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Links to General Related and Acadian Lineage, History, Genealogy, Surnames, Settlements, Culture Sites and Information


1) Mélançon / Melanson / Laverdure Sites
2) New Orleans and Louisiana Sites
3) Acadian Sites
4) Canadian Sites
5) Genealogical Research Related Sites
6) Genealogy Software Sites
7) USGov Sites
8) Foreign Language Sites

Mélançon / Melanson / Laverdure Related Sites

New Orleans and Louisiana Related Sites

1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery Regiment 1961-1965 - The regimental organization, assignments and battles, including the Battle of Grand Gulf and fortifications' map, images and leaders, plus links to additional Civil War information.

Acadian Genealogy Homepage - The FIRST (1991) and still the BEST Acadian-Cajun resource site on the internet, providing visitors information of available "specific family" genealogy CD-ROMs,  a graphic image of your own Family Crest and tons of Acadian-Cajun historical text information.

Buying Louisiana - An eyewitness's account of the Louisiana Purchase, information on the book and historical resources.

Cabildo, The - Two Hundred Years of Louisiana History - The Louisiana State Museum's site for Louisiana's most important historical building.

Caledonian Society of New Orleans - New Orleans - Ths website was established in order to promote the Scottish culture in the New Orleans area and to make accessible to the public the various activities of the society.  Activities include Scottish country dancing, Highland dancing, bagpipe band, Scottish Tea and annual Robert Burns Supper.

Catharine Cole's Louisiana - New Orleans - Catharine Cole, a Picayune writer, visited and wrote about all of Louisiana's parishes in the 1890s.  This site has many of her articles.  She was the 1st full-time woman staff writer on the newspaper and wrote a column, "Catharine Cole's Correspondence," each Sunday featuring women's topics, philosophic observations, fiction, and, most notably, her travels around the state. Over a period of years she visited and wrote about most of the parishes in Louisiana.

Civil War Louisiana Photo Album - The album contains several photos of Civil War sites in the state of Louisiana.

Colonial Louisiana History and Genealogy - Resources for research of genealogy and family history information for the Colony of Louisiana from about 1682 until statehood. Covers many states including all that were part of the Louisiana Purchase

Generals Buried in Louisiana - Names, photographs, and burial locations of Confederate generals

Irish Bend - This 1863 Union victory at St. Mary Parish, along with the one at Fort Bisland, two days earlier, assured the success of the operations in West Louisiana.

Lacombe Heritage Center - The Lacombe Heritage Center was established as part of the Bayou Lacombe Bicentennial in 1976 and is dedicated to preserve, protect, promote, present and pass along the environmental, historical, and cultural heritage of the north shore area.  We provice research, seminars, presentations, demonstrations, tours and field trips for schools, groups, and interested individuals.

Laura Plantation - Vacherie - enter the Creole world of one of Louisiana's Plantations at Laura Plantation, a historic sugar plantation built in 1805 and named the "best history tour in the U. S."

Louisiana Civil War Map of Battles - Location and information about battles fought in Louisiana during the Civil War.

Louisiana Constitution - From the Louisiana State Senate.

Louisiana Indian History - History of language, archeology, events and other background information on Native American nations in Louisiana.

Louisiana Native Guards - The first black soldiers in the Union Army during the Civil War. The Corps d'Afrique at Port Hudson.

Louisiana Tornadoes - Information about Louisiana tornadoes from 1950 to 1995, listed by parish.

Louisiana Winter Quarters - Newellton - A State owned historic Plantation, A Lone Survivor of the War Between the States - Louisiana Office of State Parks

Melrose Plantation - Natchitoches - is an association for the preservation of historic Natchitoches. The Melrose story begins with Marie Therese Coincoin, a slave born in 1742. Many would live in restored buildings from the plantations' colonial past.

NEIC: Earthquake History of Louisiana - Information on the earthquakes that have affected Louisiana throughout its history.

New Orleans Baseball - A history of baseball in New Orleans dating back to the 1850s with articles on and images of the New Orleans Pelicans, the New Orleans Zephyrs, and other local teams.

New Orleans History--Lake Pontchartrain - Almost anything you'd want to know about the history of the New Orleans Lake Shore--the amusement parks, the music, the art, the literature, the camps.

Oakland Plantation - Natchitoches - Find the history of another one of Louisiana's Plantations.

Poverty Point National Monument - Contains some of the largest prehistoric earth works in North America. State park facilities are open to the public.

River Road Moments, Growing up in the 1930's and 1940's - Personal history set in Louisiana's German Acadian Coast during the Great Depression through the years following World War II by Gerard Arthur Becnel.

San Francisco Plantation House - Garyville - A registered National Historic Landmark, built in 1860 along the Mississippi River.

Union Regiments - Louisiana - Louisiana Regiments in the Union Army.

Young-Sanders Center Foundation - Was set up to provide the history of the Civil War in Louisiana.

Acadian/French Canadian Genealogy Sites

Canadian Genealogy/History Sites

Genealogical Research Related Sites

Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Canadiennes by Cyprien Tanguay (7 vols.), 1608-1800.

Programme de Recherche en Démographie Historique (PRDH). Official site from the University of Montréal.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records. Includes searchable 1881 Canadian and 1880 US census databases.

Connecticut Digital Library (
The place to go for U.S. census information and lots more.

Acadian Genealogy Homepage.  A goldmine of Acadian information.  Includes censuses, maps, book info, CD-ROMs, research resources, a chat room, thousands of links, music, history, language resources, geographical information, surname info and much more.

Acadian Genealogy Exchange. Information on this bi-annual newsletter and other publications by Janet Jehn.

Acadian GenWeb site: A clearinghouse of information and links relating to Acadia and the Acadians.

Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home by Lucie LeBlanc.  This site includes much information on the Acadian deportation.

Centre d'Études Acadiennes at the University of Moncton (NB), includes genealogies of 37 families prepared by Stephen White.

Dictionnaire Généalogiques des Familles Acadiennes by Stephen White. Additions and Corrections to this fundamental resource.

Nova Scotia Museum: Info Sheets include 3 Acadian pages: 1) Settlement, Trading & Community Life; 2) Farming; 3) The Home.
On-Line and is an outstanding primer on the Internet and specifically on genealogy related resources.

Chris Gaunt and John Fuller have put together an excellent collection of links to genealogy sites on the net.
Their Genealogy Resources on the Internet is available onlilne as a
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The HTTP version also has pointers to text versions suitable for download or printing.

Genealogy Software Sites

US Sites

Other Foreign Country/Language Sites