This is the homepage for the Louisiana State Archives Historical Records. In addition to the birth, marriage, and death indexes and records below, they have an online catalog of resources available in the archival collections housed at the Louisiana State Archives. Their collections, primarily pertaining to Louisiana state and governmental history, include books, manuscripts, photographs, newspaper, microfilm and more. 

 

 

Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

 Louisiana Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

 

Louisiana Birth Records – You can search the Louisiana Birth Records Index Database and order certified copies of birth certificates for births that occurred in Louisiana more than 100 years from the end of the current calendar year. The only birth records that are currently available at the Archives prior to 1911 are from Orleans Parish. Birth records were not required statewide by law until 1918. Photocopies of birth certificates are delivered by mail for $5 each, and certified copies are delivered by mail for $10 each.

 

Orleans Parish Marriage Records – You can search the Orleans Parish Marriage Records Index Database and order certified copies of marriage licenses for marriages that took place in Orleans Parish more than 50 years from the end of the current calendar year. Photocopies of marriage licenses are delivered by mail for $5 each, and certified copies are delivered by mail for $10 each.

 

Louisiana Death Records – You can search the Louisiana Death Records Index Database and order certified copies of death certificates for deaths that occurred in Louisiana more than 50 years from the end of the current calendar year. Photocopies of death certificates are delivered by mail for $5 each, and certified copies are delivered by mail for $10 each.

 

LH 15 Parish Clerk of Court Records on Microfilm – handout

 

 

 

 

Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Louisiana Military Records

 

Military Records

Confederate Pension Application Database

 

Research Guides

Civil War

World War I

World War II

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Louisiana Residence Records

 

Maps

LH 9 Map Collections at the Louisiana State Archives – handout

 

 

Passenger Lists

LH 7 Ship Passenger List & Indexes Available on Microfilm in the Research Library – handout

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Louisiana Daily Life Records

 

African American & Slavery

African American History – research guide

LH 13 Sources for African American Research at the Louisiana State Archives – handout

 

 

History

African American History – research guide

Huey P. Long – research guide

Louisiana Colonial History – research guide

Women’s History – research guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

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