From the Orleans list: LAORLEANS -Evidently the Vital Records site was down all weekend. I’m not certain what the issue may have been, but the site gives every appearance that its operating today. You can check out the site yourself here.
If your still having problems I’d call them directly.
Customer Service: Vital Records Registry 504-219-4500
Death records prior to 1957 will have to be searched for at the Louisiana Secretary of State Research Library URL here.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 Repositories of Primary Sources in Louisiana
Thursday, April 24, 2008 Le Comite and the Louisiana State Archives
Sunday, June 22, 2008 La Raconteur, a publication of Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane