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*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/calcasieu/calchutc.htm Lists of early and current Calcasieu Parish churches on usgwarchives.net]
  
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/calhitoc.htm Calcasieu Parish history on USgenweb]
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*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/LA/Calcasieu/state.html Calcasieu Parish places on the National Register of Historic Places]
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*[http://library.mcneese.edu/depts/archive/calendar.htm On This Day in Southwest Louisiana History]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/la/calcasieu/caldiatc.htm Thomas Rigmaiden's Diary] - Thomas Rigmaiden, Imperial Calcasieu's first school teacher, kept a diary from 1836 to 1865. The diary entries are a great resource about the people and events of early Calcasieu Parish.
  
 
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*[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=637 Confederate Pension Applications] - The Louisiana Secretary of State's searchable database contains over 49,000 names that were included in pension applications submitted to the Board of Pension Commissioners.
  
 
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Birth records going back 100 years are housed by the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit. Phone: 337-478-6020.  
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'''Birth records''' going back 100 years are housed by the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit. Phone: 337-478-6020.  
  
[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/Home/Archives/ResearchLibrary/VitalRecords/LouisianaDeaths/tabid/640/Default.aspx Louisiana Secretary of State] - Search the Louisiana death records database and order certified copies of death certificates for deaths that occurred in Louisiana over 50 years ago. Search by deceased's name, parish, or month of death.  
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'''Death records''' - [http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/Home/Archives/ResearchLibrary/VitalRecords/LouisianaDeaths/tabid/640/Default.aspx Louisiana Secretary of State] - Search the Louisiana death records database and order certified copies of death certificates for deaths that occurred in Louisiana over 50 years ago. Search by deceased's name, parish, or month of death.  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.calcasieupreservation.org/ Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society]
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laslgs/swlgs.htm The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society] - A non-profit, educational organization dedicated to gathering, processing and preserving genealogical material by promoting interest in genealogy.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laslgs/swlgs.htm The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society] - A non-profit, educational organization dedicated to gathering, processing and preserving genealogical material by promoting interest in genealogy.

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Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Calcasieu Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 24 March, 1840
County Seat Lake Charles
Courthouse
Website: www.cppj.net


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.

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

Calcasieu Parish Cemeteries

Census Information

Calcasieu Parish Census Quick Facts

Year   Link to Census Text
Link to Census Images
1840
1840 Census - Text 1840 Census - Images
1850 1850 Census - Text

Church

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Confederate Pension Applications - The Louisiana Secretary of State's searchable database contains over 49,000 names that were included in pension applications submitted to the Board of Pension Commissioners.

Newspapers

 

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

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth records going back 100 years are housed by the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit. Phone: 337-478-6020.

Death records - Louisiana Secretary of State - Search the Louisiana death records database and order certified copies of death certificates for deaths that occurred in Louisiana over 50 years ago. Search by deceased's name, parish, or month of death.

Societies and Libraries

Societies

Libraries

 

Websites

References

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