|THE GERMAN CHURCHES
OF NEW ORLEANS
| First German Evangelical Lutheran Congregation
Orleans (1843-1860), Port and Burgundy Streets
|Among the many records available to researchers of Louisiana families,
some of the most valuable are church records. Especially useful are the
records of the German churches of New Orleans. Most of the early pastors
and priests were natives of Germany. In their former homelands, church records
were often the only vital records maintained, serving a dual religious-civil
function. In their new church homes in New Orleans, many of these clergymen
followed the same precision in their record keeping.
Of special interest to family historians are those records–often marriage records–that indicate the specific place of origin in the old country. Making a connection to a German church in New Orleans can also lead to finding other relatives and can provide insights into the lives and customs of these German-speaking immigrants.
This inventory of German church records in New Orleans attempts to
identify the nature and location of these early records.
|An explanation of the inventory and an overview of the records.|
|List of German churches in New Orleans and information on their records.|
|This inventory is a work
in progress. Additions and corrections are always welcomed.
Last updated June 2011
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