Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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| founded year = 1840
 
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| seat wl = Lake Charles
 
| seat wl = Lake Charles
 
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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 <br><br>  
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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.  
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1840--'''Calcasieu Parish was created 24 March 1840 from [[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana|St. Landry ]]Parish, one of the original nineteen civil parishes established by the Legislature in 1807. '''Parish seat:''' Lake Charles <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1840--'''Calcasieu Parish was created 24 March 1840 from [[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana|St. Landry ]]Parish, one of the original nineteen civil parishes established by the Legislature in 1807. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Lake Charles <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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==== Calcasieu Parish Cemeteries  ====
 
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[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22019.html Calcasieu Parish Census Quick Facts]  
 
[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22019.html Calcasieu Parish Census Quick Facts]  
  
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| [http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/census/1840fams.txt 1840 Census - Text]  
 
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Revision as of 23:32, 27 December 2010

Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
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Location in the state of Louisiana
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Founded March 24, 1840
County Seat Lake Charles
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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

Resources

African American

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).