Local Information for Orleans Parish:
Louisiana Center for Records and Statistics consists of official records of birth, death, fetal death, and Orleans Parish marriage
records. Vital statistics reporting today includes descriptions of live births, spontaneous fetal deaths, induced terminations of
pregnancy, total deaths, infant deaths, maternal deaths, marriage, and divorce.
Louisiana Center for Records and Statistics
Department of Health and Hospitals
628 N. 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
The Louisiana Secretary of State has an online search for various vital records. The database includes deaths that occurred in
Louisiana between 1911–1960. The database also contains older death records for some parishes, such as deaths that occurred in
in Orleans parish as early as 1804.
A second database includes births that occurred in Orleans Parish between 1819–1907. The database also contains birth records for
births that occurred in Orleans parish as early as 1790.
A third database has Orleans Parish marriage records from 1870–1960. Searching for marriages that took place from 1831–1869
may produce results with dates and names of spouses taken from the official marriage index, but individual marriage records for this
period do not exist in the archives.
Notarial Archives is a government agency that files and maintains land records and other contracts recorded in Orleans Parish.
The agency serves historical researchers and genealogists through its research center. Records date from 1735 to July 1970.
Because New Orleans was once a French and a Spanish colony, records prior to the Louisiana Purchase (1803) are in French or Spanish.
After the Louisiana Purchase, many 19th century records continued to be written in French.
Notarial Archives Division Research Center
1340 Poydras Street, Suite 360
New Orleans, LA 70112