About this guide
These guides are designed to help the beginning family researcher. Please call 763-2283 or visit with the genealogy staff for help if you have questions about your particular research.
About the Collection
The Bluebonnet Genealogy Collection focuses on southern states and includes:
Microfilm: Revolutionary War pensions, city directories, plantation records, church records, census, passenger records.
Print Resources: Journals, newsletters, magazines, biographies, histories, genealogies, finding aids, bibliographies.
Electronic Resources: Ancestry.com Library edition, Heritage Quest, CDs, and Internet resources.
from the Bluebonnet Regional Library
We have no scheduled events for the remainder of the year as we begin planning our move to the new main library. Be sure to check our Infoguide regularly for news and updated content!
Hendrick Averkamp "A Winter Scene with Skaters Near a Castle" 1608-09.
The Bluebonnet Library Genealogy Department was pleased to welcome Mr. Michel-Antoine Goitia-Nicolas of the Louisiana Basque-American Society & Cultural Organization (LABASCO) as the keynote speaker for our annual Genealogy Conference on Saturday, August 24th. Mr. Goitia-Nicolas held a packed house spellbound during his three hour lecture on the astonishing, hidden history of the Basque people. Covering Basque history from prehistoric times to present-day American roots, Mr. Goitia-Nicolas demonstrated that the Basque people were global explorers and New World pioneers well before other Europeans left the shores of their homelands. Mr. Goitia-Nicolas drew the lecture to a close with a discussion about how the Basques came to settle in Louisiana, the unexpected definition of creole, and the Basque origin of many Louisiana family and place names including Zatarain, Lafitte, and Abita. Keep your eyes on the Genealogy Department Info Guide for a future announcement about Mr. Goitia-Nicolas's return for another lecture in Baton Rouge. This talk is not to be missed!
Mr. Michel-Antoine Goitia-Nicolas lectures on Basques in Louisiana at the head of a crowded room.
Patrons line up to hear Mr. Goitia-Nicolas explain the Basque origins of their family name.
New African American Guides and Newspaper databases are available!
Go to the new Digital Library link and Search by subject (Genealogy) or find the link in the A to Z guide.
9200 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
The Librarian is in...
That's me, the little baby in the picture. There's a great story about that picture. If you take the Finding Females class one day, you might hear about it! In the meantime, as your genealogy librarian I am here to answer your questions, help you find materials and talk strategy. If you would like to set aside time to meet with me, please call 763-2283 and make an appointment.
9 to 9 Monday -Thursday
9 to 6 Friday/Saturday
2 to 6 Sunday