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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Louisiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Caddo Parish''' ''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Louisiana Genealogy|Louisiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Caddo Parish''' ''  
  
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Guide to '''Caddo 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
{{LADC}}  
 
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Caddo Parish
 
| county = Caddo Parish
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption LAGenWeb
 
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(318) 226-6780<br />[http://www.caddoclerk.com/ '''Caddo Parish Clerk of Court Website''']  
 
(318) 226-6780<br />[http://www.caddoclerk.com/ '''Caddo Parish Clerk of Court Website''']  
 
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== Caddo 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" | '''[[Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1835
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1835
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=== Parish Courthouse  ===
 
=== Parish Courthouse  ===
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1838--'''Caddo Parish was created 18 January 1838 from [[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana|Natchitoches]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Shreveport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1838--'''Caddo Parish was created 18 January 1838 from [[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Natchitoches]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Shreveport <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 Caddo 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  ====
  
*[[Bossier Parish, Louisiana|Bossier]]  
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[[Image:Lacaddo.png|300px]]
*[[Cass County, Texas|Cass County, Texas]]  
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*[[DeSoto Parish, Louisiana|DeSoto]]  
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*[[Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bossier]]  
*[[Harrison County, Texas|Harrison County, Texas]]  
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*[[Cass County, Texas Genealogy|Cass County, Texas]]  
*[[Lafayette County, Arkansas|Lafayette County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[DeSoto Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|DeSoto]]  
*[[Marion County, Texas|Marion County, Texas]]  
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*[[Harrison County, Texas Genealogy|Harrison County, Texas]]  
*[[Miller County, Arkansas|Miller County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Lafayette County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lafayette County, Arkansas]]  
*[[Panola County, Texas|Panola County, Texas]]  
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*[[Marion County, Texas Genealogy|Marion County, Texas]]  
*[[Red River Parish, Louisiana|Red River]]
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*[[Miller County, Arkansas Genealogy|Miller County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Panola County, Texas Genealogy|Panola County, Texas]]  
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*[[Red River Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Red River]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Lacaddo.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing 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
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
 
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&nbsp;  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;  
 
  
 
Individual cemeteries:  
 
Individual cemeteries:  
  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=45033 Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=45033 Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport] BillionGraves
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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=20&GScnty=1117&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|457706|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1117 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://home.earthlink.net/~japrime/lagenweb/caddo.htm LAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Caddo+Louisiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Louisiana&county=Caddo&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caddo/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/caddo.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Caddo%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Louisiana Cemeteries|Louisiana Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== 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}} [http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
  
 
==== 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 Caddo 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
  
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[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
 
[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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate)]], Company G
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)]], Company F
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:- [[Fenner's Battery, Louisiana Light Artillery|Fenner's Battery, Louisiana Light Artillery]]
  
 
==== 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|Caddo}}
  
 
==== 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 $
  
 
==== 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.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.
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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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association'''<br>3101 Fairfield Avenue <br>PO Box 4463<br> Shreveport, Louisiana 71134-0463<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laaltga/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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'''Friends Of Genealogy'''<br>PO Box 17835<br> Shreveport, LA 71138-0835<br>Telephone: 318-742-3809<br>e-mail:[mailto:CusterBren@aol.com CusterBren@aol.com]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lafog/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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'''North Louisiana Historical Association'''<br>PO Box 6701<br>Shreveport 71106<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]
  
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Shreveport Louisiana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Shreveport Louisiana Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/caddo-parish/ Caddo Parish, LA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103807602346008156796 Louisiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
 
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Caddo|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Caddo|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CaddoP/ Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CaddoP/ Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Louisiana Gotoarrow.png Caddo Parish

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

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Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Caddo Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 18, 1838
County Seat Shreveport
Courthouse
Caddo Parish Courthouse, Shreveport.jpg
Address 501 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

(318) 226-6780
Caddo Parish Clerk of Court Website

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Parish Information

Caddo Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1835 1810 1835 1835

Parish Courthouse

Caddo Parish Courthouse
501 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318.226.6911

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court
and land records from 1835.[2]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1838--Caddo Parish was created 18 January 1838 from Natchitoches Parish.
    Parish seat: Shreveport [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Louisiana Parish boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Louisiana Parish Boundary Maps" (1805-1990) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Lacaddo.png

Resources

African American

A volunteer through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness is willing to search a collection of slave data covering Caddo Parish.

African American


Cemeteries

 

Individual cemeteries:


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
LAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
LAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Louisiana Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Louisiana Cemeteries for more information.

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 Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Louisiana Local Histories. Louisiana Museums

Maps

Military

Louisiana Military History Online

Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate), Company G
- 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- Fenner's Battery, Louisiana Light Artillery

Newspapers

 

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

Probate

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

Louisiana Records and Statistics Information  ~ where and how to order information.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association
3101 Fairfield Avenue
PO Box 4463
Shreveport, Louisiana 71134-0463
Website

Friends Of Genealogy
PO Box 17835
Shreveport, LA 71138-0835
Telephone: 318-742-3809
e-mail:CusterBren@aol.com
Website

North Louisiana Historical Association
PO Box 6701
Shreveport 71106


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., Caddo 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).