Louisiana Geneology & History Network










Louisiana Government Records


The Louisiana Geneology & History Network has many records on our website. Marriage Records, Cemetery listings, tombstone photos, and more. Be sure to visit any and all parish websites of interest to see what is available.


Birth Records - The State office has records for 100 years past the date of birth. Birth records are confidential for the first 100 years. To obtain current information on who may obtain a record, how to submit a request and an official request form, see the Office of Public Health, Vital Records Registry website or write to PO Box 60630, New Orleans, LA 70160.


Older records are available through the Louisiana State Archives, P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.


Death Records - The State office has records for 100 years past the date of death. Death records are confidential for the first 100 years. To obtain current information on who may obtain a record, how to submit a request and an official request form, see the Office of Public Health, Vital Records Registry website or write to PO Box 60630, New Orleans, LA 70160.


Older records are available through the Louisiana State Archives, P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.


Marriage Records - To obtain current information on how to submit a request for a certified copy of an Orleans Parish marriage record less than 50 years old and a request form, see the Louisiana Office of Public Health Director, Vital Records and Statistics website or write to PO Box 60630, New Orleans, LA 70160.


Certified copies for other parishes are issued by Clerk of Court in the parish where the marriage license was issued. For the address of parish Clerk's of Court click on the appropriate parish name in the Louisiana Parish name list.


Marriage records over 50 years are stored by the Louisiana State Archives, P.O. Box 94125, Baton rouge, LA 70804.


Divorce Records - To obtain current information on how to submit a request for a certified copy of divorce records contact the Clerk of Court in the parish where the divorce was granted. For the address of parish Clerk's of Court click on the appropriate parish name in the Louisiana Parish name list.