Whether searching for a loved one, doing genealogy research, looking into local history, or shoring up family records, obituaries are invaluable resources to use. They provide windows into the lives of people, and many times add context to family narratives. As a service to patrons doing genealogical research, the Calcasieu Parish Public Library offers free access to obituaries found in newspapers 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. Contact the staff at (337) 721-7110 or complete this online form. Hours are 9 AM - 6 PM, Mondays through Fridays, and 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturdays.
Access obituaries from newspapers using the following resources. The American Press is currently migrating archived issues. The Sunday and Monday papers are no longer being printed. For archives in text format for the years 2002 to current, use the American Press Collection resource.