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Coronavirus Update

All Diocesan office buildings at the Catholic Life Center will close to the public effective March 23, 2020.

The Diocese of Baton Rouge Archives Department is committed to providing service during this time. Although our building may be closed temporarily our staff is available and ready to help you with your genealogy research. Call 225-242-0220 or email us at archives@diobr.org with all of your research requests.

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.