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 Contact the Genealogy staff

  Parking and Amenities

  • One-hour parking is available along Bilbo St. on the West side of the building. 
  • Pujo Street is a one-way street from East to West.
  • Contact staff at 337-721-7110 for parking info.
  • The public kitchen includes a refrigerator and ice maker.

SWLA Genealogical & Historical Branch

Mon, Dec 05 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 10 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Sun, Dec 11 Closed

Branch manager
Brandon Shoumaker
411 Pujo Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Tel: 337-721-7110

What's in the Collection
  • Books, periodicals, microfilm, compiled family records and electronic databases.
  • Special collections - Maude Reid Index, Obituaries Index, and the 1895-1896 Lake Charles City Directory.
  • Records on most of the American states - special emphasis on LA, TX, and MS, as well as those stated to the North along the Mississippi River, Canada, and Acadia. 
  • Limited information on British genealogy and patriotic organizations' lineage books. 
  • Cemetery and church records, parish courthouse records, military records, compiled family histories, parish histories and land records.
  • Indexes for obituary notices that appeared in local newspapers, as well as marriages and some births.
  • How-to books to assist the novice and experienced researcher.