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Coronavirus Update

Now that Louisiana has moved into Phase 3, visitors can return to the Diocesan Archives and Records Center, by appointment only.

We’re continuing to be mindful of the ongoing risk of COVID-19, and we’ve implemented best practices to mitigate risks, including social distancing, requiring masks, frequent sanitization of our office, and close monitoring of the health of our employees.

We also remain available through phone, email, and other forms of telecommunication for those concerned about the risks of coronavirus. If you need help, we’re happy to correspond with you in any way you feel most comfortable.

Call 225-242-0220 or email us at archives@diobr.org to set up an appointment, or to help get your research questions answered.

Welcome to the Archives Department of the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge.

The mission of the Archives Department is to collect, organize, preserve and make available for research the historical and vital records of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, as well as materials which reflect the work of the Church within the Diocese. The purpose of the Department is to promote an understanding of the Catholic Church, its history and its heritage in the community.

Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Research by Appointment Only
Please see our Genealogy and Research page for more information.