Louisiana Research Tips and Strategies
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Louisiana Research Strategies
Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Louisiana
- Louisiana Online Genealogy Records
- How to find Louisiana Birth Records
- How to find Louisiana Marriage Records
- How to find Louisiana Death Records
Louisiana Research Tips
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Louisiana.
- Birth information: Statewide registration of births began in 1911 in Louisiana. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
- Finding Parents: Statewide registration of deaths began in 1911 in Louisiana. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Louisiana death records
- Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.
Louisiana Record Finder
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Louisiana Record Finder.
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Further Louisiana Research
- Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Louisiana Record Finder.
- For online record collections, go to Louisiana Online Genealogy Records.
- For more research on Louisiana, including research at the county level, visit the Louisiana page on the Research Wiki.
- Search all of the Louisiana record collections at FamilySearch.