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Louisiana marriage records are readily available to the public for searches. If you choose to search by yourself you may run into problems about similar names, non-current information and inaccurate data. Also, keep in mind that a personal search through any state's marriage records can be extremely time-consuming. But, you can request a state search for a small fee to secure copies of Louisiana marital records. All you have to do is download and complete a Certified Marriage Record request form and send it to the following agency:
Director of Louisiana Office of Public Health
Vital Records Registry
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Phone: (504) 568-5150
The search fee for the state is $5, payable by check or money order. You should be able to submit the parish in which the marriage took place, date of the event and full names of both parties involved. If you don't know this information, it may take longer to receive a response. By using a state-based search, you may only receive a confirmation of the sketchy details of the marriage – details you could discover in a newspaper notice of the marriage. Obtaining certain data about the marriage is also available if you don't need a certificate of the marriage event. Because of Louisiana's privacy laws, certain information can't be released by the state unless you prove that you need the record for legal purposes. If so, you will have to send a copy of photo identification with the request form and state the reason why you need the certificate. Only those marriage records that occurred during the past fifty years will be located at the above address. For marriage records older than fifty years, you'll need to perform your search through the Louisiana State Archives.
Private online sources are also available to find the Louisiana marriage records you need. Such resources are used by genealogy and legal professionals to receive accurate information and to receive it rapidly – usually within minutes after submitting the request form. You might need to search through Louisiana marital records for a number of reasons, including research for family history. Searches are often conducted for legal purposes such as settling details involved in a will or for immigration purposes to prove that you were married in this country. A private search service offers you the advantages of powerful search engines and databases that ensure the accuracy of the information they provide. If no record is found, you pay nothing. Click on the link to discover how you can use private online search services to find Louisiana marriage records.
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