Louisiana Statewide Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?
The collection consists of digital images of death records created by the state of Louisiana for 1960. Images of the index are included.
An index to the Orleans parish death records beginning in 1804 can be found at The USGenWeb Archives Project: Louisiana, Orleans Parish. An index to these records and the Orleans parish death records is available at the Louisiana Government website.
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To Browse This Collection
|You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Key genealogical facts that may be found include:
- The name of the deceased
- The date and place of death
- Age and birthplace (city or town, state or foreign country)
- Marital status and sometimes name of spouse
- Date of birth
- Names and birthplaces of parents
- Place and date of burial
- Cause of Death
- Name of informant
- Social Security number (later records)
- If veteran, name of war (later records)
- Length of stay in community (later records)
- If the deceased is a citizen of a foreign county, the name of the country (later records)
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The approximate date of death
- The place of death
Search the IndexYou will be able to search this collection when it is published.
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the Record
- Select the Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Louisiana Deaths, 1960. Click on camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?
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?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records
- 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 censuses
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
- Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?
- 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. Try searching for these names as well
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Louisiana.
- Louisiana Guided Research
- Louisiana Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
Citing This Collection
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.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.