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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana Genealogy|Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana|Caldwell Parish]]''
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Guide to '''Caldwell 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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| county = Caldwell Parish
 
| county = Caldwell Parish
 
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| founded date = March 6
 
| founded date = March 6
 
| seat wl = Columbia
 
| seat wl = Columbia
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Caldwell_Parish,_Louisiana|Caldwell Parish]]'' <br>
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=== Parish Information  ===
  
== Parish Courthouse ==
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==== Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/caldwellparish.htm Caldwell Parish Courthouse]<br>Main Street<br>Columbia, LA 71418<br>Phone: 318.649.2681&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court and land records from&nbsp;1838 <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Aurora County, Louisiana, p.289</ref>
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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" | '''[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1838
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1838
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1838
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/caldwellparish.htm Caldwell Parish Courthouse]<br>Main Street<br>Columbia, LA 71418<br>Phone: 318.649.2681&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court and land records from&nbsp;1838 <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Aurora County, Louisiana, p.289</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1838--'''Caldwell Parish was created 6 March 1838 from [[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|Catahoula]] and [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Columbia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1838--'''Caldwell Parish was created 6 March 1838 from [[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Catahoula]] and [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Columbia <ref name="Handybook">''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 Caldwell 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  ====
  
*[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|Catahoula]]  
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*[[Franklin Parish, Louisiana|Franklin]]  
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[[Image:Lacaldwell.png|300px]]
*[[Jackson Parish, Louisiana|Jackson]]  
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*[[LaSalle Parish, Louisiana|LaSalle]]  
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*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]]  
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*[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Catahoula]]  
*[[Richland Parish, Louisiana|Richland]]  
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*[[Franklin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana|Winn]]
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*[[Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Jackson]]  
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*[[LaSalle Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|LaSalle]]  
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*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]]  
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*[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Richland]]  
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*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Winn]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
  
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==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=68513&CScnty=1119&CSsr=41& Palestine Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=68513&CScnty=1119&CSsr=41& Palestine Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=69265&CScnty=1119&CSsr=61& Welcome Home Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=69265&CScnty=1119&CSsr=61& Welcome Home Cemetery]
 
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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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=1119&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|735139|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=1119 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lacaldwe/#cems LAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Caldwell+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=Caldwell&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/caldwell.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Caldwell%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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| 2000= 10560
 
| 2000= 10560
 
| 2010= 10132
 
| 2010= 10132
| footnote=Caldwell 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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| footnote=Caldwell 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/caldwell/census/1920/ 1920 Census Images]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/census/1920/ 1920 Census Images]
  
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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}}
  
 
[http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-1546952-10470501?url=http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1246&iid=RHUSA2007B_LA0090-00316 US General Land Office Records 1796 - 1907] &nbsp; ~ &nbsp;Ancestry.com  
 
[http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-1546952-10470501?url=http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1246&iid=RHUSA2007B_LA0090-00316 US General Land Office Records 1796 - 1907] &nbsp; ~ &nbsp;Ancestry.com  
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==== 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)]
 
*[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/caldwell.htm 1895 US Atlas] - Caldwell Parish  
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/LA/Parish/caldwell.htm 1895 US Atlas] - Caldwell Parish  
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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]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/unio1890.txt Caldwell Parish Civil War Soldiers, Union Army: Census of 1890]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/armycas.txt WWII Army &amp; Army Air Forces Casualties]  
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===== Civil War  =====
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/navycas.txt WWII Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/korea.txt Korean War Casualties]  
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'''Online Records'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/koreamia.txt Korean War MIA]  
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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
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/conftrps.txt Roster of Troops in Confederate Services]
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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
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/vietnam.txt Vietnam War Casualties]  
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*'''1898-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/vietmia.txt Vietnam/Southeast Asia MIA]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/military/conftrps.txt Roster of Troops in Confederate Services]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/military/unio1890.txt Caldwell Parish Civil War Soldiers, Union Army: Census of 1890]  
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate)]], Company C
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company I
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/military/armycas.txt WWII Army &amp; Army Air Forces Casualties]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/military/navycas.txt WWII Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties]  
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/military/korea.txt Korean War Casualties]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/military/koreamia.txt Korean War MIA]  
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=====Vietnam War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/military/vietnam.txt Vietnam War Casualties]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/military/vietmia.txt Vietnam/Southeast Asia MIA]
  
 
==== 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|Caldwell}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
[http://usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/obituaries.htm Caldwell Parish Obituaries]  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/obituaries.htm Caldwell Parish Obituaries]  
  
 
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==== 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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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/la-society-archive/ Louisiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
211 Jackson Street<br>Columbia, LA 71418 <br>Phone Number: 318-649=2259  
 
211 Jackson Street<br>Columbia, LA 71418 <br>Phone Number: 318-649=2259  
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*[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]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192972&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+Caldwell Family History Library Catalog Holdings]  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192972&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+Caldwell FamilySearch Catalog Holdings]  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&section=1&f1=Lousiana&f2=Caldwell&prox=1&f13=US&db=persi&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=mp-persi&so=3 Periodical Search] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Ancestry.com
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&section=1&f1=Lousiana&f2=Caldwell&prox=1&f13=US&db=persi&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=mp-persi&so=3 Periodical Search] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Ancestry.com
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}  
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=== Family History Centers  ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/caldwell-parish/ Caldwell 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+Caldwell|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+Caldwell|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CaldwellP/ Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CaldwellP/ Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Louisiana  Gotoarrow.png  Caldwell Parish

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

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Caldwell Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Caldwell Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 6, 1838
County Seat Columbia
Courthouse
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Parish Information

Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1838 1810 1838 1838

Parish Courthouse

Caldwell Parish Courthouse
Main Street
Columbia, LA 71418
Phone: 318.649.2681 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1838 [2]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1838--Caldwell Parish was created 6 March 1838 from Catahoula and Ouachita Parishes.
    Parish seat: Columbia [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

Lacaldwell.png

Resources

African American


Biographies

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

Census Pop.
19006,917
19108,59324.2%
19209,51410.7%
193010,4309.6%
194012,04615.5%
195010,293−14.6%
19609,004−12.5%
19709,3543.9%
198010,76115.0%
19909,810−8.8%
200010,5607.6%
201010,132−4.1%
Caldwell 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, 1863-1872Reel 0042, Labor Contracts (Agreements with Freedmen) 
  • Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872Reel 0070
  • Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872Reel 0071

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.

US General Land Office Records 1796 - 1907   ~  Ancestry.com

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Caldwell 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

Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in Caldwell 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 Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate), Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate), Company I
- 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

 

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

Obituaries

Caldwell Parish Obituaries

Probate

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

See also a List of Louisiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

211 Jackson Street
Columbia, LA 71418
Phone Number: 318-649=2259

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., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Aurora County, Louisiana, p.289
  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.