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Click on the links below to search free birth, death, marriage, and divorce record databases in Louisiana.

Visit the Louisiana Vital Records Registry for information on how to obtain certain birth and death certificates, and marriage records.  To place an order, write to:

Louisiana Vital Record Registry
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
(504) 219-4500

Make check or money order payable to Vital Records. A $0.50 state charge must be added to each mail or Vitalchek order. Include phone number(s) and SASE in request. All mail orders MUST be accompanied by a photocopy of your driver's license or photo ID, regardless of relationship of requestor and/or registrant/decedent.

If the requestor is NOT the registrant, and is NOT immediate family, the requestor must supply a signed statement of authorization and a photocopy of the ID for both the registrant and the requestor. This applies to brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews. Full eligibility requirements are also posted on the site and should be read before placing an order.

Other vital records are available from the:

Louisiana State Archives

3851 Essen Lane
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
(225) 922-2012

You can obtain only birth records over 100 years old and Death records over 50 years at the Louisiana State Archives. All other current vital records are obtained through the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

Birth Records since July 1914 from the State Registrar/Vital Records and Statistics. Records for City of New Orleans are available since 1892. Birth records from 1790-1897 are available (City of New Orleans only from the Louisiana State Archives).

Death Records from 1918-1948 are available from the Louisiana State Archives, along with Orleans Parish Death Records from 1804-1946.

Marriage Records from 1870-1946. Orleans Parish records only from Vital Records Registry or the Louisiana State Archives. For other parishes, certified copies are available from the Clerk of the Court in the parish where the license was issued.

Divorce Records are available from Clerk of Court in the parish where the divorce was granted. Call the Civil District Court, (504) 592-9100.

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Louisiana births recorded between 1819 and 1913, provided by the Louisiana Secretary of State.

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Search the Caddo Parish Clerk of Court marriage records by name, date or book and page. Online indexes go back to 2/6/1919.

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Jefferson Parish Obituaries 1972-1978

Search this Jefferson Parish Library database for obituaries that appeared in the Times-Picayune newspaper between 1972 and 1978.

New Orleans Death Index | 1804-1972

Browse New Orleans, Louisiana deceased by name or search by name or date of death. Gives age, death date, and date/page number of obituary published in New Orleans newspapers from 1804-1972

New Orleans Marriages Index 1837-1857

Browse New Orleans marriages appearing in the Daily Picayune by name. Gives name of spouse, date of marriage, and date/page number of the article or notice. Site also includes information on ordering a copy of the record.

New Orleans Marriages | 1846-1880

Browse this New Orleans Public Library City Archives database by bride or groom name for New Orleans Justices of the Peace marriages between 1846 and 1880.

New Orleans Obituary Index 1994-2004

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New Orleans Obituary Index Jan 1994 - Jan 2004

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Orleans Parish Births | 1796-1900

RootsWeb / Louisiana GenWeb database for Orleans Parish, Louisiana births between 1796 and 1900.

Orleans Parish Divorces  Pay Site

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Orleans Parish Marriages

Orleans Parish marriage records since 1831 from the Louisiana Secretary of State. Louisiana does not include records filed less than 50 years ago.

Orleans Parish Marriages | 1879-1880

Browse this New Orleans Public Library database of Second District Court (Orleans Parish) marriage certificates filed in 1879 or 1880.

Orleans Parish Probate Estate Files 1804-1846

Search for Orleans Parish, Louisiana Probate Estate files recorded between 1804 and 1846.

Orleans Parish Vital Records

Orleans Parish vital records, including bible, birth, business, cemetery, courts, death certificates, divorces, marriages, and obituaries.

Shreveport Cemetery Records

Using Internet Explorer use this service from Shreveport, Louisiana to search the city-owned cemeteries (Oakland, Greenwood, and Jewella) burial records.

St. Bernard Parish Marriages

Use this service from the St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Clerk of Court to search for marriage records by name, book/page, file number, date range, etc.

St. Tammany Parish Marriage Licenses  Pay Site

Search the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Clerk of Court by groom or bride name for marriage records.

Tangipahoa Parish Divorces

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