Lookup Public Records in Orleans ParishLouisiana. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Orleans Parish is located in the state of Louisiana. The parish was formed in 1718 and named after the Duke of Orleans.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the parish has a population of approximately 343,829 people and a total area of 350 square miles, of which 181 square miles is water and 169 square miles is land. Orleans Parish is the smallest parish by land area in Louisiana. Before Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish was the most populous parish in Louisiana. However, it is now the third most populous parish, trailing neighboring Jefferson Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish.

The Orleans Parish Clerk of Civil District Court is charged with the responsibility of recording and maintaining all public records in the county. The office of the clerk has consolidated three offices formerly known as Recorder of Mortgages, Register of Conveyances, and Custodian of Notarial Archives. As a result, the office now has only one office (Land Records Division) responsible for filing, recording, and indexing all instruments and acts. All Orleans Parish land records such as sales, judgments of possession, building contracts, and mortgages are now filed and recorded in the Land Records Division of the Clerk’s Office.

Records maintained by the office of the clerk can be obtained by doing a background check online or by visiting the clerk’s office in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Orleans Parish Clerk of Civil District Court Website. Some of the records available online include:

  • The Mortgage Index which covers September 21, 1987 through February 14, 2014
  • The Conveyance Index which covers January 1, 1989 through February 14, 2014
  • The Unified Indexing System Index which covers February 18, 2014 forward.

To access records online, you will have to create an account, which only works on subscription. To create an account and subscribe, visit Application for Land Records Online Subscription

Orleans, LA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009339,882
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20097,919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009922
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009984
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009346
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009366
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,078
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200915,160
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,191
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200921,316
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,734
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200921,183
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009478
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009607
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200916,705
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200911,406
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009194
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009670
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,388
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009223
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,463
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,772
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,063
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009240
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200911,165
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,007
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009328
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009269
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009676
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20091,091
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009207,536

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