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.

Document Retrieval

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.

Research Projects

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.

Lectures/Speaking Engagements

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:

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

7 thoughts on “Services

  1. Greetings,

    I am in need of a Creole interpreter for a Deposition on 9/22 @ 9:45AM in New Orleans. Please let me know if you know anyone you can recommend.

    Best Regards,

    Jade Polanco

  2. How do I find my Creole family members ? Some moved north to Chicago and some stayed south in Louisiana. Is the website only for New Orleans ? Thanks

    • Bonjour Mr. Littlejohn! Thank you for visiting CreoleGen! Please visit and support CreoleGen often. As listed above, we are glad to offer research services to the general public at very reasonable rates. The researchers at CreoleGen all have several years of experience in research Louisiana families. Check out our Services page for options on how CreoleGen can help you!

  3. I have really enjoyed your site. I loved reading about family. You have created a few questions. I have always believed that I am related to the Dejoie family thru the Browns. Now it seems there maybe another connection thru the Segue line.

  4. The St. Mary’s Academy Alumnae Association is working on a book to celebrate the 150 year history of the school. What is needed are old yearbooks, pictures, memoirs from 1867 to the present. Thank you for any suggestions CreoleGen may have on this project.

    • Karen, I am sending you a personal email with information on where you can find past yearbooks from St. Mary’s Academy….Lolita

  5. I saw that you had an article on Booker T Washington High School some time ago. The article said that the graduating class of June 1943 consisted of 21 girls and 4 boys. Do you have the names of those from that class? I think my mother may have been part of that class.Her name was Jean Juanita Hitchens. I was also wondering if you will be doing any articles on the operettas BTW put on during the early years.
    When I was a young girl my mother used to talk about how wonderful they were and she had parts in some of them. My mother passed away 17 years ago,but I still remember the things she told me about her BTW years. Always interesting to read articles from CreoleGen. Appreciate all your work.

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