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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Pointe_Coupee_Parish,_Louisiana|Pointe Coupee Parish]]''
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Guide to '''Pointe Coupee Parish Louisiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Pointe Coupee 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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==== Pointe Coupee 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" | '''[[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/pointcoupeeparish.htm Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse]<br>160 E Main Street<br>New Roads, LA 70760<br>Phone: 225.638.9596&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage records from 1735, <br>divorce records from 1800, probate, court <br>and land records from 1780.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Pointe Coupee, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/pointcoupeeparish.htm Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse]<br>160 E Main Street<br>New Roads, LA 70760<br>Phone: 225.638.9596&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage records from 1735, <br>divorce records from 1800, probate, court <br>and land records from 1780.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Pointe Coupee, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
'''1805--'''Pointe Coupee Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' New Roads <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1805--'''Pointe Coupee Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' New Roads <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 Pointe Coupee 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  ====
  
*[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana|Avoyelles]]  
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[[Image:Lapointecoupee.png|300px]]
*[[Iberville Parish, Louisiana|Iberville]]  
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*[[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana|St. Landry]]  
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*[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Avoyelles]]  
*[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana|St. Martin]]  
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*[[Iberville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Iberville]]  
*[[West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana|West Baton Rouge]]  
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*[[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Landry]]  
*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana|West Feliciana]]
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*[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Martin]]  
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*[[West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Baton Rouge]]  
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*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Feliciana]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
[[Image:Lapointecoupee.png|thumb|right|400px|Lapointecoupee.png]]
 
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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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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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/pointecoupee/bios.html Pointe Coupee Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/pointecoupee/pcbios.htm Index to Pointe Coupee 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|Pointe Coupee}}
*[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 Pointe Coupee, 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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{{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=1147&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lapointe/index.html LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/pointecoupee/pccems.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/pointecoupee.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=39 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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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pointe+Coupee+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=1147 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=Pointe%20Coupee&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Pointe%20Coupee%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 Pointe 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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| estimate= 22648
 
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| estyear= 2006
 
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| estref=<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22077.html|title=Pointe Coupee 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/22/22077.html|title=Pointe Coupee Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]}}</ref>
| footnote=Pointe Coupee 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><ref>http://oseda.missouri.edu/mscdc/census/us/trend/counties/S22LA/C22077</ref>
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| footnote=Pointe Coupee 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]]}}</ref><ref>http://oseda.missouri.edu/mscdc/census/us/trend/counties/S22LA/C22077</ref>
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/pointecoupee/pccensus.htm Pointe Coupee 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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*'''1733-1769''' - Pointe Coupee Parish Baptism Index 1733-1769. Batch {{IGI|C584291}} 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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*'''1744-1769''' - Pointe Coupee Parish Marriage Index 1744-1769. Batch {{IGI|M584291}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1883-1899''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/pointecoupee/immaculateconceptionfunerals.html Immaculate Conception Church Funeral Register] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== 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/pointecoupee/territoryrecords.html Pointe Coupee Parish Early Territorial Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/pointecoupee/plantations.html Pointe Coupee Parish Plantations] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/pointecoupee/pchistory.htm Pointe Coupee Parish History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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/pointecoupee/pcmilitary.htm Pointe Coupee 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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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/pointecoupee/PENSIONERS.html Pointe Coupee 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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company I
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company K
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:- [[6th Field Battery, Louisiana Light Artillery (Grosse Tete Flying Artillery)(Confederate)|6th Field Battery, Louisiana Light Artillery (Grosse Tete Flying Artillery)(Confederate)]]
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:- [[Pointe Coupee Artillery, Louisiana (Confederate)|Pointe Coupee Artillery, Louisiana (Confederate)]], Companies A and C
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:- [[Siege Train Battalion, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate)|Siege Train Battalion, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate)]], Company D
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Pointe Coupeé Parish.
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Pointe Coupeé Parish:
  
*September 29, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la016.htm Stirling’s Plantation], also known as Fordoche Bridge<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la016.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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*September 29, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la016.htm Stirling’s Plantation], also known as Fordoche Bridge<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la016.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>
  
 
:[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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/pointecoupee/ww1_draftregistrations.html World War I Draft Registrations, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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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/pointecoupee/ww2casualties.html World War II Honor List of Casualties, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/pointecoupee/military/korean.txt Korean War Casualties, Various Parishes, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====Vietnam War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/pointecoupee/military/vietnamw.txt Vietnam War Casualties, Various Parishes, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
 
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Pointe Coupee}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/pointecoupee/obituaries.html Pointe Coupee Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/pointecoupee/pcobits.htm Index to Pointe Coupee 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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/pointecoupee/wills.html Pointe Coupee Wills and Probate 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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/pointecoupee/pcvitals.htm Pointe Coupee Vital 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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=====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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*'''1883-1899''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/pointecoupee/immaculateconceptionfunerals.html Immaculate Conception Church Funeral Register 1883-1899] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/pointecoupee/deaths.html Pointe Coupee Death Records] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''Pointe De I'Eglise Historical And Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 160<br>Church Point 70525-0160<br><br>
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'''Pointe Coupee Historical Society'''<br>500 W Main St<br>New Roads 70760-351<br>[https://www.pointecoupeehistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Pointe de l'Eglise: Acadia Genealogical & Historical Socieety, Inc.'''<br>PO Box 497<br>Crowley, LA 70527<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lapehgs/index.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002373050&o_lid=0002373050&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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'''Le Circle Historique'''<br>734 Main St.<br>New Roads, Louisiana 70760-3522<br>[http://chawavre.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]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/pointe-coupee-parish/ Pointe Coupee 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+]  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Pointe+Coupee|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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lapointe/index.html Pointe Coupee Parish, LAGenWeb Project], part of USGenWeb Project
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United States
Louisiana
Pointe Coupee Parish

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

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Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
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Map of Louisiana highlighting Pointe Coupee 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 New Roads
Courthouse
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Address 201 East Main Street
New Roads, LA 70760
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Parish Information

Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1735 1810 1780 1780

Parish Courthouse

Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse
160 E Main Street
New Roads, LA 70760
Phone: 225.638.9596 

Clerk Court has marriage records from 1735,
divorce records from 1800, probate, court
and land records from 1780.[2]

History

Parent Parish

1805--Pointe Coupee Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish.
Parish seat: New Roads [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 Pointe Coupee, 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 Pointe Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
18103,187
18305,942
18407,89832.9%
190025,777
191025,289−1.9%
192024,697−2.3%
193021,001−15.0%
194024,00414.3%
195021,841−9.0%
196022,4883.0%
197022,002−2.2%
198024,0459.3%
199022,540−6.3%
200022,7631.0%
Est. 200622,648[4]−0.5%
Pointe Coupee Parish Census Data[5][6]

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

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 Pointe Coupee 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 Pointe Coupee 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 Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company I
- 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company K
- 6th Field Battery, Louisiana Light Artillery (Grosse Tete Flying Artillery)(Confederate)
- Pointe Coupee Artillery, Louisiana (Confederate), Companies A and C
- Siege Train Battalion, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate), Company D
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Pointe Coupeé Parish:

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

Newspapers

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

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

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

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

Louisiana Probate Records  ~  information on.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

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

Vital Records

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

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

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

Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Pointe De I'Eglise Historical And Genealogical Society
PO Box 160
Church Point 70525-0160

Pointe Coupee Historical Society
500 W Main St
New Roads 70760-351
Website

Pointe de l'Eglise: Acadia Genealogical & Historical Socieety, Inc.
PO Box 497
Crowley, LA 70527
Website

Le Circle Historique
734 Main St.
New Roads, Louisiana 70760-3522
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., Pointe Coupee, Louisiana p 292 (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. "Pointe Coupee Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22077.html. 
  5. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. 
  6. http://oseda.missouri.edu/mscdc/census/us/trend/counties/S22LA/C22077
  7. 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.
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State