The purpose of this questionnaire is to
compile information for a database.
This same form will be placed on the
St. John Parish GenWeb and
the St. James Parish GenWeb
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
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 who 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
This information is primarily for Lafourche Parish Families, but ANY slave
information for ANY family anywhere in Louisiana will be accepted.