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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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''[[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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== 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>''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://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/cottingh.txt James R. Cottingham]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/cottingh.txt James R. Cottingham]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/awfaulk.txt Capt. Anthony Wayne Faulkner]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/awfaulk.txt Capt. Anthony Wayne Faulkner]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/garrettj.txt Thomas, John and Edward Garrett]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/jamesjw.txt John Wesley James]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/jamesjw.txt John Wesley James]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/mayib.txt Irby B. May, M.D]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/mayib.txt Irby B. May, M.D]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/thornhill1.txt C.P. Thornhill]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/thornhill1.txt C.P. Thornhill]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/thornfm.txt Frances Marion Thornhill, M.D.]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/thornfm.txt Frances Marion Thornhill, M.D.]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/tillyjm.txt Jesse Moore Tilly]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/wvhorn.txt William L. Van Horn]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/wagoner.txt J. Waggoner]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/miller05.txt Jerry A. Warner]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/wearg.txt Judge George Wear]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/bios/williams.txt Sidney L. Williams]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/caldwell/bios.html Caldwell Parish Biographies]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Caldwell}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Caldwell, 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=1119&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lacaldwe/ LAGenWeb]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html LA Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial records and photos&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
*[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
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=66819&CScnty=1119& Adams Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=66980&CScnty=1119& Bethany Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=67078&CScnty=1119& Brown Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=67253&CScnty=1119& Columbia Hills Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=67329&CScnty=1119& Cross Roads Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=67493&CScnty=1119& Fellowship Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=67749&CScnty=1119&CSsr=21& Hebert Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=68043&CScnty=1119&CSsr=21& Little Star Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=68159&CScnty=1119&CSsr=41& McDaniel Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=68318&CScnty=1119&CSsr=41& Mount Pleasant Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=68453&CScnty=1119&CSsr=41& Old Bethel Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=68485&CScnty=1119&CSsr=41& Old Union 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]
 
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/caldwell.htm Tombstone Project]
  
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=11 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|735139|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Caldwell+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=1119 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=Caldwell&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Caldwell%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 Caldwell 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  ====
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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/1910/ 1910 Census Images]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/census/1910/ 1910 Census Images]  
 
*[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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/census.htm Caldwell Parish 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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/church.htm Caldwell Parish Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lacaldwe/#ship Index to Ship Passenger Lists] (Caldwell Parish, LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Ethnic  ====
 
==== Ethnic  ====
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*Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872[http://www.archive.org/details/recordsoffieldoo0070unit Reel 0070]  
 
*Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872[http://www.archive.org/details/recordsoffieldoo0070unit Reel 0070]  
 
*Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872[http://www.archive.org/details/recordsoffieldoo0071unit Reel 0071]
 
*Records of the field offices for the State of Louisiana, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872[http://www.archive.org/details/recordsoffieldoo0071unit Reel 0071]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lacaldwe/#ethnic Index to Ethnic Records, Caldwell Parish, USGenWeb Project]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== 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  
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{{LA Land}}
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Caldwell-Parish-Land-Records.htm Caldwell Parish LA Land Records] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[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
  
 
==== 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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lacaldwe/#history Index to History Links, Caldwell Parish, LAGenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/parishhistory.htm Index to History Links, Caldwell Parish, USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
==== 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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lacaldwe/#military Index to Military Links, Caldwell Parish, LAGenWeb Project]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/armycas.txt WWII Army &amp; Army Air Forces Casualties]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/military.htm Caldwell Parish Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
*[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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/koreamia.txt Korean War MIA]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/conftrps.txt Roster of Troops in Confederate Services]
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''Online Records''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/caldwell/military/vietnam.txt Vietnam War Casualties]  
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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/vietmia.txt Vietnam/Southeast Asia MIA]
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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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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/caldwell/military_data_of_caldwell_parish.html Caldwell Parish Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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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://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 I=====
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*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2489920|Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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
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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.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[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
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/newspapers.htm Caldwell Parish News Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Caldwell-Parish-Newspapers-and-Obituaries.htm Caldwell Parish LA Newspapers and Obituaries] (LDS Genealogy)
  
{{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] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/caldwell/obits.html Caldwell Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Caldwell-Parish-Newspapers-and-Obituaries.htm Caldwell Parish LA Newspapers and Obituaries] (LDS Genealogy)
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==== Probate  ====
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{{LA Probate Intro}}
  
====  ====
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[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
  
==== Probate ====
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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 $
  
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
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==== Schools ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/schools.htm Caldwell Parish School Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/taxrecords.htm Caldwell Parish Tax Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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.ldh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/21 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
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*'''1838-1901''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/682293?availability=Family%20History%20Library Caldwell Parish, Louisiana marriage records, 1838-1901] at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch]; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/caldwell-parish-louisiana-1838-1900-marriage-records/oclc/961340704 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/marriages.htm Caldwell Parish Marriage Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====Death=====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell/taxrecords.htm Caldwell Parish Death Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/caldwell/deaths.html Index to Caldwell Parish Death Records] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
211 Jackson Street<br>Columbia, LA 71418 <br>Phone Number: 318-649=2259
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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]  
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[http://caldwell-parish-library.org/ '''Caldwell Parish Library''']<br>211 Jackson Street<br>Columbia, LA 71418 <br>Phone Number: 318-649=2259
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*[http://louisianahistoricalsociety.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  ===
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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== Websites  ==
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
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*[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://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]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lacaldwe/ Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/caldwell.htm Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{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)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/caldwell/index.html Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Caldwell-Parish.htm Caldwell Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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United States
Louisiana
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

Cemeteries of Caldwell, 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 Caldwell Parish cemeteries.

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

Emigration and Immigration

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
  • Index to Ethnic Records, Caldwell Parish, USGenWeb Project

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 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.

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 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

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

Schools

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.

Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

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

Caldwell Parish Library
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.

Websites

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.