Louisiana Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Louisiana death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Louisiana death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Louisiana death certificates is available below.

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Louisiana death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Louisiana death records, Louisiana death ceritificates, Louisiana death notices, Louisiana death indexes, and other related Louisiana genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Louisiana. We also suggest searching for "Louisiana death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Louisiana Death Certificates

As of 1990, the state archive stores all birth records over 100 years old and death and marriage records over fifty years old. Some parish health departments have alphabetical birth and death indexes for their areas; they are not, however, complete listings of all births and deaths of that parish. Those records more recent are housed at the Office of Public Health. The Catholic churches throughout the state kept registers of christenings, marriages, and burials and were the recorders of Louisiana's early vital records. Many have been published. For marriage records for parishes other than Orleans, contact the Office of the Clerk of Court for that parish.

For birth records within the last 100 years and marriage and death records within the last fifty years, write:

Louisiana Department of Health
Vital Records Registry
Office of Public Health
325 Loyola Avenue
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Tel: 504-568-5150 504- 568-5152 (automated)
Fax: 504-568-5391 (To order copies by fax)

For earlier records, write:

Louisiana State Archives
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

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