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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Louisiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Acadia_Parish,_Louisiana|Acadia Parish]]''
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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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== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.acadiaparishclerk.com/ Acadia Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 922<br>Crowley, LA 70527-0922 <br>Phone: 337-788-8881
  
== Acadia Parish Organization  ==
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Parish Clerk of Court has records of marriages, divorces, wills, land, civil, and criminal law suits from 1886.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed.Acadia Parish, Louisiana p 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Historical Facts  ====
 
==== Historical Facts  ====
  
Acadia Parish was created 30 June 1886 from [[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana|St. Landry]] Parish after an election to determine the parish seat, ending when Crowley beat Rayne and Prairie Hayes.  
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Acadia Parish was created 30 June 1886 from [[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana|St. Landry Parish]] after an election to determine the parish seat, ending when Crowley beat Rayne and Prairie Hayes.  
  
*[http://classes.slis.lsu.edu/wu/7008/sp10/bfrench/project/history.html A Brief History of the Parish]
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*[http://classes.slis.lsu.edu/wu/7008/sp10/bfrench/project/history.html A Brief History of the Parish]  
* [http://www.acadia.lib.la.us/newpage1.htm Acadia Parish Facts]
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*[http://www.acadia.lib.la.us/newpage1.htm Acadia Parish Facts]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ interactive map of Acadia Parish] showing boundary changes.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
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*[http://la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Acadia%20Table.shtml Acadia Parish Cemeteries on la-cemeteries.com]  
 
*[http://la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Acadia%20Table.shtml Acadia Parish Cemeteries on la-cemeteries.com]  
* [http://louisianacemeteries.wikispaces.com/Acadia+Parish Acadia Parish, Louisiana Cemetery Preservation]
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*[http://louisianacemeteries.wikispaces.com/Acadia+Parish Acadia Parish, Louisiana Cemetery Preservation]  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisianaa.htm Louisiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Acadia to Calcasieu]
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisianaa.htm Louisiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Acadia to Calcasieu]
  
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp;<br>LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp;<br>LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp;<br>listing by county&nbsp;  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp;<br>listing by county&nbsp;  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp;<br> cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp;<br>cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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==== Church Records  ====
 
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*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
  
==== Land and Property ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{LA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
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{{LA History}}
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[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Acadia Parish, Louisiana] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
 
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Louisiana_Probate_Records Louisiana Probate Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
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==== Taxation ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.  
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[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
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*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
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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
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Acadia Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
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

See an interactive map of Acadia Parish showing boundary changes.

Record Loss

Parish Places & Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes

Records and Resources

Laacadia.png

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

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).