Le Comite and the Louisiana State Archives

Damon Veach, The Advocates genealogy columnist, wrote an article recently that is of interest to Louisiana researchers. EOGN blog posted a link, too, about a new book by Judy Riffel, from the “Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane.” Founded in 1978, Le Comite is a non-profit genealogical and historical preservation society in support of the Louisiana State Archives. Membership information to Le Comite: “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. Judy’s book, “A Guide to Genealogical Research at the Louisiana State Archives”, is offered for sale: The softcover book is 164 pages and sells postpaid for $23 to current members of Le Comité and $33 to non-members.To order, write Le Comité at P.O. Box 1547, Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Le RaconteurBenefits of membership to Le Comite 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.

Le Raconteur is published in March, June, September, and December. Each issue contains a variety of genealogical and historical articles dealing with topics from around Louisiana.

Le Comite
purchases articles, manuscripts and other materials for the Louisiana State Archives.
The Louisiana State Archives also accepts donations and mail in research requests.

Here is a fee schedule for mail in requests.
Research Library Mail-In Research Request
Fee Schedule
Catholic Records $5.00 per name per three volume search
– Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacrament Records 1718 – 1829
– Diocese of Baton Rouge 1707 – 1898
– Southwest Louisiana Records 1750 – 1909 by Father Hebert
– South Louisiana Records 1794 – 1920
Confederate Pension Applications $15.00 per individual & application
Civil War Military Records $15.00 per individual
– Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from Louisiana
Federal Census Records $10.00 per name per year search
– Louisiana Only
– Years 1810-1880, 1900-1930

Passenger Ship List Index $10.00 per name per series search
– Index to Passenger List of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coasts Ports: 1820-1874
– Index to Passenger List of vessels arriving in New Orleans: 1853-1952
Naturalization Index: 1831 – 1906 $5.00 per name search
– Issued in the State of Louisiana
National Cemetery Indexes $5.00 per name per cemetery search
– Louisiana Only
– Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Chalmette and Port Hudson National Cemeteries
WPA New Orleans Cemeteries Index $5.00 per name per cemetery search
– 1700’s – 1940’s
New Orleans City Directories $7.00 per name per three year search
– Years 1805-1861, 1866-1908, 1910-1933, 1935
Baton Rouge City Directories $7.00 per name per three year search
– Years 1905-1906, 1908-1909, 1911, 1913-1916, 1918, 1922-1927, 1929, 1931-1934
Louisiana Voter Registration Lists $5.00 per name search
– 1898 & 1913
– Not all Parishes are listed
Colonial Documents* $15.00 per document search, per series of
– Avoyelles Parish Colonial Documents: 1786-1803
– Natchitoches Parish Civil Documents: 1723-1803
– St. Charles Parish Colonial Records: 1740-1803
– St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Records: 1764-1803
– Opelousas Post Colonial Documents: 1766-1789
– Ascension Parish Conveyance Records: 1770-1803
– St. James Parish Colonial Records: 1782-1787
– St. John the Baptist Parish Original Acts: 1753-1798
* Colonial Documents Request must included name, type of records requested
and approximate date.
NOTE: Fees are for research and must be retained for both successful and
unsuccessful searches.

Damon Veach accepts queries of any length that have a Louisiana connection. His address and email: Damon Veach, Louisiana Ancestors, Sunday Advocate Magazine, P.O. Box
588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 or e-mail to ancestorslaveach@cox.net.

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About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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