As an extension of our research into the Creole people and institutions of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, CreoleGen gladly offers its services in research and historical consultation. Our researchers all have well over a decade of experience in historical and genealogical research. Within and outside of the city of New Orleans, we are able to offer the following services, the proceeds from which help to further support our mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Available for material located at the New Orleans Public Library, Xavier University Special Collections, Tulane University Special Collections, Amistad Research Center, Loyola University Special Collections, University of New Orleans Special Collections, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Historic New Orleans Collection, Louisiana Historical Center (U. S. Mint), and other repositories upon request. Among the unique sources we can search are the back issues of The Louisiana Weekly (est. 1925), the state’s longest running black publication.
Guidelines: In the event that a direct reference (volume, page, record date, etc.) is provided the basic contribution requested is $10.00 per hour, plus the cost of copies. For records where no direct reference exists, the contribution is $15.00 per hour, plus the cost of copies. Travel time outside of Orleans parish will be at the standard rate of 48 cents per mile. Our turn-around time after receipt of initial payment is generally within 7-15 business days.
Our readers and other members of the general public, from time to time, have lingering historical or genealogical questions or projects which extend beyond the retrieval of just one or two documents. In these cases, research services are available by the hour, at a rate of $20.00 per hour within Orleans Parish and $25.00 per hour plus mileage outside of Orleans Parish.
The researchers of CreoleGen are delighted to have opportunities to educate the public about Creole history and culture and the process of genealogical and historical research. Our researchers’ past speaking engagements included high school groups, family reunions, and visiting convention/conference attendees. Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Profit Set Up
We can assist in the process of setting up non-profit organizations. This includes working with you to draft by-laws, incorporating with the State of Louisiana, obtaining an EIN (Tax ID number), and crafting the documentation required to achieve 501c3 non-profit status with the IRS. We also can conduct workshops on Parliamentary Procedure/Robert’s Rules of Order. Our fees are as follows:
$349 minimum for complete set up
$125 minimum for a workshop consisting of 5 – 10 people