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The collection covers the years 1910 and 1960.
 
  
== Record Description  ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
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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.
  
This collection includes birth records and index for 1910. It also includes marriage and death records and indexes for 1960.  
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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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1929995/waypoints Browse].
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For a list of records by date and event currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1929995/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Image Visibility  ===
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes records available online to all [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch.org] patrons at no cost. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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Images for the Louisiana, Orleans Parish vital Records, 1910,1960 collection can be viewed through the following means:
  
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# Images can be viewed by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by signing into the website using a member account.
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->"Louisiana. &nbsp;Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1910, 1960. Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. FHL digital images, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend--> }}
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# Users with public accounts will be redirected to our partnership site at the [http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/ResearchHistoricalRecords/Pages/OnlinePublicVitalRecordsIndex.aspx 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.
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [https:[[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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===To Browse This Collection===
 
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
 
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in the birth records usually contain the following information:'''
 
 
 
[[Image:Louisiana, Orleans Parish Birth Record DGS 5023481 48.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
  
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
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'''Birth'''
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*Date and place of birth
 
*Child’s name  
 
*Child’s name  
*Child’s sex
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*Child’s gender and race
*Birth date
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*Father's name, age and occupation
*Birth place
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*Mother's maiden name, age and occupation
*Race
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*Parents' nativity
*Whether stillborn or living
 
*Number of child in the family, 1st, 2nd, etc.
 
*Parents' names
 
*Parents' race
 
 
*Parents' residence  
 
*Parents' residence  
*Father's occupation
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*Date of declaration of birth
 
*Name and address of person reporting the birth
 
*Name and address of person reporting the birth
 
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'''The key genealogical facts found in the marriage records contain the following information:'''  
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'''Marriage'''
 
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*Date and place of marriage
[[Image:Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records DGS 4987354 101.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Full name of groom  
 
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*Groom's birth date and place of birth
*Full name of bride and groom  
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*Groom's current residence, occupation and race
*Marriage date  
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*Names of groom's parents, including mother's maiden name
*Marriage place
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*Parents' birth place
*Residence of bride and groom  
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*Full name of bride  
*Age of bride and groom
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*Bride's birth date and place of birth
*Race of bride and groom
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*Bride's current residence, occupation and race
*Occupation of bride and groom
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*Names of bride's parents, including mother's maiden name
*Birthplace of bride and groom
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*Number of marriages for bride and groom  
*Number of marriage for bride and groom  
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*Court where legal proceedings of any divorce were finalized
*Date intent was filed
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*Officiator at marriage
*Officiator  
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*Names of witnesses
*Officiator’s residence
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*Officiator’s title
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'''Death'''
*Parents of bride and groom
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*Name and age of deceased  
*Parents' residence
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*Death date and place
*Parents' race
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*Date and place of birth of deceased
*Parents' occupation
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*Gender, race and marital state of deceased
*Parents' birthplace
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*Current residence of deceased
 
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*Name of parents, including mother's maiden name
'''The key genealogical facts found in the death records usually contain the following information:'''  
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*Parents' birthplace
 
 
[[Image:Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records Death 5054077 84.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
 
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Death date  
 
*Death place  
 
*Age in days, months, and years
 
*Birthplace
 
*Sex
 
*Race
 
*Marital status
 
*Occupation
 
*Birth place
 
*Name of parents  
 
*Birthplace of parents
 
*Occupation of father
 
*Name of spouse
 
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
*Name of person reporting the death  
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*Name and address of person reporting the death  
*Address of person reporting the death
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*Place of burial
*Undertaker
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*Undertaker’s address
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{{Tip|'''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.}}
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
'''To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:'''
 
 
 
*The county where the birth, marriage, or death occurred
 
*The approximate date the event occurred
 
*The place the event occurred
 
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, or the deceased
 
 
 
Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
 
 
 
'''For example:'''
 
 
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or&nbsp;military records.
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
 
*Use a marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
 
'''Keep in mind:'''
 
 
 
*The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
 
 
 
'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
 
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Search for the marriage record of the marriage partner if known.
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
These records were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
  
These records are generally reliable but can vary depending on the knowledge of the informant.  
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Coverage Map ===
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Louisiana marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/LA_FRM.html Louisiana Marriage Holdings] here.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the individual
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*The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse
  
*[http://vitalrec.com/lacounties7.html Louisiana Vital Records Information for Parishes (M-O)]  
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=== Search the Index ===
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laorlean/ Orleans Parish Genealogy]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/LA_Orleans.html Orleans Parish, Louisiana Genealogy]
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1929995|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
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# Select the '''County'''
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# Select the '''Record Type, Date Range, and Volume''' to view the images.
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1929995 Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1905-1913, 1955-1963]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  
*[[Orleans Parish, Louisiana|Orleans Parish, Louisiana]]
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
*[[Louisiana Vital Records|Louisiana Vital Records]]
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
*[[Louisiana Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*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 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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===Record Finder===
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Consult the [[Louisiana Record Finder]] to search other records
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
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== Citing This Collection ==
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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;Collection Citation: "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1905-1913, 1955-1963." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 30 April 2018. Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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{{Record_Citation}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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{{Image_Citation}}
  
==== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
"Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1910-1960," digital images, ‘’FamilySearch’’ (https://familysearch.org: accessed 27 March 2012), Orleans Parish &gt; Marriage certificates, 1960, no. 4751-5023 &gt; image 1 of 5045, Larry Alvin Guidry and Barbara Ann Vance, 14 December 1960; Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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{{Contributor_invite}}
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Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Vital Records
Collection years 1910-1960
FamilySearch Resources
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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.

Image Visibility

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:

  1. Images can be viewed by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by signing into the website using a member account.
  2. 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?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Date and place of birth
  • Child’s name
  • Child’s gender and race
  • Father's name, age and occupation
  • Mother's maiden name, age and occupation
  • Parents' nativity
  • Parents' residence
  • Date of declaration of birth
  • Name and address of person reporting the birth

Marriage

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Full name of groom
  • Groom's birth date and place of birth
  • Groom's current residence, occupation and race
  • Names of groom's parents, including mother's maiden name
  • Parents' birth place
  • Full name of bride
  • Bride's birth date and place of birth
  • Bride's current residence, occupation and race
  • Names of bride's parents, including mother's maiden name
  • Number of marriages for bride and groom
  • Court where legal proceedings of any divorce were finalized
  • Officiator at marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Death

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Death date and place
  • Date and place of birth of deceased
  • Gender, race and marital state of deceased
  • Current residence of deceased
  • Name of parents, including mother's maiden name
  • Parents' birthplace
  • Cause of death
  • Name and address of person reporting the death
  • Place of burial

Collection Content

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Louisiana marriages, click Louisiana 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

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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Record Type, Date Range, and Volume to view the 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

Record Finder

Consult the Louisiana Record Finder to search 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 : 30 April 2018. Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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