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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
The Will Books for Orleans Parish courts include copies of all wills filed in Orleans Parish, 1805-1920. The will books comprise 39 bound volumes. Each volume is individually indexed at the front of each book. The will books were created in several courts including the Court of Probates (1805-1846), Second District Court (1846-1880) and Civil District Court (1880-1920). Volume 31, No. 11 is missing.  
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This collection of will books for Orleans Parish courts include copies of all wills filed in Orleans Parish, 1805-1920. The will books comprise 39 bound volumes. Each volume is individually indexed at the front of each book. The will books were created in several courts including the Court of Probates (1805-1846), Second District Court (1846-1880) and Civil District Court (1880-1920). Volume 31, No. 11 is missing.  
  
For a list of records by volume number and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2019728/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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{{Collection citation | text= "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing New Orleans Public Library, City Archives.}}  
 
 
 
[[Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
 
  
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
Image:Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books DGS 5469646_65.jpg|Will page 1 Image: Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books DGS 5469646_66.jpg|Will page 2 </gallery>
 
  
 
Information found in this collection may include:  
 
Information found in this collection may include:  
  
*Name of deceased *Place of Birth
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*Name of deceased
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*Place of birth
 
*Name of spouse  
 
*Name of spouse  
 
*Wife’s maiden name  
 
*Wife’s maiden name  
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*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of burial  
 
*Date and place of burial  
*Date of will *Occupation *Names of witnesses
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*Date of will  
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*Occupation  
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*Names of witnesses
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books DGS 5469646_65.jpg|Will page 1
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Image: Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books DGS 5469646_66.jpg|Will page 2
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the deceased.
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*The approximate date of death.
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*The approximate date of probate.
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*The place where your ancestor lived.
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*The names of family members who may be named in the will.
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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*Name of the person
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*The name of a child or date of the event
  
To search the collection image by image <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Volume Title and Year" which takes you to the images<br>
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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'''[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2019728/waypoints Browse Page]'''. br>
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# Select '''Volume Title and Year'''
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
Use probate records to identify heirs and relatives. Probate records may contain a person’s death date, the names of family members, family relationships, and residences. Use this information to search for information in other records. You may learn about adoptions or guardianship of minor children and dependents. You may have to use probate records as a substitute for civil birth and death records because they exist for an earlier time period.  
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
== Related Websites  ==
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2019728 | Louisiana, Orleans Parish will books, 1805-1920]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
(http://nutrias.org/inv/probates/probias.htm Louisiana Court of Probates]  
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==What Do I Do Now?==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.  
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*Use a Probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives.  
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*Use a probate record to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate.
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*For earlier years, use the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism and marriage records. 
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*Use the information found in the record to find immigration and land records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Louisiana Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
[[Louisiana]] [[Louisiana Probate Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now ===
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*Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. You could get a copy of the original record from the [http://nutrias.org/spec/speclist.htm New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans].
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county. 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.  
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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
Citations for individual images are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "show citation" box:  [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2019728/waypoints Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. 2016. City Archives & Special Collections, New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans.}} <br><br>
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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Record Description
Record Type Wills
Collection years 1805-1920
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

This collection of will books for Orleans Parish courts include copies of all wills filed in Orleans Parish, 1805-1920. The will books comprise 39 bound volumes. Each volume is individually indexed at the front of each book. The will books were created in several courts including the Court of Probates (1805-1846), Second District Court (1846-1880) and Civil District Court (1880-1920). Volume 31, No. 11 is missing.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books 1805-1920.


What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Place of birth
  • Name of spouse
  • Wife’s maiden name
  • Name of children
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Date of will
  • Occupation
  • Names of witnesses

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the deceased.
  • The approximate date of death.
  • The approximate date of probate.
  • The place where your ancestor lived.
  • The names of family members who may be named in the will.

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The name of a child or date of the event

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page. br>

  1. Select Volume Title and Year

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Now?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use a Probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives.
  • Use a probate record to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate.
  • For earlier years, use the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find immigration and land records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.


I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now

  • Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. You could get a copy of the original record from the New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. 2016. City Archives & Special Collections, New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books, 1805-1920.

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