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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana Genealogy|Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana|Lincoln Parish]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Lincoln Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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| building address =100 W. Texas Ave.<br />Ruston, LA.<br />(337) 721-3500
 
| building address =100 W. Texas Ave.<br />Ruston, LA.<br />(337) 721-3500
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=== Parish Information  ===
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==== Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 264-278. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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== Parish Courthouse ==
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== Parish Courthouse ==
 
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Lincoln Parish Courthouse<br>100 W Texas Avenue<br>Ruston, LA 71270<br>Phone: 318.255.3663&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1873.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Lincoln Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
Lincoln Parish Courthouse<br>100 W Texas Avenue<br>Ruston, LA 71270<br>Phone: 318.255.3663&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1873.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Lincoln Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1873--'''Lincoln Parish was created 27 February 1873 from [[Bienville Parish, Louisiana|Bienville]], [[Jackson Parish, Louisiana|Jackson]], [[Union Parish, Louisiana|Union]], and [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Ruston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1873--'''Lincoln Parish was created 27 February 1873 from [[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bienville]], [[Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Jackson]], [[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Union]], and [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Ruston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Lincoln Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes].  
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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.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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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  ==
 
== 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]]  
*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]]  
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*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]]  
*[[Jackson Parish, Louisiana|Jackson]]  
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*[[Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]]  
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*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]]  
*[[Union Parish, Louisiana|Union]]
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*[[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Union]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
 
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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==== Land  ====
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
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{{LA History}} [http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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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 Lincoln Parish, Louisiana] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
  
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*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
 
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
  
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Lincoln}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[Louisiana_Probate_Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
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[Louisiana_Probate_Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1756 – 1984''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9067 Louisiana Wills and Probate Records 1756-1984] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.  
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[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1837–1957''' -  {{RecordSearch|1807364|Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
== 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 &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Ruston Louisiana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Ruston Louisiana Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/lincoln-parish/ Lincoln 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]
 
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
 
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/LincolnP/ Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/LincolnP/ Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Lincoln Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Lincoln 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, 1873
County Seat Ruston
Courthouse
Lincoln Parish, LA, Courthouse.jpg
Address 100 W. Texas Ave.
Ruston, LA.
(337) 721-3500
Website: lincolnparish.org
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Contents

Parish Information

Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1810 1873 1873

Parish Courthouse

Lincoln Parish Courthouse
100 W Texas Avenue
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 318.255.3663 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records from 1873.[2]

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

Lalincoln.png

African American


Cemeteries

 





Cemeteries

Census

Census Pop.
190015,898
191018,48516.3%
192016,962−8.2%
193022,82234.5%
194024,7908.6%
195025,7824.0%
196028,53510.7%
197033,80018.5%
198039,76317.6%
199041,7455.0%
200042,5091.8%
Est. 200641,857[3]−1.5%
Lincoln Parish Census Data[4]
















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 Lincoln 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. Louisiana Museums

Maps

Military

Louisiana Military History Online

Newspapers

 

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

[Louisiana_Probate_Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]  ~  information on.

Online Probate Records

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

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.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

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


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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 264-278. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Lincoln Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. United States Census Bureau. "Lincoln Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22061.html. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  4. 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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