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== What is in This Collection? ==
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This collection includes penitentiary records from 1866 to 1963. This collection includes a seven-volume index of prisoners and 36 volumes registering convicts admitted to the prison. The prison was opened in 1835. Although some early records of inmates were made, they are not complete.
  
== What is in the Collection? ==
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This collection includes penitentiary records from 1866 to 1963.<br>
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=== Image Visibility ===
  
This collection includes a seven-volume index of prisoners and 36 volumes registering convicts admitted to the prison. The prison was opened in 1835. Although some early records of inmates were made, they are not complete.
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===To Browse this Collection===
 
  
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
 
 
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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*The approximate dates served in prison.
 
 
 
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==What Do I Do Next?==
 
When you have located your ancestor in the prison record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. This information will often lead you to other records.
 
=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
*Use the death date to search for a death certificate.
 
*Use the death date and prior residence to locate mortuary, or burial records.
 
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the prior residence, enlistment place, or place of birth to locate census, church, and land records.
 
*Compile a list of other prisoners with the same surname. If the surname is uncommon, they may be relatives.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*Record accuracy depends largely on the accuracy of the document authors and may be subject to inacurracies.
 
  
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*The name of the individual
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*The approximate age of the prisoner
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*The years in prison
  
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Add any new information to your records
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*Use the information found in the record to locate a death record
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
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*Search for court records
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
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*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 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
  
'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Louisiana, State Penitentiary Records, 1866-1963" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. State Archives, Baton Rouge.}} <br><br>
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Louisiana, United States Genealogy|Louisiana]].
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* [[GuidedResearch:Louisiana|Louisiana Guided Research]]
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* [[Louisiana Record Finder]]
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* [[Louisiana Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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* [[Step-by-Step Louisiana Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
  
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes penitentiary records from 1866 to 1963. This collection includes a seven-volume index of prisoners and 36 volumes registering convicts admitted to the prison. The prison was opened in 1835. Although some early records of inmates were made, they are not complete.


Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Louisiana State Penitentiary Records, 1866-1963.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of prisoner
  • Age, height and weight
  • Physical description including color of eyes, hair and identifying marks
  • Marital status
  • Reason for entry in (offense)ledger

  • Term of imprisonment
  • Level of education
  • Literacy
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date

  • Burial date and place
  • Cause of death
  • Last residence prior to confinement
  • Discharge or transfer date
  • Where transferred to

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The approximate age of the prisoner
  • The years in prison

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Record
  2. Select the Record Type, Volume and Year Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information found in the record to locate a death record
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
  • 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
  • Search for court 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. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • 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.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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