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Guide to '''Jackson Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1845--'''Jackson Parish was created 27 February 1845 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]], [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]], and [[Union Parish, Louisiana|Union]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Jonesboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1845--'''Jackson Parish was created 27 February 1845 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]], [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]], and [[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Union]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Jonesboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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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.  
See an interactive map of Jackson Parish [http://www.n2genealogy.com/louisiana/la-maps.html boundary changes].  
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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  ==
 
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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]]  
*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana|Caldwell]]  
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*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caldwell]]  
*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]]  
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*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]]  
*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana|Winn]]
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*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Winn]]
  
 
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*[http://www.churchangel.com Church Angel ]~&nbsp; Church directory of the United States  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com Church Angel ]~&nbsp; Church directory of the United States  
 
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dus2.html#l Catholic Diocese] ~ Listing of Diocese in the United States
 
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dus2.html#l Catholic Diocese] ~ Listing of Diocese in the United States
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[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Library&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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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 Jackson Parish, Louisiana] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Library&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
  
 
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[http://theusgenweb.org/la/jackson/news.htm Newspaper Tidbits] - Jackson Par, LAGenWeb  
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== 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 & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
Jackson Parish Library<br>614 South Polk Avenue<br>Jonesboro, LA 71251<br>Phone: (318) 259-5697<br>[http://www.jackson.lib.la.us/ Website]  
 
Jackson Parish Library<br>614 South Polk Avenue<br>Jonesboro, LA 71251<br>Phone: (318) 259-5697<br>[http://www.jackson.lib.la.us/ Website]  
  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/jackson-parish/ Jackson 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]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/jackson.htm Jackson Par, USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/jackson.htm Jackson Par, USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/JacksonP/ Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/JacksonP/ Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Guide to Jackson Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Jackson Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Jackson Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 27, 1845
County Seat Jonesboro
Courthouse
Jackson Parish, LA, Courthouse in Jonesboro MVI 2676.jpg
Address 500 East Court Avenue
P.O. Box 730
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Website: jacksonparishclerk.org
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

Jackson Parish Courthouse
500 E Court Street; PO Box 730
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Phone: 318.259.2424 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, land, probate, military and court records from 1800.[1]

History

Parent Parish

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

Lajackson.png

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Census Pop.
19009,119
191013,81851.5%
192014,4864.8%
193013,808−4.7%
194017,80729.0%
195015,434−13.3%
196015,8282.6%
197015,9630.9%
198017,3218.5%
199015,705−9.3%
200015,397−2.0%
201016,2745.7%
Jackson Parish Census Data[2]
















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 Jackson 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.

Maps

Military

Military Records - Jackson Par, LAGenWeb

Newspapers

Newspaper Tidbits - Jackson Par, LAGenWeb


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jackson 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 Jackson 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.

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 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.

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.

Societies and Libraries

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

Jackson Parish Library
614 South Polk Avenue
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Phone: (318) 259-5697
Website

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. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Livingston Parish, Louisiana p 290 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 


 

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