Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DIOCESE OF BATON ROUGE - Published Sacramental Records

The Department of the Archives of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is the repository of the sacramental records of the Catholic churches within the diocesan territory. Civil parishes included in the Diocese are: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupée, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.The Department has published abstracts of its holdings of sacramental records. To date Volumes 1a through 22 have been published and are available for purchase. These books contain records of baptisms, marriages and burials dating back to the early records of the Parish of St. Charles-aux-Mines, Grand Pré in Acadia (1707-1748). There are many records of the Louisiana colonial period including those of St. Francis of Pointe Coupée (1722-1769). Volumes 1a through 22 contain all extant records from throughout the diocesan territory through 1900. In each volume the abstracts are listed in alphabetical order by surname. Volume 1b is the first volume to contain records of those without surnames.


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