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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 at (337) 721-7110 or complete this online form and our staff will contact you as soon as possible. Hours are 9 AM - 6 PM, Mondays through Fridays, and 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturdays.


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.


  • 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.