Another great resource is now available online: Records from the Archdiocese of Louisiana and the Floridas – 1576-1803.
The database contains two entries for each record: (1.) an image of the original hand-witten record in French and (2.) an image of an accompanying 3″ by 5″ index card that was created some years ago.
In addition to the images of original records, a lengthy and detailed history of the records and detailed explanations of the records are also included. For more information or to view the records, go to http://archives.nd.edu/mano.
My thanks to newsletter reader Lynna Kay Shuffield for telling me about this great resource.