G U I D E    T O    G E N E A L O G I C A L    M A T E R I A L S     
in the New Orleans Public Library's Louisiana Division & City Archives     

          Louisiana Library Connection D A T A B A S E S

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

The State Library of Louisiana is currently providing access to a number of subscription-only databases through the Louisiana Library Connection. These databases may be accessed in- house by any users of New Orleans Public Library and its branches (and, in fact, from any public library in Louisiana). A number of the databases can also be accessed remotely by Louisiana public library card holders at     lalibcon.state.lib.la.us. One of these databases are particularly useful to genealogists:

Newsbank provides full text access (including obituaries) to the New Orleans Times-Picayune (1989-present), and several additional Louisiana newspapers, along with a number of papers from other states around the United States. Newsbank can be used by any patron at any branch of NOPL and is also available remotely to Louisiana public library card holders.
Ancestry Library Edition, an enhanced library version of the subscription database Ancestry.com, provides access to federal census images and indexes and to a host of other indexes. Ancestry Library Edition can be used only at the library. Those who want to use the database at home must subscribe to Ancestry.com.

Users should note that some features and databases available to those who subscribe individually to Ancestry.com are not available through Ancestry Library Edition.