Births, Marriages & Deaths
Louisiana (like many states these days) restricts access to certain public records. For information on accessing information, please visit: http://oph.dhh.state.la.us/recordsstatistics/vitalrecords/page2b2f.html?page=377
There is additional information available in the left-hand navigation bar that includes volunteer input.
Records for births less than 101 years ago should be obtained from:
Records for births occurring more than 100 years ago must be requested from:
"The Louisiana Vital Records Registry
is the Marriage License/Certificate repository for all Orleans Parish marriage
records where the ceremony was conducted within the past fifty (50) years. If
the marriage is an Orleans Parish marriage but the ceremony was performed
more than fifty (50) years ago, you must place your order with the Office of
the Secretary of State. If the marriage license was purchased in a parish other
than Orleans, you must place your order with the Clerk of Court in the parish
where the license was purchased."
Marriage records are available from 1879 through the public records.
Marriages up to 1850 can be searched at: http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2090a.htm
Records for deaths less than 51 years ago should be obtained from:
Deaths occurring more than 50 years ago must be requested from:
Deaths from 1900-1949 can be searched (with paid subscription) at: http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/6697.htm