Louisiana, Parish Voter Registration Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Louisiana, Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905
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|Location of Louisiana|
|Record Type||Voter registration|
|Orleans Parish Register of Voters, Louisiana|
What is in This Collection?
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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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Louisiana.
- Louisiana Guided Research
- Louisiana Record Finder
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- Step-by-Step Research
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