Did you know that you can track down distant relations and learn about your many-times-great-grandparents for free at your local library? With the resources and excellent staff members in the Genealogy Department, finding information about your family history is a snap.
From the area? Try the Advocate Historical Archive, a nearly complete collection of every edition of Baton Rouge’s The Advocate ever published.
Not-so-local? Ancestry.com is one of the finest genealogical resources out there. It can only be used in-house, so you will have to be at any of the library branches either on your laptop or on one of our public computers, to use it. However, you’ll be able to freely access all of their great features when you’re here.
Military records are available through Fold3, and you can access English and Irish genealogy records through Find My Past – that one’s also only available in the library or on library wifi. You can also access collections of African American historical newspapers and early records of free people of color in Louisiana.
Learn who you are, and find new connections to your past – it’s all free at the library!