Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Calcasieu Parish
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| county_map = louisiana_calcasieu_parish_map.jpg
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| state = Louisiana
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| founded year = 1840
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| founded date = 24 March
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| seat wl = Lake Charles
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| web = http://www.cppj.net/
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
  
{{RAOGKcourthouse}} [http://www.cppj.net/ Calcasieu Parish Police Jury]<br>1015 Pithon Street<br>PO Box 1583<br>Lake Charles, LA 70602  
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}} [http://www.cppj.net/ Calcasieu Parish Police Jury]<br>1015 Pithon Street<br>PO Box 1583<br>Lake Charles, LA 70602 <br><br>
  
 
The Police Jury is the governing authority of the Parish.  
 
The Police Jury is the governing authority of the Parish.  
 
Note: Records going back 100 years only are housed by the Health Unit.
 
 
Phone: 337-478-6020
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Beauregard Parish, Louisiana|Beauregard]]  
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*[[Beauregard Parish, Louisiana|Beauregard Parish, Louisiana]]  
*[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana|Cameron]]  
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*[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana|Cameron Parish, Louisiana]]  
*[[Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana|Jefferson Davis]]  
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*[[Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana|Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana]]  
 
*[[Newton County, Texas|Newton County, Texas]]  
 
*[[Newton County, Texas|Newton County, Texas]]  
 
*[[Orange County, Texas|Orange County, Texas]]
 
*[[Orange County, Texas|Orange County, Texas]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}} <br>
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==== Calcasieu Parish Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1118 FindAGrave.com]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Calcasieu%20Table.shtml la-cemeteries.com]
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*[http://library.mcneese.edu/depts/archive/swlacem073.htm Southwest Louisiana Cemetery Collection at McNeese University]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/calcas.htm Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/calcasieu/cemeteries/cemlist.txt usgwarchives.net]
  
 
==== Census Information  ====
 
==== Census Information  ====
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| [http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/census/1840fams.txt 1840 Census - Text]  
 
| [http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/census/1840fams.txt 1840 Census - Text]  
 
| [http://www.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/census/1840/ 1840 Census - Images]
 
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| scope="row" | 1850  
 
| scope="row" | 1850  
 
| [http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/census/1850cal.txt 1850 Census - Text]  
 
| [http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/census/1850cal.txt 1850 Census - Text]  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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Viital records going back 100 years are housed by the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit. Phone: 337-478-6020
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laslgs/swlgs.htm The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laslgs/swlgs.htm The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society] - A non-profit, educational organization dedicated to gathering, processing and preserving genealogical material by promoting interest in genealogy.
  
 
=== Libraries  ===
 
=== Libraries  ===
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*[http://www.calcasieu.lib.la.us/SouthwestLouisianaGenealogicalandHistoricalLibrary.htm Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library]
 
*[http://www.calcasieu.lib.la.us/SouthwestLouisianaGenealogicalandHistoricalLibrary.htm Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192962&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+Calcasieu&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Calcasieu Parish.  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192962&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+Calcasieu&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Calcasieu Parish.  

Revision as of 00:54, 8 November 2010

United States  > Louisiana > Calcasieu Parish


Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Calcasieu Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 24 March, 1840
County Seat Lake Charles
Courthouse
Website: www.cppj.net

Contents

Parish Courthouse

Template:RAOGKcourthouse Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
1015 Pithon Street
PO Box 1583
Lake Charles, LA 70602

The Police Jury is the governing authority of the Parish.

History

The name Calcasieu (pronounced Cal-ca-shoo) comes from the Atakapan word, "quelqueshue", meaning "crying eagle". It was originally the name of an Atakapa chief, but became the name given to what was formerly the Rio Hondo River (Rio Stondo or "Deep River"), now the Calcasieu River. The parish then inherited this name. [1]

Parent Parish

  • 1840--Calcasieu Parish was created 24 March 1840 from St. Landry Parish, one of the original nineteen civil parishes established by the Legislature in 1807. Parish seat: Lake Charles [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

The parish courthouse was destroyed by a disastrous fire on April 23, 1910, as well as most of downtown Lake Charles, and many of the records of the parish were burned or damaged.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

Calcasieu Parish Cemeteries

Census Information

Year   Link to Census Text
Link to Census Images
1840
1840 Census - Text 1840 Census - Images
1850 1850 Census - Text

Church

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

 

Lake Charles American Press - Online subscriptions or day passes to the ePaper allow users to search the entire archives.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Viital records going back 100 years are housed by the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit. Phone: 337-478-6020

Societies and Libraries

Societies

Libraries

 

Websites

References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).