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in the New Orleans Public Library's Louisiana Division & City Archives   

  C I V I L Records (Parishes Other than Orleans)

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Additional Sources
Appendix A: Ordering By Mail
Appendix B: Genealogical Periodicals
Appendix C: Soundex/Miracode System
Appendix D: Orleans Parish Civil Courts

The Louisiana Division holds microfilm copies, most made by the Genealogical Society of Utah (i.e., the Mormons), of the civil records of many parishes in Louisiana. (Although the GSU has filmed records in almost all parishes in the state, some clerks of court would not give us permission to purchase copies of their records.)

For the most part, the records for each parish include conveyances, probate records, and marriages. Dates of coverage range from the early 1700ís to the early 1900ís, though indexing sometimes extends into the mid- to late-1900s. For some parishes, notarial records, donations and records involving various other legal matters were also filmed.

Note: The Louisiana Divisionís copies of these GSU microfilms are restricted in that no photocopies can be made from them. This agreement had to be made in order to protect the parish courthouses from any loss in income derived from supplying copies of their records. Copies must be obtained from the courthouses of each individual parish.

Ascension      [GS3]
Assumption      [GS4]
Avoyelles      [GS5]
Bienville      [GS7]
Caddo      [GS9]
Calcasieu      [GS10]
Cameron      [GS12]
Catahoula      [GS13]
Claiborne      [GS14]
Concordia      [GS15]
Desoto      [GS16]
East Baton Rouge      [GS17]
East Carroll      [GS18]
Grant      [GS22]
Iberia      [GS23]
Iberville      [GS24]
Jackson      [GS25]
Jefferson      [GS26]
Lincoln      [GS31]
Livingston      [GS32]
Madison      [GS33]
Natchitoches      [GS35]
Ouachita      [GS37]
Plaquemines      [GS38]
Red River      [GS41]
Richland      [GS42]
Sabine      [GS43]
St. Bernard      [SARS 12]
St. Charles      [GS45]
St. Helena      [GS46]
St. James      [GS47]
St. John      [GS48]
St. Landry      [GS49]
St. Mary      [GS51]
St. Tammany      [GS52]
Tangipahoa      [GS53]
Tensas      [GS54]
Union      [GS56]
Vermilion      [GS57]
Vernon      [GS58]
Washington      [GS59]
Webster      [GS60]
West Baton Rouge      [GS61]
West Carroll      [GS62]
West Feliciana      [GS63]
Winn      [GS64]

Miscellaneous Civil Records (Outside of Orleans Parish)

Louisiana State Archives and Records Commission. Colonial Documents, Avoyelles Parish, 1798-1803.
Microfilm of various civil and judicial records (including property and slave sales) in the possession of the Louisiana State Archives. A name index is included. mf SARS 5

Note: These records are indexed and described in volume 1 of Calendar of Louisiana Colonial Documents. 3 vols. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Archives and Records Commission, 1962-. LouR 976.3 L886

Louisiana State Archives and Records Commission. Colonial Documents, St. Charles Parish, 1740-1872.
Thirty-eight rolls of microfilm of various colonial documents. These records appear to duplicate the microfilm made by the Genealogical Society of Utah and noted above in the list of civil records outside of Orleans Parish. Unindexed. mf SARS 1

Daughters of the American Revolution, Louisiana Society. Louisiana Miscellaneous Records.
Indexes to miscellaneous records of several parishes (St. Mary, Tensas, Lincoln, Morehouse, Calcasieu, and DeSoto). This series also includes bible records, and various other genealogically significant records. mf DAR 7-19.

Archives of the Spanish Government of West Florida. W.P.A., 1939. 19 v.
Transcriptions of the civil records of the Florida Parishes (1782-1810). Covering the present parishes of East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, and West Feliciana, the volumes contain suits, deeds, marriage contracts, probate records, and every sort of legal document. Some notarial records in the last volume extend to the year 1816.

Note: A compilation of the indexes was published in book form by Polyanthos Press in 1975 and can be found shelved with the Louisiana genealogy books under call number 016.9763 A791.) mf T1116