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Guide to '''Grant 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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=== Parish Information ===
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==== Grant 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" | '''[[Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/grantparish.htm Grant Parish Courthouse]<br>Main Street<br>Colfax, LA 71417<br>Phone: 318.627.3157 <br>  
 
[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/grantparish.htm Grant Parish Courthouse]<br>Main Street<br>Colfax, LA 71417<br>Phone: 318.627.3157 <br>  
  
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1869--'''Grant Parish was created 4 March 1869 from [[Rapides Parish, Louisiana|Rapides]] and [[Winn Parish, Louisiana|Winn]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Colfax <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1869--'''Grant Parish was created 4 March 1869 from [[Rapides Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Rapides]] and [[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Winn]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Colfax <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 Grant 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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'''1880s'''  Some possible record loss at the courthouse. <br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[LaSalle Parish, Louisiana|LaSalle]]  
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*[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana|Natchitoches]]  
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*[[Rapides Parish, Louisiana|Rapides]]  
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*[[LaSalle Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|LaSalle]]  
*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana|Winn]]
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*[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Natchitoches]]  
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*[[Rapides Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Rapides]]  
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*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Winn]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
  
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====Bible Records====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/grant/bible.htm Grant County Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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====Biographies====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/grant/biograph.htm Index to Grant Prish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)<br>
  
 
==== 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|Grant}}
*[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 Grant, 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=1130&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lagrant/index.htm#cems LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/grant/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/grant.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 Louisiana Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|615887|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+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=1130 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=Grant&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
  
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Grant%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 Grant 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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| estref=<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/220439.html|title=Grant Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
 
| estref=<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/220439.html|title=Grant Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
 
| footnote=Grant 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>
 
| footnote=Grant 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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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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{{LA Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/grant/church.htm Grant Parish Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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/grant/land.htm Grant 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://www.usgwarchives.net/la/grant/history.htm Grant Parish History Records] (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 Grant 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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/grant/military.htm Grant Parish Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====Civil War=====
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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/grant/1883_PENSIONERS_GRANT_PARISH.html Grant Parish Pensioners on the Rolls
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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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=====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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*'''1917''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/grant/draf_1917.html Grant's Honor Roll of Drafted Men] Entraining for Camp Pike, Ark., Sept. 20, 1917 (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/grant/military/ww1.txt Grant Parish World War I Civilian Draft Registrations] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/grant/military/korea.txt Korean War Casualties, Grant Parish, LA] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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|Grant}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/grant/obits.html Grant Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/grant/obit.htm Index to Grant Parish Obituary Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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}}
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*'''1865''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/grant/taxlists/tax1865.txt U. S. Direct Tax, Grant Parish, Louisiana] (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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=====Birth=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/grant/news_births.html Grant Parish Birth Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/grant/marriage.htm Index to Grant Parish Marriage Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/grant/news_marriages.html Grant Parish Marriage Announcements] (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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''Grant Genealogical Society'''<br>300 Main St.<br>Colfax, LA 71417-1830 <br><br>
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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]
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*[http://louisianahistoricalsociety.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  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/grant-parish/ Grant 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+]
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lagrant/index.htm Grant Parish, Louisiana, LAGenWeb], part of the USGenWeb Project
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Grant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/grant.htm Grant Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Grant|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/GrantP/ Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/GrantP/ Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/grant/ Grant Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Grant-Parish.htm Grant Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 15:55, 17 July 2017

United States
Louisiana
Grant Parish

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

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Grant Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Grant Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 4, 1869
County Seat Colfax
Courthouse
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Parish Information

Grant Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880 1810 1880 1880

Parish Courthouse

Grant Parish Courthouse
Main Street
Colfax, LA 71417
Phone: 318.627.3157

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, land, probate, military and court records from 1878.[2]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1869--Grant Parish was created 4 March 1869 from Rapides and Winn Parishes.
    Parish seat: Colfax [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

1880s Some possible record loss at the courthouse.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Lagrant.png

Resources

African American

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Grant, 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 Grant Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
190012,902
191015,95823.7%
192014,403−9.7%
193015,7099.1%
194015,9331.4%
195014,263−10.5%
196013,330−6.5%
197013,6712.6%
198016,70322.2%
199017,5264.9%
200018,6986.7%
Est. 200619,879[4]6.3%
Grant Parish Census Data[5]

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 Grant 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

as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)

World War I
World War II
Korean War

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Grant 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 Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy clerk of the district court. Many of the probate records are included in the notarial records with the deeds and mortgages. In some parishes they are known as “succession” records.

See the Wiki page Louisiana Probate Records for more information about probate records in Louisiana.

Content: Probate records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Louisiana Probate Records  ~  information on.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Louisiana tax records can be used in place of missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Louisiana Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Louisiana statewide registration of birth and death records began in 1911. Births and deaths are kept by the Louisiana Vital Records Registry. Marriages were recorded by each parish, and the records are at the parish clerk of court office. See also How to order Louisiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Louisiana Vital Records for more information on getting Louisiana records.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Grant Genealogical Society
300 Main St.
Colfax, LA 71417-1830

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant Parish, Louisana page 290, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. United States Census Bureau. "Grant Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/220439.html. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  5. 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.