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Archives & Manuscripts Department: Obituaries A-P


Obituaries may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about research, but they are in fact, regarded as a resource for historians and family history hunters alike.  Obituaries are often the missing link or the best starting point for many successful genealogy searches. They are mini-storylines of a person’s life often highlighting major occurrences between "born on" and "deceased on".  They can tell you a lot about someone, which makes them invaluable in genealogical research.

This database displays obituaries of persons that were once affiliated with Southern University and A&M College.  From members of the Board of Supervisors (BOS) to Faculty/Staff and Students.

Board of Supervisors (BOS)


Obituaries Not Available Online

This particular section contains obituaries of persons throughout the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The official obituary is not available online but is available in the Archives & Manuscripts Department.