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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Lafayette_Parish,_Louisiana|Lafayette Parish]]''  
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Guide to '''Lafayette Parish Louisiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lafayette Parish
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| adoption_sign = Adoption LAGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lalafaye/ Lafayette Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = La-lafayette.png
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| state = Louisiana
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| state_map = Louisiana.png
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = January 17
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| seat wl = Lafayette
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| web = www.lafayetteparishclerk.com
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| building image = LALaFayettecourthouse.jpg
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| building address =
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.lpclerk.com/ Lafayette Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 4508<br>Lafayette, LA 70502-4508<br>Phone: 337.291.6400&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1823.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., LaFayette Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
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== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1823--'''Lafayette Parish was created 17 January 1823 from [[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana|St. Martin]] and Attakapas, Discontinued 17 Apr 1811,&nbsp;Parishes. '''Parish seat:''' Lafayette <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1823--'''Lafayette Parish was created 17 January 1823 from [[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana|St. Martin]] and Attakapas, Discontinued 17 Apr 1811,&nbsp;Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Lafayette <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Lafayette Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Lalafayette.png|thumb|right|400px|Lalafayette.png]]
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html LA Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial records and photos&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by county&nbsp;
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=45217 St. John's Cemetery, Lafayette] BillionGraves
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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==== Census  ====
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| 1900= 22825
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| 1910= 28733
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| 1920= 30841
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| 1930= 38827
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| 1940= 43941
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| 1950= 57743
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| 1960= 84656
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| 1970= 109716
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| 1980= 150017
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| 1990= 164762
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| 2000= 190503
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| estimate= 211000
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| estyear= 2008
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| estref=<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22055.html|title=Lafayette Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
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| footnote=Lafayette Parish Census Data<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt|title=Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
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*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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{{LA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{LA History}}
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[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Lafayette Parish.
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*April 17, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la008.htm Vermillion Bayou]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la008.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State] (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
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[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL
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*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Lafayette}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{LA Probate Intro}}
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[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
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{{LA Vital Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{LA Vital Intro}}
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[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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*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
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*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
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{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Lafayette Louisiana Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193021&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+Lafayette&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Lafayette|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/LafayetteP/ Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/LafayetteP/ Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Guide to Lafayette Parish Louisiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
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Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 17, 1852
County Seat Lafayette
Courthouse
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Website: www.lafayetteparishclerk.com
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

Lafayette Parish Courthouse
PO Box 4508
Lafayette, LA 70502-4508
Phone: 337.291.6400 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1823.[1]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1823--Lafayette Parish was created 17 January 1823 from St. Martin and Attakapas, Discontinued 17 Apr 1811, Parishes.
    Parish seat: Lafayette [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Lafayette Parish boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

Lalafayette.png

African American


Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

 


Census

Census Pop.
190022,825
191028,73325.9%
192030,8417.3%
193038,82725.9%
194043,94113.2%
195057,74331.4%
196084,65646.6%
1970109,71629.6%
1980150,01736.7%
1990164,7629.8%
2000190,50315.6%
Est. 2008211,000[2]10.8%
Lafayette Parish Census Data[3]

















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 Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. 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

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Lafayette Parish.

Map showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.

Louisiana Military History Online

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lafayette Parish, Louisiana newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

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

Louisiana Records and Statistics Information  ~ where and how to order information.

Societies and Libraries

 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., LaFayette Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. United States Census Bureau. "Lafayette Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22055.html. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State (accessed 8 August, 2012)