    Volume I: Avoyelles and St. Landry Parishes, 1810 and 1820 &
    Volume II: Iberville, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, and Rapides Parishes, 1810 and 1820
    - Robert Bruce L. Ardoin

    Transcribed from original returns, the information contained within these two volumes mimics what you'd find researching the original census.
  • Old Families of Louisiana - Stanley C. Arthur and George Campbell Huchet de Kernion

    Here you'll find a comprehensive series of genealogical records of the pioneering families of Louisiana. The foundation of the book is a series of newspaper articles from the "New Orleans Times-Democrat" by Charles Patton Dimitry. Though the author's articles focused mainly on early French and Spanish families, this volume includes families of English, Scottish, and Irish descent. The majority of the individuals referenced by this book had origins in Louisiana prior to the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
  • The Settlement of the German Coast of Louisiana and Creoles of German Descent

    This book is a first-rate resource for researchers interested in the early German and Swiss settlers of Louisiana (and especially in the area along the Mississippi west of New Orleans known as the German Coast). Nearly one-half of the book is a compilation of approximately 2,000 "Names of German Habitants on Both Banks of the Mississippi Above New Orleans," as based on the official census of 1724, and a roster of "Additional German Names...Not in the [1794] Census."
  • Gulf Coast Colonials A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana - Winston De Ville

    This work contains published vital records (births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths) pertaining to the inhabitants of the French parish of Mobile during the first half of the eighteenth century.
  • Louisiana Colonials: Soldiers and Vagabonds - Winston De Ville

    Passenger lists from seven ships that embarked from ports in France for French Louisiana in the years 1719 and 1720. Louisiana settlers included the army as well as a selection of criminals, smugglers, debtors, and vagabonds. The ships are:
    • Le Vaisseau le St. Louis, 1719
    • La Flute la Dauphine, 1719
    • La Fluet la Marie, 1719
    • Le Vaisseau l'Union, 1719
    • Le Vaisseau le Duc De Noailles, 1719
    • Le Vaisseau le Profond, 1720
    • Le Flute la Marie, 1720
  • Louisiana Troops 1720-1770 - Winston De Ville

    The names and service records of more than 2,000 enlisted men and officers who served France in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, and the Illinois County can be found in this book. Compiled and translated from official sources housed at the Library of Congress, it lists first the enlisted men and then the officers who served France during the 18th century.
  • The New Orleans French, 1720-1733: A Collection of Marriage Records Relating to the First Colonists of the Louisiana Province - Winston De Ville

    Records from St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans of Marriages and Baptisms, Marriage book 1 and Baptismal Book 1. They are translated from French to Spanish by the priests, and into English by Mr. De Ville. Dates: September 1731 through April 1728.
  • The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 Through 1732 - Charles R. Maduell, Jr.

    • Census of the inhabitants of the first settlement on the Gulf Coast,Fort Maurepas December 1699.
    • Census of the officers, petty officers, sailors, Canadians, freebooters, and others located at Biloxi as of May 25, 1700.
    • List of marriageable girls who arrived aboard the Pelican at Biloxi in the year 1704.
    • Census of the Inhabitants of Fort Louis de la Louisianne at Mobile, taken by Nicolas de la Salle, August 1, 1706.
    • Census of families and habitants of Louisiana taken August 1, 1706 by Nicolas de la Salle.
    • Census of Fort Louis de la Mobile from the map of 1711.
    • List of officers commissioned at Fort Louis, Biloxi, October 25, 1713.
    • Persons mentioned in the Colony by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, October 1713.
    • General Census of all the inhabitants of New Orleans and environs dated November 24, 1721 as reported by Le Sieur Diron.
    • Census of the inhabitants in the area of Biloxi and Mobile dated June 26, 1721 as reported by Le Sieur Diron.
    • Census of the habitants of the concessions along the Mississippi River dated May 13, 1722 as reported by Le Sieur Diron.
    • Census of the habitants of Natchitoches, Fort St. Jean Baptist taken for Sieur Diron, General of the Troops, May 1, 1722.
    • Officials of the colony at Fort Louis, Biloxi appointed in 1722.
    • Some colonists of Louisiana mentioned in a letter by De la Chaise dated April 8, 1723.
    • Some colonists of Louisiana mentioned in a letter by De la Chaise dated October 18, 1723.
    • Census of the inhabitants of the German villages located ten leagues above New Orleans along the river, under the command of d'Arensbourg, dated November 12, 1724.
    • Census of the habitants along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Oacha, or the German villages, compiled December 20, 1724.
    • Census of the habitants of Dauphin Island, along the Mobile River, Cat Island, and Pascagoula, compiled March, 1725 by M. Gorty.
    • General census of all the inhabitants of the colony of Louisiana dated January 1, 1726, including the entire coast bordering the Gulf of Mexico, from Mobile to New Orleans, and the colonies along the Mississippi River, including the region known as Illinois.
    • List of those persons requesting Negroes from the company dated October, 1726.
    • Census of New Orleans as reported by M. Perier, commander general of Louisiana and dated July 1, 1727.
    • Continuation of the census of M. Perier reported July 1, 1727, being the inhabitants in the environs of New Orleans, along the river.
    • List of persons massacred at Natchez, November 28, 1729, as reported by R. P. Philibert, Capuchin priest, report dated June 9, 1730.
    • List of property owners of New Orleans on the map published by Gonichon in 1731.
    • Census of inhabitants along the Mississippi River dated 1731, unsigned, initialed N.S.
    • Census of the inhabitants and property owners of New Orleans as of January, 1732, unsigned but initialed N.S.
    • List of landowners located along the Mississippi River from it's mouth to the German villages, with indications of how the acquired the land date mentioned "after 1731."
    • Census of the inhabitants of Illinois dated January 1, 1732, unsigned but initialed N.S.
  • Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812 - Marion John Bennett Pierson

    This is a complete roster of the 12,500 persons who took part in the Battle of New Orleans and the War of 1812. This book was expertly compiled by the author from the card files of the office of the Adjutant General in Washington, D.C. and is a comprehensive index to the compiled service records of the 1812 soldiers from Louisiana.
  • The Canary Islands Migration to Louisiana, 1778-1783 - Sidney L. Villere

    Passenger lists of vessels that brought Canary Islanders to Louisiana between 1778 and 1783.
    • SS Sacremento, 1778
    • San Ignacio de Loyola, 1778
    • La Victoria, 1778
    • San Juan Nepomuceno, 1778
    • La Santa Fas, 1779
    • El Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, 1779
    • Terra de Buyes, 1779
    • Fragata Llamada Margarita, 1783
    • SS Trinidad, 1783

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