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RECORDS OF
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Baptism, confirmation, marriage, and death records
from 1840 to 1947.




St. Paul Lutheran Church
as it appeared in 1889

St. Paul Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Port and Burgundy Streets, is the second oldest German protestant congregation in New Orleans. Information about the church and its records can be found here.
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Baptism Records


Baptism Records: 1840-1844
     An online transcription of these records can be found here.


Baptism Records: 1844-1856
     Images of the original index (1844-1856) in jpg format can be found here.
     Images of the original records (1844-1856) in jpg format can be found here.


Baptism Records: 1856-1947
     A partial index can be found here. Use your browser's "find" feature to search the records.
     Images of the original index (1856-1879) in jpg format can be found here.
     Images of the original index (1879-1947) in jpg format can be found here.
     Images of the original records (1856-1879) in jpg format can be found here.
          Includes baptisms numbered 1 to 5611.
     Images of the original records (1879-1906) in jpg format can be found here.
          Includes baptisms numbered 5612 to 8783.
     Images of the original records (1907-1947) in jpg format can be found here.
          Includes baptisms numbered 8784 to 11,218.




Confirmation Records


Confirmation Records: 1845-1856
     Images of the original records (1845-1856) in pdf format can be found here.
Confirmation Records: 1857-1947
     Images of the original records (1857-1947) in pdf format can be found here.
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Confirmation Photographs


Photographs in pdf format of individual confirmation classes (by year) can be found here.
     Years: 1897 (German and English classes), 1922, 1923, and most years between 1927 and 2003.
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Marriage Records


Marriage Records: 1840-1844
Note: No marriage records have been found for these years.


Marriage Records: 1844-Dec 1853
     Images of the original index (1844-1853) in jpg format can be found here.
     Images of the original records (1844-1853) in jpg format can be found here.


Marriage Records: Jan 1854 - Mar 1871
     Images of the original index (1854-1871) in jpg format can be found here.
     Images of the original records (1854-1871) in jpg format can be found here.
          Includes marriages numbered 1 to 1,570.
Marriage Records: Jan 1871 – Dec 1947
     Images of the original index (1871-1947) in jpg format can be found here.
     Images of the original records (1871-1947) in jpg format can be found here.
          Includes marriages numbered 1,571 to 3,217.




Death Records


Death Records: 1840-1844
     An online transcription of these records can be found here.


Death Records: 1845-1853
Note: Death records were not kept in these years or have not been found.


Death Records: 1854-1881
     Images of the original records (1854-1881) in jpg format can be found here.
          Includes deaths numbered 1 to 1,319.
Death Records: 1881-1947
     Images of the original records (1881-1947) in jpg format can be found here.
          Includes deaths numbered 1,320 to 3,592.
Note: No index was made of these death records at the time they were created. The original records must be searched year by year.




Histories of the church published on various anniversaries


Note: Some of these are large pdf files and may take time to download for viewing or saving to your computer. Viewing pdf files requires the free Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded here.

          50th Kurzgefa▀te Geschichte der deutschen Evangelisch-Lutherischen St. Paulus Gemeinde U. A. C. zu New Orleans, La. (1890) [12.62 megabytes]
          50th A Brief History of the German Evangelical-Lutheran St. Paul Congregation U. A. C. of New Orleans, La. (1890) [English translation of above; 7.27 megabytes]
          80th Directory of the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (1920) [4.30 megabytes]
          90th Souvenir Booklet of the 90th Anniversary of Evangelical Lutheran St. Paul's Church and School (1930) [8.07 megabytes]
          100th 100 Years with St. Paul’s, 1840-1940 (1940) [20.78 megabytes]
          135th Founded on the Firm Foundation (1975) [8.55 megabytes]
          150th Port & Burgundy: a pictorial history published in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Saint Paul Lutheran Church (1990)