01 February 2011

Black History Month: New Orleans

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has unveiled a new online database containing records of baptisms, marriages and deaths in colonial New Orleans — including those of African slaves, "who until now have been nearly invisible to genealogical research." The website also has a lengthy explanation of the records of "Slave and Free People of Color Baptismal Records in the Archives."

One of the things that impressed me about this website was how easy it was to see the links to Genealogy, Historical Research, Collections, and Sacramental Records. My Catholic ancestors resided in Archdiocese where even the fact that there might be an archives is well hidden on their website. Kudos to the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Click here to read the full article at NOLA.com. Click here to read a story from the New Orleans Fox TV affiliate.

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