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Guide to '''Lincoln 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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| building address =100 W. Texas Ave.<br />Ruston, LA.<br />(337) 721-3500
 
| building address =100 W. Texas Ave.<br />Ruston, LA.<br />(337) 721-3500
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Lincoln_Parish,_Louisiana|Lincoln Parish]]''
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=== Parish Information  ===
  
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==== Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Record Dates  ====
  
== ''Parish Courthouse'' ==
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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" | '''[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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Lincoln Parish Courthouse<br>100 W Texas Avenue<br>Ruston, LA 71270<br>Phone: 318.255.3663&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1873.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Lincoln Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
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Lincoln Parish Courthouse<br>100 W Texas Avenue<br>Ruston, LA 71270<br>Phone: 318.255.3663&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1873.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Lincoln Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1873--'''Lincoln Parish was created 27 February 1873 from [[Bienville Parish, Louisiana|Bienville]], [[Jackson Parish, Louisiana|Jackson]], [[Union Parish, Louisiana|Union]], and [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Ruston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1873--'''Lincoln Parish was created 27 February 1873 from [[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bienville]], [[Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Jackson]], [[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Union]], and [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Ruston <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 Lincoln 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  ====
  
*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana|Bienville]]  
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[[Image:Lalincoln.png|300px]]
*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]]  
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*[[Jackson Parish, Louisiana|Jackson]]  
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*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bienville]]  
*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]]  
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*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]]  
*[[Union Parish, Louisiana|Union]]
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*[[Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Jackson]]  
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*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]]  
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*[[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Union]]
  
 
== 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/lincoln/bible.htm Index to Lincoln Parish Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lincoln/bios.html Lincoln Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lincoln/biograph.htm Index to Lincoln Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lincoln/family.htm Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, Family Records] (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|Lincoln}}
*[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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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%; "
*[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 Lincoln, 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=1139&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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*[http://www.lagenweb.org/lalincoln/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb]
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lincoln/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/lincoln.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=31 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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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|
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*{{FHL|518251|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lincoln+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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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1139 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=Lincoln&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Lincoln%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 Lincoln 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= 41857
 
| estimate= 41857
 
| estyear= 2006
 
| estyear= 2006
| estref=<REF>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22061.html|title=Lincoln 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/22/22061.html|title=Lincoln Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
| footnote=Lincoln 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=Lincoln 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/lincoln/census.htm Index to Lincoln Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/LA/Lincoln/ Links to Online Census Images, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana] (Census Online)
 
*[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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*[http://www.lagenweb.org/lalincoln/church.htm Churches of Lincoln Parish] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lincoln/church.htm Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lincoln/court.htm Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, Court Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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://genealogytrails.com/lou/lincoln/ruston.html Ruston, Lincoln Parish, The First 50 Years] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lincoln/history.htm Lincoln Parish History] (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 Lincoln 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/lincoln/military.htm Lincoln 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/lincoln/1883_lincoln_parish.html Lincoln 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
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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.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
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lincoln/news.htm Lincoln Parish Newspaper Articles] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Lincoln}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lincoln/obits.html Lincoln Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lincoln/obit.htm Lincoln Parish Obituaries] (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 $
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==== Schools ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lincoln/schools.htm Lincoln Parish School Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lincoln/schools.html Lincoln Parish School Records] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== 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] ~ where and how to order information.
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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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*'''1875''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lincoln/marriages_1875.html '''Lincoln Parish Marriages'''] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1950''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lincoln/marriages_1950notices.html '''Marriage Notices''' in ''Tech Talk''] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lincoln/marriage.htm Lincoln Parish Marriage Records] (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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''North Louisiana Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 324<br> Ruston 71270-0324<br><br>
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'''Lincoln Parish Museum & Historical Society'''<br>609 N Vienna St<br>Rushton, LA 71279<br>Telephone: 318-251-0018<br>E-mail: [mailto:lpmuseum@bellsouth.net lpmuseum@bellsouth.net]<br>[http://www.lincolnparishmuseum.org/ 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]
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Ruston Louisiana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Ruston Louisiana Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/lincoln-parish/ Lincoln Parish, LA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103807602346008156796 Louisiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.lagenweb.org/lalincoln/ Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, LAGenWeb Project], part of the USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/lincoln.htm Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives Project]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/LincolnP/ Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/LincolnP/ Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/lincoln/index.html Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Lincoln-Parish.htm Lincoln Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Latest revision as of 16:03, 17 July 2017

United States
Louisiana
Lincoln Parish

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

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Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Lincoln 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, 1873
County Seat Ruston
Courthouse
Lincoln Parish, LA, Courthouse.jpg
Address 100 W. Texas Ave.
Ruston, LA.
(337) 721-3500
Website: lincolnparish.org
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Parish Information

Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1810 1873 1873

Parish Courthouse

Lincoln Parish Courthouse
100 W Texas Avenue
Ruston, LA 71270
Phone: 318.255.3663 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate and court records from 1873.[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

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Lalincoln.png

Resources

African American

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lincoln, 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 Lincoln Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
190015,898
191018,48516.3%
192016,962−8.2%
193022,82234.5%
194024,7908.6%
195025,7824.0%
196028,53510.7%
197033,80018.5%
198039,76317.6%
199041,7455.0%
200042,5091.8%
Est. 200641,857[4]−1.5%
Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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

World War I
World War II

Newspapers

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

Schools

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

North Louisiana Genealogical Society
PO Box 324
Ruston 71270-0324

Lincoln Parish Museum & Historical Society
609 N Vienna St
Rushton, LA 71279
Telephone: 318-251-0018
E-mail: lpmuseum@bellsouth.net
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., Lincoln 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. "Lincoln Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22061.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.