There are more than 7,000 records in this collection, and each represents a probate court settlement for your ancestor. While the information for each person may vary, Louisiana, Orleans Parish Estate Files 1804-1846 typically includes:
New Orleans, located at the mouth of the Mississippi River on the Gulf of Mexico, is the capital of Orleans Parish and the largest city in the county. These probate records begin just a year after the United States acquired the massive Louisiana territory from France in 1803 and continue for the following four decades.
Use these records to discover important information about your family members that can help you to expand your genealogical research. Probate records are often full of details about your ancestors you may find surprising.
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Multiple records for the same person are common. Take a look at each record to make certain that you are finding all of the information for your ancestor that is available.
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