Allen Parish, Louisiana

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Louisiana  Gotoarrow.png  Allen Parish

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

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Allen Parish, Louisiana
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Map of Louisiana highlighting Allen Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 12, 1912
County Seat Oberlin
Courthouse
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Address P.O. Box 248
Oberlin, La. 70655
(337) 639-4351
Allen Parish Courthouse Website
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

Allen Parish Courthouse
PO Box G
Oberlin, LA 70655-2007
Phone: 337.639.2803

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate
and court records from 1913 .[1]


History

Allen Parish is named for former Confederate States Army general and Governor of Louisiana Henry Watkins Allen.

Allen Parish was part of the Opelousas County after the Louisiana Territory was established in 1803. In 1807, the territory was divided into parishes and Allen was part of St. Landry Parish. Allen remained part of St. Landry Parish until 1840 when Calcasieu Parish was carved from the very large St. Landry Parish. In 1870, Cameron Parish was carved from Calcasieu Parish and also gained a piece of Vermillion Parish. Calcasieu remained the same until 1912 when it was divided into four parishes, including Allen Parish.

For more information:

Parent Parish

  • 1912--Allen Parish was created 12 June 1912 from Calcasieu Parish.
    Parish seat: Oberlin [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Allen Parish boundary changes. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Resources

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African American

Cemeteries

 

Census

Allen Parish Quick Facts - U.S. Census Bureau

Church

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.

Court

Land

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.

Libraries

  • Allen Parish Libraries  You can access local records at the library or through Heritage Quest which is linked between all libraries.

Three locations : 

  • 320 S. 6th Street
    Oberlin, Louisiana 70655
    (318) 491-4543
  • 405 E. 6th Avenue
    Oakdale, LA 71463
    (318) 335-2690
    (318) 335-4743 Fax
  • 833 4th Avenue
    Kinder, Louisiana 70648
    (318) 491-4545
    (337) 738-4213 Fax
Family History Centers

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Allen 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

Books

From Whence They Came, by J. Erwin Kelmsley (includes Irwin, Beckham, Goodbee, Rogers, and Smith families)

Early Allen Parish, Louisiana marriage records, 1889-1942 : computer indexed marriage records

Inventory of the parish archives of Louisiana : no. 2, Allen Parish (Oberlin)

Family maps of Allen Parish, Louisiana : with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Probate

Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the Allen 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.

Louisiana Probate Records  ~  information on.

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.

Societies

 

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Allen Parish, Louisiana

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Allen Parish, Louisiana p 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).