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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.

Louisiana County Death Records

Acadia Parish
Allen Parish
Ascension Parish
Assumption Parish
Avoyelles Parish
Beauregard Parish
Bienville Parish
Bossier Parish
Caddo Parish
Calcasieu Parish
Caldwell Parish
Cameron Parish
Catahoula Parish
Claiborne Parish
Concordia Parish
De Soto Parish
East Baton Rouge Parish
East Carroll Parish
East Feliciana Parish
Evangeline Parish
Franklin Parish
Grant Parish
Iberia Parish
Iberville Parish
Jackson Parish
Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish
Lafayette Parish
Lafourche Parish
La Salle Parish
Lincoln Parish
Livingston Parish
Madison Parish
Morehouse Parish
Natchitoches Parish
Orleans Parish
Ouachita Parish
Plaquemines Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
Rapides Parish
Red River Parish
Richland Parish
Sabine Parish
Saint Bernard Parish
Saint Charles Parish
Saint Helena Parish
Saint James Parish
Saint John the Baptist Parish
Saint Landry Parish
Saint Martin Parish
Saint Mary Parish
Saint Tammany Parish
Tangipahoa Parish
Tensas Parish
Terrebonne Parish
Union Parish
Vermilion Parish
Vernon Parish
Washington Parish
Webster Parish
West Baton Rouge Parish
West Carroll Parish
West Feliciana Parish
Winn Parish

 

Louisiana Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

Louisiana Department of Health
Vital Records Registry
Office of Public Health
325 Loyola Avenue
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Tel: 504-568-5150 504- 568-5152 (automated)
Fax: 504-568-5391 (To order copies by fax)