Louisiana Birth Records

About this Service
This service only issues certified copies of microfilmed birth certificates for births that occurred in Louisiana between 1819–1916. The database also contains birth records for births that occurred in Orleans parish as early as 1790; however, microfilmed birth certificates may not be available for many of these older records. For example, searching for a birth that occurred in Orleans parish between 1790–1819 may produce results taken from the official Orleans parish birth index, but individual birth certificates for this period do not exist in the archives. We regret that we cannot issue certified copies of birth certificates for births that occurred in Orleans parish during this period.

Birth records for all other parishes were not required by law until 1918. Some records are available prior to this date, but they are not comprehensive for all parishes.

For more information about obtaining copies of Louisiana birth certificates for births that occurred less than 100 years ago, visit the Vital Records Registry.

Instructions
Click Basic Search to search for records by the child’s name, mother’s maiden name, or the father’s name. To search using other criteria, click Advanced Search.
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