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

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St. James Parish, Louisiana
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Map of Louisiana highlighting St. James Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 31, 1807
County Seat Convent
Courthouse
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Address 5800 La Hwy. 44
Convent, LA, 70723
Website: www.stjamesla.com
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

St. James Parish Courthouse
River Rd, PO Box 106
Convent, LA 70723
Phone: 225.562.7497

Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1846,
divorce, probate and court records from 1809.[1]

History

Parent Parish

1807--St. James Parish was created 31 March 1807 as an original parish.
Parish seat: Convent [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of St. James Parish boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

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African American

Cemeteries

 





Census

Census Pop.
190020,197
191023,00913.9%
192021,228−7.7%
193015,338−27.7%
194016,5968.2%
195015,334−7.6%
196018,36919.8%
197019,7337.4%
198021,4958.9%
199020,879−2.9%
200021,2161.6%
Est. 200621,721[2]2.4%
St. James 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 St. James 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 St. James 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 St. James 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 and Libraries

Family History Centers

 

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., St James Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. United States Census Bureau. "St. James Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22093.html. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  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.