Louisiana Genealogy

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US TERRITORY OR
COLONY SETTLED

French colony, 1699–1763; Spanish colony, 1764–1803; Orleans Territory, 1804

STATEHOOD

1812

AVAILABLE STATE CENSUSES
(OR SIMILAR)

1791 and 1804 (New Orleans only); schedules of Union Civil War veterans and widows, 1890

FIRST FEDERAL CENSUS

1810

PUBLIC-LAND OR
STATE-LAND STATE

Public

BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS
BEGIN

1914

MARRIAGE RECORDS
BEGIN

Check the parish clerk's office that issued the license

CONTACT FOR VITAL RECORDS

Office of Public Health
Vital Records Registry

Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
(504) 593-5100

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