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Louisiana State Vital Records

Louisiana State Vital Records Office
Louisiana State Vital Records
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
(504) 568-5152
Records include birth records since 1892 and death records since 1942.

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Louisiana Census, 1810-90

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Rayville, Louisiana Newspaper Name Index, 1872-74

New Orleans, Louisiana Directories, 1890-1891

Italian Passengers to Louisiana, 1905-10

Louisiana Marriage Records, 1851-1900

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Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

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

Information about state 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


See also: Louisiana Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Louisiana Documents


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