|Louisiana Division/City Archives
New Orleans Public Library
Sources for Researching the History of Your House (Or Other Building) in New Orleans
Vieux Carre Commission
(OVF AS301a 1978 -- )
Anyone researching property in the French Quarter should consult the Survey before doing any other research. The Survey provides detailed information (including the chain of title) for all properties in the French Quarter. The original Survey is held by the Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans Collection. The Louisiana Division has microfilm copies of the survey as it existed prior to its acquisition by HNOC in 1966; the microfilm version is incomplete. HNOC has continued to completed and updated the original work done at Tulane; researchers can consult the microfilm in the Louisiana Division but should always consult the more complete version at HNOC as well.
The Collins C. Diboll Vieux Carre Digital Survey, an electronic version of the Vieux Carre Survey created by The Historic New Orleans Collection, is now available online.(TU-1200 mf)