This is a list of free, online Louisiana Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are Louisiana birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Louisiana collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.


This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your Louisiana ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records.



How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.





Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Louisiana Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Louisiana Birth Indexes & Birth Records


Louisiana Marriage Indexes & Marriage Records


Louisiana Divorce Indexes & Divorce Records


Louisiana Death Indexes & Death Records






Wills & Probate






Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Louisiana Residence Records












Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers


Naturalization & Citizenship













Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Louisiana Daily Life Records


Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks


Bible Records





Buildings & Dwellings


Business Records & Commerce




Court Records


Description & Travel


Employment Records


Encyclopedias & Dictionaries


Ethnic Records

African American Records


Japanese American Records


Jewish American Records


Native American Records






Government & Legal


Government & Politics




Louisiana – History – 1865-1898


Louisiana – History – Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775


Louisiana – History – To 1803


Louisiana – History – World War, 1914-1918


Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Magazines & Periodicals




Names & Surnames




Postal & Shipping Guides


Prisons/Prisoners Records


Public Records


Slavery & Bondage


Social Life & Customs







Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Louisiana Military Records



Revolutionary War, 1775-1783


War of 1812


Mexican-American War, 1846-1850


US Civil War


Spanish-American War, 1898


World War I


World War II


Korean War


Vietnam War, 1961-1975


Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions





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