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''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Louisiana|Louisiana]] > Calcasieu Parish''  
  
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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The Police Jury is the governing authority of the Parish.  
 
The Police Jury is the governing authority of the Parish.  
  
Note: Records going back 100 years only are housed by the Health Unit.
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Note: Records going back 100 years only are housed by the Health Unit.  
  
Phone: 337-478-6020
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Phone: 337-478-6020  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
  
==== Court ====
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==== Census Information ====
  
The Calcasieu Parish Health Unit has vital records going back 100 years.  
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| [http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/census/1840fams.txt 1840 Census - Text]
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| [http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/census/1850cal.txt 1850 Census - Text]
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| [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2285621&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1118&CSsr=41& Henning Cemetery on Find A Grave]
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Phone: 337-478-6020
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==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://www.americanpress.com/ Lake Charles American Press] - Online subscriptions or day passes to the ePaper allow users to search the entire archives.
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==== Probate  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies  ===
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laslgs/swlgs.htm The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society]
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=== Libraries  ===
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*[http://calcasieulibrary.org/ Calcasieu Parish Public Library]
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*[http://www.library.mcneese.edu/depts/archive/index.htm McNeese State University Archives and Special Collections]
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*[http://www.calcasieu.lib.la.us/SouthwestLouisianaGenealogicalandHistoricalLibrary.htm Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192962&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+Calcasieu&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Calcasieu Parish.  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192962&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+Calcasieu&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Calcasieu Parish.  
*The Calcasieu Parish LAGenWeb Project, an member of [[LAGenWeb|The LAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/calcasieu/ The Calcasieu Parish LAGenWeb Project], a member of [[LAGenWeb|The LAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CalcasieuP/ Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CalcasieuP/ Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 05:58, 6 November 2010

United States  > Louisiana > Calcasieu Parish

Parish Courthouse

Template:RAOGKcourthouse Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
1015 Pithon Street
PO Box 1583
Lake Charles, LA 70602

The Police Jury is the governing authority of the Parish.

Note: Records going back 100 years only are housed by the Health Unit.

Phone: 337-478-6020

History

The name Calcasieu (pronounced Cal-ca-shoo) comes from the Atakapan word, "quelqueshue", meaning "crying eagle". It was originally the name of an Atakapa chief, but became the name given to what was formerly the Rio Hondo River (Rio Stondo or "Deep River"), now the Calcasieu River. The parish then inherited this name. [1]

Parent Parish

  • 1840--Calcasieu Parish was created 24 March 1840 from St. Landry Parish, one of the original nineteen civil parishes established by the Legislature in 1807. Parish seat: Lake Charles [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

The parish courthouse was destroyed by a disastrous fire on April 23, 1910, as well as most of downtown Lake Charles, and many of the records of the parish were burned or damaged.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources


Cemeteries

Census Information

Year   Linkto Census Text
Link to Census Image
1840 Census
1840 Census - Text 1840 Census - Images
1850 1850 Census - Text Henning Cemetery on Find A Grave

Church

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

 

Lake Charles American Press - Online subscriptions or day passes to the ePaper allow users to search the entire archives.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Societies

Libraries

 

Web Sites

References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).