Louisiana, Parish Voter Registration Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Louisiana, 
United States
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Location of Louisiana
Record Description
Record Type voter registration
Collection years 1867-1905
FamilySearch Resources


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


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


Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

As of 8 October 2019, this collection contains voter registrations for Orleans and St. Tammany parishes.

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


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

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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

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

  • 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.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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