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Louisiana Vital Records Index

The following database searches help you locate vital records that are maintained by the Louisiana Secretary of State.

Louisiana Death Records

You can search the Louisiana Death Records Index Database and order certified copies of death certificates for deaths that occurred in Louisiana more than 50 years from the end of the current calendar year. Certified copies of death certificates are delivered by mail for $5.

Louisiana Birth Records

You can search the Louisiana Birth Records Index Database and order certified copies of birth certificates for births that occurred in Louisiana more than 100 years from the end of the current calendar year. The only birth records that are currently available at the Archives prior to 1911 are from Orleans Parish. Birth records were not required statewide by law until 1918. Certified copies of birth certificates are delivered by mail for $5.

Orleans Parish Marriage Records

You can search the Orleans Parish Marriage Records Index Database and order certified copies of marriage licenses for marriages that took place in Orleans Parish more than 50 years from the end of the current calendar year. Certified copies of marriage licenses are delivered by mail for $5.