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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Natchitoches_Parish,_Louisiana|Natchitoches Parish]]''
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Guide to '''Natchitoches 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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==== Natchitoches 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" | '''[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
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Natchitoches Parish Courthouse<br>PO Box 799<br>Natchitoches, LA 71458-0799<br>Phone: 318.352.2714&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage records from 1780, <br>divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Natchitoches Parish Courthouse<br>PO Box 799<br>Natchitoches, LA 71458-0799<br>Phone: 318.352.2714&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage records from 1780, <br>divorce, probate and court records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
'''1805--'''Natchitoches Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Natchitoches <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1805--'''Natchitoches Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Natchitoches <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 Natchitoches 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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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:Lanatchitoches.png|300px]]
*[[DeSoto Parish, Louisiana|DeSoto]]  
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*[[Grant Parish, Louisiana|Grant]]  
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*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bienville]]  
*[[Rapides Parish, Louisiana|Rapides]]  
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*[[DeSoto Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|DeSoto]]  
*[[Red River Parish, Louisiana|Red River]]  
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*[[Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Grant]]  
*[[Sabine Parish, Louisiana|Sabine]]  
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*[[Rapides Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Rapides]]  
*[[Vernon Parish, Louisiana|Vernon]]  
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*[[Red River Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Red River]]  
*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana|Winn]]
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*[[Sabine Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Sabine]]  
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*[[Vernon Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Vernon]]  
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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/natchitoches/bible.htm Natchitoches Parish Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/biograph.htm Index to Natchitoches Parish Biography 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|Natchitoches}}
*[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 Natchitoches, 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=1143&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lanatchi/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/natchitoches.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=35 Louisiana Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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*{{FHL|372128|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Natchitoches+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=1143 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=Natchitoches&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Natchitoches%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on Natchitoches 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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/census.htm Natchitoches Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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{{LA Church Intro}} LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
  
 
*Natchitoches  
 
*Natchitoches  
 
*Red Rock  
 
*Red Rock  
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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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://genealogytrails.com/lou/natchitoches/churches.html Natchitoches Parish Church Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lanatchi/chrchrec.htm Natchitoches Parish Church Records] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/court.htm Natchitoches Parish Court Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/land.htm Index to Natchitoches Parish Land Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1800-1880''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/land/conveyance/vendees.txt Conveyance Index To Vendees - 1800-1880 Partial Listing] (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/natchitoches/history.htm Index to Natchitoches Parish Historical Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/misc.htm Index to Natchitoches Parish Miscellaneous 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 Natchitoches 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  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/military.htm Natchitoches Parish Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
  
 
===== 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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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/natchitoches/colored_troops.html U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, Natchitoches Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/natchitoches/1883_natchitoches_parish.html Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, Natchitoches Parish] (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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)]], Companies B, C and D.
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies D and G.
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Natchitoches Parish.  
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Natchitoches Parish:
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*April 23, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la021.htm Monett’s Ferry], also known as Cane River Crossing<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la021.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>
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*[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
  
*April 23, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la021.htm Monett’s Ferry], also known as Cane River Crossing<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la021.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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=====World War I=====
  
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
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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
  
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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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/natchitoches/news.htm Natchitoches Parish News Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/natchitoches/newspaper.html Newspaper Gleanings, Natchitoches Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Natchitoches}}
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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====Obituaries====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/natchitoches/obits.html Natchitoches Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/obit.htm Index to Natchitoches 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] — index and images $
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/wills.htm Natchitoches Parish Estate Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Schools ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/schools.htm Index to Natchitoches Parish School Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/taxlist.htm Natchitoches Parish Tax Records] (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] ~ where and how to order information.
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=====Birth=====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/bapbir.htm Natchitoches Parish Birth and Baptism Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1837–1957''' -  {{RecordSearch|1807364|Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/marriage.htm Index to Natchitoches Parish Marriage Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/natchitoches/marriages.html Index to Natchitoches Parish Marriage Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/natchitoches/news_marriages.html Natchitoches 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
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*'''1870''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/natchitoches/mortality_natchitoches_1870.html Mortality Index]: Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1870, in the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1935-2014''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014], at Ancestry.com
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/deathcer.htm Natchitoches Parish Death Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Voter Records ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/voters.htm Natchitoches Index to Parish Voter Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
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'''The Natchitoches Genealogical & Historical Association'''<br>PO Box 1349<br>Natchitoches, LA 71458-1349<br>Telephone: 318-357-2235<br>E-mail:[mailto:ngha@wnonline.net.  ngha@wnonline.net.]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lanatchi/ngl.htm Website]<br><br>
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
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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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==== 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 & Genealogical Societies]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://louisianahistoricalsociety.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
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*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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== Websites  ==
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Natchitoches|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/natchitoches-parish/ Natchitoches Parish, LA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103807602346008156796 Louisiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lanatchi/index.htm Natchitoches Parish, LAGenWeb Project], part of the USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchito.htm Natchitoches Parish, USGenWeb Archives Project]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Natchitoches|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/NatchitochesP/ Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/NatchitochesP/ Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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United States
Louisiana
Natchitoches Parish

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

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Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
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Map of Louisiana highlighting Natchitoches Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 10, 1805
County Seat Natchitoches
Courthouse
Natchitoches Parish Courthouse.jpg
Address 200 Church St
Natchitoches, LA 71457
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Parish Information

Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1729 1810 1732 1732

Parish Courthouse

Natchitoches Parish Courthouse
PO Box 799
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0799
Phone: 318.352.2714 

Clerk Court has marriage records from 1780,
divorce, probate and court records.[2]

History

Parent Parish

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

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Natchitoches, 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 Natchitoches Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
190033,216
191036,4559.8%
192038,6025.9%
193038,477−0.3%
194040,9976.5%
195038,144−7.0%
196035,653−6.5%
197035,219−1.2%
198039,86313.2%
199036,689−8.0%
200039,0806.5%
Est. 200638,719[4]−0.9%
Natchitoches 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. LDS Ward and Branch Records

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 Natchitoches 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

Regiments. Service men in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Companies B, C and D.
- 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate), Companies D and G.
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Natchitoches Parish:

  • April 23, 1864 = Monett’s Ferry, also known as Cane River Crossing[6]
  • 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 Natchitoches 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 Natchitoches 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.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Voter Records

Societies and Libraries

The Natchitoches Genealogical & Historical Association
PO Box 1349
Natchitoches, LA 71458-1349
Telephone: 318-357-2235
E-mail:ngha@wnonline.net.
Website


Central Louisiana Genealogical Society
PO Box 12206
Alexandria, LA 71315-2206
Website


See also a List of Louisiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 264-278. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Natchitoches 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. "Natchitoches Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22069.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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State