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Birth Records (141)
Cemetery Records (10,557)
Census Records (2,053)
Church Records (397)
City Directories (513)
Court Records (79)
Death Records (469)
Histories and Genealogies (548)
Immigration Records (105)
Land Records (510)
Map Records (729)
Marriage Records (576)
Military Records (492)
Minority Records (129)
Miscellaneous Records (215)
Newspapers and Obituaries (2,555)
Probate Records (200)
School Records (1,911)
Tax Records (49)

By Parish

Acadia Parish (314)
Allen Parish (221)
Ascension Parish (225)
Assumption Parish (184)
Avoyelles Parish (329)
Beauregard Parish (265)
Bienville Parish (400)
Bossier Parish (320)
Caddo Parish (720)
Calcasieu Parish (521)
Caldwell Parish (232)
Cameron Parish (209)
Catahoula Parish (213)
Claiborne Parish (352)
Concordia Parish (248)
DeSoto Parish (359)
East Baton Rouge Parish (692)
East Carroll Parish (141)
East Feliciana Parish (242)
Evangeline Parish (245)
Franklin Parish (293)
Grant Parish (230)
Iberia Parish (251)
Iberville Parish (211)
Jackson Parish (222)
Jefferson Davis Parish (230)
Jefferson Parish (296)
La Salle Parish (237)
Lafayette Parish (277)
Lafourche Parish (377)
Lincoln Parish (307)
Livingston Parish (403)
Madison Parish (116)
Morehouse Parish (304)
Natchitoches Parish (575)
Orleans Parish (1,631)
Ouachita Parish (539)
Plaquemines Parish (171)
Pointe Coupee Parish (186)
Rapides Parish (822)
Red River Parish (125)
Richland Parish (258)
Sabine Parish (379)
Saint Bernard Parish (113)
Saint Charles Parish (171)
Saint Helena Parish (332)
Saint James Parish (141)
Saint John the Baptist Parish (130)
Saint Landry Parish (418)
Saint Martin Parish (183)
Saint Mary Parish (267)
Saint Tammany Parish (521)
Tangipahoa Parish (780)
Tensas Parish (151)
Terrebonne Parish (348)
Union Parish (420)
Vermilion Parish (313)
Vernon Parish (458)
Washington Parish (540)
Webster Parish (394)
West Baton Rouge Parish (142)
West Carroll Parish (170)
West Feliciana Parish (245)
Winn Parish (378)

By City

Abbeville (in Vermilion Parish) (93)
Abita Springs (in Saint Tammany Parish) (27)
Aimwell (in Catahoula Parish) (17)
Albany (in Livingston Parish) (46)
Alexandria (in Rapides Parish) (254)
Algiers (in Orleans Parish) (69)
Allen (in Natchitoches Parish) (20)
Alto (in Richland Parish) (25)
Amite (in Tangipahoa Parish) (116)
Anacoco (in Vernon Parish) (31)
Angie (in Washington Parish) (31)
Arcadia (in Bienville Parish) (55)
Arcola (in Tangipahoa Parish) (21)
Ashland (in Natchitoches Parish) (25)
Athens (in Claiborne Parish) (24)
Atlanta (in Winn Parish) (28)
Baker (in East Baton Rouge Parish) (35)
Bakers (in Franklin Parish) (17)
Baldwin (in Saint Mary Parish) (18)
Barataria (in Jefferson Parish) (29)
Basile (in Evangeline Parish) (21)
Baskin (in Franklin Parish) (37)
Bastrop (in Morehouse Parish) (114)
Baton Rouge (in East Baton Rouge Parish) (422)
Bayou Chicot (in Evangeline Parish) (18)
Bayou Sara (in West Feliciana Parish) (25)
Bedico (in Tangipahoa Parish) (21)
Beekman (in Morehouse Parish) (22)
Belcher (in Caddo Parish) (18)
Belle Chasse (in Plaquemines Parish) (32)
Belle River (in Assumption Parish) (24)
Bellevue (in Bossier Parish) (34)
Bellwood (in Natchitoches Parish) (24)
Belmont (in Sabine Parish) (18)
Benson (in DeSoto Parish) (21)
Benton (in Bossier Parish) (45)
Bernice (in Union Parish) (54)
Berwick (in Saint Mary Parish) (25)
Bienville (in Bienville Parish) (69)
Big Bend (in Avoyelles Parish) (19)
Blanchard (in Caddo Parish) (15)
Bogalusa (in Washington Parish) (67)
Bolivar (in Tangipahoa Parish) (21)
Bonita (in Morehouse Parish) (27)
Bosco (in Ouachita Parish) (22)
Bossier City (in Bossier Parish) (72)
Bourg (in Terrebonne Parish) (21)
Boutte (in Saint Charles Parish) (32)
Boyce (in Rapides Parish) (23)
Branch (in Acadia Parish) (21)
Breaux Bridge (in Saint Martin Parish) (34)
Brusly (in West Baton Rouge Parish) (22)
Bryceland (in Bienville Parish) (23)
Bunkie (in Avoyelles Parish) (37)
Burr Ferry (in Vernon Parish) (19)
Bush (in Saint Tammany Parish) (30)
Cadeville (in Ouachita Parish) (24)
Calhoun (in Ouachita Parish) (49)
Calvin (in Winn Parish) (28)
Cameron (in Cameron Parish) (42)
Campti (in Natchitoches Parish) (31)
Caney (in Vernon Parish) (15)
Carlyss (in Calcasieu Parish) (20)
Carrollton (in Orleans Parish) (52)
Castor (in Bienville Parish) (40)
Center Point (in Avoyelles Parish) (20)
Central (in East Baton Rouge Parish) (20)
Chackbay (in Lafourche Parish) (20)
Chalmette (in Saint Bernard Parish) (46)
Chataignier (in Evangeline Parish) (22)
Chatham (in Jackson Parish) (42)
Chauvin (in Terrebonne Parish) (22)
Cheneyville (in Rapides Parish) (43)
Chesbrough (in Tangipahoa Parish) (20)
Chestnut (in Natchitoches Parish) (21)
Chipola (in Saint Helena Parish) (24)
Choudrant (in Lincoln Parish) (31)
Church Point (in Acadia Parish) (38)
Clarence (in Natchitoches Parish) (26)
Clarks (in Caldwell Parish) (26)
Clayton (in Concordia Parish) (23)
Clifton in Washington Parish (in Washington Parish) (18)
Clinton (in East Feliciana Parish) (82)
Clio (in Livingston Parish) (17)
Cloutierville (in Natchitoches Parish) (20)
Colfax (in Grant Parish) (43)
Collinston (in Morehouse Parish) (19)
Colquitt (in Claiborne Parish) (23)
Columbia (in Caldwell Parish) (71)
Convent (in Saint James Parish) (26)
Converse (in Sabine Parish) (28)
Cotton Valley (in Webster Parish) (33)
Cottonport (in Avoyelles Parish) (32)
Coushatta (in Red River Parish) (40)
Covington (in Saint Tammany Parish) (91)
Cravens (in Vernon Parish) (15)
Creole (in Cameron Parish) (31)
Creston (in Natchitoches Parish) (21)
Crowley (in Acadia Parish) (70)
Crowville (in Franklin Parish) (27)
Darrow (in Ascension Parish) (19)
De Quincy (in Calcasieu Parish) (28)
DeQuincy (in Calcasieu Parish) (22)
DeRidder (in Beauregard Parish) (65)
Delcambre (in Iberia Parish) (22)
Delhi (in Richland Parish) (33)
Denham Springs (in Livingston Parish) (57)
Des Allemands (in Saint Charles Parish) (27)
Destrehan (in Saint Charles Parish) (26)
Deville (in Rapides Parish) (39)
Dodson (in Winn Parish) (29)
Donaldsonville (in Ascension Parish) (51)
Downsville (in Union Parish) (38)
Doyline (in Webster Parish) (31)
Dry Creek (in Beauregard Parish) (16)
Dry Prong (in Grant Parish) (26)
Dubach (in Lincoln Parish) (34)
Dubberly (in Webster Parish) (26)
Dulac (in Terrebonne Parish) (19)
Duralde (in Evangeline Parish) (15)
Easleyville (in Saint Helena Parish) (31)
Echo (in Rapides Parish) (18)
Edgard (in Saint John the Baptist Parish) (24)
Edgerly (in Calcasieu Parish) (19)
Effie (in Avoyelles Parish) (33)
Elm Grove (in Bossier Parish) (28)
Elton (in Jefferson Davis Parish) (21)
Enon (in Washington Parish) (20)
Epps (in West Carroll Parish) (22)
Erath (in Vermilion Parish) (26)
Eros (in Jackson Parish) (28)
Erwinville (in West Baton Rouge Parish) (18)
Ethel (in East Feliciana Parish) (16)
Eunice (in Saint Landry Parish) (62)
Eva (in Concordia Parish) (22)
Evangeline (in Acadia Parish) (18)
Evans (in Vernon Parish) (20)
Evergreen (in Avoyelles Parish) (27)
Extension (in Franklin Parish) (24)
Fairview Alpha (in Natchitoches Parish) (19)
Farmerville (in Union Parish) (90)
Fenton (in Jefferson Davis Parish) (21)
Ferriday (in Concordia Parish) (36)
Fields (in Beauregard Parish) (15)
Fifth Ward (in Avoyelles Parish) (20)
Fisher (in Sabine Parish) (23)
Fiske (in West Carroll Parish) (17)
Flatwoods (in Rapides Parish) (16)
Florien (in Sabine Parish) (47)
Floyd (in West Carroll Parish) (18)
Folsom (in Saint Tammany Parish) (47)
Forest (in West Carroll Parish) (23)
Forest Hill (in Rapides Parish) (26)
Forked Island (in Vermilion Parish) (19)
Fort Necessity (in Franklin Parish) (23)
Fort Polk (in Vernon Parish) (32)
Franklin (in Saint Mary Parish) (70)
Franklinton (in Washington Parish) (95)
French Settlement (in Livingston Parish) (28)
Frierson (in DeSoto Parish) (22)
Frost (in Livingston Parish) (17)
Galliano (in Lafourche Parish) (22)
Galvez (in Ascension Parish) (24)
Gansville (in Winn Parish) (20)
Gardner (in Rapides Parish) (23)
Georgetown (in Grant Parish) (19)
Gheens (in Lafourche Parish) (20)
Gibsland (in Bienville Parish) (43)
Gibson (in Terrebonne Parish) (30)
Gilbert (in Franklin Parish) (20)
Glenmora (in Rapides Parish) (46)
Gloster (in DeSoto Parish) (20)
Golden Meadow (in Lafourche Parish) (25)
Goldonna (in Natchitoches Parish) (20)
Gonzales (in Ascension Parish) (45)
Goudeau (in Avoyelles Parish) (20)
Grambling (in Lincoln Parish) (19)
Grand Cane (in DeSoto Parish) (33)
Grand Chenier (in Cameron Parish) (32)
Grand Coteau (in Saint Landry Parish) (27)
Grand Isle (in Jefferson Parish) (28)
Grangeville (in Saint Helena Parish) (21)
Grant (in Allen Parish) (19)
Gray (in Terrebonne Parish) (21)
Grayson (in Caldwell Parish) (25)
Greensburg (in Saint Helena Parish) (72)
Greenwell Springs (in East Baton Rouge Parish) (24)
Greenwood (in Caddo Parish) (21)
Gretna (in Jefferson Parish) (65)
Grosse Tete (in Iberville Parish) (17)
Gueydan (in Vermilion Parish) (34)
Hackberry (in Cameron Parish) (28)
Hackley (in Washington Parish) (18)
Hagewood (in Natchitoches Parish) (20)
Hahnville (in Saint Charles Parish) (23)
Hall Summit (in Red River Parish) (20)
Hammond (in Tangipahoa Parish) (121)
Harrisonburg (in Catahoula Parish) (33)
Harvey (in Jefferson Parish) (34)
Haughton (in Bossier Parish) (43)
Hayes (in Calcasieu Parish) (19)
Haynesville (in Claiborne Parish) (43)
Hebert (in Caldwell Parish) (20)
Heflin (in Webster Parish) (23)
Henry (in Vermilion Parish) (21)
Hickory (in Saint Tammany Parish) (21)
Hicks (in Vernon Parish) (16)
Hico (in Lincoln Parish) (17)
Hineston (in Rapides Parish) (21)
Hodge (in Jackson Parish) (18)
Holden (in Livingston Parish) (41)
Holly Ridge (in Richland Parish) (19)
Holum (in Caldwell Parish) (19)
Homer (in Claiborne Parish) (78)
Hornbeck (in Vernon Parish) (30)
Hosston (in Caddo Parish) (15)
Houma (in Terrebonne Parish) (146)
Husser (in Tangipahoa Parish) (26)
Ida (in Caddo Parish) (17)
Independence (in Tangipahoa Parish) (50)
Innis (in Pointe Coupee Parish) (16)
Iota (in Acadia Parish) (24)
Iowa (in Calcasieu Parish) (22)
Jackson (in East Feliciana Parish) (39)
Jeanerette (in Iberia Parish) (52)
Jefferson (in Jefferson Parish) (37)
Jena (in La Salle Parish) (66)
Jennings (in Jefferson Davis Parish) (69)
Johnson Bayou (in Cameron Parish) (19)
Jones (in Morehouse Parish) (26)
Jonesboro (in Jackson Parish) (46)
Jonesville (in Catahoula Parish) (43)
Joyce (in Winn Parish) (20)
Kaplan (in Vermilion Parish) (56)
Keatchie (in DeSoto Parish) (28)
Keithville (in Caddo Parish) (25)
Kelly (in Caldwell Parish) (23)
Kenner (in Jefferson Parish) (33)
Kentwood (in Tangipahoa Parish) (78)
Kilbourne (in West Carroll Parish) (22)
Killian (in Livingston Parish) (25)
Kinder (in Allen Parish) (48)
Kisatchie (in Natchitoches Parish) (26)
LaPlace (in Saint John the Baptist Parish) (24)
Labadieville (in Assumption Parish) (27)
Lacamp (in Vernon Parish) (15)
Lacassine (in Jefferson Davis Parish) (14)
Lacombe (in Saint Tammany Parish) (35)
Lafayette (in Lafayette Parish) (175)
Lafitte (in Jefferson Parish) (32)
Lake Arthur (in Jefferson Davis Parish) (32)
Lake Charles (in Calcasieu Parish) (242)
Lake Providence (in East Carroll Parish) (66)
Larose (in Lafourche Parish) (20)
Laurel Hill (in West Feliciana Parish) (18)
Lawtell (in Saint Landry Parish) (19)
Lecompte (in Rapides Parish) (35)
Leesville (in Vernon Parish) (149)
Leeville (in Lafourche Parish) (23)
Lettsworth (in Pointe Coupee Parish) (20)
Liberty Hill (in Bienville Parish) (23)
Lillie (in Union Parish) (20)
Linville (in Union Parish) (23)
Lisbon (in Claiborne Parish) (25)
Little Creek (in La Salle Parish) (18)
Livingston (in Livingston Parish) (29)
Lockport (in Lafourche Parish) (25)
Logansport (in DeSoto Parish) (47)
Longstreet (in DeSoto Parish) (21)
Longville (in Beauregard Parish) (15)
Loranger (in Tangipahoa Parish) (41)
Loreauville (in Iberia Parish) (20)
Lucy (in Saint John the Baptist Parish) (25)
Lutcher (in Saint James Parish) (23)
Madisonville (in Saint Tammany Parish) (29)
Mamou (in Evangeline Parish) (37)
Mandeville (in Saint Tammany Parish) (47)
Mangham (in Richland Parish) (35)
Manifest (in Catahoula Parish) (20)
Mansfield (in DeSoto Parish) (86)
Mansura (in Avoyelles Parish) (28)
Many (in Sabine Parish) (94)
Maringouin (in Iberville Parish) (22)
Marion (in Union Parish) (49)
Marksville (in Avoyelles Parish) (66)
Marrero (in Jefferson Parish) (35)
Marthaville (in Natchitoches Parish) (31)
Martin (in Red River Parish) (23)
Maurice (in Vermilion Parish) (22)
Melrose (in Natchitoches Parish) (22)
Melville (in Saint Landry Parish) (22)
Mer Rouge (in Morehouse Parish) (44)
Mermentau (in Acadia Parish) (18)
Merryville (in Beauregard Parish) (36)
Metairie (in Jefferson Parish) (89)
Midway (in La Salle Parish) (18)
Minden (in Webster Parish) (147)
Mittie (in Allen Parish) (14)
Monroe (in Ouachita Parish) (193)
Montegut (in Terrebonne Parish) (14)
Monterey (in Concordia Parish) (45)
Montgomery (in Grant Parish) (23)
Monticello (in East Carroll Parish) (18)
Montpelier (in Saint Helena Parish) (29)
Mooringsport (in Caddo Parish) (19)
Morgan City (in Saint Mary Parish) (52)
Morganza (in Pointe Coupee Parish) (16)
Morrow (in Saint Landry Parish) (21)
Moss Bluff (in Calcasieu Parish) (23)
Mount Hermon (in Washington Parish) (31)
Mount Lebanon (in Bienville Parish) (20)
Napoleonville (in Assumption Parish) (64)
Natalbany (in Tangipahoa Parish) (17)
Natchez (in Natchitoches Parish) (20)
Natchitoches (in Natchitoches Parish) (160)
Nebo (in La Salle Parish) (18)
Negreet (in Sabine Parish) (24)
New Iberia (in Iberia Parish) (99)
New Llano (in Vernon Parish) (17)
New Orleans (in Orleans Parish) (1,366)
New Roads (in Pointe Coupee Parish) (37)
Newellton (in Tensas Parish) (27)
Noble (in Sabine Parish) (29)
Norwood (in East Feliciana Parish) (21)
Oak Grove (in West Carroll Parish) (29)
Oak Grove in Cameron Parish (in Cameron Parish) (20)
Oak Grove in Natchitoches Parish (in Natchitoches Parish) (19)
Oak Ridge (in Morehouse Parish) (29)
Oakdale (in Allen Parish) (49)
Oberlin (in Allen Parish) (28)
Old Pleasant Hill (in DeSoto Parish) (20)
Olla (in La Salle Parish) (34)
Opelousas (in Saint Landry Parish) (128)
Ouachita City (in Union Parish) (19)
Palmetto (in Saint Landry Parish) (20)
Patoutville (in Iberia Parish) (20)
Patterson (in Saint Mary Parish) (33)
Pearl River (in Saint Tammany Parish) (30)
Pecan Island (in Vermilion Parish) (19)
Pelican (in DeSoto Parish) (28)
Pickering (in Vernon Parish) (16)
Pierre Part (in Assumption Parish) (24)
Pine (in Washington Parish) (25)
Pine Grove (in Saint Helena Parish) (27)
Pine Prairie (in Evangeline Parish) (26)
Pineville (in Rapides Parish) (112)
Pioneer (in West Carroll Parish) (28)
Pitkin (in Vernon Parish) (30)
Plain Dealing (in Bossier Parish) (55)
Plaquemine (in Iberville Parish) (69)
Plaucheville (in Avoyelles Parish) (25)
Pleasant Hill (in Sabine Parish) (30)
Point (in Union Parish) (23)
Pointe-a-la-Hache (in Plaquemines Parish) (30)
Pollock (in Grant Parish) (33)
Ponchatoula (in Tangipahoa Parish) (76)
Port Allen (in West Baton Rouge Parish) (53)
Port Hudson (in East Baton Rouge Parish) (30)
Port Sulphur (in Plaquemines Parish) (22)
Port Vincent (in Livingston Parish) (18)
Prairieville (in Ascension Parish) (32)
Pride (in East Baton Rouge Parish) (25)
Provencal (in Natchitoches Parish) (36)
Quitman (in Jackson Parish) (31)
Raceland (in Lafourche Parish) (37)
Ragley (in Beauregard Parish) (23)
Rayne (in Acadia Parish) (51)
Rayville (in Richland Parish) (64)
Reeves (in Allen Parish) (21)
Reserve (in Saint John the Baptist Parish) (27)
Ringgold (in Bienville Parish) (58)
River Ridge (in Jefferson Parish) (28)
Robeline (in Natchitoches Parish) (38)
Robert (in Tangipahoa Parish) (20)
Rocky Mount (in Bossier Parish) (28)
Rodessa (in Caddo Parish) (18)
Roseland (in Tangipahoa Parish) (26)
Rosepine (in Vernon Parish) (24)
Ruston (in Lincoln Parish) (102)
Saint Amant (in Ascension Parish) (23)
Saint Francisville (in West Feliciana Parish) (94)
Saint James (in Saint James Parish) (21)
Saint Joseph (in Tensas Parish) (27)
Saint Martinville (in Saint Martin Parish) (52)
Saint Rose (in Saint Charles Parish) (23)
Saline (in Bienville Parish) (30)
Sarepta (in Webster Parish) (25)
Satsuma (in Livingston Parish) (17)
Schriever (in Terrebonne Parish) (14)
Sheridan (in Washington Parish) (17)
Shongaloo (in Webster Parish) (28)
Shreveport (in Caddo Parish) (477)
Sibley (in Webster Parish) (27)
Sibley in Lincoln Parish (in Lincoln Parish) (17)
Sicily Island (in Catahoula Parish) (20)
Sieper (in Rapides Parish) (18)
Sikes (in Winn Parish) (43)
Simmesport (in Avoyelles Parish) (30)
Simpson (in Vernon Parish) (34)
Simsboro (in Lincoln Parish) (30)
Singer (in Beauregard Parish) (21)
Slagle (in Vernon Parish) (16)
Slaughter (in East Feliciana Parish) (22)
Slidell (in Saint Tammany Parish) (82)
Soileau (in Allen Parish) (15)
Sondheimer (in East Carroll Parish) (18)
Spearsville (in Union Parish) (35)
Spring Ridge (in Caddo Parish) (14)
Springfield (in Livingston Parish) (33)
Springhill (in Webster Parish) (42)
Starks (in Calcasieu Parish) (42)
Start (in Richland Parish) (19)
State Line (in Washington Parish) (23)
Sterlington (in Ouachita Parish) (27)
Stonewall (in DeSoto Parish) (36)
Sugartown (in Beauregard Parish) (18)
Sulphur (in Calcasieu Parish) (49)
Summerfield (in Claiborne Parish) (19)
Summerville (in La Salle Parish) (22)
Sun (in Saint Tammany Parish) (36)
Sunset (in Saint Landry Parish) (19)
Swartz (in Ouachita Parish) (26)
Talisheek (in Saint Tammany Parish) (22)
Tallulah (in Madison Parish) (46)
Tangipahoa (in Tangipahoa Parish) (36)
Thibodaux (in Lafourche Parish) (140)
Thomas (in Washington Parish) (18)
Tickfaw (in Tangipahoa Parish) (42)
Tioga (in Rapides Parish) (20)
Toro (in Sabine Parish) (23)
Trout (in La Salle Parish) (16)
Truxno (in Union Parish) (20)
Tullos (in La Salle Parish) (21)
Tunica (in West Feliciana Parish) (17)
Turkey Creek (in Evangeline Parish) (21)
Urania (in La Salle Parish) (16)
Vacherie (in Saint James Parish) (26)
Varnado (in Washington Parish) (33)
Verda (in Grant Parish) (20)
Vernon (in Jackson Parish) (22)
Vidalia (in Concordia Parish) (43)
Vienna (in Lincoln Parish) (24)
Ville Platte (in Evangeline Parish) (59)
Vinton (in Calcasieu Parish) (27)
Vivian (in Caddo Parish) (56)
Vowells Mill (in Natchitoches Parish) (22)
Wakefield (in West Feliciana Parish) (18)
Walker (in Livingston Parish) (35)
Warnerton (in Washington Parish) (19)
Washington (in Saint Landry Parish) (34)
Waterproof (in Tensas Parish) (27)
Watson (in Livingston Parish) (31)
Welsh (in Jefferson Davis Parish) (37)
West Monroe (in Ouachita Parish) (125)
Westlake (in Calcasieu Parish) (34)
Westwego (in Jefferson Parish) (36)
Wheeling (in Winn Parish) (24)
White Castle (in Iberville Parish) (33)
White Sulphur Springs (in La Salle Parish) (16)
Whiteville (in Saint Landry Parish) (19)
Wildsville (in Concordia Parish) (18)
Williana (in Grant Parish) (16)
Wilmer (in Tangipahoa Parish) (20)
Winnfield (in Winn Parish) (99)
Winnsboro (in Franklin Parish) (79)
Wisner (in Franklin Parish) (27)
Woodworth (in Rapides Parish) (33)
Zachary (in East Baton Rouge Parish) (74)
Zwolle (in Sabine Parish) (36)

Overview of Louisiana Genealogy Records

  • History: Louisiana was first settled in 1717, became part of the United States in 1803, became a territory in 1805, and became a state in 1812. It was part of the Confederate states during the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. Louisiana is divided into parishes rather than counties.
  • Birth records: A few birth records were kept the government in Louisiana before 1914. Orleans Parish began keeping birth records in 1790. Statewide registration of births began in 1911.  Birth records from 1911 to the present can be obtained from the Louisiana Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics .
  • Marriage records: Marriage records were kept in Louisiana starting as early as 1773. Copies of marriage records can be obtained from the offices of the clerks of the court in each parish.
  • Death records: A few death records were kept the government in Louisiana before 1914. Orleans Parish began keeping death records in 1790. Statewide registration of deaths began in 1911.  Death records from 1911 to the present can be obtained from the Louisiana Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics .
  • Divorce records: Divorces were recorded by the parish clerks.
  • Census records: The first federal census available for Louisiana is 1810. There are federal censuses publicly available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, and 1950.
  • County records: Court, land, probate, naturalization, and tax records were kept by the individual counties.
  • Other records: Many cities and towns had newspapers, records kept by churches, cemeteries, histories, school, city directories, and other records that can be located on the city pages on this site. Records specific to minority groups can be found in the Minority Records section.
  • All records: Online indexes and images of many of the above records can be found by using the links on this site.
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