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Louisiana, Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905
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Location of Louisiana
Record Description
Record Type Voter registration
Collection years 1867-1905
FamilySearch Resources
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Orleans Parish Register of Voters, Louisiana

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of voter registration records for the parishes of Orleans and St. Tammany. Micro-reproduction of the St. Tammany parish originals is housed at the St. Tammany Courthouse in Covington, Louisiana. The microfilm of the Orleans Parish original records is housed at the New Orleans Public Library. English

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= What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Nativity
  • Residence
  • Occupation

  • Time of residence in the state, parish, and ward
  • Birth date
  • Naturalization

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of ancestor
  • Approximate age
  • Place of residence

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Louisiana.

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