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Church parish registers, usually containing baptisms, marriages, and funerals, are available for the following towns and cities. If only one type of record is recorded, the entry below is marked (B) for baptisms or (M) for marriages. In some cases, two or more churches are represented for the same locality. Registers from former French possessions in the United States occasionally cover dates into the 19th century. For specific dates of coverage, check the labels on the film boxes.

New Orleans
Mount Olivet Episcopal, 1852-1888 (Algiers) mf GS36-218 to 219
Claiborne (Second) Presbyterian, 1863-1931 mf GS36-215 to 217
Esplanade Presbyterian, 1914-1919 mf PHS2
First Congregational, 1837-1847 (M) mf LN60
First Presbyterian, 1818-1885; 1919-1931 mf PHS1
Italian Presbyterian, 1894-1922 mf PHS2
Salem United Church of Christ, 1863-1941 mf GS36-211 to 213
Second German Presbyterian, 1863-1945 mf GS36-125 to 217
St. Patrick's, 1833-1962 (M) mf 929.3 S149m
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran, 1844-1947 mf GS36-208 to 210
Third Presbyterian, 1854-1942 mf PHS2
Trinity Episcopal, 1847-1950 mf TU1881-1883
Ursuline Convent, 1834-1912 mf LN77

Shiloh Baptist, 1865-1919 (Bernice) mf SBC1060
Nativity Catholic, 1851-1960 (Campti) 929.3365 N278b
Mount Paron Baptist, 1853-1881 (Claiborne) mf SBC1589
Mount Lebanon Baptist, 1835-1881 (Gibsland) mf SBC310a-d
First Baptist, 1835-1852 (Jackson) mf SBC63
Immaculate Conception, 1727-1825 (Natchitoches) 929.3365 I33b
First Baptist, 1927-1944 (Sterlington) mf SBC1590
Calvary Baptist, 1846-1888 (Ville Platte) mf SBC1131
First Baptist, 1848-1953 (West Monroe) mf SBC378
Records of the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas,1576-1803 (Various locations) mf ND1

French Colonial Louisiana
Detroit mf C2893/2894/2895
Fort Duquesne mf C3023
Fort St. Frederic (Crown Point) mf C3023
Kaskaskias mf C2899
Michillimackinac mf C2900
Natchitoches mf M702
Notre Dame du Fort Conde mf C2224
St. Ann du Fort de Chartres (Illinois) mf C2899
St. Francis (Vincennes) mf C2896
St. Gabrielle d'Iberville mf C2224
St. Landry des Opelousas mf M703
St. Martin des Atakapas mf C2237
St. Philippe des Arkansas mf C2899

Nova Scotia
Anapolis mf C3026/3021
Aylsesford mf C3021
Baie Sainte-Marie mf C3026
Beaubassin mf C3021/1207
Chester mf C3021
Clements mf C3021
Cornwallis mf C3021
Grand Pre mf C1869
Ile Royale mf C2574
Louisborg mf C2573/3111/3112
Mahone Bay mf C3026
Mines mf C3021
Port Royal mf C2574/1869/1870
Rawdon mf C3026
Sydney mf C3026
Wilmot mf C3026

St. Pierre and Miquelon
Ille Miquelon mf C2574/3119

Chateaugua mf C3026
Fort St. Jean mf C3023
Montreal mf C2900
Quebec mf C2896/2899