Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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Beauregard Parish, Louisiana
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Location in the state of Louisiana
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Facts
Founded June 12, 1912
County Seat DeRidder
Courthouse
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Address 201 First St
DeRidder, LA 70634
Website: www.beauparish.org
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Parish Information

Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1913 1810 1913 1913

Parish Courthouse

Beauregard Parish Courthouse
412 Mayeaux Drive
De Ridder, LA 70634-0310
Phone: 337.463.6146

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1913..[2]

History

  • French: Paroisse de Beauregard
  • Named for Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, a Confederate general in the Civil War and one of the designer of the Confederate Battle Flag.

Parent Parish

  • 1912--Beauregard Parish was created 12 June 1912 from Calcasieu Parish.
    Parish seat: De Ridder [3]

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • City: DeRidder
  • Town: Merryville
  • Communities: Dry Creek . Field . Longville . Oretta . Ragley . Singer . Sugartown

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

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Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Beauregard, Louisiana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the Parish
See Louisiana Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Beauregard Parish cemeteries.

Census

1724 German Residents in the Louisiana 1724 Census. Names of German Habitants on both banks of the Mississippi above New Orleans. (Genealogy Trails) 1796 Louisiana Census. Enumeration of the families and inhabitants who are in Louisiana according to the census which has been made of them on August 1, 1706. (Genealogy Trails)

Federal Census: 1840 . 1850 index . 1850 . 1860 index . 1860 . 1870 index . 1870  . 1880 index . 1880 . 1890 . 1900 . 1910 . 1920 . 1930

Census Images: 1840. 1850  . 1860 . 1870 . 1880 . 1890 . 1900 . 1910 . 1920 . 1930

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 Beauregard 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

Revolutionary War
  • 1840 Census of Pensioners. A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services.. under The Act For Taking The Sixth Census, published by authority of an act of Congress, under the direction of the Secretary of State. (Genealogy Trails)
Civil War

Online Records

World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

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

Schools

  • 1929 - DeRidder High School. Chronicles the the activities of the DeRidder High School graduating class of 1929. (Genealogy Trails)

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.

Birth
Marriage
Death

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

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Beauregard Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).