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How to Obtain Louisiana Death Certificates
In the year 1990, the state of Louisiana introduced a law within the state which states that each and every individual of the state of Louisiana is responsible for registering the vital events taking place within the jurisdiction of the state, vital records include births, deaths and marriages taking place within the state of Louisiana. Before the introduction of the law in the year 1990, the registration of the vital records (births, deaths and marriages) were done through the county office which ensured the collection of all the records by themselves. The health departments of the counties were responsible for the maintenance and registration of the data before the year 1990. They have their own indexes in alphabetical order of birth and death records for their areas; but they were not full and complete and in some towns, they were not even considered authentic as well. However, now the Office of Public Health is now the custodian of the vital records that were previously maintained by the county’s health departments. The Catholic churches throughout the state can be said as the early recorders of the vital records in the state as they registered marriages and burials with themselves.
Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.