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Louisiana Marriage Records

Marriage Records in Louisiana

Marriage records contain information about the married couple and the marriage. This information includes the names of the couple, the date of their marriage, and the place of their marriage. Some marriage records will include the names of the parents of the married couple. Additionally, some records contain the names of the official witnesses to the marriage. Some governmental marriage records contain the maiden names of the mothers of the bride and groom as well as the place of residence of the married couple.

A marriage record should not be confused with the following documents: a marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the married couple. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding, in many cases, in a published newspaper.

A marriage index is simply a list of the marriages within a specific location. Typically, such an index includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing as well as the current location of the marriage record.

In Louisiana, marriage records must be obtained from the parish office. It is necessary to contact the Clerk of Court at the local parish where the records are kept. Contact the following telephone number for information on record lookup fees: 504-568-5152. If you cannot locate older marriage records at the local parish, they may be available at the Louisiana State Archives.

Send a query letter to:
Louisiana State Archives
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the Clerk in the specific county office where the marriage license was issued. Remember to provide as much accurate information as you have available on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed the process up considerably.

A list of the local parish courthouses for Louisiana is provided below in alphabetical order.

Orleans Parish:
Vital Records Registry
Office of Public Health
325 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

State of Louisiana
Louisiana Vital Records Registry
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Telephone: (504) 568-8353 recording
Fax: (504) 568-6909

Louisiana State Archives
3851 Essen Lane
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
Telephone: (225) 922-1206

Acadia Parish
Acadia Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 1342
Crowley, LA 70527-1342
Telephone: (337) 783-3107

Allen Parish
Allen Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box G
Oberlin, LA 70655-2007
Telephone: (337) 639-2803

Ascension Parish
Ascension Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 192
Donaldsonville, LA 70346-0192
Telephone: (225) 473-9866

Assumption Parish
Assumption Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 249
Napoleonville, LA 70390
Telephone: (985) 369-7435

Avoyelles Parish
Avoyelles Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 196, Courthouse
Marksville, LA 71351
Telephone: (318) 253-7523

Beauregard Parish
Beauregard Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 310
De Ridder, LA 70634-0310
Telephone: (377) 463-7019

Bienville Parish
Bienville Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 746
Arcadia, LA 71001
Telephone: (318) 263-2123

Bossier Parish
Bossier Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 430, Courthouse
Benton, LA 71006-0430
Telephone: (318) 965-2336

Caddo Parish
Caddo Parish Clerk of Court
501 Texas St., Room 103
Shreveport, LA 71101
Telephone: (318) 226-6780

Calcasieu Parish
Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court
3235 Kirkman Rd.
Lake Charles, LA 70602
Telephone: (337) 478-6020

Caldwell Parish
Caldwell Parish Clerk of Court
Courthouse
Columbia, LA 71418
Telephone: (318) 649-2681

Cameron Parish
Cameron Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 549
Cameron, LA 70631
Telephone: (337) 775-5316

Catahoula Parish
Catahoula Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 198
Harrisonburg, LA 71340-0198
Telephone: (318) 744-5497

Claiborne Parish
Claiborne Parish Clerk of Court
Courthouse
Homer, LA 71040
Telephone: (318) 927-2222

Concordia Parish
Concordia Parish Clerk of Court
Courthouse
Vidalia, LA 71373
Telephone: (318) 336-4204

De Soto Parish
De Soto Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1206
Mansfield, LA 71052
Telephone: (318) 872-3110

East Baton Rouge Parish
East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court
222 Saint Louis St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: (225) 389-3950

East Carroll Parish
East Carroll Parish Clerk of Court
400 1st St.
Lake Providence, LA 71254-2616
Telephone: (318) 559-2256

East Feliciana Parish
East Feliciana Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Drawer 599
Clinton, LA 70722
Telephone: (225) 683-5145

Evangeline Parish
Evangeline Parish Clerk
P.O. Drawer 347, Courthouse building
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Telephone: (337) 363-5651

Franklin Parish
Franklin Parish Clerk of Court
210 Main St.
Winnsboro, LA 71295-2708
Telephone: (318) 435-9429

Grant Parish
Grant Parish Clerk
Courthouse
Colfax, LA 71417
Telephone: (318) 627-9907

Iberia Parish
Iberia Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 12010
New Iberia, LA 70562-2010
Telephone: (337) 365-7282

Iberville Parish
Iberville Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 423
Plaquemine, LA 70765
Telephone: (225) 687-5160

Jackson Parish
Jackson Parish Clerk of Court
500 East Courthouse Avenue
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Telephone: (318) 259-2424

Jefferson Davis Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 1409
Jennings, LA 70546
Telephone: (337) 824-1160

Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court
200 Derbigny Street
3rd floor Main Courthouse
Gretna, LA 70054-0010
Telephone: (504) 364-2900

Lafayette Parish
Lafayette Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 4508
Lafayette, LA 70502-4508
Telephone: (337) 233-0150

Lafourche Parish
Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Drawer 5548, Courthouse
Thibodaux, LA 70302
Telephone: (985) 447-4841

LaSalle Parish
LaSalle Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1372
Jena, LA 71342-1372
Telephone: (318) 992-2101

Lincoln Parish
Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 979
Ruston, LA 71273-0979
Telephone: (318) 251-3663

Livingston Parish
Livingston Parish Clerk of Court
20180 Iowa Street
Livingston, LA 70754
Telephone: (225) 686-2266

Madison Parish
Madison Parish Clerk
100 North City Street
Tallulah, LA 71282
Telephone: (318) 574-0655

Morehouse Parish
Morehouse Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 509
Bastrop, LA 71220-0509
Telephone: (318) 281-3343

Natchitoches Parish
Natchitoches Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 799
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0799
Telephone: (318) 352-8152

Orleans Parish
Orleans Parish Clerk
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112-2114
Telephone: (504) 592-5152

Ouachita Parish
Ouachita Parish Clerk
300 St. John Street
Monroe, LA 71201-7326
Telephone: (318) 362-3340

Plaquemines Parish
Plaquemines Parish Clerk
Courthouse
Point a la Hache, LA 70082
Telephone: (985) 333-4343

Point Coupee
Point Coupee Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 86
New Roads, LA 70760
Telephone: (225) 638-9596

Rapides Parish
Rapides Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 952
Alexandria, LA 71309-0952
Telephone: (318) 473-8153

Red River Parish
Red River Parish Clerk
615 East Carrol
Coushatta, LA 71019-8731
Telephone: (318) 932-6741

Richland Parish
Richland Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 119
Rayville, LA 71269
Telephone: (318) 728-4171

Sabine Parish
Sabine Parish Clerk
400 Court Street
Many, LA 71449
Telephone: (318) 256-6223

St. Bernard Parish
St. Bernard Parish Clerk
8201 West Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043-1611
Telephone: (504) 277-6371

Saint Charles Parish
Saint Charles Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 302
Hahnville, LA 70057-0302
Telephone: (985) 783-6632

Saint Helena Parish
Saint Helena Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 308
Greensburg, LA 70441-0308
Telephone: (225) 222-4514

Saint James Parish
Saint James Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 63, Courthouse
Convent, LA 70723
Telephone: (504) 562-7431

St. John the Baptist Parish
St. John the Baptist Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 38
Edgard, LA 70049
Telephone: (985) 497-3331

Saint Landry Parish
Saint Landry Parish Clerk
Court & Landry Sts.
Opelousas, LA 70570
Telephone: (318) 942-5606

Saint Martin Parish
Saint Martin Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 9
Saint Martinville, LA 70582-0009
Telephone: (337) 394-6417

Saint Mary Parish
Saint Mary Parish Clerk
P.O. Drawer 1231
Franklin, LA 70538
Telephone: (337) 828-4100, ext. 200

Saint Tammany Parish
Saint Tammany Parish Clerk
510 East Boston
Covington, LA 70433-2945
Telephone: (225) 898-2430

Tangipahoa Parish
Tangipahoa Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 215
Amite, LA 70422
Telephone: (985) 748-4146

Tensas Parish
Tensas Parish Clerk
Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 78
Saint Joseph, LA 71366
Telephone: (318) 766-3921

Terrebonne Parish
Terrebonne Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 1569
Houma, LA 70361-1569
Telephone: (985) 872-0466

Union Parish
Union Parish Clerk
Courthouse Building
100 E. Bayou St., Suite 105
Farmerville, LA 71241
Telephone: (318) 368-3055

Vermilion Parish
Vermilion Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 790
Abbeville, LA 70511-0790
Telephone: (337) 898-4310

Vernon Parish
Vernon Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 40
Leesville, LA 71496-0040
Telephone: (318) 238-1384

Washington Parish
Washington Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 607
Franklinton, LA 70438-0607
Telephone: (985) 839-4663

Webster Parish
Webster Parish Clerk
410 Main Street
Minden, LA 71055-3325
Telephone: (318) 371-0366

West Baton Rouge Parish
West Baton Rouge Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 107
Port Allen, LA 70767
Telephone: (225) 383-0378

West Carroll Parish
West Carroll Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 630
Oak Grove, LA 71263-0630
Telephone: (318) 428-3281

West Feliciana Parish
West Feliciana Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 1921
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
Telephone: (225) 635-3864

Winn Parish
Winn Parish Clerk
P.O. Box 951
Winnfield, LA 71483-0951
Telephone: (318) 628-9515
 

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