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
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