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

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Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
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Location in the state of Louisiana
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Facts
Founded June 15, 1910
County Seat Ville Platte
Courthouse
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

Evangeline Parish Courthouse
200 Court Street
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Phone: 337.363.5671

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1911. [1]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1910--Evangeline Parish was created 15 June 1910 from St. Landry Parish.
    Parish seat: Ville Platte [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

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African American


Cemeteries

 





Census

Census Pop.
192023,485
193025,4838.5%
194030,49719.7%
195031,6293.7%
196031,6390%
197031,9320.9%
198033,3434.4%
199033,274−0.2%
200035,4346.5%
201033,984−4.1%
Evangeline Parish Census Data[3]

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Evangeline 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

WWII Army & Army Air Force Missing and Dead

Fatal Casualties of the Korean War

Newspapers

"Ville Platte Gazette"

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Evangeline 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 Evangeline 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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Feliciana Parish, Louisana page 290, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-02-02.