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Guide to '''West Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West_Baton_Rouge_Parish,_Louisiana|West Baton Rouge Parish]]''
 
 
 
  
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
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<br>West Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 107<br>Port Allen, LA 70767-0757<br>Phone:. 225.383.0378&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has birth, marriage, probate and land records.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., West Carroll Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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West Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 107<br>Port Allen, LA 70767-0757<br>Phone:. 225.383.0378&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has birth, marriage, probate and land records.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., West Carroll Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
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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 West Baton Rouge Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes].  
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| footnote=West Baton Rouge 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=West Baton Rouge 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://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
 
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== 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 & 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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/west-baton-rouge-parish/ West Baton Rouge 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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Latest revision as of 00:18, 10 April 2014

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Louisiana  Gotoarrow.png  West Baton Rouge Parish

Guide to West Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
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Location in the state of Louisiana
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Facts
Founded March 31, 1807
County Seat Port Allen
Courthouse
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Address 850 8th Street
Port Allen, LA 70767
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

West Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse
P O Box 107
Port Allen, LA 70767-0757
Phone:. 225.383.0378 

Clerk Court has birth, marriage, probate and land records.[1]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1807--West Baton Rouge Parish was created 31 March 1807 from Pointe Coupee Parish.
    Parish seat: Port Allen [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

Lawestbatonrouge.png

African American

Cemeteries

 

Census

Census Pop.
190010,285
191012,63622.9%
192011,092−12.2%
19309,716−12.4%
194011,26315.9%
195011,7384.2%
196014,79626.1%
197016,86414.0%
198019,08613.2%
199019,4191.7%
200021,60111.2%
Est. 200622,463[2]4.0%
West Baton Rouge 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 West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. 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 West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana 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


Web Sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., West Carroll Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. United States Census Bureau. "West Baton Rouge Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22121.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. 


 

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