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› Birth and Death Certificates
The Louisiana Vital Records Registry holds Louisiana birth certificates less than 101 years old and Louisiana death certificates less than 51 years old. Includes application forms and local satellite offices.
› Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
A National Parks Service database that offers military information for Confederate and Union soldiers and sailors.
Thousands of genealogy-related links to assist both the beginner and the advanced researcher. Family History, Family Tree, and Genealogy Records and Resources from Around the World.
› Family Search
Free Family History, Family Tree, and Genealogy Records and Resources from Around the World.
A site to check multiple queries by surname, offering a way to locate ancestral information and living relatives. La GenWebPart of a nationwide online database, but is specific to Louisiana. It is arranged by parish, has some searchable databases, transcribed information and lookup volunteers.
› La GenWeb
Part of a nationwide online database, but is specific to Louisiana. It is arranged by parish, has some searchable databases, transcribed information and lookup volunteers.
Parish-by-parish listing of contact information and web site links for Louisiana Clerks of Court.
This website offers contact information and a listing of materials available at the State Archives Research Library.
› National Archives and Records Administration
This site offers information/explanations on records available.
State Library’s listing of microfilm useful for Louisiana genealogy. Includes census, newspapers, military and church records. These can be borrowed through interlibrary loan.
A database containing an index to the Social Security records of deceased persons whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Searchable by name or Social Security Number, can generate a letter to the SSA, etc.