The purpose of this questionnaire is to compile information for a
This same form will be placed on the Lafourche Parish GenWeb and the St. James
Parish GenWeb sites.
It is important to document the history of Americans of African descent.
Much of early African/American history is oral
tradition, and it is important to begin documenting what we do know, so that
in the future, our children will have places to
come to in order to learn about their ancestors.
Anyone who has ANY information about persons who were slaves on plantations
is encouraged to submit forms here. Many plantation record books
contain information regarding the background of slaves which were purchased.,
sold and emancipated. Plantation records often contain information
about deaths and births. In many cases we will be able to track the life
of an enslaved person from plantation to plantation, owner to owner, by
submitting information here.
This information is primarily for St. John Parish Families, but ANY slave
information for ANY family anywhere in Louisiana
will be accepted.