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Guide to '''Jackson 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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==== Jackson 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" | [[Jackson Parish, Louisiana#Land|'''Land''']]
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://jacksonparishclerk.org/ Jackson Parish Courthouse]<br>500 E Court Street; PO Box 730<br>Jonesboro, LA 71251<br>Phone: 318.259.2424&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, land,&nbsp;probate, military and court records from 1800.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Livingston Parish, Louisiana p 290 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://jacksonparishclerk.org/ Jackson Parish Courthouse]<br>500 E Court Street; PO Box 730<br>Jonesboro, LA 71251<br>Phone: 318.259.2424&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, land,&nbsp;probate, military and court records from 1800.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Livingston Parish, Louisiana p 290 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1845--'''Jackson Parish was created 27 February 1845 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]], [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]], and [[Union Parish, Louisiana|Union]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Jonesboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1845--'''Jackson Parish was created 27 February 1845 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]], [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]], and [[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Union]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Jonesboro <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 Jackson Parish [http://www.n2genealogy.com/louisiana/la-maps.html 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.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1878'''  Fire destroyed the courthouse in Vernon and most of the records.<ref> [http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/jackson/newspapers/gnw3plandcom.txt Jackson County Louisiana Archives News, Courthouse Dedication Edition, Friday June 19, 1939, Number 16. USGW Archives]</ref>  <br>
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana|Bienville]]  
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*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana|Caldwell]]  
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*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bienville]]  
*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]]  
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*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caldwell]]  
*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana|Winn]]
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*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]]  
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*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Winn]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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://theusgenweb.org/la/jackson/resources/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jackson+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=Jackson&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Jackson%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html Louisiana Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ cemetery transcriptions and photos ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html Louisiana Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ cemetery transcriptions and photos ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ Louisiana African American Cemeteries] ~ cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ Louisiana African American Cemeteries] ~ cemetery transcriptions  
*[[Www.interment.net|Interment.net]] ~ cemetery transcriptions and photographs  
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net] ~ cemetery transcriptions and photographs
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; records by name, cemetery, location
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com Church Angel ]~&nbsp; Church directory of the United States  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com Church Angel ]~&nbsp; Church directory of the United States  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Library&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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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 Jackson Parish, Louisiana] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Library&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://theusgenweb.org/la/jackson/military.htm Military Records] - Jackson Par, LAGenWeb  
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[http://theusgenweb.org/la/jackson/military.htm Military Records] - Jackson Par, LAGenWeb
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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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=====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  ====
 
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[http://theusgenweb.org/la/jackson/news.htm Newspaper Tidbits] - Jackson Par, LAGenWeb  
 
[http://theusgenweb.org/la/jackson/news.htm Newspaper Tidbits] - Jackson Par, LAGenWeb  
  
==== <br>Probate  ====
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<br> {{LA Newspaper abstracts|Jackson}}
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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  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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  ==
  
Jackson Parish Library<br>614 South Polk Avenue<br>Jonesboro, LA 71251<br>Phone: (318) 259-5697<br>[http://www.jackson.lib.la.us/ Website]  
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'''Jackson Assembly Of The Felicianas'''<br>PO Box 494<br>Jackson 70748-0494<br><br>
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'''Northeast Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br> Ouachita Parish Public Library<br> 1800 Stubbs Ave.<br> Monroe, LA.<br><br>
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'''Jackson Parish Library'''<br>614 South Polk Avenue<br>Jonesboro, LA 71251<br>Telephone: 318-259-5697<br>[http://www.jackson.lib.la.us/ Website]  
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==== 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]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/jackson-parish/ Jackson 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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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/jackson.htm Jackson Par, USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/jackson.htm Jackson Par, USGenWeb Archives Project]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/JacksonP/ Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/JacksonP/ Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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United States
Louisiana


Jackson Parish


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

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Jackson Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Jackson Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 27, 1845
County Seat Jonesboro
Courthouse
Jackson Parish, LA, Courthouse in Jonesboro MVI 2676.jpg
Address 500 East Court Avenue
P.O. Box 730
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Website: jacksonparishclerk.org
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Parish Information

Jackson Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

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

Parish Courthouse

Jackson Parish Courthouse
500 E Court Street; PO Box 730
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Phone: 318.259.2424 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, land, probate, military and court records from 1800.[2]

History

Parent Parish

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

1878 Fire destroyed the courthouse in Vernon and most of the records.[4]

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


Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Lajackson.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.
19009,119
191013,81851.5%
192014,4864.8%
193013,808−4.7%
194017,80729.0%
195015,434−13.3%
196015,8282.6%
197015,9630.9%
198017,3218.5%
199015,705−9.3%
200015,397−2.0%
201016,2745.7%
Jackson 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 Jackson 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

Military Records - Jackson Par, LAGenWeb

Civil War

Online Records

World War II

Newspapers

Newspaper Tidbits - Jackson Par, LAGenWeb


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

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 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.

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

Societies and Libraries

Jackson Assembly Of The Felicianas
PO Box 494
Jackson 70748-0494

Northeast Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society
Ouachita Parish Public Library
1800 Stubbs Ave.
Monroe, LA.

Jackson Parish Library
614 South Polk Avenue
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Telephone: 318-259-5697
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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 264-278. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Livingston Parish, Louisiana p 290 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Jackson County Louisiana Archives News, Courthouse Dedication Edition, Friday June 19, 1939, Number 16. USGW Archives
  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. 

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