Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

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*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/calcasieu/calchutc.htm Lists of early and current Calcasieu Parish churches on usgwarchives.net]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/calcasieu/calchutc.htm Lists of early and current Calcasieu Parish churches on usgwarchives.net]
  
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp?Tab1=2&f1=LA&f2=&f3= Calcasieu Parish Land Patent Search]
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp?Tab1=2&f1=LA&f2=&f3= Calcasieu Parish Land Patent Search]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/calhitoc.htm Calcasieu Parish history on USgenweb]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/calhitoc.htm Calcasieu Parish history on USgenweb]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/calclutc.htm Clubs and Organizations]
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/LA/Calcasieu/state.html Calcasieu Parish places on the National Register of Historic Places]  
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/LA/Calcasieu/state.html Calcasieu Parish places on the National Register of Historic Places]  
 
*[http://library.mcneese.edu/depts/archive/calendar.htm On This Day in Southwest Louisiana History]  
 
*[http://library.mcneese.edu/depts/archive/calendar.htm On This Day in Southwest Louisiana History]  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/LA/Parish/calcasieu.htm 1895 Map of Calcasieu Parish]
 
*[http://www.cppj.net/index.aspx?page=471 GIS Maps of Calcasieu Parish] - Downloadable/printable pdf maps, including cities, political districts, parks and Government buildings.
 
*[http://www.cppj.net/index.aspx?page=471 GIS Maps of Calcasieu Parish] - Downloadable/printable pdf maps, including cities, political districts, parks and Government buildings.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=637 Confederate Pension Applications] - The Louisiana Secretary of State's searchable database contains over 49,000 names that were included in pension applications submitted to the Board of Pension Commissioners.
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*[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=637 Confederate Pension Applications] - The Louisiana Secretary of State's searchable database contains over 49,000 names that were included in pension applications submitted to the Board of Pension Commissioners.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/calmitoc.htm Military Records on USGenWeb]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/louisiana/calcasieu1.htm Calcasieu Parish, World War II Casualties, Army and Air Force]
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/taxlists/taxroll.txt 1865 Tax Roll]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
*[http://www.calcasieupreservation.org/ Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society]
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*[http://www.brimstonemuseum.org/ Brimstone Historical Society - Sulphur]
 
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*[http://www.calcasieupreservation.org/ Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society]  
*[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.
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*[http://louisianadar.com/calchap.html Daughters of the American Revolution - Calcasieu Chapter]
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*[http://homepages.xspedius.net/mwhitlow1/labayou.html Daughters of the American Revolution - Louisiana Bayou Chapter]
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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.
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*[http://www.swlahistory.org/ The Southwest Louisiana Historical Association] - The Southwest Louisiana Historical Association (SWLHA) encourages the study of history in Louisiana, with particular emphasis on the history and traditions of Southwest Louisiana.
  
 
=== Libraries  ===
 
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*[http://calcasieulibrary.org/ Calcasieu Parish Public Library]  
 
*[http://calcasieulibrary.org/ Calcasieu Parish Public Library]  
 
*[http://www.library.mcneese.edu/depts/archive/index.htm McNeese State University Archives and Special Collections]  
 
*[http://www.library.mcneese.edu/depts/archive/index.htm McNeese State University Archives and Special Collections]  
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*[http://cdm15140.contentdm.oclc.org/index.php Louisiana Digital Library] - Online library containing photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, and oral histories that document history and culture
 
*[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]
  
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/calcasieu/ The Calcasieu Parish LAGenWeb Project], a member of [[LAGenWeb|The LAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/calcasieu/ The Calcasieu Parish LAGenWeb Project], a member of [[LAGenWeb|The LAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CalcasieuP/ Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CalcasieuP/ Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/marriages/louisiana/calcasieu.htm Calcasieu Parish Marriage Project] - transcriptions of marriage applications and other marriage records as recorded in the parish court house and state archives.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 03:43, 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

  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

Calcasieu Parish Census Quick Facts

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

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

Death records - Louisiana Secretary of State - Search the Louisiana death records database and order certified copies of death certificates for deaths that occurred in Louisiana over 50 years ago. Search by deceased's name, parish, or month of death.

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).