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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Louisiana, United States Genealogy|Louisiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Orleans Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Orleans Parish]]''
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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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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
== Record Content  ==
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Image:Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books DGS 5469646_65.jpg|Will page 1
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==What Can this Collection 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  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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*Names of witnesses
 
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
 
 
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>
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
  
(http://nutrias.org/inv/probates/probias.htm Louisiana Court of Probates]
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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.
  
[[Louisiana]] [[Louisiana Probate Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
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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==What Do I Do Now?==
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When you have located your ancestor’s will, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use probate records to identify heirs and relatives.
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*Use the document (such as the will) or the recording dates to approximate a death date.
 +
*Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records since the probates exist for an earlier time period.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.
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*Use the occupations listed to find employment records or other types of records such as military records.
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*You may be able to use the probate record to learn about adoptions or guardianship of any minor children and dependents.
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for another index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  
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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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Louisiana, Orleans|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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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 2016. 2016. City Archives & Special Collections, New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans.}} <br><br>
  
{{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.}}  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Location of Louisiana
Record Description
Record Type Wills
Collection years 1805-1920
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


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.

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

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection 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

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.


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume Title and Year" which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

What Do I Do Now?

When you have located your ancestor’s will, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use probate records to identify heirs and relatives.
  • Use the document (such as the will) or the recording dates to approximate a death date.
  • Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records since the probates exist for an earlier time period.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records.
  • Use the occupations listed to find employment records or other types of records such as military records.
  • You may be able to use the probate record to learn about adoptions or guardianship of any minor children and dependents.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

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 2016. 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.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.