Louisiana Creole Research Association


Summer is here! Best warm-weather wishes from LA Creole. 

coupee-front A new project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities provides unprecedented digital access to a trove of papers, records and documents pertaining to the Louisiana Free People of Color. Learn more about this exciting resource!

August 22, LA Creole is proud to present a pair of instructional lectures on approaches to identifying enslaved ancestors. Read more about this program, which is free and open to the public.

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LA Creole is a New Orleans based non-profit family research organization dedicated to the study of the history and culture of the Creoles of Color of Louisiana through ancestral research, education, and celebration.

Creoles of Color in Louisiana
There is evidence that both French and Spanish Colonial Louisiana identified all its people (white, black, and mixed), both free and enslaved, who were born in the new world of old world stock as Creole. That included the offspring of Europeans (predominantly French and Spanish), Africans, and a mixture of both that could also include Native American.  More

Genealogy and History are our Mission
The Louisiana Creole Research Association, Inc., known as LA Creole, was founded on August 21, 2004 as a New Orleans-based, non-profit genealogy and family research organization.  More