Join a Genealogical Society

Genealogy can become a team activity. It’s always helpful to bounce strategy and ideas around with a genealogy buddy. But where can you find someone with the same wild enthusiasm you have for “digging up” roots? Try a local genealogy society.

Each state has a genealogy web page on USGenweb. Each state page includes parish or county information, as well as societies and contact information.  In Louisiana we have several societies that may interest you.

The Louisiana Genealogical Society does not have monthly meetings but serves the community with an excellent conference each year in April. The Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society does meet monthly and has provided an excellent tableau of speakers. Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane, Inc is the non-profit support group for the Louisiana State Archives.  Founded in 1978, Le Comité is a 501(c)(3) historical preservation and genealogy organization.  Membership in the society is on a calendar year basis.  Dues are $15 per year plus $5.00 for members who join or renew after March 1st of each year.  A Membership Application Form can be printed here.  Benefits of membership include the society’s quarterly journal, le Raconteur, a discount on the purchase of other publications, and free admission to the society’s annual meeting.

For more information, visit or contact the Genealogy Department of the East Baton Rouge Library:

9200 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 763-2283

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