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Guide to '''Acadia Parish Louisiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Acadia 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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=== Parish Information  ===
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==== Acadia 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" | '''[[Acadia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Acadia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Acadia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Acadia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Acadia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Acadia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1886
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1886
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.acadiaparishclerk.com/ Acadia Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 922<br>Crowley, LA 70527-0922 <br>Phone: 337-788-8881  
 
[http://www.acadiaparishclerk.com/ Acadia Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 922<br>Crowley, LA 70527-0922 <br>Phone: 337-788-8881  
  
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==== Historical Facts  ====
 
==== Historical Facts  ====
  
Acadia Parish was created 30 June 1886 from [[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana|St. Landry Parish]] after an election to determine the parish seat, ending when Crowley beat Rayne and Prairie Hayes.  
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Acadia Parish was created 30 June 1886 from [[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Landry Parish]] after an election to determine the parish seat, ending when Crowley beat Rayne and Prairie Hayes.  
  
 
*[http://classes.slis.lsu.edu/wu/7008/sp10/bfrench/project/history.html A Brief History of the Parish]  
 
*[http://classes.slis.lsu.edu/wu/7008/sp10/bfrench/project/history.html A Brief History of the Parish]  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ interactive map of Acadia Parish] showing 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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Parish Places &amp; Localities  ==
 
== Parish Places &amp; Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes  ====
  
*[[Allen Parish, Louisiana|Allen]]  
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[[Image:Laacadia.png|250px]]
*[[Evangeline Parish, Louisiana|Evangeline]]  
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*[[Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana|Jefferson Davis]]  
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*[[Allen Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Allen]]  
*[[Lafayette Parish, Louisiana|Lafayette]]  
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*[[Evangeline Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Evangeline]]  
*[[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana|St. Landry]]  
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*[[Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Jefferson Davis]]  
*[[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana|Vermilion]]
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*[[Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lafayette]]  
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*[[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Landry]]  
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*[[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Vermilion]]
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
  
[[Image:Laacadia.png|thumb|right|400px|Laacadia.png]]
 
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/acadia/bios.html Turn of the Century Biographical Sketches] - index. (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/biograph.htm Index to Biography Records] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/acadia/bios.html Acadia Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}  
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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Acadia}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Acadia, Louisiana''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=20&GScnty=1109&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/acadia/cemeterylist.html LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/cemtoc.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/acadia.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=1 Louisiana Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|644848|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
===== Acadia Parish Cemeteries  =====
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Acadia+Louisiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the Parish'''</center>
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*[http://la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Acadia%20Table.shtml Acadia Parish Cemeteries on la-cemeteries.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1109 Findagrave.com]
*[http://louisianacemeteries.wikispaces.com/Acadia+Parish Acadia Parish, Louisiana Cemetery Preservation]
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisianaa.htm Louisiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Acadia to Calcasieu]
 
  
===== Louisiana Cemeteries  =====
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Louisiana&county=Acadia&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html LA Tombstone Transcription Project]<br>Partial records and photos -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Acadia%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp;<br>LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp;<br>listing by county&nbsp;  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp;<br>cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
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The following web sites may have additional information on Acadia Parish cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/LA/Acadia.htm Interment.net] Louisiana cemetery records by Parish.
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp;~ listing by county&nbsp;
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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*'''1890''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/acadia/1890veteransschedule.html 1890 Veterans Schedule Index] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1900'' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/acadia/acadia_1900_rayne.html 1900 Census, Town of Rayne] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1930''' - [http://us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/la/acadia/1930/ Index of Acadia Census Records] (partial). (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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{{LA Church Intro}}
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*[http://louisiana.hometownlocator.com/features/historical,class,church.cfm Louisiana Historical Church Information]
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
  
==== Land and Property ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
{{LA Land}}
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{{LA Land}}  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
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{{LA History}}
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[http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/VisitMuseums/Pages/default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Acadia Parish, Louisiana] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Acadia Parish, Louisiana] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.  
 
*[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  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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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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=====War of 1812=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/military/warof1812/other/somemili18nmt.txt Some Military Land Grants Acadia In Parish Louisiana For Soldiers Of The War Of 1812] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====Civil War=====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932372|Louisiana Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932399|Louisiana Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1898-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/acadia/wwidraft.html World War I Draft Registration] (LAGenWeb Project)
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=====World War II=====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1916286|Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Korean War=====
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*'''1950-1957''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/acadia/acadia__parish_louisiana_korean.html Korean War Casualties, Acadia County, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
{{RAOGKobituary}}
 
  
 
*[http://www.crowleypostsignal.com/ Acadia Parish Today]  
 
*[http://www.crowleypostsignal.com/ Acadia Parish Today]  
 
*[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|Acadia}}
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====Obituaries====
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*'''1800s-2014''' - [http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/acadia/obitsalpha.html Index of Acadia Parish Obituaries] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/acadia/obits.html Acadia Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/obits.htm Index to Acadia Parish Obituary Records]. Includes newspaper links. (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
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{{LA Probate Intro}}
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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 $
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*'''1886-1997''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/court.htm Index to Court Records, Acadia Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== 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.ldh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/21 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.
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=====Birth=====
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*'''1846-1890''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/acadia/acadiabirths.html Acadia Parish Birth Records] index. (Genealogy Trails)
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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
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*'''1886-1999''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/groom.htm Acadia Parish Marriages by Groom Name] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1886-1999''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/bride.htm Acadia Parish Brides Records] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1887-1893''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/earlywed.htm Acadia Parish Early Marriage Records] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/acadia/marriages_of_acadia.html List of Acadia Parish Marriage Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/acadia/news_marriages.html Acadia Parish Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/miscwed.htm Acadia Parish Miscellaneous Marriage Records] (LAGenWeb Project)
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=====Death=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/acadia/deaths.html Acadia Parish Deaths] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia/deaths.htm Acadia Parish Death Records] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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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]
  
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
{{RAOGKlibrary}}
 
  
 
*[http://www.acadia.lib.la.us/ Acadia Parish Library]  
 
*[http://www.acadia.lib.la.us/ Acadia Parish Library]  
 
*[http://www.acadia.lib.la.us/genealog.htm Acadia Parish Library - Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.acadia.lib.la.us/genealog.htm Acadia Parish Library - Genealogy]  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
 
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
  
===== Family History Centers<br> =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
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== Societies  ==
  
== Societies  ==
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'''Pointe de l'Eglise: Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.'''<br>PO Box 497<br>Crowley, LA 70527<br>E-mail:[mailto:genes.1@bryantsweb.com genes.1@bryantsweb.com]<br>[http://theusgenweb.org/la/acadia/ Website]<br><br>
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'''POINTE DE L’EGLISE Genealogical & Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 160<br> Church Point, LA 70525<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lapehgs/index.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lapehgs/ Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society] (on Rootsweb)
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'''Rayne Historical Assn'''<br> 110 W South 1st St<br> Rayne 70578-5844<br><br>
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
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=== Websites - Acadia Parish  ===
 
=== Websites - Acadia Parish  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/acadia-parish/ Acadia 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 Acadia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium) ]<br>  
 
*[http://lagenweb.net Acadia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium) ]<br>  
 
*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/louisiana/la-parish-acadia.html Acadia Parish on n2.genealogy.com]  
 
*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/louisiana/la-parish-acadia.html Acadia Parish on n2.genealogy.com]  
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/LA/Acadia/ Acadia Parish on RootsWeb]  
 
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/LA/Acadia/ Acadia Parish on RootsWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cousinconnect.com/p/a/101084 Acadia Parish Genealogy Queries on CousinConnect.com]
 
*[http://www.cousinconnect.com/p/a/101084 Acadia Parish Genealogy Queries on CousinConnect.com]
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/acadia/ Acadia Parish, Louisiana, LAGenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/acadia.htm Acadia Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Acadia-Parish.htm Acadia Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
{{wikipedia|align="left"|Acadia_Parish,_Louisiana|Acadia_Parish,_Louisiana}}  
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{{wikipedia|align="left"|Acadia_Parish,_Louisiana|Acadia Parish, Louisiana}}
  
 
=== Websites - Louisiana and US  ===
 
=== Websites - Louisiana and US  ===
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*[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  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Acadia|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/AcadiaP/]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Acadia|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/AcadiaP/]
  
 
== Thanks to the Contributors to the Acadia Parish Pages  ==
 
== Thanks to the Contributors to the Acadia Parish Pages  ==

Latest revision as of 20:09, 20 April 2017

United States
Louisiana
Acadia Parish

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

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Acadia Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Acadia Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 30, 1886
County Seat Crowley
Courthouse
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Address 425 North Parkerson Avenue

Crowley, LA 70526

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Parish Information

Acadia Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1886 1810 1886 1886

Parish Courthouse

Acadia Parish Courthouse
PO Box 922
Crowley, LA 70527-0922
Phone: 337-788-8881

Parish Clerk of Court has records of marriages, divorces, wills, land, civil, and criminal law suits from 1886.[2]

Historical Facts

Acadia Parish was created 30 June 1886 from St. Landry Parish after an election to determine the parish seat, ending when Crowley beat Rayne and Prairie Hayes.

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.

Parish Places & Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes

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Records and Resources

African American

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Acadia, 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 Acadia Parish cemeteries.

Census

Church Records

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.

Land and Property

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 Acadia 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

War of 1812
Civil War

Online Records

World War I
World War II
Korean War

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate Records

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

Birth
Marriage
Death

Repositories

See also a List of Louisiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

County Courthouse

Public Libraries

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.

Societies

Pointe de l'Eglise: Acadia Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 497
Crowley, LA 70527
E-mail:genes.1@bryantsweb.com
Website

POINTE DE L’EGLISE Genealogical & Historical Society
PO Box 160
Church Point, LA 70525
Website

Rayne Historical Assn
110 W South 1st St
Rayne 70578-5844

Websites

Websites - Acadia Parish

Wikipedia
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Websites - Louisiana and US

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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.Acadia Parish, Louisiana p 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).