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 firstname.lastname@example.org with all of your research requests.
Open House 2019
We’re Open For Business!
In celebration of our new building, we’re having a move-in special for our Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records publication. Volumes are now available for $15.00 per copy, plus sales tax and mailing costs.
The Archives Department is Moving!
We will be closed for all genealogical and scholarly research during our move beginning Thursday, August 9, 2018. We anticipate the move will take several weeks. For all other requests we will respond as soon as we are able. Thank you for your patience, we can’t wait to assist you in our new space at 1919 Parker Street!
The Archives Department is Getting a New Building!
The Diocese of Baton Rouge broke ground for their new archives facility on June 1, 2017. The Diocesan Archives and Records Center design consists of 7500 square feet for offices, a reading room, conference room, exhibit space, processing / digitization area, a vault for historic materials, and an inactive records storage area. It is estimated the building phase will take a year to complete.
Resources for salvaging your family papers and photographs:
National Archive’s Guide for Emergency Salvage of Flood Damaged Family Papers: http://www.archives.gov/preservation/conservation/flood-damage.html
North East Document Conservation Center’s Guide for Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs:
From the Image Permanence Institute, a Guide for Salvaging Flood Damaged Photographs: https://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/webfm_send/314
Saving Family Treasures Guidelines from the National Archives
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Disaster Response and Recovery Guides and Information: