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Marriage records or marriage licenses are the legal record of a wedding and its subsequent union. A marriage record contain the original unmarried names of both parties, their place of residence, the date, and also the county and state the marriage occurred in. This is why often marriage records are vital to almost all researchers as they not only provide information but also help unlock the path to other searches with information that is crucial and not easily obtainable Most notably, the brides maiden name. Marriage records from the state of Louisiana begin as early as 1830. The Louisiana Vital Records Registry hold records for the Orleans Parish. The other 63 parishes each keep their own marriage records through the clerk of court. If you need to find out more about your family history or genealogy, marriage records are sometimes the most easily accessible and most reliable way to trace your ancestry through multiple generations. For quick, often free marriage records you can search online will reveal many records of possible value to your quest. Using the maiden name and possible background information about the bride's family is often essential to expanding your family tree.

 
State of Louisiana Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
4,796,410

 
Under 18:
1,560,079

 
Over 65:
522,334

 
Employed:
2,028,439

 
Land in Square Miles:
43,561.85

 
Acres of Farms:
7,664,830

 
Births:
60,937

 
Deaths:
44,355

 
Infant Deaths:
529

 
 
Murder:
527

 
Forcible Rape:
1,232

 
Robbery:
5,994

 
Assault:
21,191

 
Total Violent Crime:
28,944

 
Burglary:
43,320

 
Larceny \ Theft:
111,567

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
13,743

 
Total Property Crime:
168,630