In 1803, as a result of negotiations between President Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon, Louisiana became a part of the United States. New Orleans and the surrounding territory commanded control of the mouth of the Mississippi River, along with a great deal of the Midwestern products it transported to markets. With this acquisition, the United States nearly doubled in size and became a world power. Louisiana marriage records over 50 years old are stored by the Louisiana State Archives, PO Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804. Search the Orleans Parish Marriage Records Database at http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/633/Default.aspx to order certified copies of these Louisiana vital records that took place in Orleans Parish over 50 years ago. Certified copies of marriage licenses are delivered by mail and payable by check or money order. For more recent Louisiana divorce records, contact the Clerk of Court in the parish where the divorce was granted.
For more information on Louisiana vital records, visit Louisiana Birth & Death Vital Records
Record Type: Marriage Certificates, Divorce Records
Note: Only Orleans Parish marriage records are available from 1948 on at the Registry for a $5.00 fee, same search criteria as others. Include bride name (maiden), groom and date of marriage. Other marriage & all divorce records are found at parish of event.
Record Access Requirements: Marriage Records older than 50 years are open to the public. Use the VitalChek 877-605-8562 for marriage records in Orleans Parrish only.
Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Judicial Council of the Supreme Court
400 Royal Street, Suite 1190
New Orleans, LA 70130-8101
Business Hours: 9AM-5PM
Note: Trial court information must be obtained from the parish level courts.
Records Available: Criminal Records
Bureau of Criminal Identification
7919 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: Louisiana is a closed record state and the office only conducts background requests for agencies that are authorized to receive that information under RS 15:587.
Record Access Requirements: Authorized forms are available from this department.
Search Note: 100% of the records are fingerprint supported.
Records Available: Incarceration Records
Department of Public Safety and Corrections
PO Box 94304
Attn: Office of Adult Services
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Record Access Requirements: Under state law, the complete records of offenders, past, present, or future, in the custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services, is confidential and cannot be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to anyone.
Search Note: Only location is released. Records computerized since 1975.