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Guide to '''St. James Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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| building address =5800 La Hwy. 44<br />Convent, LA, 70723
 
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== St. James Parish, Louisiana Record Dates  ====
  
''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[St._James_Parish,_Louisiana|St. James Parish]]''  
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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" | '''[[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1846
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1809
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1809
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== {{RAOGKcourthouse}}&nbsp; <br><br>Parish Courthouse  ==
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/stjamesparish.htm St. James Parish Courthouse]<br>River Rd, PO Box 106<br>Convent, LA 70723<br>Phone: 225.562.7497 <br>  
  
[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/stjamesparish.htm St. James Parish Courthouse]<br>River Rd, PO Box 106<br>Convent, LA 70723<br>Phone: 225.562.7497 <br>
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Parish Clerk&nbsp;has marriage records from 1846, <br>divorce, probate and court records from 1809.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St James Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
 
Parish Clerk&nbsp;has marriage records from 1846, <br>divorce, probate and court records from 1809.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St James Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
'''1807--'''St. James Parish was created 31 March 1807 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Convent <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1807--'''St. James Parish was created 31 March 1807 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Convent <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 St. James 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  ====
  
*[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana|Ascension]]  
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[[Image:Lastjames.png|300px]]
*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana|Assumption]]  
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*[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana|Lafourche]]  
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*[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ascension]]  
*[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana|St. John the Baptist]]
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*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Assumption]]  
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*[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lafourche]]  
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*[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. John the Baptist]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project] ~ 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://www.lagenweb.org/stjames/firstfamilies/biographies.html Index to St. James Parish Biographies] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stjames/biotoc.htm Index to St. James Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stjames/biographies_james.html St. James Parish Biographies] (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|St. James}}
*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by county&nbsp;
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
 
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of St. James, 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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<br><br><br><br>
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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=1155&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.stjamesparish.jwebre.com/cemeteries_obits_burials.htm LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stjames.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/stjames.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=47 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+St.+James+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=1155 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=St%20James&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20St%20James%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 St. James  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= 21721
 
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| estyear= 2006
 
| estyear= 2006
| estref=<REF>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22093.html|title=St. James 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/22/22093.html|title=St. James Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
| footnote=St. James 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=St. James 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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*'''1810''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stjames/census/1810/ Census Images for St. James Parish] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1810''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/stjames/census/1810/1810stja.txt Transcription of 1810 Census for St. James Parish] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1842''' - [http://www.lagenweb.org/stjames/census/sugar_planters_1842.pdf Sugar Planters & Manufactures: 1842. Saint James Parish, Louisiana] (St. James Parish, LAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1856''' - [http://www.lagenweb.org/stjames/census/sugar_planters_1856.pdf St. James Sugar Planters, 1856] (St. James Parish, LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images] ~ USGenWeb Census Images Project
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
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==== Church  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
*[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
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana] ~ by city ~ Church Angel
  
 
==== 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/stjames/saint_james_parish_history.html St. James Parish History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/stjames/history/stjames.txt St. James Parish Memoir] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection] ~ USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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===== 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
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[5th Field Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Pelican Light Artillery)(Confederate)|5th Field Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Pelican Light Artillery)(Confederate)]],
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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/stjames/world_war_ii__honor_list_of_dead.html Honor List of Dead and Missing Army & Army Air Forces Personnel, St. James Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List] ~ listing by name/parish ~ USNPL  
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
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*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper] ~ listing ~ Newslink
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Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
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:*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=St.+James+Parish+LA+Newspapers&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
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:*Do a St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Place-name search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]]).
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stjames/st_james_parish_obituaries.html St. James Parish Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stjames/obits.htm St. James 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 $
  
 
==== 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.=====Marriage=====
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*'''1837–1957''' -  {{RecordSearch|1807364|Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''German and Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 3086<br> LaPlace, Louisiana 70069-3086<br>[http://www.gachgs.com/stjames.php?cid=79 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/st-james-parish/ St. James 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+St%2E+Helena|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.lagenweb.org/stjames/index.html St. James Parish, LAGenWeb] ~ Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stjames.htm St. James Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+St%2E+Helena|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_JamesP/ St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_JamesP/ St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stjames/index.html St. James Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Saint-James-Parish.htm St. James Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />
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<references />  
  
 
{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}  
 
{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:37, 21 June 2017

United States
Louisiana
St. James Parish

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

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St. James Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting St. James Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 31, 1807
County Seat Convent
Courthouse
LAStJamescourthouse.jpg
Address 5800 La Hwy. 44
Convent, LA, 70723
Website: www.stjamesla.com
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Parish Information

St. James Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1846 1810 1809 1809

Parish Courthouse

St. James Parish Courthouse
River Rd, PO Box 106
Convent, LA 70723
Phone: 225.562.7497

Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1846,
divorce, probate and court records from 1809.[2]

History

Parent Parish

1807--St. James Parish was created 31 March 1807 as an original parish.
Parish seat: Convent [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

Lastjames.png

Resources

African American

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of St. James, 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 St. James Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
190020,197
191023,00913.9%
192021,228−7.7%
193015,338−27.7%
194016,5968.2%
195015,334−7.6%
196018,36919.8%
197019,7337.4%
198021,4958.9%
199020,879−2.9%
200021,2161.6%
Est. 200621,721[4]2.4%
St. James Parish Census Data[5]

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Louisiana denominations, view the Louisiana Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Louisiana Land and Property for additional information about early Louisiana land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse where records are also currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for St. James 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 St. James 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 St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 5th Field Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Pelican Light Artillery)(Confederate),
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as St. James 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 St. James 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.

Societies and Libraries

German and Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 3086
LaPlace, Louisiana 70069-3086
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., St James 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. "St. James Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22093.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.