Hunting For Bears, comp. Louisiana, Marriages, 1718-1925. Compiled from a variety of sources including original marriage records located in Family History Library microfilm, microfiche, or books. Original marriage records are available from the Clerk of the Court where the marriage license was issued.
Louisana Secretary of State's Office. Louisana Marriage Index.Baton Rouge, Louisiana
This database is an index to individuals who were married in Louisiana between 1718 and 1925, as well as 1946-1961. Indexes from 1718-1925 were compiled from courthouse marriage licenses from various Louisiana parishes. For a list of which parishes are included and the years during that time period for which there are records represented in this index for each parish, see below. Please note that not every parish is included in this index. Marriage records are great sources for genealogists because they document an individual in a particular place and time as well as provide details about that person's marriage. Information provided in this index includes the name of the individual, spouse's name, marriage date, and marriage place.
It is important that you use the information found in this database to locate your ancestor in the original records that this index references. Usually more information is available in the records themselves than is found in an index. For example, marriage records sometimes provide the birth dates and places of the bride and groom, their parents' names, their addresses, and witnesses' names, in addition to the information found in this index. To obtain a copy of the original record contact the courthouse located in the parish where the marriage took place. Some of these records may also be available on microfilm at the Family History Library. To check and see if the record is located there, perform a place or locality search in the Family History Library Catalog for your parish of interest. Any marriage records that are microfilmed and available there will be under the Vital Records category.
This is a list of all the parishes included in this database. The years listed are the earliest and latest year for which there are records from that parish represented in this index. This database is not a comprehensive index and therefore, does not necessarily include all the consecutive years in between the ones listed, nor may it include all the records that exist for years that are represented. For example, a parish may have 1870 and 1880 listed as the earliest and latest years, but the years 1882 and 1886 may not be included. Likewise, this database may only contain records from a few months out of a particular year rather than a whole, complete year.Acadia (1865-1902)
East Baton Rouge (1788-1898)
East Carroll (1832-1900)
East Feliciana (1825-1870)
Pointe Coupee (1736-1872)
Red River (1871-1902)
St. Bernard (1817-1909)
St. Charles (1741-1918)
St. Helena (1813-1935)
St. James (1809-1901)
St. John the Baptist (1845-1902)
St. Landry (1807-1891)
St. Martin (1760-1900)
St. Mary (1811-1891)
St. Tammany (1808-1900)
West Baton Rouge (1816-1899)
West Feliciana (1791-1909)
Records from 1946-1961 reflect a statewide marriage index held by the Secretary of State's Office in Baton Rouge. These records are not split by parish, but are arranged alphabetically by year. Images of the indexes are also available for these years.
24 Jun 2020: Added 1,022,589 new records and 9,455 new images from 1946-1961.