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Guide to '''Richland Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Richland_Parish,_Louisiana|Richland Parish]]''
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=== Parish Information  ===
  
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==== Richland 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" | '''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/richlandparish.htm Richland Parish Courthouse]<br>108 Courthouse Square; PO Box 119;<br>Rayvillle, LA 71269<br>Phone: 318.728.4171 <br>
  
[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/richlandparish.htm Richland Parish Courthouse]<br>108 Courthouse Square; PO Box 119;<br>Rayvillle, LA 71269<br>Phone: 318.728.4171 <br>
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Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court and land records from 1869.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Richland Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
 
Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court and land records from 1869.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Richland Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1868--'''Richland Parish was created 29 September 1868 from [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]], Carroll (Old), [[Franklin Parish, Louisiana|Franklin]], and [[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana|Morehouse ]]Parishes.<br>'''Parish seat:''' Rayville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1868--'''Richland Parish was created 29 September 1868 from [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]], Carroll (Old), [[Franklin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Franklin]], and [[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse ]]Parishes.<br>'''Parish seat:''' Rayville <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 Richland 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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*Alto, LA  
 
*Alto, LA  
*Archibald, LA<br>
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*Archibald, LA<br>  
 
*Delhi, LA  
 
*Delhi, LA  
 
*Dunn, LA  
 
*Dunn, LA  
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana|Caldwell]]  
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[[Image:Larichland.png|300px]]
*[[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana|East Carroll]]  
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*[[Franklin Parish, Louisiana|Franklin]]  
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*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caldwell]]  
*[[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana|Morehouse]]  
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*[[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Carroll]]  
*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]]  
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*[[Franklin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Franklin]]  
*[[West Carroll Parish, Louisiana|West Carroll]]
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*[[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse]]  
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*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]]  
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*[[West Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Carroll]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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====Bible Records====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/biblerecords.HTM Richland Parish Family Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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====Biographies====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/biographies.htm Index to Richland Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/families.htm Richland Parish Local Family Histories] (USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/early_settlers.html Early Settlers of Richland Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== 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|Richland}}
*[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 Richland, 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=1150&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.lagenweb.org/richland/cemeteries/index.html LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/richland.htm Tombstone Project]  
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=42 Louisiana Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|867869|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Richland+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=1150 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=Richland&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Richland%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 Richland  Parish cemeteries.
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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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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| 2000= 20981
 
| 2000= 20981
 
| 2010= 20725
 
| 2010= 20725
| estref=<REF>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22083.html|title=Richland 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/22/22083.html|title=Richland Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
| footnote=Richland 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=Richland 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/richland/census.html Richland Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.delhipres.com/ Delhi Presbyterian Church, Delhi, LA]  
 
*[http://www.delhipres.com/ Delhi Presbyterian Church, Delhi, LA]  
*[http://www.fbcdelhi.com/ First Baptist Church, Delhi, LA]  
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*[http://www.delhifbc.com First Baptist Church, Delhi, LA]  
 
*[http://www.fbcrayville.org/ First Baptist Church, Rayville, LA]  
 
*[http://www.fbcrayville.org/ First Baptist Church, Rayville, LA]  
 
*[http://www.manghambaptist.org Mangham Baptist Church, Mangham, LA]  
 
*[http://www.manghambaptist.org Mangham Baptist Church, Mangham, LA]  
 
*[http://www.startbaptistchurch.com/ Start Baptist Church, Start, LA]  
 
*[http://www.startbaptistchurch.com/ Start Baptist Church, Start, LA]  
*[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://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/churchrec.htm Richland Parish Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/deeds.html Richland Parish Deed Records] (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/richland/history.htm Richland 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/richland/military.html Richland 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]
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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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*'''1898-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2489920|Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====World War II=====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1916286|Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/world_war_ii__honor_list_of_dead.html Honor List of Dead and Missing Army & Army Air Forces Personnel, Richland Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== 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/richland/newspaperarticles.htm Richland Parish Newspaper Articles] (USGenWeb Archives)
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Richland}}
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/obituaries_of_richland.html Obituaries of Richland Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/obituariesindex.HTM Index to Richland 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/richland/schools.htm Richland Parish School Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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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=====Birth=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/births_from_richland_parish.html Births from Richland Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/births.html Richland Parish Birth 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/richland/marriage.htm Richland Parish Marriage Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====Death=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/richlanddeath_records.html Richland Parish Death Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/deaths.html Richland Parish Death Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www1.youseemore.com/Richland/default.asp Richland Parish Library]  
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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]
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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*[http://www.richlandparishlibrary.org/ Richland Parish Library]  
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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]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
 
{{RAOGKlibrary}}  
 
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/richland-parish/ Richland 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]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~larichla/home.html Richland Parish GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~larichla/home.html Richland Parish GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland.htm Richland Parish GenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland.htm Richland Parish GenWeb Archives]  
*[http://richlandroots.blogspot.com/ RichlandRoots.com] - Personal Blog on Richland History
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*[http://www.lagenweb.org/richland/ Richland Parish, LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Richland|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
 
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Richland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/RichlandP/ Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/RichlandP/ Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.lagenweb.org/richland/ Richland Parish Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Richland-Parish.htm Richland Parish LA Genealogy) (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />
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<references />  
  
 
{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}  
 
{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}  
 
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[[Category:Richland_Parish,_Louisiana]]
 
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Latest revision as of 23:20, 30 April 2017

United States
Louisiana
Richland Parish

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

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Richland Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Richland Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 29, 1868
County Seat Rayville
Courthouse
Richland Parish Courthouse.jpg
Address 708 Julia St.
Rayville, La. 71269
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Parish Information

Richland Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1869 1810 1869 1869

Parish Courthouse

Richland Parish Courthouse
108 Courthouse Square; PO Box 119;
Rayvillle, LA 71269
Phone: 318.728.4171

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1869.[2]

History

Richland parish was organized by an act of the state legislature in 1868, out of Ouachita, Franklin, Carroll and Morehouse parishes.

Rayville was at once selected as the parish seat of justice, and a California plank house was immediately erected to serve for court purposes. This frame building was used for several years, until a substantial two-story brick building was completed. A strong, two-story brick jail also occupied a site beside the courthouse in courthouse square.

The parish has an area of 578 square miles, nearly all of which is susceptible of cultivation, and the remainder is covered with a thick growth of valuable timber, comprising many varieties of oak, hickory, ash, cypress, red gum and many others.

Rayville, Delhi, and Mangham are its only incorporated towns. Delhi and Rayville were incorporated under the act of the statelegislature of 1882.

When Rayville was selected as the site for the seat of justice it was "in the timber." As the parish site it soon grew into a flourishing village and secured a charter of incorporation about 1884. It was visited by a very destructive fire in the fall of 1890, when one-half or more of the business portion of the town was consumed. Again, in 1891, it was visited by a similar disaster.

The first newspaper published in Richland parish was the "Richland Beacon," established at Rayville about 1869 by Thomas J. Mangham. The first sheriff and clerk of the parish was A.J. Lidell and J. Newt Pitts, respectively.

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

  • Alto, LA
  • Archibald, LA
  • Delhi, LA
  • Dunn, LA
  • Holly Ridge, LA
  • Mangham, LA
  • Rayville, LA
  • Start, LA

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

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Resources

African American

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Richland, 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 Richland Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
190011,116
191015,76941.9%
192020,86032.3%
193026,37426.4%
194028,8299.3%
195026,672−7.5%
196023,824−10.7%
197021,774−8.6%
198022,1871.9%
199020,629−7.0%
200020,9811.7%
201020,725−1.2%
Richland Parish Census Data[4]

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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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

Societies and Libraries

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., Richland Parish, 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. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-02-02.