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State Resources — Louisiana

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State office has birth records since July 1914. Birth records for city of New Orleans are available from 1892. Death records are available since 1942. Older birth, death, and marriage records are available through the Louisiana State Archives, P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.

Birth and Death Records

Call (504) 568-5152 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Louisiana Vital Records Registry
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160

Marriage and Divorce Records

Orleans Parish:
Vital Records Registry
Office of Public Health
325 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
For marriage records in other parishes, contact the Clerk of Court in the parish where the license was issued. Cost will vary.
For divorce records, contact the Clerk of Court in the parish where the divorce was granted. Cost will vary.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have birth records after World War I, death records after World War I, Civil War records and pensions, copies of marriage records, maps, census records from 1810-1920, land records from the early 1800s and a few from the 1700s, and court records.

Call (504) 922-1206. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30, Saturday 9:00-5:00, Sunday 1:00-5:00.
Write to:
Office of the Secretary of the State
Division of Archives
3851 Essen Lane (location)
P.O. Box 94125 (mailing)
Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (location)
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125 (mailing)

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O. Box 3454
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Telephone: (504) 766-3018
  Publication: The Louisiana Genealogical Register
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