Orleans Parish Archives -  USGENWEB Project

What are the archives?

Does Orleans Parish have a mailing list?

How do I submit records to the archives?

What if I need help to (or cannot) find my relative(s)?

How do the archives pages differ from the parish pages?

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What are the archives?

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The Louisiana GenWeb Project is an extension of the KY GenWeb Project.



Does Orleans Parish have a mailing list?

Yes! You can subscribe to RootsWeb's Orleans parish mailing list in either Mail Mode or Digest Mode by clicking on your preference and putting only the word subscribe in the body of the message. Or by sending email with the word subscribe  in the body of the message to the following email addresses

  1. Mail mode - LAORLEAN-L-request@rootsweb.com
  2. Digest mode - LAORLEAN-D-request@rootsweb.com

**Please note that Gene Hullinghorst is in Charge of the Mailing List**


How do I submit records to the archives?

Guidelines for Submitting Files to the LAGenWeb Archives

By Darnell Marie Brunner Beck

Files for the LaGenWeb Archives can be sent as an attachment or in the body of an email message.

Attachments should be saved as an Text File with a ".txt" extension. Except when doing the indexes with Colleen, these should be in excel. Email Colleen for the example on how it should be typed. All other files such as obits, certificates and other files should be sent to Gene I use MsWorks, Wordpad, Notepad, Word and Excel. So I can receive all these files. Make sure your files have the following...


Obituary of Doe, John 04-20-1900 Orleans Parish Louisiana

Submitted by Dee Beck   (orleansarchives@hotmail.com)

Source: The Times Picayune 04-21-1900

The Obit here


COPYRIGHT: We cannot use anything that is still under copyright with out the permission of the one who holds it. All government generated material is public domain and can be used. This would be census records, court house records, war records, etc. Also most of the wonderful old books that were written around the turn of the last century are now public domain. There are many sites on the internet explaining copy right laws much better than I can. Another site for some help is: USGenWeb Tips for Text File Presentation Information on Copyright can be found at: LAGenWeb Copyright Faq If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


How do the archives differ from the parish pages?

The archives pages contain records only. Archives pages are where all records for a particular parish are stored. The parish pages contain links to all other sources where information can be found pertaining to your research.


What if I cannot find my relative(s)?

The archivist's (me) primary responsibility is to obtain records and post them to the USGENWEB server for viewing. This includes formatting all records according to guidelines and making sure that the website is very helpful and informative. I DO NOT DO LOOKUPS OR RESEARCH, (I do Obits only), NOR CAN I ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT DO NOT RELATE TO ITEMS THAT ARE IN THE ARCHIVES. Please visit the Orleans Parish Page for help in this area, or check the New Orleans Public Library's Genealogy Guide.


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