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Guide to Genealogical Materials Home
Selected Books
Louisiana Library Connection Databases
Note on Vital Records
Birth Records
Death Records
Burial Records
Marriage Records
Civil Records (Parishes other than Orleans)
Census Records
Orleans Parish Civil Court Records
Slavery, Free People of Color & Freedmen
Immigration Records
Naturalization Records
Hospital & Insanity Records
Church Records
Military Records
Land Records
Voter Registration Records
Employment Records
New Orleans Police Department Records
Records of Correctional Institutions
Additional Sources
Appendix A: Ordering By Mail
Appendix B: Genealogical Periodicals
Appendix C: Soundex/Miracode System
Appendix D: Orleans Parish Civil Courts

New Orleans (La.) Office of the Mayor. Indentures, 1809-1843.     Finding Aid
The records, in French and English, contain indenture documents signed before the mayor or his representative. Included in the documents are the name of the person indentured, his/her age, place of birth, and race; orphans are identified, and, for minors, the name of the person(s) giving permission for the minor to be bound is given. Also listed is the name of the merchant or tradesperson to whom the apprentice or servant is bound, his/her trade, and the terms of the agreement. The agreement is signed by the parties involved, by two or three witnesses, and by the mayor or his representative. Some documents are appended by statements, agreed to by all parties, canceling the previous agreement. Also included are agreements by slave owners binding their slaves as apprentices or servants, agreements binding parties for repayment of debts or of ship passage or to avoid a prison term, and collective labor agreements. mf AA660

A translation of volume one, made by the Works Progress Administration was filmed at the end of the series. mf AA661

  Also available online at neworleanspubliclibrary.org/inv/indentures/ind-intr.htm is a computerized index to the documents compiled by Professor Paul Lachance of the University of Ottawa.

  Indentures for free people of color were digitized as part of Louisiana State University's digital collection Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past. (To locate an indenture, search by the name of the person being indentured.)

New Orleans (La.) Dept. of City Civil Service. Personnel Separated from City Employment, 1943-1946.
Contains the "Personal History Record, " which includes date of birth, marital status, education, veteran status, length of residency in New Orleans, last three employments, promotions, and comments. Arranged alphabetically. mf AI852

National Archives and Records Administration. Record Cards of Letter Carriers Separated from the Postal Service, 1863-1899. [Roll 1: Alabama-Maryland]
Each card indicates the post office name, letter carrier’s name, date of appointment, and date and cause of separation from employment (i.e., “resigned,” “transferred,” “died,” “dropped,” or “removed.” The date of separation is noted for those separated after 1873. The Louisiana records include post offices in Baton Rouge, Monroe, New Orleans, and Shreveport. M1846

See also the chapter on Death Records for additional records regarding employees of the City of New Orleans.