City Archives & Special Collections

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Obituary Copy Services Rates Information
Obituary Search (no citation) $3.00 per name Includes a copy of the obituary, if found.
Records (with citation) $2.00 per obituary Per obituary.

Obituary Search (without citation)

City Archives staff can search Obituary Indexes for names and provide a copy of one obituary, if found. The first item located by staff using indexes and digitized newspapers will be provided. Staff will research to the best of their ability, but cannot guarantee the copied item. There will be a $3.00 charge per name searched.

Please provide any information that will help with our search.

Helpful information would include the following:

Fees: $3.00 per name. Will include a copy of 1 obituary, if found.

Obituary Request (with citation)

There will be a $2.00 charge per obituary. The citation must include the date of publication and the newspaper.

Obituary citations can be searched in two indexes:

Please provide the following information from the index

Fees: $2.00 per obituary

Submission Guidelines

Inquiries can be mailed to:

City Archives & Special Collections

219 Loyola Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70112

Or emailed to:

Please enclose a check or money order (payable to New Orleans Public Library) for each request. No refunds.

Allow 14 business days for a response. Requests are handled in the order in which they are received, and we cannot accept "rush" orders.

All searches will cover New Orleans Only.

Only 5 citations or individual requests should be submitted at a time.

We will provide the best copy possible from our microfilm or digital content. We cannot guarantee complete legibility of photocopies due to the quality of some of the microfilm.

Photo Duplication information can be found on our photo page.

Requests outside of those listed can be addressed to The Archives is unable to digitize original materials and large sections of printed materials such as books and reports.

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