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Guide to '''Concordia 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; [[Concordia_Parish,_Louisiana|Concordia Parish]]''  
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=== Parish Information  ===
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==== Concordia 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" | '''[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.concordiaclerk.org/ Concordia Parish Courthouse]<br>4001 Carter Street, PO Box 790; <br>Vidalia, LA 71373-0790<br>Phone: (318) 336-4204 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1840,<br>divorce, probate, court and land records from 1850.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed.Concordia Parish, Louisiana p 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://www.concordiaclerk.org/ Concordia Parish Courthouse]<br>4001 Carter Street, PO Box 790; <br>Vidalia, LA 71373-0790<br>Phone: (318) 336-4204 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1840,<br>divorce, probate, court and land records from 1850.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed.Concordia Parish, Louisiana p 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
'''1805--'''Concordia Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Vidalia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1805--'''Concordia Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Vidalia <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 Concordia 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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About '''1843'''  A tornado destroyed the courthouse around 1843, destroying most records also.<br>
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'''1927'''  Courthouse was destroyed by flood in 1927.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ===
  
*[[Adams County, Mississippi|Adams County, Mississippi]]  
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[[Image:Laconcordia.png|300px|Laconcordia.png]]
*[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana|Avoyelles]]  
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*[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|Catahoula]]  
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*[[Adams County, Mississippi Genealogy|Adams County, Mississippi]]  
*[[Tensas Parish, Louisiana|Tensas]]  
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*[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Avoyelles]]  
*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana|West Feliciana]]  
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*[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Catahoula]]  
*[[Wilkinson County, Mississippi|Wilkinson County, Mississippi]]
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*[[Tensas Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tensas]]  
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*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Feliciana]]  
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*[[Wilkinson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Wilkinson County, Mississippi]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bios.html Concordia Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/concordia/bios.htm Index to Concordia Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[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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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Concordia}}
*[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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Concordia, 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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{{RAOGKcemetery}}  
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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=1123&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laconcor/cemidx.htm LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/concordia/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/concordia.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=15 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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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Concordia+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=1123 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=Concordia&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Concordia%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on Concordia 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= 20247
 
| 2000= 20247
 
| 2010= 20822
 
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| footnote=2010 Census Data<REF>{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn13.html|title=U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Louisiana's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2010-02-07}}</REF>
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| footnote=2010 Census Data<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn13.html|title=U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Louisiana's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2010-02-07}}</ref>
| footnote=Concordia 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=Concordia 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
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images] (USGenWeb Census Images Project)
 
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/census.html Concordia Parish Census Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/concordia/census.htm Concordia Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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{{LA Church Intro}}
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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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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/concordia/deeds.htm Concordia Parish Land Records] (USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
==== 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://files.usgwarchives.net/la/concordia/history/conc-hist.txt A History of Concordia Parish (Extract)] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Concordia Parish, Louisiana] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[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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*'''1883''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/concordia/concordia_parish_%20Pensioners.html '''Pensioners List'''] (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/concordia/military/cofcsa.txt Company F: CSA.  Concordia Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company F
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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
  
 
==== 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;
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Concordia}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/concordia/obits-main.htm Index to Concordia Parish Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/concordia/obits.html Concordia Parish Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== 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 $
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==== School Records====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/concordia/schools.htm Concordia Parish School Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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.ldh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/21 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/concordia/vitals.htm Concordia Parish Vital Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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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*'''1844-1855''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/concordia/concordia_parish_marriage.html Concordia Parish Marriages] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/concordia/marriagenotices.html Concordia Parish Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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=====Death=====
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*'''1850-1875, 1894-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1609793|Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1910-1920''' - [http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/concordia/cemeteries/deaths.html Concordia Parish Death Index, 1910-1920] (USGenWeb Project)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
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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>
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
 
  
==== Family History Centers<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]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://louisianahistoricalsociety.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
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*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
  
{{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
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project Sites ==
 
  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Concordia|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/concordia-parish/ Concordia 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.theusgenweb.org/la/concordia/index.html Concordia Parish, Louisiana, LAGenWeb], part of USGenWeb Project.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/concordi.htm Concordia Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Concordia|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/ConcordiaP/ Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/ConcordiaP/ Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/concordia/index.html Concordia Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Concordia-Parish.htm Concordia Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Latest revision as of 15:51, 17 July 2017

United States
Louisiana
Concordia Parish

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

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Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Concordia Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Facts
Founded April 10, 1805
County Seat Vidalia
Courthouse
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Parish Information

Concordia Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1840 1810 1850 1850

Parish Courthouse

Concordia Parish Courthouse
4001 Carter Street, PO Box 790;
Vidalia, LA 71373-0790
Phone: (318) 336-4204

Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1840,
divorce, probate, court and land records from 1850.[2]

History

Parent Parish

1805--Concordia Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish.
Parish seat: Vidalia [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

About 1843 A tornado destroyed the courthouse around 1843, destroying most records also.
1927 Courthouse was destroyed by flood in 1927.
For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Laconcordia.png

Resources

African American

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Concordia, 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 Concordia Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
190013,559
191014,2785.3%
192012,466−12.7%
193012,7782.5%
194014,56214.0%
195014,398−1.1%
196020,46742.2%
197022,57810.3%
198022,9811.8%
199020,828−9.4%
200020,247−2.8%
201020,8222.8%
Concordia 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

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 Concordia 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

Louisiana Military History Online

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company F
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

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

School 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.

Marriage
Death

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

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.Concordia Parish, Louisiana p 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  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.