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CA-OP-Civil. Civil Courts

 Record Group
Identifier: CA-OP-Civil

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Court records of Spanish New Orleans

 Collection
Identifier: CA-VC
Scope and Contents Manuscript records, in Spanish and French, of the proceedings in eight court cases involving local citizens and interests.Volume 1 includes the records of three cases: Don Fermin Songy vs the succession of Don Pedro Rillieux, 1799- ; Hilario Boutte vs Claudio Chabot, 1791-1800 (in two sections); and Martin Braquier vs the succession of Colonel Don Gilberto Antonio de San Maxent, 1796-1798. The volume also includes minutes of the Court of Pleas for the Orleans Territory for the...
Dates: 1784-1808
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish City Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-City Court
Scope and Contents Suit records document a variety of business, property, and personal disputes between merchants, landowners, other New Orleanians from all walks of life, and individuals from around the world who had dealings in the city or with its citizens. Among the noteworthy individuals represented in the records are Edward Livingston, Bernard Marigny, Daniel Clark, Arsene Lacarriere Latour, Thomas Durnford, Pierre Lafitte, Jean Gravier, Barthelemy Lafon, and Nicholas Girod. There are also suits...
Dates: 1807-1813
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Civil District Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-CDC
Scope and Contents

The records are arranged in series as follows

  • Suit Records
  • Minute Books
  • Docket Books
  • Judicial Record Books
  • Deed Books
  • Marriage Records
  • Naturalization Records
  • Other Records Filed with the Court
  • Additional Civil District Court Records

Dates: 1880-1927
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Commercial Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-Commercial
Scope and Contents

The records, all of which recorded the regular business of the court, include:

original suit records general and special docket books (with indices), minute books judicial record books a single deed book

Also included is a separate series of seven lawsuits suits brought against insurance companies by enslavers of individuals involved in the revolt aboard the ship Creole on November 7, 1841. This series of suits is available on microfilm.

Dates: 1839-1846
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish County Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-County Court
Scope and Contents

Civil suits and criminal cases from the Orleans County Court available digitally.

Dates: 1804-1807
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Court of Pleas records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-Pleas
Scope and Contents The minute book comprises manuscript entries, in both English and French, arranged side-by-side on each page. Entries are brief and to the point. An example, from the session of February 23, 1804:#54 Patrick Morgan vs. Claudius Chabot. Ptf appears & represents that when he obtained judgment agst. defendant for the account of his two notes, the Court did not express if any interest was allowed to him; accordingly, it is decreed that the interest on sd. note will be paid to him...
Dates: 1804
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Court of Probates records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-Probates
Scope and Contents

Probate/succession records and some will inventories from estates left by deceased property owners.

Dates: 1804-1846
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Eighth District Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-8DC
Scope and Contents

Suit records, minute books, and court documents enforcing tax collection.

Dates: 1870-1872
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Fifth District Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-5DC
Scope and Contents

The records are arranged in series as follows, all of which are records of the regular business of the court:

  • Suit Records
  • Minute Books
  • General Dockets (and indexes) and Special Dockets
  • Deed Books
  • Additional Records

Dates: 1846-1880
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish First District Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-1DC
Scope and Contents Prior to 1853, when the jurisdiction of the court became exclusively criminal, successions were also filed in First District Court. Those successions (as well as successions filed in the Third, Fourth, and Fifth District Courts), 1846-1853, are indexed. The successions are filed with the microfilmed suit records of this court.Like the other Orleans Parish (civil) district courts, the First District Court (as well as its successor after 1880, the Criminal District Court) was also...
Dates: 1846-1880
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish First Judicial District Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-1JDC
Scope and Contents Included are manuscript records of individual suits filed before the Court. Each suit record includes all or some of the following documents: petitions, citations, orders, answers, judgments, and exhibits (such as transcriptions of testimony, letters, inventories, copies of other documents, etc.). Existing inventories of these records suggest that approximately 15% are missing. The Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed the "genealogically significant" suit records, as well as the minute...
Dates: 1813-1846
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Fourth District Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-4DC
Scope and Contents

The records are arranged in series as follows, all of which are records of the regular business of the court:

  • suit records
  • minute books
  • general dockets (and indexes) and special dockets
  • judicial record books
  • deed books
  • additional records

Dates: 1846-1880
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish, Parish Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-Parish Court
Scope and Contents

The records include the following, all of which are records of the regular business of the court: -original suit records -general and special dockets (and indexes) -minute books -deed book

Also included are records of more specialized activities of the Parish Court: -slave emancipation petitions -change of domicile declarations -statements of slaves imported into New Orleans.

There is also one carton of miscellaneous materials.

Dates: 1813-1846
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Second District Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-2DC
Scope and Contents

The records are arranged in series as follows, all of which are records of the regular business of the court:

  • suit records
  • minute books
  • general dockets (and indexes) and special dockets
  • judicial record books
  • deed books
  • marriage records
  • additional volumes

Dates: 1846-1880
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Seventh District Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-7DC
Scope and Contents

The records are arranged in series as follows, all of which are records of the regular business of the court:

  • Suit Records
  • Minute Books
  • General Dockets (and indexes)
  • Judicial Record Books
  • Deed Books
  • Judgments in City Tax Suits
  • Naturalization Records

Dates: 1868-1872
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Sixth District Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-6DC-VSF
Scope and Contents

The records are arranged in series as follows, all of which are records of the regular business of the court:

  • Suit Records
  • Minute Books
  • General Dockets (and indexes) and Special Dockets
  • Judicial Record Books
  • Deed Books
  • Naturalization Records
  • Additional Records

Dates: 1853-1880
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Superior Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-Superior Court
Scope and Contents The Superior Court suit records comprise ca. 3500 cases, many of which involve insolvency proceedings. Included are records from the Court's proceedings in New Orleans only. None of the circuit records are represented in this series. Although the final disposition of the suit is generally given, the judges' reasons for judgment are not. Suit records alone are extant; no supporting documentation, such as docket books or minute books, has survived. Approximately 325 Superior Court suits are...
Dates: 1804-1813
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Superior District Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-SDC
Scope and Contents

The records are arranged in series as follows, all of which are records of the regular business of the court:

  • Suit Records
  • Minute Books
  • General Docket and Defendants' Index to General Docket
  • Special Dockets
  • Judgments in City and State Tax Suits

Dates: 1872-1877
Found in: City Archives

Orleans Parish Third District Court records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-OP-3DC
Scope and Contents

The records are arranged in series as follows, all of which are records of the regular business of the court:

  • suit records
  • minute books
  • general dockets (and indexes) and special dockets
  • judicial record books
  • deed books
  • will books
  • additional records

Dates: 1846-1880
Found in: City Archives