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Join Us at Our New Home!

Please join us at our new home, located at the new Main Library at 7711 Goodwood Blvd. We are located on the second floor in the Special Collections Department, sharing the space with Archives and the Baton Rouge Room. We are now open and excited to welcome patrons new and old!


9 am to 8:45 pm   Monday -Thursday

9 am to 5:45 pm     Friday - Saturday

2pm to 8:45 pm   Sunday


7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(225) 231-3751

Featured database

The Advocate Obituary Project indexes obituaries appearing in the State Times or Morning Advocate.  Years covered to date:  1952-91. To use these files: Save the file(s) to the Computer's Desktop and then Open them for optimal viewing.

Fire Insurance Maps Online

Introducing Fire Insurance Maps Online, a database of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.  Located in the Digital Library.

Louisiana Colonial Documents Project


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About This Guide


This Guide is to assist the beginning Genealogist. For help, please contact us at (225) 231-3751 or email David Laatsch.

About the Collection

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library Genealogy Collection focuses on southern states and includes:

Microfilm: Slave papers, legal records, city directories, plantation records, church records, & passenger records.


Print Resources: Books, newsletters, magazines, local histories, family genealogies, & vertical files.

Electronic Resources: Library edition, HeritageQuest, Fold3, & Internet resources.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library Genealogy Collection is close to other holdings such as the Louisiana State Archives, the Family History Center, LSU's Hill Memorial Library and the Archives at the Clerk of Court. Altogether, we provide a vast array of genealogical treasure just waiting to be discovered.