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Catholic Church Colonial Records

Collection 365

Catholic Church. Colonial Records, 1576-1803

Microfilm: 14 reels (35mm)

This collection has three parts. The first twelve reels contain the records of the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas, 1576-1803. The records were microfilmed by the University of Notre Dame (where the originals are housed) in 1967 through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. A more complete guide to this collection is in the Louisiana Room Genealogy Collection, call number CD 3269.A2C32.

Reel 13 holds the records of Immaculate Conception Church in Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1734-1795, microfilmed by Southern Microfilm Corporation of New Orleans. Reel 14 holds funeral and baptismal records of St. Landry dos Opelousas Church in Opelousas, Louisiana, 1776-1806. The source of this film is not given.

The film was acquired by the Center for Louisiana Studies as an extension of the Colonial Louisiana Records Collection. That collection was transferred to the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection in 2013.


I. Records of the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas
[Note: for further information see Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Records of the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas, 1576-1803 (LaRm Ref CD 3269 .A2C32 c.2)]
Reel 1 Introduction, Alphabetical List [index] and Calendar
Reel 2 1576 – 1790
Reel 3 1791 – 1795 Jan.
Reel 4 1795 Feb. – 1796 Feb.
Reel 5 1796 March – 1797 Feb.
Reel 6 1797 March-Oct.
Reel 7 1797 Nov. – 1798 Aug.
Reel 8 1789 Sept. – 1799 Dec.
Reel 9 1800 – 1801 May
Reel 10 1801 June – 1802 Apr.
Reel 11 1802 May-Nov.
Reel 12 1802 Dec. – 1803 Dec.
II. Immaculate Conception Church, Natchitoches, Louisiana
Reel 13 Register 1: Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals, 1734-1761
Register 2: Several 1729 records; Baptisms, 1751-1791; Marriages, 1764-1786
Register 3: Marriages and some Baptisms, 1786-1792
Register 4: Baptisms, 1776-1796; Baptisms of Slaves, 1775-1795
III. St. Landry dos Opelousas Church, Opelousas, Louisiana
Reel 14 Funerals, 1776[?] – 1806
Baptisms, 1776[?] - 1792