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 and establish important family relationships. Marriage records in this database from the Center for Health Statistics are linked to corresponding images of the index on which the marriage is recorded. Be sure to view these images as additional information, such as a marriage certificate number, may be found there, which may help you in obtaining a copy of the original marriage record. Marriage may be a sacrament. It is is none the less a civil contract. This is the established doctrine of the Republic. It ought to be so regarded in this Territory.
You can get a certificate — which is an official document — or a printout, which is a typed or handwritten copy of the information. A printout can be sent to you by email, but a certificate must be posted, or given to you in person if you order it at a Births, Deaths and Marriages office.
You can search the Orleans Parish Marriage Records Index Database and order certified copies of marriage licenses for marriages that took place in Orleans Parish more than 50 years from the end of the current calendar year. Photocopies of marriage licenses are delivered by mail for $5 each, and certified copies are delivered by mail for $10 each.