Allen Parish Library - Branches in Oberlin (Main), Oakdale, & Kinder.

Director - Ms. Karen Teigen
Oberlin, LA
(318) 639-4315
Louisiana ILL Code: B1AL

Oberlin Branch:

P. O. Box 400 - Sixth Street
Oberlin, LA 70655-0400
Ms. Carolyn Marcantel, Branch Manger

Kinder Branch:

P.O. Box 637 - 4th Street
Kinder, LA 70648
Mr. Steven Lane, Branch Manager

Oakdale Branch:

405 E. Sixth Avenue
Oakdale, LA 71463
Ms. Dot Fournerat, Branch Manager

Special Collections & Services: Business Collection - Oakdale

Tourist Information - Oberlin
Genealogy - All Branches
Internet Access at Oberlin and Oakdale

Use the e-mail address below to submit your question. Be sure to give your name, address, phone number and e-mail address (if you have one) so staff can get back to you with the answer.

Resource Books

Cole Footprints book (History of the Cole Family from Stephen (Steven) Cole and his wife Elizabeth 1660 to the Coles migration to Mississippi and St. Landry, Calcasieu, Beauregard, and Allen Parishes, is now being republished. Price is $25.00.

Camellia Denys
1251 Briar
Provo, UT 84604-2864
(801) 377-5915


To request a lookup from any of the references, click on the email address of the volunteer/owner and ask them politely. Please remember, you may only ask for one family name or surname at a time. They in turn will notify you, if there is a match, of the page(s) of the reference, the reference's author and/or publisher and address and a brief summary about what was mentioned.

Please do not ask them to copy or send you any pages. And, although e-mail can be fast, people are not, especially volunteers. It may take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks for a reply! Please be patient! Also, although we try to keep our "links" and e-mail addresses updated, both change frequently!

But most of all, please remember to thank them for their help!

As you can see, volunteers are needed.

Reference Author Volunteer Email
Canadian Ancestry Lookups Canadian and Acadia Records Mona Cicciarella
Southwest Louisiana Records (all volumes) Fr. Donald Hebert Need Volunteer!
Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country Brasseaux, Fontenot, and Oubre Need Volunteer!
Louisiana Tapestry: The Ethnic Weave of St. Landry Parish Baker and Kreamer (Editors) Need Volunteer!
The Free Negro in Ante-Bellum Louisiana H. E. Sterkx Need Volunteer
The Louisiana Link Glenwith H. McHenry Kathy LeMay Kelly
The History of Louisiana Vol 1-3

(Includes biographies of prominent Louisianans of this era - 1925.)

Published by: The American Historical Society Frances Ball Turner
The Civil War Veterans of Old Imperial Cacasieu Parish, Louisiana B. T. Rosteet and S. F. Miguez Jimmy E. Cooley
Oberlin 1893-1993: The First 100 Years Pat Carroll Marcantel Barbara H. Swire
Looking Back at Kinder Ethelinda J. Andrus & Grace H. Cornish Don & Leavon Ladner