Rapides Parish, Louisiana

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{{Louisiana-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Louisiana|Louisiana]]&nbsp;&gt;&nbsp;Rapides Parish'' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Rapides Parish
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| adoption_sign = Adoption LAGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rapidesgenealogy.org/ Rapides Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = La-rapides.png
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| state = Louisiana
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| state_map = Louisiana.png
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| founded year = 1805
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| founded date = April 10
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| seat wl = Alexandria
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| web = www.rapidesclerk.org
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| building image = Rapides Parish courthouse.jpg
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| building address =701 Murray Street<br />Alexandria, LA 71301<br />(337) 721-3500
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Rapides_Parish,_Louisiana|Rapides Parish]]''  
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.rapidesclerk.org/ Rapides Parish Courthouse]<br>700 Murray Street; PO Box 952;<br>Alexandria, LA 71301<br>Phone: 318.473.8153&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court&nbsp;and land records from 1864.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Rapides Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
'''1805--'''Rapides Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish. '''Parish seat:''' Alexandria <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1805--'''Rapides Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Alexandria <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 Rapides Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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
  
 
==== 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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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=46052 Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Pineville] BillionGraves
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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==== Census  ====
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| estref=<REF>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22079.html|title=Rapides Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</REF>
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| footnote=Rapides 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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*[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  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
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===== War of 1812  =====
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*Raymond, Charles E, ''Rapides Parish Pensioners in the War of 1812'', (New Orleans: Polyanthos c1977). {{FHL|154025|item|disp=FHL book 976.369 M2r}}.
  
 
==== 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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==== Probate  ====
 
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[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
  
 
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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]
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193049&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+Rapides&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Alexandria Louisiana Family History Center]]
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== Websites  ==
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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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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Rapides|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/RapidesP/ Rapides Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Revision as of 20:44, 12 October 2012

Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Rapides Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 10, 1805
County Seat Alexandria
Courthouse
Rapides Parish courthouse.jpg
Address 701 Murray Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
(337) 721-3500
Website: www.rapidesclerk.org
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

Rapides Parish Courthouse
700 Murray Street; PO Box 952;
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: 318.473.8153 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1864.[1]

History

Parent Parish

1805--Rapides Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish.
Parish seat: Alexandria [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Rapides Parish boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

 

Census

Census Pop.
190039,578
191044,54512.5%
192059,44433.4%
193065,45510.1%
194073,37012.1%
195090,64823.5%
1960111,35122.8%
1970118,0786.0%
1980135,28214.6%
1990131,556−2.8%
2000126,337−4.0%
2010131,6134.2%
Rapides Parish Census Data[2]













Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Louisiana Museums

Maps

Military

Louisiana Military History Online

War of 1812
  • Raymond, Charles E, Rapides Parish Pensioners in the War of 1812, (New Orleans: Polyanthos c1977). FHL book 976.369 M2r.

Newspapers

 

Probate

Louisiana Probate Records  ~  information on.

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

 

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Rapides Parish, Louisiana p 292 (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.