Louisiana Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Louisiana, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Births and Christenings Index
Collection years 1811-1934
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1811 to 1830 and 1854 to 1934.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records in this collection usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Birth date
  • Place of birth
  • Christening date
  • Place of christening
  • Parents' names

Collection Content

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934 Marriages, 1816-1906 Deaths and Burials, 1905*
Bossier 0 685 0
Calcasieu 0 683 0
Cameron 0 1,195 0
East Feliciana 0 352 1
Iberville 0 250 0
Lafayette 0 1,359 0
Livingston 0 15,575 0
Louisiana 14,689 94,221 104
Natchitoches 0 2,336 0
Orleans 2,201 0 0
St, Charles 0 4,823 0
St. Bernard 0 3,894 0
St. Martin 0 3,244 0
Vermilion 0 1,024 0
Total 16,890 129,641 105

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The name of the parents
  • The date of birth or christening

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


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.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as marriage, and death records.
  • 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 censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • 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. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar 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 Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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