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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana Genealogy|Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[St. Mary Parish, Louisiana|St. Mary Parish]]''
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Guide to '''St. Mary 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; [[St._Mary_Parish,_Louisiana|St. Mary Parish]]''
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=== Parish Information  ===
  
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==== St. Mary 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" | '''[[St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1800
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1800
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1800
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://www.parish.st-mary.la.us/ St. Mary Parish Courthouse]<br>101 Wilson Street<br>Franklin, LA 70538<br>Phone 337.828.4238&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1800.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St Mary Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
[http://www.parish.st-mary.la.us/ St. Mary Parish Courthouse]<br>101 Wilson Street<br>Franklin, LA 70538<br>Phone 337.828.4238&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1800.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St Mary Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of St. Mary Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)  
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For animated maps illustrating Louisiana Parish boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ "Rotating Formation Louisiana Parish Boundary Maps"] (1805-1990) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana|Assumption]]  
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[[Image:Lastmary.png|300px]]
*[[Iberia Parish, Louisiana|Iberia]]  
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*[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana|St. Martin]]  
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*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Assumption]]  
*[[Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana|Terrebonne]]
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*[[Iberia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Iberia]]  
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*[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Martin]]  
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*[[Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Terrebonne]]
  
 
== 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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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing 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
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
 
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=20&GScnty=1159&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1159 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3578&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=16 LAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+St.+Mary+Louisiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Louisiana&county=St%20Mary&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stmary/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/stmary.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20St%20Mary%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Louisiana Cemeteries|Louisiana Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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| estimate= 51867
 
| estimate= 51867
 
| estyear= 2006
 
| estyear= 2006
| estref=<REF>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22101.html|title=St. Mary 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/22/22101.html|title=St. Mary Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
| footnote=St. Mary 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. Mary 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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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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==== 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}} [http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
  
 
==== 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.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932372|Louisiana Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932399|Louisiana Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*'''1898-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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:- [[King's Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate)|King's Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate)]],
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:- [[Landry's Company, Louisiana Artillery (Donaldsonville Artillery) (Confederate)|Landry's Company, Louisiana Artillery (Donaldsonville Artillery) (Confederate) ]],
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:- [[1st Field Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate)|1st Field Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate)]],
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate)]], Company I
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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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====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in St. Mary Parish.
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The following Civil War battles were fought in St. Mary Parish:
  
*April 12-13, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la006.htm Fort Bisland], also known as Bethel Place<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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*April 12-13, 1863 - [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la006.htm Fort Bisland], also known as Bethel Place<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
  
 
*April 14, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la007.htm Irish Bend], also known as Nerson's Woods or Franklin<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la007.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*April 14, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la007.htm Irish Bend], also known as Nerson's Woods or Franklin<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la007.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</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]
 
  
 
==== 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|St. Mary}}
  
 
==== 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.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1837–1957''' -  {{RecordSearch|1807364|Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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]  
 
*[http://www.lahistory.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}}  
 
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{{RAOGKlibrary}}  
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/st-mary-parish/ St. Mary 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://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
 
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+St%2E+Mary|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+St%2E+Mary|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_MaryP/ St. Mary&nbsp;Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_MaryP/ St. Mary&nbsp;Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)&nbsp;
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}  
 
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Guide to St. Mary 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. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting St. Mary Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 17, 1811
County Seat Franklin
Courthouse
LAStMarycourthouse.jpg
Address 500 Main Street
Franklin, LA 70538
Website: www.parish.st-mary.la.us
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Parish Information

St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1800 1810 1800 1800

Parish Courthouse

St. Mary Parish Courthouse
101 Wilson Street
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone 337.828.4238 

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

History

Parent Parish

1811--St. Mary Parish was created 17 April 1811 from Attakapas, (Discontinued 1811), Parish.
Parish seat: Franklin [2]

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

Lastmary.png

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
LAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
LAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Louisiana Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Louisiana Cemeteries for more information.


Census

Census Pop.
190034,145
191039,36815.3%
192030,754−21.9%
193029,397−4.4%
194031,4587.0%
195035,84814.0%
196048,83336.2%
197060,75224.4%
198064,2535.8%
199058,086−9.6%
200053,500−7.9%
Est. 200651,867[3]−3.1%
St. Mary 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 St. Mary 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. Louisiana Museums

Maps

Military

Louisiana Military History Online

Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in St. Mary 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. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:


- King's Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate),
- Landry's Company, Louisiana Artillery (Donaldsonville Artillery) (Confederate) ,
- 1st Field Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate),
- 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Harrison's)(Confederate), Company I
- 6th Field Battery, Louisiana Light Artillery (Grosse Tete Flying Artillery)(Confederate),


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in St. Mary Parish:

  • April 14, 1863 = Irish Bend, also known as Nerson's Woods or Franklin[6]
Map showing Civil War battles in Louisiana

Newspapers

 

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the St. Mary 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.

Louisiana Records and Statistics Information  ~ where and how to order information.

Marriage

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. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., St Mary Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. United States Census Bureau. "St. Mary Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22101.html. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  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. 
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)