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Guide to '''Union 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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Parish Courthouse  ==''
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/unionparish.htm Union Parish Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Bldg; 100 E Bayou Street<br>Farmerville, LA 71241 <br>Phone: 318.368.3055&nbsp;<br><br>Parish&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, divorce, and probate <br>records from 1839 and court&nbsp;&nbsp;records<br><br>History.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Union Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/unionparish.htm Union Parish Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Bldg; 100 E Bayou Street<br>Farmerville, LA 71241 <br>Phone: 318.368.3055&nbsp;<br><br>Parish&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, divorce, and probate <br>records from 1839 and court&nbsp;&nbsp;records<br><br>History.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Union Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''1839--'''Union Parish was created 13 March 1839 from [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Farmerville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1839--'''Union Parish was created 13 March 1839 from [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Farmerville <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 Union Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes].  
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*[[Ashley County, Arkansas|Ashley County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Ashley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ashley County, Arkansas]]  
*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]]  
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*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]]  
*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse]]  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Union|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103807602346008156796 Louisiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/UnionP/ Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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Guide to Union Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Union Parish, Louisiana
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Location in the state of Louisiana
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Facts
Founded March 13, 1839
County Seat Farmerville
Courthouse
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Address 100 East Bayou Street
Farmerville, LA 71241
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

Union Parish Courthouse
Courthouse Bldg; 100 E Bayou Street
Farmerville, LA 71241
Phone: 318.368.3055 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, and probate
records from 1839 and court  records

History.[1]

Parent Parish

  • 1839--Union Parish was created 13 March 1839 from Ouachita Parish.
    Parish seat: Farmerville [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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Cemeteries

Some of the cemeteries of Union Parish are listed at: http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/union/cemeteries.htm

Alabama-Weldon Cemetery

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 Union 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

Newspapers

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

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

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., Union Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


 

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