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OBITUARY INDEX

Whether searching for a loved one, doing genealogy research, looking into local history, or shoring up family records, obituaries are invaluable resources to use. Obituaries provide windows into the lives of real people, and many times add context to family narratives. As a service to patrons doing genealogical research, Calcasieu Parish Public Library has compiled and maintains an obituary index.

Choose one of the options below to begin your search. If assistance is needed, contact the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library directly. Hours are 9 AM - 6 PM, Mondays through Fridays, and 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturdays. Contact the staff at (337) 721-7110 or complete this online form.

Obituary Spreadsheets

Choose the year (s) below for a list of surnames, ages, date of death, and source information.

NOTE: Data from these spreadsheets are being uploaded to the Search Form, and any necessary corrections from these spreadsheets are being made during the upload process.

Obituary Search Form

  • Search by the deceased's surname, first name, middle name and date of death by using a search form.
  • With the advanced search option, you may also search by cause of death, date of birth, etc.
  • SEARCH FORM.


yearbook logo YEARBOOK DIGITIZATION PROJECT

NOTE: We are currently not accepting any yearbooks. 

Search for yourself, friends, old high school sweethearts, etc. You really did wear that outfit and hairstyle. Yes, your parents were once that young. 

About the Service
Yearbooks are accessible through the Louisiana Digital Library.
Yearbooks were loaned to the library for a period of 6–8 weeks, during which time we shipped them to our digitization vendor. They were (are) scanned and returned to the library.
The library has digitized high school yearbooks only. (9-12 or K-12 schools). Middle/junior high or elementary school yearbooks are not being accepted at this time.
This is an ongoing project and from time to time a patron may come in asking about the project or wanting to donate a yearbook for digitization. We are currently not accepting yearbooks.
Here's a list of the current yearbook collection (Update: August 2018)
Adding Yearbooks
UPDATE: We are not accepting yearbooks at this time.

The Genealogy Library accepted high school yearbooks (NO COLLEGE OR ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE) on loan for digitization.
Patrons may either contact the Genealogy library at 337-721-7110, email genstaff@calcasieulibrary.org, or bring any yearbooks to a branch and fill out a yearbook loan form.
Our staff will check the current list of yearbooks that have been digitized to see if we need the yearbook.
If we do not have the yearbook, you'll need to complete a loan form.
You will receive a receipt; the branch staff will route the yearbook and form to the Genealogy library.
View and Search
Use the Louisiana Digital Library's Yearbook collection. See link below.

Use the Advanced Search option to search the yearbook collection and other digital images within this resource, or choose a specific yearbook to begin browsing.
Hover over the thumbnail image in the center of the screen.
Click on Open Image Viewer.
Use the toolbar above the image to search within the yearbook, move between pages, zoom in, print, download, etc.
Use this handout of step-by-step instructions.
Bonus Collection
This website memorializes the accomplishments of our schools, emboldened by fierce competition to survive and prosper, coupled with the realization that we cannot save one of them without saving all of them.
"Our heritage is a tribute to our schools and their students, the founders, our principals, teachers, parents, boosters, and communities."