Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library

Address

411 Pujo Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 721-7110

www.calcasieulibrary.org

Date of Official Change:

April 25, 2016

AKA:

Calcasieu Library /Genealogical & Historical Library

Description:

The Calcasieu Parish Public Library system's library catalog is available on-line in all library branches as well as through the website http://www.calcasieulibrary.org.

The website also includes a Genealogy Resource Line to the Genealogy Library's holding of microfilm and compiled genealogies as well as links to other interesting genealogy-related websites.

Collection
The Genealogy Library's collection offers a treasure of material to the genealogical researcher in the form of books, periodicals, microfilm, compiled family records and electronic databases. It contains records on most of the American states with special emphasis on Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi, as well as those stated to the north along the Mississippi River, Canada, and Acadia.

The collection contains a limited amount of information on British genealogy and patriotic organizations' lineage books.
Examples of the types of materials are cemetery and church records, parish courthouse records, military records, compiled family histories, parish histories and land records. Indexes are available for obituary notices that appeared in local newspapers, as well as marriages and some births. How-to Books are available to assist the beginning and experienced researcher.

We honor Library Southwest cards from the following parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Vernon. LSW cards are issued at your home parish.

Hours:

Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:0pm

Intake Process:

Visit a local Library branch to complete a registration card, or apply online. Present proof of a Photo I.D. and address. Proof of address includes a driver's license, checkbook, or received mail / Under 18: The registration card must be completed by the applicant, and signed by their parent or legal guardian with proof of a Photo I.D. and proof of address

Program Fees:

Library cards are FREE to anyone who lives, works, owns property, or attends school in Calcasieu Parish

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

Must have a library card / Must be a resident of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vernon parishes

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

April 25, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities:

Agency does not utilize volunteers

Address Listings

Mailing

411 Pujo Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Physical (Primary)

411 Pujo Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

(337) 721-7110

gen@calcasieu.lib.la.us

Brandon Shoumaker

Manager

(337) 721-7110

gen@calcasieu.lib.la.us

Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(337) 721-7110

Legal Status:

City/County(Parish)

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • Louisiana
    • Allen County
      • Beauregard County
        • Calcasieu County
          • Cameron County
            • Jefferson Davis County
              • Vernon County
              Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (TJ-4500.8300-230) and related services within the Service Tree.

              Geography Served

                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

              • Louisiana
                • Allen County
                  • Beauregard County
                    • Calcasieu County
                      • Cameron County
                        • Jefferson Davis County
                          • Vernon County
                          Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (TJ-4400.6500) and related services within the Service Tree.

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