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== Record Description ==
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|title=Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960
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| end_year = 1959
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Louisiana Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries]]
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| FS_URL_05 =[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=358&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Louisiana%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Adeaths Louisiana Deaths in the FamilySearch Library Catalog]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.grsno.org/ Genealogical Research of New Orleans]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://rwr.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Winn Parish Genealogical Historical Association] 
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/orleans/death-index.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project: Louisiana, Orleans Parish]
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This Collection will include records from 1850 to 1956.<br>
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== What Is in This Collection? ==
  
The collection consists of a name index to Louisiana deaths. The statewide records for all parishes cover 1911-1956. Coverage outside these dates for individual Parishes varies. This collection does not include records for deaths from 1875-1893 and has only a few entries for 1894-1904. Death records for 1850-1875 are for Jefferson Parish only. Additional death records that are not yet published online can be viewed on microfilm at the Family History Library and at Family History Centers.  
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The collection consists of a name index and images of Louisiana deaths. The statewide records for all parishes cover 1911-1959. Coverage outside these dates for individual parishes varies. This collection does not include records for deaths from 1875-1893 and has only a few entries for 1894-1904. Death records for 1850-1875 are for Jefferson Parish only.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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Certified copies of certificates can be ordered from the [http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/ResearchHistoricalRecords/Pages/default.aspx Louisiana State records website]
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
  
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Information that may be found in the Louisiana Death Records, depending on the time period, include:
| text=Louisiana Bureau of Vital Statistics. Louisiana death records/certificates. Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.}}
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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*Name
 
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*Death date
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*Location
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*Cause of Death
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*Date of birth
 
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*Marital status
Key genealogical facts that may be found in the Louisiana Death Records, depending on the time period, include:
 
 
 
*Full name
 
*Place and date of death
 
*Age and birthplace (city or town, state or foreign country)
 
*Marital status and sometimes name of spouse
 
*Date of birth  
 
*Sex
 
*Race
 
*Names and birthplaces of parents
 
 
*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
*Place and date of burial
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*Name of informant
*Cause of Death
 
*Name of informant  
 
*Social Security number (later records)
 
*If veteran, name of war (later records)
 
*Length of stay in community (later records)
 
*If the deceased is a citizen of a foreign county, the name of the country (later records)
 
  
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== Collection Content ==
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===Digital Folder List===
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This collection was published as a [[Book_and_Film_Numbers_Used_by_the_Family_History_Library#Digital_Filming_Numbers|DGS]] browse collection.  These collections do not include any human-readable waypoint data making them difficult to use.  A table showing each DGS number and its contents can be found in [[Louisiana Deaths Index  Digital Folder Number List]].  The list can be sorted by DGS number, GS number, parish, volume and year.
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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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 approximate date and or location of death
  
When searching the records it is helpful to know the following:
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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| CID=CID1609793
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=== View the Images ===
  
*The place where the death occurred
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To view images in this collection:
*The name of the person at the time of death
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#Look at the [[Louisiana Deaths Index  Digital Folder Number List]] article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
*The approximate death date
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#Go to the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1609793/waypoints Browse Page]
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#Select the '''Film number''' to view the images
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. Look at the list of entries created by your search. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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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.  
  
'''Using the Information'''  
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'''Remember to:'''
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*Whenever possible, look at the original record.  If often has more information than the indexed record.
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*Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
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*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Example Research Log] that you can download and use for this purpose.
  
When you have located your ancestor’s death 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.  
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
'''For example:'''
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1609793 Louisiana Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1959]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.  
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.  
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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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 censuses.  
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Louisiana Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.  
  
<br>'''Tips to Keep in Mind'''
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An index to the Orleans parish death records beginning in 1804 can be found at The [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/orleans/death-index.htm USGenWeb Archives Project: Louisiana, Orleans Parish]. An index to these records and the Orleans parish death records is available at the Louisiana Government website.  
 
 
*You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
 
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
 
*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.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; 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 of the deceased who may have died or been buried 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.
 
*The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
 
 
<br>If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
 
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local historical and genealogical societies also often have indexes to local records.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
  
An index to the Orleans parish death records beginning in 1804 can be found at The [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/orleans/death-index.htm USGenWeb Archives Project: Louisiana, Orleans Parish]. An index to these records and the Orleans parish death records is available at the Louisiana Government website.  
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
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*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.
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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 parish
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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. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.
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*Check the infobox above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
 
== Related Collection  ==
 
== Related Collection  ==
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The New Orleans Public Library, has acquired the Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index references obituaries and death notices published in New Orleans newspapers from 1804-1972 and biographical information published in older Louisiana collective biographies. The original index, housed in the Louisiana Division of New Orleans Public Library, is an alphabetical card file of more than 650,000 names. This information can be accessed by following these steps:  
 
The New Orleans Public Library, has acquired the Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index references obituaries and death notices published in New Orleans newspapers from 1804-1972 and biographical information published in older Louisiana collective biographies. The original index, housed in the Louisiana Division of New Orleans Public Library, is an alphabetical card file of more than 650,000 names. This information can be accessed by following these steps:  
  
*Go to&nbsp;[http://www.nutrias.org/ New&nbsp;Orleans Public Library]&nbsp;
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*Go to [http://www.nutrias.org/ New Orleans Public Library]  
 
*Click on City Archives and Special Collections  
 
*Click on City Archives and Special Collections  
 
*Scroll down to Genealogy  
 
*Scroll down to Genealogy  
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If you only enter a surname you get every result for that surname. Also, if you only enter the surname married women who were born as that surname may also come up, if the obituary gave her maiden name.  
 
If you only enter a surname you get every result for that surname. Also, if you only enter the surname married women who were born as that surname may also come up, if the obituary gave her maiden name.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
*[http://www.grsno.org/ Genealogical Research of New Orleans]
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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.
*[http://rwr.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Winn Parish Genealogical Historical Association]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/orleans/death-index.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project: Louisiana, Orleans Parish]
 
  
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;Collection Citation:
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"Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 22 August 2017. Citing State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. State Archives, Baton Rouge.
  
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*[[Louisiana|Louisiana]]
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*[[Louisiana Vital Records]]
 
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Louisiana, United States
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Flag of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana
Record Description
Record Type Death Index
Collection years 1850-1959
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. State Archives, Baton Rouge.


What Is in This Collection?

The collection consists of a name index and images of Louisiana deaths. The statewide records for all parishes cover 1911-1959. Coverage outside these dates for individual parishes varies. This collection does not include records for deaths from 1875-1893 and has only a few entries for 1894-1904. Death records for 1850-1875 are for Jefferson Parish only.

Certified copies of certificates can be ordered from the Louisiana State records website

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information that may be found in the Louisiana Death Records, depending on the time period, include:

  • Name
  • Death date
  • Location
  • Cause of Death
  • Date of birth
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Name of informant

Collection Content

Digital Folder List

This collection was published as a DGS browse collection. These collections do not include any human-readable waypoint data making them difficult to use. A table showing each DGS number and its contents can be found in Louisiana Deaths Index Digital Folder Number List. The list can be sorted by DGS number, GS number, parish, volume and year.

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The approximate date and or location of death

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

To view images in this collection:

  1. Look at the Louisiana Deaths Index Digital Folder Number List article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number 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.

Remember to:

  • Whenever possible, look at the original record. If often has more information than the indexed record.
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use for this purpose.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

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

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage 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.
  • 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.

An index to the Orleans parish death records beginning in 1804 can be found at The USGenWeb Archives Project: Louisiana, Orleans Parish. An index to these records and the Orleans parish death records is available at the Louisiana Government website.

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 parish.
  • 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 infobox above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Related Collection

The New Orleans Public Library, has acquired the Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index references obituaries and death notices published in New Orleans newspapers from 1804-1972 and biographical information published in older Louisiana collective biographies. The original index, housed in the Louisiana Division of New Orleans Public Library, is an alphabetical card file of more than 650,000 names. This information can be accessed by following these steps:

  • Go to New Orleans Public Library
  • Click on City Archives and Special Collections
  • Scroll down to Genealogy
  • Click on Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index
  • Click on the large red words 'Search the Index'
  • Enter a name

If you only enter a surname you get every result for that surname. Also, if you only enter the surname married women who were born as that surname may also come up, if the obituary gave her maiden name.

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 Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 22 August 2017. Citing State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. State Archives, Baton Rouge.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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