Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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== Record Description == 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. === Citation for This Collection === 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.
- Court Clerks throughout Orleans Parish. “Louisiana, Orleans Parish Will Books 1805-1920.” New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana. Suggested citation format for a record in this collection. == Record Content ==
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