Enter a first and/or last name to search Louisiana marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Louisiana marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Louisiana marriage certificates is available below.
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Marriage records contain information about the marriage of two people, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, sometimes the names of the mothers and fathers, and even the people who witnessed the marriage. Marriage certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residences, and perhaps even the maiden names of the mothers.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Louisiana marriage records, Louisiana marriage licenses, Louisiana marriage indexes, Louisiana marriage announcements, and other related Louisiana genealogy records.
Marriage records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the marriage takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store marriage records into various online archives. This has brought access to online marriage records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of marriages, and in addition to marriage certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing marriage records of Louisiana. We also suggest searching for "Louisiana marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Louisiana Marriage Certificates
As of 1990, the state archive stores all birth records over 100 years old and death and marriage records over fifty years old. Some parish health departments have alphabetical birth and death indexes for their areas; they are not, however, complete listings of all births and deaths of that parish. Those records more recent are housed at the Office of Public Health. The Catholic churches throughout the state kept registers of christenings, marriages, and burials and were the recorders of Louisiana's early vital records. Many have been published. For marriage records for parishes other than Orleans, contact the Office of the Clerk of Court for that parish.
For birth records within the last 100 years and marriage and death records within the last fifty years, write:
Louisiana Department of Health
For earlier records, write:
Louisiana State Archives
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