UPDATE: [9/20/08 at 5:08 PM PDT]: The problem with the order page alluded to below is that my pop-up blocker was on. The page does not alert you to this issue, but beware: that’s the stopper.]
Joe Beine has posted that Louisiana Death Records 1911-1957 are now online! Terrific! I’ve tried the site and it generally works well, but can be slightly recalcitrant from time to time. I tried out all my Louisiana surnames and found something for every one of them. The site has an index with names, dates and parishes of death and page and volume numbers. The age at death is also displayed.
If you want a certified copy of the microfilm image, well now, that’s a whole $5.49! Yessir, $5.49 in today’s money. You can’t order online; you have to print out a PDF form to order or write your own letter (the form page was one of the recalcitrant parts). It’s $5.00 for the certificate; 49 cents for postage to send your order. Click on the images below to enlarge.
Lousiana Death Records 1911-1957
One issue when I visited was that the “Basic Search” function didn’t always function. If it tells you “No Records Found,” switch to “Advanced Search,” which needs no more information than a surname.
Below is the order form page, which I could not get to print. So write your own letter!
September 19, 2008 Friday at 11:05 pm