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Guide to '''Bossier Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Bossier_Parish,_Louisiana|Bossier Parish]]''
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== Bossier Parish, Louisiana Record Dates  ====
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 264-278. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.bossierclerk.com/ Bossier Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 369<br>Benton, LA 71006<br>Phone: 318.965.2336 <br><br>Parish Clerk Courthouse has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1830 and military records from 1917..<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Bossier Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[http://www.bossierclerk.com/ Bossier Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 369<br>Benton, LA 71006<br>Phone: 318.965.2336 <br><br>Parish Clerk Courthouse has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1830 and military records from 1917..<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Bossier Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1843--'''Bossier Parish was created 24 February 1843 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Benton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1843--'''Bossier Parish was created 24 February 1843 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Benton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Bossier Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)  
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For animated maps illustrating Louisiana Parish boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ "Rotating Formation Louisiana Parish Boundary Maps"] (1805-1990) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in Louisiana Parishes see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/la-parishes/#courthouse Louisiana Parishes with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana|Bienville]]  
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*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bienville]]  
*[[Caddo Parish, Louisiana|Caddo]]  
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*[[Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caddo]]  
*[[Lafayette County, Arkansas|Lafayette County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Lafayette County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lafayette County, Arkansas]]  
*[[Miller County, Arkansas|Miller County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Miller County, Arkansas Genealogy|Miller County, Arkansas]]  
*[[Red River Parish, Louisiana|Red River]]  
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*[[Red River Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Red River]]  
*[[Webster Parish, Louisiana|Webster]]
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*[[Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Webster]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Labossier.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
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{{LA History}} [http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Bossier 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.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  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{LA Probate Intro}}
  
 
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
 
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.  
 
[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/la-society-archive/ Louisiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
*[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]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/bossier-parish/ Bossier Parish, LA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103807602346008156796 Louisiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
 
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Bossier|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Bossier|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/BossierP/ Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/BossierP/ Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Bossier Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Bossier Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 24, 1843
County Seat Benton
Courthouse
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Address 204 Burt Blvd., Third Floor
P.O. Box 430

Benton, LA 71006

Website: www.bossierparishla.gov
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Contents

Parish Information

Bossier Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1843 1810 1843 1843

Parish Courthouse

Bossier Parish Courthouse
PO Box 369
Benton, LA 71006
Phone: 318.965.2336

Parish Clerk Courthouse has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1830 and military records from 1917..[2]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1843--Bossier Parish was created 24 February 1843 from Claiborne Parish.
    Parish seat: Benton [2]

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

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African American


Cemeteries

 





Census

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 Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy. 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 Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy 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

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

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 264-278. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Bossier Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


 

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