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• 1790-1917: Louisiana Birth Records at the Louisiana State Archives



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Marriage

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• 1810s-1950s:
Louisiana Marriage Collections

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Louisiana Church Records, 1836-1938
Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906
Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957
Louisiana, Ascension Parish, Index of Marriages, 1773-1963



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• 1718-1925: Louisiana, Compiled Marriage Index at Ancestry ($)



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Louisiana Death Collections

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Louisiana Church Records, 1836-1938
Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960
Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1905-1913, 1955-1963
Louisiana, New Orleans, Interment Registers, 1836-1972
Louisiana, Tombstone Inscriptions, 1812-1970
Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934 (includes deaths)
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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• 1804-1966: Louisiana Death Records at the Louisiana State Archives



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