The Society is the official registry of the First Families of Louisiana Certificate Program – recognizing families who settled within the present boundaries of the state on, or prior to, December 20, 1803.

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For a description of the program and qualifications for registry, please click on “First Families Instructions.”  To download an application form, please click on “Download First Families Application.”

Hoisting of American Colors over Louisiana
December 20, 1803
The American flag was raised in ceremonies in the Place d’ Armes (now Jackson Square), New Orleans, to mark the transfer of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.