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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana Genealogy|Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|Catahoula Parish]]''
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Guide to '''Catahoula 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
 
| county = Catahoula Parish
 
| county = Catahoula Parish
 
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| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lacataho/catahoula.htm Catahoula Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lacataho/catahoula.htm Catahoula Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== Catahoula 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" | '''[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900s
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
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<div style="width: 100%; float: left">
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[http://louisiana.gov/Government/Parish_Catahoula/ Catahoula Parish County Courthouse]<br>301 Bushley Street; PO Box 198<br>Harrisonburg, LA 71340-0198<br>Phone: 318.744.5497&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1830, <br>burial, probate and divorce records from 1800’s, <br>land records from 1808 and military records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002) Catahoula County, Louisiana, p.290</ref>
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
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==== Parent Parish  ====
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*'''1808--'''Catahoula Parish was created 23 March 1808 from [[Rapides Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Rapides]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Harrisonburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
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==== Record Loss  ====
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Early '''1900s'''  Total record destruction from unknown cause.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
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[[Image:Lacatahoula.png|300px]]
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*[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Avoyelles]]
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*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caldwell]]
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*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Concordia]]
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*[[Franklin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Franklin]]
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*[[LaSalle Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|LaSalle]]
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*[[Tensas Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tensas]]
  
''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Catahoula_Parish,_Louisiana|Catahoula Parish]]''
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== Resources  ==
  
== <br>Parish Courthouse ==
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==== African American ====
  
[http://louisiana.gov/Government/Parish_Catahoula/ Catahoula Parish County Courthouse]<br>301 Bushley Street; PO Box 198<br>Harrisonburg, LA 71340-0198<br>Phone: 318.744.5497&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1830, <br>burial, probate and divorce records from 1800’s, <br>land records from 1808 and military records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Catahoula County, Louisiana, p.290&amp;amp;amp;lt;/reffckLRfckLR== History ==fckLRfckLR==== Parent Parish ====fckLRfckLR*'''1808--'''Catahoula Parish was created 23 March 1808 from [[Rapides Parish, Louisiana|Rapides]] Parish. &amp;amp;amp;lt;br&amp;amp;amp;gt;'''Parish seat:''' Harrisonburg &amp;amp;amp;lt;&amp;amp;lt;ref&amp;amp;gt; fckLRfckLRfckLRfckLR==== Boundary Changes ====fckLRfckLRSee an interactive map of Catahoula Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years) fckLRfckLR==== Record Loss ====fckLRfckLR== Places / Localities ==fckLRfckLR==== Populated Places ====fckLRfckLR==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties ====fckLRfckLR*[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana|Avoyelles]] fckLR*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana|Caldwell]] fckLR*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana|Concordia]] fckLR*[[Franklin Parish, Louisiana|Franklin]] fckLR*[[LaSalle Parish, Louisiana|LaSalle]] fckLR*[[Tensas Parish, Louisiana|Tensas]]fckLRfckLR== Resources ==fckLRfckLR==== African American ====fckLRfckLR*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&amp;amp;nbsp; ~&amp;amp;nbsp; USGenWeb Project fckLR*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored GenealogyfckLRfckLR&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;fckLRfckLR==== Cemeteries ====fckLRfckLR*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html LA Tombstone Transcription Project]&amp;amp;nbsp; ~&amp;amp;nbsp; partial records and photos&amp;amp;nbsp; ~ &amp;amp;nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project fckLR*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&amp;amp;nbsp; ~&amp;amp;nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&amp;amp;nbsp; fckLR*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&amp;amp;nbsp; ~&amp;amp;nbsp; listing by county&amp;amp;nbsp; fckLR*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&amp;amp;nbsp; ~&amp;amp;nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surnamefckLRfckLR{{RAOGKcemetery}}&amp;amp;nbsp; fckLRfckLR&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;fckLRfckLR==== Census ====fckLRfckLR{{USCensusPopfckLR| title=fckLR| 1790=fckLR| 1800=fckLR| 1810=fckLR| 1820=fckLR| 1830=fckLR| 1840=fckLR| 1850=fckLR| 1860=fckLR| 1870=fckLR| 1880=fckLR| 1890=fckLR| 1900= 16351fckLR| 1910= 10415fckLR| 1920= 11074fckLR| 1930= 12451fckLR| 1940= 14618fckLR| 1950= 11834fckLR| 1960= 11421fckLR| 1970= 11769fckLR| 1980= 12287fckLR| 1990= 11065fckLR| 2000= 10920fckLR| 2010= 10407fckLR| footnote=Catahoula Parish Census Data&amp;lt;REF&amp;gt;{{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><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries ====
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*[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.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by county&nbsp;  
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
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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=1121&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|578832|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=1121 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lacataho/NewCatahoula/Cemeteries/cpcemeteries.html LAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Catahoula+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=Catahoula&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/catahoula/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/catahoula.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Catahoula%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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| 1960= 11421
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| 1970= 11769
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| 1980= 12287
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| footnote=Catahoula 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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==== 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]  
  
 
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==== 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
  
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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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'''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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:- [[1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company K
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)]], Companies H and K
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate)]], Companies D and E
  
 
==== 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|Catahoula}}  
  
 
==== 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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*'''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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'''Central Louisiana Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 12206<br> Alexandria, LA 71315-2206<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laclgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<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]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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== Websites  ==
  
== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/catahoula-parish/ Catahoula 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]
  
 
=== Catahoula Parish Websites  ===
 
=== Catahoula Parish Websites  ===
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*[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  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Catahoula|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Catahoula|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CatahoulaP/ Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CatahoulaP/ Catahoula 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  Catahoula Parish

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

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Catahoula Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Catahoula Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 23, 1808
County Seat Harrisonburg
Courthouse
LACatahoulacourthouse.jpg
Address 301 Bushley Street
Room 101
Harrisonburg, LA 71340
Website: www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/catahoulaparish.htm
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Parish Information

Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1900s 1810 1900 1900

Parish Courthouse

Catahoula Parish County Courthouse
301 Bushley Street; PO Box 198
Harrisonburg, LA 71340-0198
Phone: 318.744.5497 

Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1830,
burial, probate and divorce records from 1800’s,
land records from 1808 and military records [2]

Parent Parish

  • 1808--Catahoula Parish was created 23 March 1808 from Rapides Parish.
    Parish seat: Harrisonburg [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

Early 1900s Total record destruction from unknown cause.
For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Lacatahoula.png

Resources

African American

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.
190016,351
191010,415−36.3%
192011,0746.3%
193012,45112.4%
194014,61817.4%
195011,834−19.0%
196011,421−3.5%
197011,7693.0%
198012,2874.4%
199011,065−9.9%
200010,920−1.3%
201010,407−4.7%
Catahoula Parish Census Data[4]

Church

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 Catahoula 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 Catahoula 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 Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company K
- 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Companies H and K
- 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate), Companies D and E

Newspapers


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Catahoula 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 Catahoula 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.

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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.

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Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Central Louisiana Genealogical Society
PO Box 12206
Alexandria, LA 71315-2206
Website



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.

Websites

Catahoula Parish Websites

Louisiana 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) Catahoula County, Louisiana, p.290
  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.