To save space, I have used abbreviations for many of the references in the notes, and I have listed limited publication information in the notes for frequently used references. That information and more that I hope will enable you to discover the sources I used is contained here. Unless otherwise indicated, it should be assumed that all of these references were found in the State Historical Society Library of Wisconsin, in Madison. The Library has an excellent set of Louisiana reference books and journals.
The Acadians in France: Milton P. Rieder, The Acadians in France, 1762-1776: rolls of the Acadians living in France distributed by towns for the years 1762 to 1776, 1967.
Acadian Marriages in France: Albert J. Robichaux, Jr., Acadian Marriages in France: Department of Ille-et-Vilaine, 1759-1776, 1976.
Attakapas Post: the Census of 1771: Winston DeVille, Attakapas Post: the Census of 1771, 1986.
Autin Family: Traise W. Hebert, Autin Family, Canada to Louisiana, 1720 to 1985, Genealogy Books, 1985.
The Bonin and Related Families: Jestnair J. Bonin, The Bonin and Related Families, Hebert Publications, 1987.
Bourgeois Lines: Kenneth B. Toups, Bourgeois Lines, A.B. Westerman, 1985.
BREAUX Family Ancestry: Clarence T. Breaux, The Ancestry of Certain BREAUX, BROUSSARD, LOUVIERE, BARRAS, BONIN, PROVOST and GUILBEAU Families of Louisiana, Acadie, Quebec and France, 1991.
BREAUX Genealogy: Clarence T. Breaux, A BREAU GENEALOGY: Descendants of the Pioneer Acadian, VINCENT BRAULT (1629-1686) in the Male Line through the Seventh Generation, 1999.
The Brignac Family: Janice Deitch Young, The Brignac Family and Their Relatives in Louisiana, 1978.
Broussard: Michael Conover, Broussard: Descendants of Francois and Nicolas, 1995.
Cabanocey: Lillian C. Bourgeois, Cabanocey: The History, Customs and Folklore of St. James Parish, 1957.
Census Tables: Charles R. Maduell Jr., The Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana from 1699 through 1732, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1972.
Colonial Louisiana Marriage Contracts: Winston DeVille, Colonial Louisiana Marriage Contracts: v.3, Post of Pointe Coupée, 1736-1803; v.4, Post of Avoyelles, 1796-1800, 1962.
Compendium of American Genealogy: Frederick A. Virkus, ed., The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy: First Families of America. A Genealogical Encyclopedia of the United States, F. A. Virkus & Co.
DBRCCR: Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, a many-volume set of transcriptions of the records from St. James, Ascension, Assumption, St. Michael’s, and other churches in the Baton Rouge Diocese.
DGFA: Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Acadiennes, (2 Vols.) Centre d'études acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999. I sometimes also refer to this as simply “White”.
DGFC: Cyprien Tanguay, Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu'a nos jours, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967. I sometimes also refer to this as simply “Tanguay”.
DGFQ: Rene Jette, Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles du Quebec, Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 1983. I sometimes also refer to this as simply “Jette”.
Early Marriages of Pointe Coupee: Veneta de Graffenried Morrison, Index Early Marriages of Point Coupee, 1771-1843, 1971.
Falgoust: Barbara L. Allen, Falgoust: a History and Genealogy of the Falgoust and Falgout families of France and Louisiana, 1555-1988, 1988.
First Families: Glenn R. Conrad, The First Families of Louisiana, Claitor's Pub. Division, 1970, 2 volumes plus index.
GCC: Winston DeVille, Gulf Coast Colonials: A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1968.
GCF: Albert Robichaux, German Coast Families, Hebert Publications, 1997. A book I found so useful at the Library that I purchased a copy for myself.
The German Coast: Glenn R. Conrad, The German Coast, Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes, 1804-1812, 1981.
HGA: Bona Arsenault, Histoire et généalogie des Acadiens, in 6 volumes. I sometimes also refer to this as simply “Arsenault”.
LGR: Louisiana Genealogical Register, periodical.
LHQ: Louisiana Historical Quarterly, periodical.
Livingston Parish Headstone Inscriptions: Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Headstone Inscriptions: "Gone but not forgotten.", Edward Livingston Historical Association, 1980.
Louisiana Census and Militia Lists: Albert J. Robichaux, Jr., Louisiana census and militia lists, 1770-1789, 1973.
Louisiana Marriage Contracts: Alice Daly Forsyth and Ghislaine Pleasonton, Louisiana Marriage Contracts: A Compilation of Abstracts from Records of the Superior Council of Louisiana During the French Regime, 1725-1758, Polyanthos, 1980.
Louisiana Marriage Contracts – Vol. II: Alice Daly Forsyth, Louisiana Marriage Contracts - Volume II: Abstracts from Records of the Superior Council of Louisiana, 1728-1769, 1989.
Love’s Legacy: Jacqueline Olivier Vidrine, Love's Legacy: The Mobile Marriages Recorded in French, Transcribed, with Annotated Abstracts in English, 1985.
Marriage Contracts of the Attakapas Post: Winston de Ville with Jane Guillory Bulliard, Marriage Contracts of the Attakapas Post, 1760-1803; Colonial Louisiana Marriage Contracts, Volume 5, 1966.
Marriage Dispensations: Shirley Chiasson Bourquard, Marriage Dispensations in the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas: 1786-1803, Polyanthos, 1980.
NOG: New Orleans Genesis, periodical.
Opelousas Post: Winston DeVille, Opelousas Post: the Census of 1771, 1986.
Orleans Parish Civil Records: Albert J. Robichaux, Civil registration of Orleans Parish: births, marriages and deaths, 1790-1833, Hebert Publications, 2000.
RAQA: Répertoire des actes de baptême, mariage, sépulture et des recensements du Québec ancien, Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 1980-, collected records from Quebec, both sacramental and civil.
Savoies of LA: Harry J. Savoy, Savoy/Savoie/Savois families of Louisiana, Acadia Pub., 1989.
SLR: Rev. Donald Hebert, South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes.
Some late eighteenth-century Louisianians: Jacqueline K. Voorhies, Some late eighteenth-century Louisianians; census records, 1758-1796, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973.
St. Charles Civil Records: Glenn R. Conrad, Saint Charles, Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. Charles Parish 1770-1803, 1974.
St. Gabriel Settlers: Winston DeVille, St. Gabriel Settlers: the 1777 Census of Iberville District in the Province of Louisiana, 1987.
St. Helena Genealogical Abstracts: Ernest Russ Williams, Jr., Genealogical and historical abstracts of legal records of Saint Helena Parish, Louisiana, 1804-1870: successions (probates and wills), 1804-1854 ; tax assessment rolls, 1823, 1824, 1826 ; marriages, 1811-1870, Williams Genealogical and Historical Pub., 1995.
St. James Colonial Records: Eileen Larre' Behrman, St. James Parish, Louisiana, colonial records, 1782-1787, The Clan MacBean Press, 1980.
St. John Civil Records: Glenn R. Conrad, Saint Jean Baptiste des Allemands, Abstracts of the Civil Records of St. John the Baptist Parish with Genealogy and Index 1753-1803, 1972, Third Printing 1985.
St. John the Baptist Baptism Books, St. John the Baptist Funeral Books, St. John the Baptist Marriage Books: I ordered copies of some records from the Archivist at the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Usually I reserved this for transactions I found already indexed (usually in NOG). This is not inexpensive - $12 per record – but can be important when the records you want have been indexed but not abstracted, as is true for many of the 19th century St. John the Baptist records.
St. Mary Parish Court Records: Mary Elizabeth Sanders, Selected annotated abstracts of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Court Records, 1811-1837, 1978.
SWLR: Rev. Donald Hebert, Southwest Louisiana Records.
Vacherie: Elton Oubre, Vacherie. St. James Parish, Louisiana: History and Genealogy.
Les Voyageurs: A publication of the German-Acadian Coast Historical & Genealogical Society. The Library receives this, but I have the newer issues since I became a member of the Society in 1999.
There is of course a wealth of data to be gotten from the censuses. There are limitations, but if one is careful, the censuses can help to fill in the gaps in the church data (and vice versa). In general, I tried to work with the microfilm census data. Many of these censuses have been transcribed, and it can be very useful to read someone else’s interpretation of the data, but one has only to read some of the transcriptions to note that there are significant gaps and uncertainties. Again, I am indebted to the Historical Society Library for their inventory of censuses on microfilm. Louisiana census indexes after 1870 I needed to order. For censuses of the parishes from 1766-1800, I did rely on published transcriptions in various sources.
CITY DIRECTORY DATA:
For some of the BLUM family ancestry, I needed to consult the city directories for New Orleans. These directories are also of limited use, but if the data are there, they can be quite helpful. Many of the BLUM ancestors lived in New Orleans in the second half of the nineteenth century. The City Directories are available at the Library in either microfilm or microfiche.