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Louisiana is located in the southern region of the United States, known for its unique culture, vibrant music scene, and delicious cuisine. One aspect of Louisiana that may not be as well-known is its rich history and extensive cemetery records.

Louisiana cemetery records are particularly important due to the state's unique burial traditions. Many of Louisiana's cemeteries are located above ground, a custom that dates back to the 18th century when the state was a French colony. The practice of above-ground burials was adopted due to the high water table in the area, which made traditional below-ground burials impractical. As a result, Louisiana's cemeteries are filled with ornate and elaborate tombs and mausoleums, often adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures.

Louisiana's cemeteries are also valuable sources of historical information. Cemetery records can provide important details about a person's life, including their date of birth, date of death, and family relationships. For researchers and genealogists, these records can be invaluable in tracing their family history and uncovering new information about their ancestors.

Cemetery records published here were acquired from Louisiana cemeteries, churches, municipalities, associations and genealogists specifically for family history and local history research.

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