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Guide to Acadia Parish Louisiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Acadia Parish, Louisiana
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Location in the state of Louisiana
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Facts
Founded June 30, 1886
County Seat Crowley
Courthouse
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Address 425 North Parkerson Avenue

Crowley, LA 70526

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Contents

Parish Courthouse

Acadia Parish Courthouse
PO Box 922
Crowley, LA 70527-0922
Phone: 337-788-8881

Parish Clerk of Court has records of marriages, divorces, wills, land, civil, and criminal law suits from 1886.[1]

Historical Facts

Acadia Parish was created 30 June 1886 from St. Landry Parish after an election to determine the parish seat, ending when Crowley beat Rayne and Prairie Hayes.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Louisiana parish boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Louisiana Parish Boundary Maps" (1805-1990) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Louisiana Parishes see: Louisiana Parishes with Burned Courthouses

Parish Places & Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes

Records and Resources

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African American

Cemeteries

Acadia Parish Cemeteries
Louisiana Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Louisiana denominations, view the Louisiana Church Records wiki page.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Louisiana Land and Property for additional information about early Louisiana land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse where records are also currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Acadia Parish, Louisiana. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Louisiana Local Histories.

Louisiana Museums

Maps

Military

Louisiana Military History Online

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Acadia Parish, Louisiana newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate Records

Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the Acadia Parish, Louisiana clerk of the district court. Many of the probate records are included in the notarial records with the deeds and mortgages. In some parishes they are known as “succession” records.

See the Wiki page Louisiana Probate Records for more information about probate records in Louisiana.

Content: Probate records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Louisiana tax records can be used in place of missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Louisiana Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Louisiana statewide registration of birth and death records began in 1911. Births and deaths are kept by the Louisiana Vital Records Registry. Marriages were recorded by each parish, and the records are at the parish clerk of court office. See also How to order Louisiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Louisiana Vital Records for more information on getting Louisiana records.

Louisiana Records and Statistics Information  ~ where and how to order information.

Repositories

See also a List of Louisiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

County Courthouse

Public Libraries

Family History Centers


Societies

Websites

Websites - Acadia Parish

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Acadia_Parish,_Louisiana

Websites - Louisiana and US

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References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed.Acadia Parish, Louisiana p 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


 

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