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Free Databases for Louisiana Genealogy

Three important books for researching in New Orleans:

General Index of all Successions, Opened in the Parish of Orleans, From the Year 1805, to the Year 1846. Compiled by P. M. Bertin, 1849.

General Index of All Successions Opened in the Parish of Orleans, From the Year 1846 to the month of August 1880. Compiled by A. J Villere, New Orleans, 1881.

General Index of All Successions Opened in the Civil District Court, Parish of Orelans, Louisiana, From Its Organization, August 1st, 1880 to August 31st, 1894. Compiled by W. L McBee, New Orleans, 1895.

Digital copies of the successions are available in Ancestry.com, Louisiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1756-1984.

Digital copies of Successions up to 1846 are available for free at FamilySearch.org, Louisiana, Orleans Parish Estate Files, 1804-1846.

Digital copies of Wills up to 1920 are available for free at FamilySearch.org, Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920.