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Guide to '''Lafourche 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; [[Lafourche_Parish,_Louisiana|Lafourche Parish]]''
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=== Parish Information  ===
  
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==== Lafourche 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" | '''[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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Lafourche Parish Courthouse<br>309 W 3rd Street<br>Thibodaux, LA 70301-3021<br>Phone: 985.447.4841&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has birth, marriage, divorce, <br>probate and land records from 1808 .<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Lafourche Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
Lafourche Parish Courthouse<br>309 W 3rd Street<br>Thibodaux, LA 70301-3021<br>Phone: 985.447.4841&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has birth, marriage, divorce, <br>probate and land records from 1808 .<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Lafourche Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
'''1805--'''Lafourche Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Thibodaux <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1805--'''Lafourche Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Thibodaux <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 Lafourche Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ 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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana|Assumption]]  
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[[Image:Lalafourche.png|300px]]
*[[Jefferson Parish, Louisiana|Jefferson]]  
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*[[St. Charles Parish, Louisiana|St. Charles]]  
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*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Assumption]]  
*[[St. James Parish, Louisiana|St. James]]  
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*[[Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana|St. John the Baptist]]  
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*[[St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Charles]]  
*[[Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana|Terrebonne]]
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*[[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. James]]  
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*[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. John the Baptist]]  
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*[[Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Terrebonne]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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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*[http://www.lafourcheparish.jwebre.com/afro%20american.htm African American Genealogy Links] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1860, 1870''' - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ajac/lalafourche.htm Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, Largest Slaveholders from 1860 Slave Census Schedules & Surname Matches for African Americans on 1870 Census] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lafourche/bios.html Lafourche Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lafourche/biograph.htm Index to Lafourche Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.lafourcheparish.jwebre.com/Biographies/biographies.htm Index to Lafourche Parish Biographies] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Lafourche}}
  
*[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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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%; "
*[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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Lafourche, Louisiana''' online and in print</center>
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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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=1137&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
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*[http://www.lafourcheparish.jwebre.com/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb]
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lafourche/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/lafourche.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=30 Louisiana Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|532112|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lafourche+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=1137 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=Lafourche&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Lafourche%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 Lafourche Parish cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/LA/index.htm Interment.net] Louisiana cemetery records by Parish.
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}} <br><br><br><br><br>
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp;~ listing by county&nbsp;
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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| estimate= 93554
 
| estimate= 93554
 
| estyear= 2006
 
| estyear= 2006
| estref=<REF>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22057.html|title=Lafourche Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</REF>
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| estref=<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22057.html|title=Lafourche Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
| footnote=Lafourche 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=Lafourche 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://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lafourche/census/census.htm Lafourche Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[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
  
 
==== 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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===== Catholic  =====
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'''St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thibodaux'''
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''Baptism''
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*'''1803-1846''' - St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thibodaux, Baptism Index 1803-1846. Batch {{IGI|C541081}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/c2/Igilouisiana.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1865-1885''' - St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thibodaux, Baptism Index 1865-1885. Batch {{IGI|C541083}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1885-1895''' - St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thibodaux, Baptism Index 1885-1895. Batch {{IGI|C541084}} at FamilySearch - free.
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''Marriage''
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*'''1820-1862''' - St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thibodaux, Marriage Index 1820-1862. Batch {{IGI|M541081}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.lafourcheparish.jwebre.com/successions.htm Lafourche Parish Court Records] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== 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}}
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*[http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/VisitMuseums/Pages/default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
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*[http://www.lafourcheparish.jwebre.com/plantations.htm Lafourche Parish Plantations and Homes] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lafourche/laurel_valley.html Laurel Valley Plantation] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lafourche/lockportstorm.html Lockport Tornado of 1893] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lafourche/military.htm Index to Veterans of Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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.lafourcheparish.jwebre.com/military.htm Military Records] (LAGenWeb Project)
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== 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/lafourche/1883_Pensioners_lafourche_parish.html Lafourche Parish Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1898-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in Lafourche Parish. &nbsp;
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Lafourche Parish:
  
 
*October 27, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la005.htm Georgia Landing], also known as Labadieville or Texana<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>  
 
*October 27, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la005.htm Georgia Landing], also known as Labadieville or Texana<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>  
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
  
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2489920|Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====World War II=====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1916286|Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lafourche/ww2casualties.html World War II Casualties, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
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*[http://www.lafourcheparish.jwebre.com/newspapers.htm Lafourche Parish Newspaper Records] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lafourche/papers.htm Lafourche Parish News and Newspaper Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
 
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Lafourche}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lafourche/obits.html Lafourche Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lafourche/obits/obits.htm Index to Lafourche Parish Obituary Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.lafourcheparish.jwebre.com/obituaries.htm Index to Lafourche Parish Obituary Records] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== 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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{{LA Vital 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] ~ where and how to order information.=====Birth=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lafourche/news_births.html Lafourche Parish Birth Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lafourche/births.htm Index to Lafourche Parish Birth Announcements] (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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lafourche/marriages.html Lafourche Parish Marriage Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lafourche/news_marriages.html Lafourche Parish Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lafourche/engagements.htm Lafourche Parish Engagement Announcements] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''2004''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lafourche/weddings.htm Lafourche Parish Wedding Announcements] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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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*'''1850''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lafourche/1850mortality.html Mortality Schedule, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1860''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lafourche/1860mort1.html Mortality Schedule, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1878''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/lafourche/vitals/deaths/yf1878.txt Lafourche Parish Deaths from the Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1878] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/lafourche/vitals/deaths/callais164gdt.txt Death of Mathurin Callais (died 20 Dec 1922)] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''Lafourche Heritage Society'''<br>PO Box 567<br>Thibodaux 70393-0567<br><br>
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'''Terrebonne Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 20295<br>Houma, LA 70360-0295<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laterreb/tgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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'''La Societie Des Cajuns'''<br>PO Box 581<br> Golden Meadow, Louisiana 70357-0581<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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Latest revision as of 16:02, 17 July 2017

United States
Louisiana
Lafourche Parish

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

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Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Lafourche Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 10, 1805
County Seat Thibodaux
Courthouse
LALafourchecourthouse.jpg
Address 200 Green St
Thibodaux
Website: lafourcheclerk.com
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Parish Information

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1808 1810 1808 1808

Parish Courthouse

Lafourche Parish Courthouse
309 W 3rd Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301-3021
Phone: 985.447.4841 

Parish Clerk has birth, marriage, divorce,
probate and land records from 1808 .[2]


History

Parent Parish

1805--Lafourche Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish.
Parish seat: Thibodaux [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Louisiana Parish boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Louisiana Parish Boundary Maps" (1805-1990) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

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Resources

African American

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lafourche, 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 Lafourche Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
190028,882
191033,11114.6%
192030,344−8.4%
193032,4196.8%
194038,61519.1%
195042,2099.3%
196055,38131.2%
197068,94124.5%
198082,48319.6%
199085,8604.1%
200089,9744.8%
Est. 200693,554[4]4.0%
Lafourche 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.

Catholic

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thibodaux

Baptism

  • 1803-1846 - St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thibodaux, Baptism Index 1803-1846. Batch C541081 at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1865-1885 - St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thibodaux, Baptism Index 1865-1885. Batch C541083 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1885-1895 - St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thibodaux, Baptism Index 1885-1895. Batch C541084 at FamilySearch - free.

Marriage

  • 1820-1862 - St. Joseph Catholic Church, Thibodaux, Marriage Index 1820-1862. Batch M541081 at FamilySearch - free.

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 Lafourche 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

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Lafourche Parish:

Map showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

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

Societies and Libraries

Lafourche Heritage Society
PO Box 567
Thibodaux 70393-0567

Terrebonne Genealogical Society
PO Box 20295
Houma, LA 70360-0295
Website

La Societie Des Cajuns
PO Box 581
Golden Meadow, Louisiana 70357-0581

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., Lafourche Parish, Louisiana p 291 (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. "Lafourche Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22057.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. 
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/c2/Igilouisiana.pdf.
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)