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Major Louisiana courts that kept records of genealogical value were as follows:
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'''1679-1769'''<nowiki>: Conseil Superieur, or the French Superior Council, had jurisdiction over land and court matters. The Family History Library has copies of Conseil Superieur records. The originals are at the Louisiana Historical Center.</nowiki>
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'''1769-1803'''<nowiki>: Spanish cabildo was the Spanish government for the province of Louisiana from 1769 to 1803 and presided over court and land matters. The Family History Library has Cabildo records on microfilm. The originals are at the Louisiana Historical Center.</nowiki>
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Major Louisiana courts that kept records of genealogical value were as follows:
  
'''1800s-present'''<nowiki>: District courts are district-wide courts with jurisdiction over probate, divorce, equity, criminal, and civil cases. The Family History Library has some district court records. For example, from Orleans Parish the library has minutes (1838-80), judicial records (1880-1921), and successions (1846-80).</nowiki>
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'''1679-1769'''<nowiki>: Conseil Superieur, or the French Superior Council, had jurisdiction over land and court matters. The Family History Library has copies of Conseil Superieur records. The originals are at the Louisiana Historical Center.</nowiki>  
  
'''1800s-present'''<nowiki>: Parish courts have parish-wide jurisdiction over criminal and minor civil cases. Most parish courts were abolished in 1846. The Family History Library has some parish court records, including Orleans Parish minutes, 1808-46.</nowiki>
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'''1769-1803'''<nowiki>: Spanish cabildo was the Spanish government for the province of Louisiana from 1769 to 1803 and presided over court and land matters. The Family History Library has Cabildo records on microfilm. The originals are at the Louisiana Historical Center.</nowiki>  
  
'''1800s-present:''' The Supreme court is a statewide court located in New Orleans, which has records of appeals from inferior courts. It was originally created in 1804 as the Superior Court. Supreme Court records are at the Division of Archives, Records Management, and History.
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'''1800s-present'''<nowiki>: District courts are district-wide courts with jurisdiction over probate, divorce, equity, criminal, and civil cases. The Family History Library has some district court records. For example, from Orleans Parish the library has minutes (1838-80), judicial records (1880-1921), and successions (1846-80).</nowiki>
  
Other Louisiana court records are available from the various parish courthouses. The University of New Orleans Archives also has some court records. Notarial records were kept by the Louisiana courts during some periods. (See the [[Lousiana Notarial Records|“Notarial Records”]] section of this outline.)
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'''1800s-present'''<nowiki>: Parish courts have parish-wide jurisdiction over criminal and minor civil cases. Most parish courts were abolished in 1846. The Family History Library has some parish court records, including Orleans Parish minutes, 1808-46.</nowiki>
  
You may also want to use ''English Language Summaries of the Records of the French Superior Council and the Judicial Records of the Spanish Cabildo, 1714-1800'' (N.p.: Works Project Administration, N.d.; FHL films 1292537-38 and 1292541-43 for the French Superior Council; films 1292539-40 for the Spanish Cabildo).
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'''1800s-present:''' The Supreme court is a statewide court located in New Orleans, which has records of appeals from inferior courts. It was originally created in 1804 as the Superior Court. Supreme Court records are at the Division of Archives, Records Management, and History.  
  
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Other Louisiana court records are available from the various parish courthouses. The University of New Orleans Archives also has some court records. Notarial records were kept by the Louisiana courts during some periods. (See [[Lousiana Notarial Records]].)
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An excellent website discussing Louisiana Court Record is available at [[www.courtreference.com/Louisiana-Courts.htm |www.courtreference.com/Louisiana-Courts.htm ]]<br>
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>
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[[Louisiana, Orleans Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana, Orleans Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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You may also want to use ''English Language Summaries of the Records of the French Superior Council and the Judicial Records of the Spanish Cabildo, 1714-1800'' (N.p.: Works Project Administration, N.d.;{{FHL|3625|item|disp=FHL films 1292537-38 and 1292541-43}} for the French Superior Council; {{FHL|3625|item|disp=FHL films 1292539-40}} for the Spanish Cabildo). {{Louisiana|Louisiana}}
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Major Louisiana courts that kept records of genealogical value were as follows:

1679-1769: Conseil Superieur, or the French Superior Council, had jurisdiction over land and court matters. The Family History Library has copies of Conseil Superieur records. The originals are at the Louisiana Historical Center.

1769-1803: Spanish cabildo was the Spanish government for the province of Louisiana from 1769 to 1803 and presided over court and land matters. The Family History Library has Cabildo records on microfilm. The originals are at the Louisiana Historical Center.

1800s-present: District courts are district-wide courts with jurisdiction over probate, divorce, equity, criminal, and civil cases. The Family History Library has some district court records. For example, from Orleans Parish the library has minutes (1838-80), judicial records (1880-1921), and successions (1846-80).

1800s-present: Parish courts have parish-wide jurisdiction over criminal and minor civil cases. Most parish courts were abolished in 1846. The Family History Library has some parish court records, including Orleans Parish minutes, 1808-46.

1800s-present: The Supreme court is a statewide court located in New Orleans, which has records of appeals from inferior courts. It was originally created in 1804 as the Superior Court. Supreme Court records are at the Division of Archives, Records Management, and History.

Other Louisiana court records are available from the various parish courthouses. The University of New Orleans Archives also has some court records. Notarial records were kept by the Louisiana courts during some periods. (See Lousiana Notarial Records.)


An excellent website discussing Louisiana Court Record is available at www.courtreference.com/Louisiana-Courts.htm


A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Louisiana, Orleans Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

You may also want to use English Language Summaries of the Records of the French Superior Council and the Judicial Records of the Spanish Cabildo, 1714-1800 (N.p.: Works Project Administration, N.d.;FHL films 1292537-38 and 1292541-43 for the French Superior Council; FHL films 1292539-40 for the Spanish Cabildo).