Louisiana Cemetery Records

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This entry was originally written by Beth A. Stahr, CGRS and Sharon Sholars Brown for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
the Louisiana Family History Research series.
History of Louisiana
Louisiana Vital Records
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Louisiana Court Records
Louisiana Tax Records
Louisiana Cemetery Records
Louisiana Church Records
Louisiana Military Records
Louisiana Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
Louisiana Archives, Libraries, and Societies
Louisiana Immigration
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Map of Louisiana


The recording of cemetery inscriptions in Louisiana has long been a project of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and numerous genealogical societies. See Lela Cullon, Louisiana Tombstone Inscriptions, 11 vols. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana DAR, 1957–60). Genealogical publications continually print these inscriptions in their issues. Card indexes exist for some New Orleans cemeteries and can be found at the Louisiana State Museum Library (see Louisiana Archives, Libraries, and Societies) or on microfilm at FHL.

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