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Please note that fees are for research and must be collected for both successful and unsuccessful searches. No research will be conducted until payment is received.

Mail-In Research Requests
Title Fee
Catholic Records $10 per name per three volume search
     Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacrament Records 1718-1831
     Diocese of Baton Rouge 1707-1900
     Southwest Louisiana Records by Father Hebert 1750-1910
     South Louisiana Records 1794-1920
Confederate Pension Applications $20 per individual and application
Military Service Records $15 per individual
     Confederate Soldiers from Louisiana
     World War I Discharge Records
Passenger Ship List Index $15 per name per series search
     Vessels arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coasts Ports 1820-1874
     Vessels arriving in New Orleans 1853-1952
Naturalization Index 1831-1906 $10 per name search
     Issued in the State of Louisiana
New Orleans City Directories $10 per name per three year search
     1805-1861
     1866-1908
     1910-1933
     1935
Baton Rouge City Directories $10 per name per three year search
     1905-1906
     1908-1909
     1911
     1913-1916
     1918
     1922-1927
     1929
     1931-1934
Louisiana Voter Registration Lists $10 per name search
     1898*
     1913*
Colonial Documents** $15 per document search per series
     Avoyelles Parish Colonial Documents 1786-1803
     Natchitoches Parish Civil Documents 1723-1803
     St. Charles Parish Colonial Records 1740-1803
     St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Records 1764-1803
     Opelousas Post-Colonial Documents 1766-1789
     Ascension Parish Conveyance Records 1770-1803
     St. James Parish Colonial Records 1782-1787
     St. John the Baptist Parish Original Acts 1753-1798
Charges for Bankcard Usage $5 per bankcard transaction
     Service charge for postal mail request
*All parishes are not listed.
**Colonial document requests must include name, type of records requesting and approximate date.
Research Library Certification and Reproduction
Title Fee
Self-service copy charges, per page
     Photocopies, per page .25
     Microfilm prints, per page .50
     Computer printouts, per page .25
     Book Scanner prints, per page .25
Staff reproduction of archival materials
     Certified Vital Record $5 per record
     Document Certification $20 per record
     Microfilm duplication of existing roll, per roll $20* per 16mm or $25* per 35mm
Legislative Audio Tape Reproduction
     For patrons $20 per tape
     For state agencies $10 per tape
Digital Imaging
     600 pixel per inch TIFF image on CD-R $10 per image**
     Reproduction rights fee (commercial use only) $100 per image***
Charges for Bankcard Usage
     Service charge for postal mail, email, fax and phone requests $5 per bankcard transaction****
     Fax charge for research request $1 per page with $10 maximum
     Minimum in-house charge per bankcard transaction $2 per bankcard transaction
 
*Includes shipping and handling
**For existing original photograph collections only and not for commercial use (see LH 10).
***See LH 10 and LFP 12.
****No service charge for in-house bankcard use. Minimum in-house charge per bankcard transaction applies. 
Research Library Forms
Title
LFP 1 Committee Hearing Audio Tape Request
LFP 2 Mail-In Genealogical Research Request Form
LFP 3 Application for Certified Copy of Public Vital Records
LFP 4 Request for Confederate Pension Application
LFP 5 Campaign Finance Report Supplemental Form
LFP 6 Request for Microfilm Reel Copies
LFP 9 Request for Vital Records Microfilm Index Copies
LFP 10 Request for Historical Documents (public officials only)
LFP 11 Digital Image Request Form
LFP 12 Request for Permission to Publish
LFP 13 Volunteer Application Form
Research Library Handouts
Title
LH 1 Research Room Rules & Regulations
LH 8 Vital Records Available at the Louisiana State Archives
LH 17 How to Request Campaign Finance Reports