Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954
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|Orleans, Louisiana, |
|Flag of Louisiana|
|Location of Orleans Parish, Louisiana|
|Location of Louisiana|
|Record Type||Death Records|
|Louisiana, Department of Health. Bureau of Vital Records, New Orleans|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Death records and certificates from the parish of Orleans, Louisiana for years 1835-1954. Up to the year 1942, the information included was informant name, informant residence, name, (color), nativity, age, death date, death place, cause of death, and witnesses. These records were written out in a paragraph form with printed prompts. After 1942, a more traditional death certificate form was used which included parent's names.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
- Name of undertaker
- Name of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Native of
- Cause of death
- Information about family
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add the new information to your records
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Louisiana.
- How to Find Louisiana Death Records
- United States, How to Find Death Records
- United States, How to Use Death Records
- Louisiana Guided Research
- Louisiana Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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