Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1905-1913, 1955-1963
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes birth records and index for 1905-1913. It also includes marriages from 1960 and death records from 1955-1963 acquired from the Louisiana State Archives.
Orleans Parish began keeping birth records in 1790, death records in 1804, and marriage records in 1834. Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1914 and delayed registration of births in 1939. There is no statewide registration of marriages.
For a list of records by date and event currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes records available online to all FamilySearch.org patrons at no cost. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians.
Due to contractual provisions with the Louisiana State Archives, FamilySearch has revised access to the Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records collection online to meet the following guidelines.
Images for the Louisiana, Orleans Parish vital Records, 1910,1960 collection can be viewed through the following means:
- Images can be viewed by members of the supporting organization, by signing into the website using a member account.
- Users with public accounts will be redirected to our partnership site at the Louisiana State Archives where image access is fee-based. Viewing fees help the archive fund the preservation and access of valuable records and ensure that research facilities are maintained.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1905-1913, 1955-1963.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Birth records usually contain the following information:
Marriage records usually contain the following information:
Death records usually contain the following information:
|Many marriages recorded in the South, are separated by race in volumes, books, or registers. Be sure to check to determine if you have the right set of marriage records.|
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Louisiana marriages, click Marriage Holdings here.
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse
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View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the County
- Select the Record Type, Date Range, and Volume to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1905-1913, 1955-1963. Click on camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
- Consult the Louisiana Record Finder Table to find other records
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1905-1913, 1955-1963." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 9 June 2017. State Archives, Baton Rouge.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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