Alumni records are part directories, part newspapers and magazines, part biographies, part obituaries, part yearbooks, part vital records, etc. You get the idea. If you are seeking genealogy clues, these “records’ are full of them. All of the information is derivative, but it can provide leads for you to search for original documents. And if you are documenting a person’s family story, well, there’s a ton of that kind of information too.
So what am I including in Alumni Records?
- Alumni directories
- Alumni registers
- Alumni newsletters, bulletins, newspapers, and magazines
- Commencement programs
And what information is available in them?
- Graduation dates and degree(s) received
- Current photos and/or those of their family
- Current address lists
- Where are they now and what are they doing?
- Obituaries and “In Memoriam”
- Children born to the alumnus
- Deaths in their family
- Life achievements and awards
- Interesting stories about the alumnus and their family
Below is a list of links to free online alumni record and index collections for the state:
Note: Some of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. Near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital.
(Updated October, 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)
- Centenary College Alumni Publications
- Centenary College of Louisiana, Commencement Exercises
- Charity Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Newsletters
- Grambling State University Alumni News
- La Salle University Alumni Newsletters
- La Salle University Commencement Programs
- Louisiana College Alumni Magazine
- Louisiana State University and A. and M. College, General Alumni Catalogue of 1918
- Louisiana State University Medical Center Shreveport, Commencement Programs
- Louisiana Tech Magazine
- Louisiana Tech Magazine – Louisiana Tech Alumni Association
- Louisiana Tech University Alumni News
- Loyola University New Orleans Publications
- LSU Alumni Association Magazine
- LSU Law Commencement Programs
- Northwestern State College of Louisiana., Alumni Roll, 1916
- Northwestern State College of Louisiana., Alumni Roll, 1921
- Northwestern State University Alumni Columns Magazine
- Southeastern Louisiana University Magazine
- St. Pauls School Alumni Magazine
- Tulane University Alumni News
- University of Louisiana Lafayette Alumni News
- University of Louisiana Monroe Alumni Newsletter
- University of Louisiana Monroe College of Pharmacy Alumni Newsletter
- University of Louisiana Monroe Commencement Programs
- Xavier University of Louisiana Alumni Publications
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
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