LA Guidelines & Links for Archive File Managers

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A useful (and free) program text editing progam. TextPad:

Or you can use this text editing progam is. NoteTab:

Settings for TextPad

Copyright for your text files

File Example Changing or batching files Contributor's Email links Submissions It is not required that a parish participate in the automatic submissions through genrecords programing. If you choose to opt-out, please notify me.
HTML Pages

Copyright for your text file pages.

COPYRIGHT LINK: for your parish webpages. Just copy and paste the notice. Once done, you will not have to update each year as the HTML page will be updated for you.

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FTP Programs (An FTP client is required in order to upload files to the internet.

Automatic Submissions: FTP site FTP Text File (settings are here)

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File Conversion website (Free online conversion)
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Mail Lists
You will be added to the LAArchives mail list by the State File Manger, if accepted. Your parish mailing list can be located at this website.
All mailing lists
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***Helpful Tips & Useful Links***
Both of the the websites below give lots of good information and links for building a website. I always check, double-check, and triple-check before signing up for anything.
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Auto-Update (Copy and paste.) This page was last updated on</i><b><i> </i></b><b><i> <!--#echo var="LAST_MODIFIED"-->.</i></b>
Email Address mailto:"youremailaddress"/subject="YourParName" Parish Archives (fill in both areas without the quotes)
The RegistryAny time you see this symbol, , next to a name, they have registered their email address. This is a good way to keep email addys current & to protect them from spiders
If you choose not to use the registry, the SFM will assign you a number to use. Remember it is only good for the LAArchives and cannot be used outside of this site. You will see this emblem by a name that is registered within the LAArchives only.
LAArchives Contributors List - You can create your own contributors List. By linking to a list, that you set up, then you have only one place to to change the email address if your contributor changes his/her email address.
Free Stuff: Some may require registration.

Free Stuff (Cyndie's List)
Some Favorites For Finding New Information For Your Website (Please send me a favorite of yours. Jo)  
Florida Memory Collection Be sure to check out the Florida Pension Collection. Just type in a search for Louisiana. Or you can patiently wait for me to complete indexing these by parish. Jo (25 Apr 2013)
Louisiana Secretary of State
Multimedia Archives Research Library
Researchers may obtain any of the following vital records by visiting the Louisiana State Archives Research Library or may request the records by mail. The Archives maintains the following:

Orleans Parish birth records for 1819-1912(births more than 100 years ago)*
(Index for 1790-1818, but no records)
Orleans Parish marriage records for 1870-1962 (marriages more than 50 years ago)**
(Index for 1831-1869, but no records.)
Orleans Parish death records for 1819-1962 (deaths more than 50 years ago)*
(Index for 1804-1818)
Statewide death records for 1911-1962 (deaths more than 50 years ago)*
Online Public Vital Records Index

*The only birth records that are currently available at the Archives prior to 1912 are from Orleans Parish. The only death records currently available prior to 1912 are from Jefferson and Orleans parishes. Records from Orleans are filed separately from the combined statewide listing of all the other parishes in the state. Records prior to the dates listed above are probably nonexistent unless the parish where the birth or death occurred kept such a record. If the person being researched was Catholic, birth and death information would probably be shown in the records of the church or diocese where that person lived.

**All marriage records, other than Orleans Parish, are maintained by the clerk of court in the parish where the marriage license was purchased.




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