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Guide to '''Ascension 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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{{Click|Image:LA_ORP.png|Louisiana Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Ascension Parish
 
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| building address =300 Houmas St<br />Donaldsonville, LA 70346<br />[http://www.ascensionclerk.com/ '''Ascension Parish Clerk of Court Website''']  
 
| building address =300 Houmas St<br />Donaldsonville, LA 70346<br />[http://www.ascensionclerk.com/ '''Ascension Parish Clerk of Court Website''']  
 
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== Ascension 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" | '''[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1763
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.ascensionparish.net/ Ascension Parish Courthouse]<br>Houmas Street<br>PO Box 192<br>Donaldsonville, LA 70346<br>Phone: 225.773.9866 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1763, <br>divorce, probate and court records from 1800 <br>and land records from 1770 Allen Parish Courthouse<br>PO Box G<br>Oberlin, LA 70655-2007<br>Phone: 337.639.2803 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate <br>and court records from 1913 .<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Ascension Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> {{RAOGKcourthouse}}
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[http://www.ascensionparish.net/ Ascension Parish Courthouse]<br>Houmas Street<br>PO Box 192<br>Donaldsonville, LA 70346<br>Phone: 225.773.9866 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1763, <br>divorce, probate and court records from 1800 <br>and land records from 1770 Allen Parish Courthouse<br>PO Box G<br>Oberlin, LA 70655-2007<br>Phone: 337.639.2803 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate <br>and court records from 1913 .<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Ascension Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== Quick Dates  ==
 
== Quick Dates  ==
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Ascension Parish's civil records start the following years:  
 
Ascension Parish's civil records start the following years:  
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ascension_Parish,_Louisiana#Vital_Records Birth]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ascension_Parish,_Louisiana#Vital_Records Marriage]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ascension_Parish,_Louisiana#Vital_Records Death]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ascension_Parish,_Louisiana#Census Census]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ascension_Parish#Land '''Land''']  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ascension_Parish,_Louisiana#Probate Probate]'''
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1807--'''Ascension Parish was created 31 March 1807 from [[St. James Parish, Louisiana|St. James ]]Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Donaldsonville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1807--'''Ascension Parish was created 31 March 1807 from [[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. James ]]Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Donaldsonville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*(book)&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/story-of-ascension-parish-louisiana/oclc/9736479&referer=brief_results The story of Ascension Parish, Louisiana], by Sidney A. Marchand, printed by J E Ortlieb Print. Co.
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**page 7, The history of the parish, both French and Spanish. this information will help people who are researching to know whether to look for Spanish, French, or Acadian (Nova Scotia) records for their family histories"
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**page 87 explains where records can be found
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Ascension Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)
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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.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana|Assumption]]  
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[[Image:Laascension.png|350px]]
*[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana|East Baton Rouge]]  
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*[[Iberville Parish, Louisiana|Iberville]]  
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*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Assumption]]  
*[[Livingston Parish, Louisiana|Livingston]]  
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*[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Baton Rouge]]  
*[[St. James Parish, Louisiana|St. James]]  
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*[[Iberville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Iberville]]  
*[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana|St. John the Baptist]]
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*[[Livingston Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Livingston]]  
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*[[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. James]]  
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*[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. John the Baptist]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Laascension.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
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==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/aucionka.txt Aucoin, Kleber A]. <br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/Babinbio.txt Babin,Louis U. ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/barlandc.txt Barland, Rev. Charles D. ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/bradforw.txt Welman Bradford ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/bringier.txt The Bringier Family ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/brumfidc.txt Daniel C. Brumfield, MD] <br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/cushmanm.txt Millard R. M. Cushman] <br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/daviswv.txt William V. Davis ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/dehonla.txt Louis A. Dehon, Jr., DDS ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/dukejame.txt Duke, James R. ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/gautreau.txt Lucien Gautreau ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/gonzalea.txt Allen T. Gonzales ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/gonzalej.txt Joseph Gonzales ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/guedrya.txt Adam Guedry ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/hansonjd.txt John D. Hanson, MD ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/hargis.txt Levi M. Hargis ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/landryal.txt Landry, Arthur L. ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/leblancj.txt J. C. LeBlanc ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/lechep.txt Hon. Paul Leche ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/martinaw.txt Allen W. Martin, MD ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/mcculloh.txt Richard McCulloh ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/mileswp.txt Gen. William P. Miles ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/nolanjt.txt Capt. John T. Nolan ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/ohemeyer.txt Diedrich Ohemeyer] <br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/oschwald.txt Charles Oschwald ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/odomtb.txt Thomas B. Odom ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/painchau.txt Edward F. Painchaud ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/reussgb.txt George B. Reuss ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/ruscajl.txt John L. Rusca ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/stamantg.txt Guy S. St. Amant, M.D. ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/stmartin.txt J. E. St. Martin ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/stmartsh.txt Samuel H. St. Martin ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/simsrobn.txt Hon. Robert Nichols Sims] <br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/tellerj.txt James Teller ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/thibodau.txt Paul T. Thibodaux, M.D. ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/tiraned.txt Edward Tiran ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/webrejld.txt Joseph L. Webre, DDS ]<br>[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bios/webrtl.txt Theo. L. Webre, DDS]<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/bio.htm Index of Ascension Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/ascension/bios.html Ascension Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html LA Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial records and photos&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by county&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1111 FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ascension Parish cemeteries.
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=66888 Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1975082 Carpenters Chapel Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=67294 Cornerview Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2259135 Donaldsonville Protestant Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1960740&CScnty=1111&CSsr=21& Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=67826&CScnty=1111&CSsr=21& Hope Haven Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=68071&CScnty=1111&CSsr=21& Lusk Cemetery]
 
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Ascension}}
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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=1111&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laascens/cemeteries/index.html LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/cem.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/ascension.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=3 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|622129|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ascension+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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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1111 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Louisiana&county=Ascension&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Ascension%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on Ascension Parish cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/LA/index.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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| footnote=Ascension 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>
 
| footnote=Ascension 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://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  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/census.htm 1810, 1830 Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/census/1810asce.txt 1810 Head of Families]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/census/1810asce.txt 1810 Head of Families]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/census/1810asc.txt 1810 US Census]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/census/1810asc.txt 1810 US Census]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/census/ascens30.txt 1830 Enumeration Census]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/1810-1820-1830-us-census-ascension-parish-louisiana/oclc/781633443&referer=brief_results 1810, 1820, 1830 U.S. Census, Ascension Parish, Louisiana] (book)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/census/ascens30.txt 1830 Enumeration Census]  
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/1840-ascension-parish-louisiana-census-index/oclc/53003617&referer=brief_results 1840 Ascension Parish, Louisiana, census index] by Frances Terry Ingmire (book)
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/1840-census-index-donaldsonville-parish-louisiana/oclc/33391811&referer=brief_results 1840 census index, Donaldsonville Parish, Louisiana]&nbsp;by Frances Terry Ingmire (book)
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/census-population-schedules-1840-louisiana/oclc/50038639&referer=brief_results Census population schedules, 1840], Louisiana United States Census Office (microfilm)
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/census-of-louisiana-1850/oclc/49993791&referer=brief_results Census of Louisiana, 1850]&nbsp;United States Census Office (microfilm)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/ascension/ascension_parish_1850_mortality.html 1850 Mortality Schedule, Ascension Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/1860-census-ascension-parish-louisiana/oclc/8787608&referer=brief_results 1860 census, Ascension Parish, Louisiana] by Audrey B Westerman (book)
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/ascension-parish-census-1870-1890/oclc/35301414&referer=brief_results Ascension Parish census, 1870 &amp; 1890]&nbsp;Baton Rouge, La.&nbsp;: Archives and Records Service, 1971 (book)
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/title/ascension-parish-louisiana-1890-us-census/oclc/10617671&referer=brief_results Ascension Parish, Louisiana, 1890 U.S. census] by Rita Babin Butler (book)
  
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==== Church ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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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
  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-1546952-10470501?url=http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1246&iid=RHUSA2007B_LA0010-00001 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] Ascension, Livingston Parishes
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{{LA Land}}
  
[http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-1546952-10470501?url=http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1246&iid=RHUSA2007B_LA0030-00145 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] Ascension, East Baton Rouge Parishes
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'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($)
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{LA History}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
 
*[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
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==== Maps  ====
 
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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  
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/LA/Parish/ascension.htm 1895 Ascension Parish Map]
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/LA/Parish/ascension.htm 1895 Ascension Parish Map]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== 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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/military/cok8inf.txt Company K, 8th Louisiana Infantry]
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*[https://www.nps.gov/abpp/battles/la013.htm Donaldsonville - Taylor's Operations in West Louisiana (1863)]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n270/mode/1up Ascension Parish Louisiana List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883]
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*[https://www.nps.gov/abpp/battles/la003.htm Donaldsonville - Operations Against Baton Rouge](1862)
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in Ascension Parish. &nbsp;
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Ascension Parish:
  
*August 9, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la004.htm Donaldsonville I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August, 2012)</ref>  
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*August 9, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la004.htm Donaldsonville I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>  
*November 28, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la015.htm Kock's Plantation], also known as Cox's Plantation<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la015.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>  
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*November 28, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la015.htm Kock's Plantation], also known as Cox's Plantation<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la015.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>  
*June 28, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la013.htm Donaldsonville II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la013.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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*June 28, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la013.htm Donaldsonville II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la013.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>
  
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
  
*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
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=====World War I=====
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/military/cok8inf.txt Company K, 8th Louisiana Infantry]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/military/korean.txt Korean War POWs, MIAs and KIAs]  
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*'''1917-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|2489920|Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/military/vietnamw.txt Vietnam War POWs, MIAs and KIAs]  
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*[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/la004.htm Donaldsonville - Operations Against Baton Rouge]&nbsp;(1862)  
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=====World War II=====
*[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/la013.htm Donaldsonville - Taylor's Operations in West Louisiana (1863)]
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n270/mode/1up Ascension Parish Louisiana List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883<br>]
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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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/military/korean.txt Korean War POWs, MIAs and KIAs] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====Vietnam War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/military/vietnamw.txt Vietnam War POWs, MIAs and KIAs] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[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
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Ascension}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/news.htm Ascension Parish News Records (excerpts)] (USGenWeb Archives)
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====Obituaries====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/obits.htm Index to Obituary Notices, Ascension Parish] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/ascension/obits.html Ascension Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Probate and Court Records  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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{{LA Probate Intro}}
  
 
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
 
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
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Books:
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[http://www.worldcat.org/title/ascension-parish-louisiana-civil-records-1770-1804/oclc/14368336&referer=brief_results Ascension Parish Louisiana, civil records, 1770-1804] by E L Behrman
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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  ====
 
==== 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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/vitals.htm Various Ascension Parish Vital Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1767-1899''' - [http://www.worldcat.org/title/early-ascension-parish-louisiana-marriage-index-1767-1899/oclc/819097912&referer=brief_results Early Ascension Parish, Louisiana marriage index, 1767-1899]&nbsp;by Nicholas Russell Murray, et al
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*'''1768-1899''' - [http://www.worldcat.org/title/ascension-parish-louisiana-1768-1899-computer-indexed-marriage-records/oclc/228462273&referer=brief_results Ascension Parish, Louisiana, 1768-1899&nbsp;: computer indexed marriage records]&nbsp;by Nicholas Russell Murray, et al
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/ascension/marriages_of_ascension.html Ascension Parish Marriage Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/ascension/marriages.htm Ascension Parish Marriage Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/ascension/news_marriages.html Ascension Parish Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''Ascension Heritage Association'''<br>PO Box 1085<br>Donaldsonville 70346-1085<br><br>
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'''East Ascension Genealogical And Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1006<br> Gonzales 70707-1006<br><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]
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*[http://louisianahistoricalsociety.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Gonzales Louisiana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Gonzales Louisiana Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/ascension-parish/ Ascension Parish, LA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103807602346008156796 Louisiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Ascension|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laascens/surnames.html Ascension Parish, Louisiana, LAGenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/ascensio.htm Ascension Parish, Lousiana, USGenWeb Archives]  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Ascension|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/AscensionP/ Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/AscensionP/ Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.ascension/mb.ashx Ascension Parish Message Board]
 
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.louisiana.parishes.ascension/mb.ashx Ascension Parish Message Board]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/ascension/index.html Genealogy Trails: Ascension Parish, Louisiana]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Ascension-Parish.htm Ascension Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 21:56, 11 May 2017

United States
Louisiana
Ascension Parish

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

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Ascension Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Ascension Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 31, 1807
County Seat Donaldsonville
Courthouse
LAAscensioncourthouse.jpg
Address 300 Houmas St
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Ascension Parish Clerk of Court Website
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Parish Information

Ascension Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1763 1810 1770 1800

Parish Courthouse

Ascension Parish Courthouse
Houmas Street
PO Box 192
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Phone: 225.773.9866

Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1763,
divorce, probate and court records from 1800
and land records from 1770 Allen Parish Courthouse
PO Box G
Oberlin, LA 70655-2007
Phone: 337.639.2803

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

Quick Dates

Ascension Parish's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1763
1810 1770 1880


History

Parent Parish

  • 1807--Ascension Parish was created 31 March 1807 from St. James Parish.
    Parish seat: Donaldsonville [3]
  • (book) The story of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, by Sidney A. Marchand, printed by J E Ortlieb Print. Co.
    • page 7, The history of the parish, both French and Spanish. this information will help people who are researching to know whether to look for Spanish, French, or Acadian (Nova Scotia) records for their family histories"
    • page 87 explains where records can be found

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

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Laascension.png

Resources

African American

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Ascension, 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 Ascension Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
18102,219
18203,72868.0%
18305,24640.7%
18406,95132.5%
185010,75254.7%
186011,4846.8%
187011,5770.8%
188016,89545.9%
189019,54515.7%
190024,14223.5%
191023,887−1.1%
192022,155−7.3%
193018,438−16.8%
194021,21515.1%
195022,3875.5%
196027,92724.7%
197037,08632.8%
198050,06835.0%
199058,21416.3%
200076,62731.6%
2010106,21538.6%
Ascension 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


Ethnic

Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872  Reel 0071

Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 Reel 0072

Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 Reel 0073

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.

1796-1907 - U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 at Ancestry - ($)

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Ascension 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

Civil War

Online Records

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Ascension Parish:

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate and Court Records

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

Books:

Ascension Parish Louisiana, civil records, 1770-1804 by E L Behrman

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

Ascension Heritage Association
PO Box 1085
Donaldsonville 70346-1085

East Ascension Genealogical And Historical Society
PO Box 1006
Gonzales 70707-1006

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., Ascension 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).
  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. 
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State