VITAL STATISTICS BIRTHS AND DEATHS

 

The birth of every child born in this State shall be registered.

(ACT No. 257 Sec. 12 of 1918; ACT No. 60 of 1914.

 

Certificate of birth must be filed within ten days after birth with Local Registrar of district.

(ACT No. 257 Sec. 13-14, of 1918.

 

Yes for furnishing birth certificates.

(ACT No. 25 of 1922; ACT No. 257 Sec. 20 of 1918; Act No. 60 of 1914.

 

Registration of both birth and death required for still-born children, not required for a child that has not advanced to the fifth month of uterogestation.

(ACT No. 257 Sec. 6 of 1918.

 

Births and deaths must be recorded promptly by physicians.

(ACT No. 162 of 1900; ACT No. 166 of 1910.

 

Regulations of Recorder of Births and Deaths

(ART. 405 Flynn’s Digest; ACT No. 25 of 1922.

 

Undertaker must file certificate of death with the Local Registrar to obtain a burial or removal permit.

(ACT No. 57 Sec. 7-8-9 of 1918; ACT No. 66 of 1914; ACT No. 241 of 1928; ACT No. 132 of 1916 and ACT No. 224 of 1932.

 

Transporting dead bodies.

(Ordinance No. 2763 CCS Repealed by Ordinance No. 2799 CCS.


AN ACT

 

To provide for the recording of Births and Deaths.

 

Section 1. Be it enacted, by the legislative council and House of Representatives of the territory of Orleans, in general assembly convened, That it shall be the duty of all the parish judges of this territory (except the parish judge of New Orleans, to be hereafter provided for) to record all the births of white persons on a book bound and kept for that purpose by order of dates, and likewise to record all deaths of white persons on another book kept in the same manner.

 

Section 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the parish judges to receive declarations of births within eight days from the birth, and that they may however extend that delay to three months after the birth, when a declaration could not be made sooner on account of the persons who are to make the same, living at a distance or being prevented to do so by sickness or other lawful impediment.

 

Section 3. And be it further enacted, That the birth of a child shall be declared by his father, or in case the father could not make the said declaration, by any other person who may have been present at the birth of the child, and that the said birth shall be immediately recorded in the presence of two witnesses.

 

Section 4. And be it further enacted, That the said records shall contain the day, hour, and place of birth, the sex of the child, and the first name or names given to the child, the first name or names, profession and residence of the father and mother, and the name of the witness.

 

Section 5. And be it further enacted, That deaths shall be recorded by the parish judges upon the declaration of two witnesses, those two witnesses shall be, if possible, the two nearest relations or neighbors of the deceased, or when a person shall have died out of his or her house, the person at whose house he or she shall have died, with a relation or another.

 

Section 6. And be it further enacted, That the records of deaths shall contain the first names, name, age, trade and residence of the deceased, the first names and names of the surviving consort, if the person deceased was married, or a widower, or a widow, the first names and name, age, profession and residence of the declarants, and if they be relations, their degree of relationship.  The same records shall contain, as far as the same may be ascertained, the Christian names, names, profession and residence of the father and mother of the deceased, and the place of his or her birth.

 

Section 7. And be it further enacted, That for the Parish of Orleans, there shall be for the City of New Orleans, an office of records of births and deaths, whereof the officer shall be appointed by the Governor.

 

Section 8. And be it further enacted, That the keeper of the office of records of births and deaths in New Orleans, and the parish judges of this territory shall receive the following compensation for duties imposed upon them by this act: -

 

For every record of birth and death,                                       50 cts.

 

For registering or copying of the same with seal,                   50 cts.

 

Section 9. And be it further enacted, That there shall be kept for the recording of births and deaths of free people of color, books similar to those which shall be kept for white persons, in conformity with this act, and that the formalities above prescribed concerning white persons, shall be observed with respect to people of color.

 

                        MAGLOIRE GUICHARD,

                        Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 

                        JEAN NOEL DESTREHAN,

                        President of the Legislative Council.

 

Approved, April 10th, 1811.

 

                        WILLIAM C. C. CLAIBORNE,

                        Governor of the Territory of Orleans.

 

 




BIRTHS AND DEATHS

 

An Act supplementary to an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the recording of births and deaths, passed on the 10th of April, 1819.”

 

Section 1. Be it enacted, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Louisiana, in general assembly convened, That after the passage of this Act, the birth of every free child in the parish of New Orleans, shall be declared therein within thirty days. This declaration shall be made conformably to the third section of the act to which this is a supplement, and every person offending against the provisions of the said section, shall pay a fine not exceeding ten dollars and not less than five dollars, half of which shall be fore the benefit of the state and the other half for the benefit of the informer.

 

Section 2. The death of every free person within the parish of New Orleans shall be declared therein within thirty days.  This declaration shall be made by the nearest relations of the deceased, if they are present, and in case of absence, by the testamentary executor if there is one; if none, by the owner or tenant of the house in which the individual will have died. And every person offending against the provisions of this section, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding ten dollars, nor less than five dollars.

 

Section 3. In lieu of the compensation which is allowed by the eighth section of the act to which this is a supplement, for every record of birth and death and for registering the same, henceforward a sum of fifty cents shall be allowed.

 

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An act supplementary to the several Acts providing for the recording of births and deaths in this state.

(Approved February 10, 1821.)

 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Louisiana, in general assembly convened, That a special officer shall be appointed by the Governor and Senate as recorder of births and deaths for that part of the interior parish of Lafourche, Louisiana, on both sides of Bayou Terrebonne, from the upper section of Francis Boudeloche’s plantation, down to the sea, including the settlements of the adjacent Bayous, and which shall be the duty of said officer, to keep his office within one mile of the church of St. Brigitte, and for the purpose of recording births and deaths in that part of the interior Lafourche, for which he shall be appointed, to open books and fulfill the same duties which are imposed on parish judges in this respect by the Acts to which this is a supplement.

 

Section 2: The said officer shall receive for the several duties imposed on him by this Act, the following compensation, in lieu of that which is now received by parish judges, to wit: For every record of births and deaths, twenty-five cents; for registering or copying the same with the seal, fifty cents.

 

Section 3: This act shall be in force from and after the passage thereof.