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Guide to '''Bossier 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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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Bossier_Parish,_Louisiana|Bossier Parish]]''
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=== Parish Information  ===
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==== Bossier 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" | '''[[Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.bossierclerk.com/ Bossier Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 369<br>Benton, LA 71006<br>Phone: 318.965.2336 <br><br>Parish Clerk Courthouse has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1830 and military records from 1917..<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Bossier Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[http://www.bossierclerk.com/ Bossier Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 369<br>Benton, LA 71006<br>Phone: 318.965.2336 <br><br>Parish Clerk Courthouse has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1830 and military records from 1917..<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Bossier Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1843--'''Bossier Parish was created 24 February 1843 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Benton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1843--'''Bossier Parish was created 24 February 1843 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Benton <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Bossier 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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'''1888'''  Fire partially burned the courthouse at Bellevue.
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana|Bienville]]  
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[[Image:Labossier.png|300px]]
*[[Caddo Parish, Louisiana|Caddo]]  
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*[[Lafayette County, Arkansas|Lafayette County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bienville]]  
*[[Miller County, Arkansas|Miller County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caddo]]  
*[[Red River Parish, Louisiana|Red River]]  
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*[[Lafayette County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lafayette County, Arkansas]]  
*[[Webster Parish, Louisiana|Webster]]
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*[[Miller County, Arkansas Genealogy|Miller County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Red River Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Red River]]  
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*[[Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Webster]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
  
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====Bible Records====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bossier/bosbible.htm Index to Bossier Parish, Louisiana, Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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====Biographies====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bossier/bosbios.htm Index to Bossier Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bossier/biographies.html Bossier 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://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
 
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Bossier}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Bossier, 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=1116&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.lagenweb.org/bossier/cemeteries/index.html LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bossier/boscem.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/bossier.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=8 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|387087|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bossier+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=1116 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=Bossier&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Bossier%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Louisiana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web sites may have additional information on Bossier 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  ====
  
 
*[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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*'''1900''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/bossier/census/1900/ward2.txt Bossier County, Ward 2, Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
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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  ====
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{{LA Land}}
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Bossier-Parish-Land-Records.htm Bossier Parish Land Records] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bossier/bosland.htm Bossier Parish Land Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bossier/boshistory.htm Various Bossier Parish History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Bossier-Parish-Historical-Records.htm Bossier Parish LA Historical Records] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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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 Bossier 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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=====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://genealogytrails.com/lou/bossier/bossiercavalry.html Roster of Bossier Cavalry] (Genealogy Trails)
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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
  
 
==== 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|Bossier}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bossier/bosnews.htm Bossier Parish News Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bossier/bosobits.htm Index to Bossier Parish Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Bossier-Parish-Newspapers-and-Obituaries.htm Bossier Parish Newspapers and Obituaries] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bossier/obits.html Bossier Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
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{{LA Probate Intro}}
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[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
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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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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Bossier-Parish-Probate-Records.htm Bossier Parish Probate Records] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
==== 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.usgwarchives.net/la/bossier/bosvitrec.htm Bossier Parish Vital Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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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*'''1912''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bossier/births.html Bossier County Birth Records] (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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bossier/news_marriages.html Bossier Parish Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Bossier-Parish-Marriage-Records.htm Index to Bossier Parish Marriage Records] (LDS Genealogy)
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=====Death=====
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*'''1850''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bossier/mortality_index_1850.html Mortality Schedule]. Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1850, in the Bossier Parish, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1870''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bossier/mortality_index_1870.html Mortality Schedule]. Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1870, in the Bossier Parish, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1880''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bossier/mortality_index_1880.html Mortality Schedule]. Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1880, in the Bossier Parish, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laaltga/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External '''Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association''']<br>3101 Fairfield Avenue<br>PO Box 4463<br> Shreveport, Louisiana 71134-0463<br>E-mail:[mailto:jjohnson747@suddenlink.net jjohnson747@suddenlink.net]<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]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
 
{{RAOGKlibrary}}  
 
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/bossier-parish/ Bossier 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 *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Bossier|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.lagenweb.org/bossier/marriages/index.html Bossier Parish, LAGenWeb] (USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bossier.htm Bossier Parish, Louisiana Archives] (USGenWeb Archives Project)
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Bossier|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/BossierP/ Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/BossierP/ Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bossier/index.html Bossier Parish Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Bossier-Parish.htm Bossier Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 20:22, 20 April 2017

United States
Louisiana
Bossier Parish

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

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Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Bossier Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 24, 1843
County Seat Benton
Courthouse
Bossier Parish Courthouse IMG 2378.jpg
Address 204 Burt Blvd., Third Floor
P.O. Box 430

Benton, LA 71006

Website: www.bossierparishla.gov
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Parish Information

Bossier Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1843 1810 1843 1843

Parish Courthouse

Bossier Parish Courthouse
PO Box 369
Benton, LA 71006
Phone: 318.965.2336

Parish Clerk Courthouse has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records from 1830 and military records from 1917..[2]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1843--Bossier Parish was created 24 February 1843 from Claiborne Parish.
    Parish seat: Benton [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

1888 Fire partially burned the courthouse at Bellevue.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Labossier.png

Resources

African American

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Bossier, 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 Bossier Parish cemeteries.

Census

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 Bossier 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

World War II

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bossier 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 Bossier 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.

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.

Birth
Marriage
Death
  • 1850 Mortality Schedule. Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1850, in the Bossier Parish, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
  • 1870 Mortality Schedule. Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1870, in the Bossier Parish, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
  • 1880 Mortality Schedule. Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1880, in the Bossier Parish, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)

Societies and Libraries

Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association
3101 Fairfield Avenue
PO Box 4463
Shreveport, Louisiana 71134-0463
E-mail:jjohnson747@suddenlink.net


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.

Web Sites

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., Bossier 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).