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Linkpendium is a massive index of linked genealogy sites.  Managed by a husband and wife team Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wolf Leverich, Linkpendium’s goal is to index every genealogically relevant site in existence on the web.  Hosted by the site, researchers can find genealogical records available to them by county or ancestor surname.  With more than 1,000,000 links, it is chocked full of free genealogical data.  With smooth jumps to its links, it is easy to see why so many people love Linkpendium.  Administrators constantly monitor pages to protect against dead links.  Amazingly at Linkpendium, you can now search 2,648, 502 pages of data in a single query.    


The Louisiana Creole Association Inc. is a New Orleans-based nonprofit family research organization.  Its goal is to educate creoles of color and the general public on Creole culture.  The association celebrates the contributions of creoles to American History and it sponsors workshops that teach Creole descendants people how to research Louisiana Creole genealogy.  It posts community events and has a free nine page PDF guide to researching…what else…but Creole Genealogy.

Louisiana Digital Library

The Louisiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online digital library of Louisiana institutions.  It provides over 144,000 digital materials and makes unique historical treasures from the Louisiana institution's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories in the state electronically accessible to Louisiana residents and to students.  It contains photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more.  All of which document Louisiana genealogy, history and culture. 

Some of its collections include:

  • Early Louisiana French Correspondence

  • Harper's Weekly Journal and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper Harper's Weekly,

  • US GenWeb Archives Project Page for Orleans Parish Louisiana

  • From Norm Hellmers: The Orleans Parish (New Orleans) Death Records

  • University of New Orleans Electronic Theses and Dissertations

For more information go to or go to the US GenWeb Archives Project Page for Orleans Parish Louisiana at


Lowcountry Africana  was voted one of Family Tree Magazine’s 101 Best Websites in 2008.  It is a site dedicated to recording and preserving genealogical and historical records of African Americans in the historic rice growing regions of SC, GA, and FL.  It is a treasure trove of primary source documents and users can store things in a locker on the page that helps them to create and maintain an online research diary.  Sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation in Charleston, S.C. Lowcountry Africana gives background information on all records and resources specific to the location.  



The Lowcountry Digital Library is a digital resource that makes accessible to the researching public a treasure trove of the unique regional resources of several local libraries. The Digital Library works with partner institutions to provide the researching public with historical materials and professional training and support to archivists, academics, and other research professionals.  

Of particular interest to its African American patrons are its partnerships with:

  • The Avery Research Center Oral Histories and Publications

  • The Barnwell Family Papers

  • The Charleston-Savannah Railroad Records

  • The Drayton Family Papers

  • The Heyward-Ferguson Family Papers

  • The South Carolina Historical Society Family Papers

  • and, The South Carolina Historical Society Manuscripts


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