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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana Genealogy|Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  '''West Feliciana Parish''' ''
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Guide to '''West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and 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_Feliciana_Parish,_Louisiana|West Feliciana Parish]]'' <br><br>Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://stfrancisville.us/discovering/historic-district?sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=13&sobi2Id=71 West Feliciana Parish Courthouse]<br>4789 Prosperity Street<br>Saint Francisville, LA 70775<br>Phone: 225.635.3794&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1879, <br>divorce, probate and court recordsd from 1900 <br>and land records from 1811.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., West Felicia Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[http://stfrancisville.us/discovering/historic-district?sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=13&sobi2Id=71 West Feliciana Parish Courthouse]<br>4789 Prosperity Street<br>Saint Francisville, LA 70775<br>Phone: 225.635.3794&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1879, <br>divorce, probate and court recordsd from 1900 <br>and land records from 1811.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., West Felicia 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 Feliciana Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes].  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana|Avoyelles]]  
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*[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Avoyelles]]  
*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana|Concordia]]  
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*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Concordia]]  
*[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana|East Baton Rouge]]  
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*[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Baton Rouge]]  
*[[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana|East Feliciana]]  
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*[[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Feliciana]]  
*[[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana|Pointe Coupee]]  
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*[[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Pointe Coupee]]  
*[[West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana|West Baton Rouge]]  
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*[[West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Baton Rouge]]  
*[[Wilkinson County, Mississippi|Wilkinson County, Mississippi]]
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*[[Wilkinson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Wilkinson County, Mississippi]]
  
 
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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  
 
*[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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| footnote=West Feliciana 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}}; Report on the Population of the United States at the Eleventh Census, 1890. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1895.</REF>
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| footnote=West Feliciana 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}}; Report on the Population of the United States at the Eleventh Census, 1890. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1895.</ref>
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== 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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== 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-feliciana-parish/ West Feliciana 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]
 
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
 
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/West_FelicianaP/ West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/West_FelicianaP/ West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Louisiana  Gotoarrow.png  West Feliciana Parish

Guide to West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting West Feliciana Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1824
County Seat St. Francisville
Courthouse
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Address 4785 Prosperity Street
St. Francisville, LA 70775
Website: www.westfelicianaparish.org
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

West Feliciana Parish Courthouse
4789 Prosperity Street
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
Phone: 225.635.3794 

Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1879,
divorce, probate and court recordsd from 1900
and land records from 1811.[1]

History

Parent Parish

1824--West Feliciana Parish was created 17 February 1824 from Feliciana (old) Parish.
Parish seat: Saint Francisville [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

Lawestfeliciana.png

African American

Cemeteries

 

Census

Census Pop.
18308,629
184010,91026.4%
185013,24521.4%
186011,671−11.9%
187010,499−10.0%
188012,80922.0%
189015,06217.6%
190015,9946.2%
191013,449−15.9%
192012,303−8.5%
193010,924−11.2%
194011,7207.3%
195010,169−13.2%
196012,39521.9%
197011,376−8.2%
198012,1867.1%
199012,9156.0%
200015,11117.0%
Est. 200615,535[2]2.8%
West Feliciana Parish Census Data[3]

Church

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 Feliciana 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

Louisiana Military History Online

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in West Feliciana 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 West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company C

Newspapers

 

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

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

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., West Felicia Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. United States Census Bureau. "West Feliciana Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22125.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. ; Report on the Population of the United States at the Eleventh Census, 1890. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1895.


 

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