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Guide to '''St. Mary Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://www.parish.st-mary.la.us/ St. Mary Parish Courthouse]<br>101 Wilson Street<br>Franklin, LA 70538<br>Phone 337.828.4238&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1800.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St Mary Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
[http://www.parish.st-mary.la.us/ St. Mary Parish Courthouse]<br>101 Wilson Street<br>Franklin, LA 70538<br>Phone 337.828.4238&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1800.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St Mary Parish, Louisiana p 292 (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 St. Mary Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana|Assumption]]  
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*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Assumption]]  
*[[Iberia Parish, Louisiana|Iberia]]  
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*[[Iberia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Iberia]]  
*[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana|St. Martin]]  
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*[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Martin]]  
*[[Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana|Terrebonne]]
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*[[Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Terrebonne]]
  
 
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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://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
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*[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.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana
  
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*[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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/st-mary-parish/ St. Mary 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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*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
 
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_MaryP/ St. Mary&nbsp;Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_MaryP/ St. Mary&nbsp;Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)&nbsp;
  
 
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Guide to St. Mary Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
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Map of Louisiana highlighting St. Mary Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 17, 1811
County Seat Franklin
Courthouse
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Address 500 Main Street
Franklin, LA 70538
Website: www.parish.st-mary.la.us
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

St. Mary Parish Courthouse
101 Wilson Street
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone 337.828.4238 

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

History

Parent Parish

1811--St. Mary Parish was created 17 April 1811 from Attakapas, (Discontinued 1811), Parish.
Parish seat: Franklin [1]

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

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African American

Cemeteries

 





Census

Census Pop.
190034,145
191039,36815.3%
192030,754−21.9%
193029,397−4.4%
194031,4587.0%
195035,84814.0%
196048,83336.2%
197060,75224.4%
198064,2535.8%
199058,086−9.6%
200053,500−7.9%
Est. 200651,867[2]−3.1%
St. Mary 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 St. Mary 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

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:


- King's Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate),
- Landry's Company, Louisiana Artillery (Donaldsonville Artillery) (Confederate) ,
- 1st Field Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate),
- 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate), Company I
- 6th Field Battery, Louisiana Light Artillery (Grosse Tete Flying Artillery)(Confederate),


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in St. Mary Parish.

  • April 14, 1863 = Irish Bend, also known as Nerson's Woods or Franklin[5]
Map showing Civil War battles in Louisiana

Louisiana Military History Online

Newspapers

 

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as St. Mary 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 St. Mary 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  ~  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

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

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

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., St Mary Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. United States Census Bureau. "St. Mary Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22101.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)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)


 

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