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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana Genealogy|Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Washington Parish, Louisiana|Washington Parish]]''
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Guide to '''Washington 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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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Washington_Parish,_Louisiana|Washington Parish]]''
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=== Parish Information  ===
  
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==== Washington 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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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1897
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/LA_Washington.htm Washington Parish Courthouse]<br>Courthouse<br>Franklinton, LA 70438<br>Phone: 985.839.4663&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court<br>and land records from 1897.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Washington Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/LA_Washington.htm Washington Parish Courthouse]<br>Courthouse<br>Franklinton, LA 70438<br>Phone: 985.839.4663&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court<br>and land records from 1897.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Washington Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1819--'''Washington Parish was created 6 March 1819 from [[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana|St. Tammany ]]Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Franklinton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1819--'''Washington Parish was created 6 March 1819 from [[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Tammany ]]Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Franklinton <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 Washington 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  ====
 
==== 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  ====
  
*[[Marion County, Mississippi|Marion County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Marion County, Mississippi Genealogy|Marion County, Mississippi]]  
*[[Pearl River County, Mississippi|Pearl River County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Pearl River County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pearl River County, Mississippi]]  
*[[Pike County, Mississippi|Pike County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Pike County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pike County, Mississippi]]  
*[[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana|St. Tammany]]  
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*[[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Tammany]]  
*[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana|Tangipahoa]]  
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*[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tangipahoa]]  
*[[Walthall County, Mississippi|Walthall County, Mississippi]]
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*[[Walthall County, Mississippi Genealogy|Walthall County, Mississippi]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Lawashington.png|thumb|right|400px|Lawashington.png]]
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/washington/cemetery.htm Cemeteries of Washington Parish] - LAGenWeb  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/washington/cemetery.htm Cemeteries of Washington Parish] - LAGenWeb  
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| estimate= 44750
 
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| estref=<REF>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22117.html|title=Washington Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</REF>
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| estref=<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22117.html|title=Washington Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
| footnote=Washington 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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| footnote=Washington 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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==== Church  ====
 
==== 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  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{LA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/washington/maps/wash-1895.jpg 1895 Map of Washington Parish ]- LAGenWeb  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/washington/maps/wash-1895.jpg 1895 Map of Washington Parish ]- LAGenWeb  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/washington/maps/landmap.htm Land Grant&nbsp;Map of Washington Parish] - LAGenWeb
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/washington/maps/landmap.htm Land Grant&nbsp;Map of Washington Parish] - LAGenWeb
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[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|Washington}}
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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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 $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.  
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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.
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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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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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]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/washington-parish/ Washington 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]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Washington|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/WashingtonP/ Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/WashingtonP/ Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Washington Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Washington Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Washington Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 6, 1819
County Seat Franklinton
Courthouse
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Address Corner of Washington and Main Street
Franklinton, LA 70438
Website: www.wpgov.org
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Contents

Parish Information

Washington Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1897 1810 1897 1897

Parish Courthouse

Washington Parish Courthouse
Courthouse
Franklinton, LA 70438
Phone: 985.839.4663 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court
and land records from 1897.[2]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1819--Washington Parish was created 6 March 1819 from St. Tammany Parish.
    Parish seat: Franklinton [2]

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

Lawashington.png

African American

Cemeteries

 

Census

Census Pop.
19009,628
191018,88696.2%
192024,16427.9%
193029,90423.8%
194034,44315.2%
195038,37111.4%
196044,01514.7%
197041,987−4.6%
198044,2075.3%
199043,185−2.3%
200043,9261.7%
Est. 200644,750[3]1.9%
Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Photographs

Photos of Families, Buildings, Catalogs, etc. - LAGenWeb

Franklin Centennial (1861-1961) Scrapbook - LAGenWeb
Washington Parish Fair - LAGenWeb
Washington Parish Free Fair Catalogs - LAGenWeb

Probate

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

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.


Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Washington Parish, Louisiana

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., Washington Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. United States Census Bureau. "Washington Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22117.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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