County vital records such as birth records, divorce decrees, marriage certificates and death records are required to be
filed in the USA. Genealogists use this information regularly to learn more about family history.
Courthouses across the United States saw an opportunity with the Internet. They created online databases for marriage records and
other information that allows genealogists to search for these county vital records from their home or office computer.
Many counties, still have not computerized their records. Many people just wanting to trace one record are not aware of even how to
begin a search. Online records databases are a way to help anyone trying to find a marriage record. Online search companies compile these
county vital statistics in one place. These databases have several advantages:
- You can search for the marriage record discreetly.
- Online databases contain records from all 50 states.If you don’t know where the marriage record was filed, you don’t
want to waste you time calling from Florida to Alaska. The information is at you fingertips when you use an online database search
company to help you find the marriage record.
- These searches are inexpensive. Most searches cost less than $50—even if you need unlimited access to county vital records.
If you are searching for just one marriage record, you could spend as little as $10. This saves time and money for anyone needing to
find out where a record is fast.
If you know just a little bit of information, you can find a marriage record easily. Just type in the correct information in the
lines provided and you will see a list of records available.
Local Information for the State of Louisiana:
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
Jefferson parish before 1911, and deaths that occurred 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.