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Guide to '''Tangipahoa Parish Louisiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Tangipahoa 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 =100 N Bay St. <br>Amite, LA 70422  
 
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== Tangipahoa 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" | '''[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tangipahoa 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.21stjdc.org/ Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse]<br>110 N Bay Street;<br>Amite, LA 70422-0215<br>Phone: 985.748.8015&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1869.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://www.tangiclerk.org/ Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse]<br>110 N Bay Street;<br>Amite, LA 70422-0215<br>Phone: 985.748.8015&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1869.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1869--'''Tangipahoa Parish was created 6 March 1869 from [[Livingston Parish, Louisiana|Livingston]], [[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana|St. Tammany]], [[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana|St. Helena]], and [[Washington Parish, Louisiana|Washington]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Amite <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1869--'''Tangipahoa Parish was created 6 March 1869 from [[Livingston Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Livingston]], [[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Tammany]], [[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Helena]], and [[Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Washington]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Amite <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 Tangipahoa 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  ====
  
*[[Amite County, Mississippi|Amite County, Mississippi]]  
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[[Image:Latangipahoa.png|250px]]
*[[Livingston Parish, Louisiana|Livingston]]  
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*[[Pike County, Mississippi|Pike County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Amite County, Mississippi Genealogy|Amite County, Mississippi]]  
*[[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana|St. Helena]]  
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*[[Livingston Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Livingston]]  
*[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana|St. John the Baptist]]  
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*[[Pike County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pike County, Mississippi]]  
*[[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana|St. Tammany]]  
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*[[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Helena]]  
*[[Washington Parish, Louisiana|Washington]]
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*[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. John the Baptist]]  
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*[[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Tammany]]  
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*[[Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Washington]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
[[Image:Latangipahoa.png|thumb|right|400px|Latangipahoa.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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==== Bible Records ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/bibles.htm Tangipahoa Parish Family Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/biograph.htm Index to Tangipahoa Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/tangipahoa/tangipahoa_parish_biographies.html Tangipahoa Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/family.htm Index to Tangipahoa Parish Family 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|Tangipahoa}}
*[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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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148705 St. Dominic's Catholic Church Cemetery] BillionGraves. On Hwy 445, rural Tangipahoa Parish.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Tangipahoa, 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=1161&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~latangip/tancem.htm LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipah.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/tangipahoa.htm Tombstone Project]  
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=53 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|525017|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Tangipahoa+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=1161 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=Tangipahoa&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Tangipahoa%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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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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The following web sites may have additional information on Tangipahoa  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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| footnote=Tangipahoa 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>
 
| footnote=Tangipahoa 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/tangipahoa/census.htm Index to Tangipahoa 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  ====
  
*[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&nbsp;]  
 
*[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/tangipahoa/church.htm Index to Tangipahoa Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/court.htm Index to Tangipahoa Court Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/deeds.htm Index to Tangipahoa 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/tangipahoa/deeds.htm Tangipahoa Parish Land Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
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*[https://arphax.com/products/family-maps-of-tangipahoa-parish-louisiana Family Maps of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/military.htm Index to Tangipahoa 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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*'''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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=====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=====
  
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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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/tangipahoa/world_war_ii__honor_list_of_dead.html Honor List of Dead and Missing Army & Army Air Forces Personnel, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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://genealogytrails.com/lou/tangipahoa/tangipahoa_parish_la_news.html Tangipahoa Parish News Articles] (Genealogy Trails)
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Tangipahoa}}
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/obit.htm Alphabetical Index to Tangipahoa Parish Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/obit_ind.htm Tangipahoa Parish Obituary Indexes] by date. (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/obit_coll.htm Index to Tangipahoa Parish Obituary Collections] by newspaper and date. (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.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/vital.htm Index to Tangipahoa Parish 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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/tangipahoa/tangipahoa_parish_marriage_notic.html Tangipahoa Parish Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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=====Death=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/tangipahoa/tangipahoa_parish_deaths.html Tangipahoa Parish Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''Tangipahoa Parish Historical Society'''<br>77139 N. River Road<br>Kentwood 70444-3841<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/tangipahoa-parish/ Tangipahoa 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+Tangipahoa|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/~latangip/index.htm Tangipahoa Parish, LAGenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipah.htm Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Tangipahoa|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/TangipahoaP/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/TangipahoaP/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/tangipahoa/index.html Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Tangipahoa-Parish.htm Tangipahoa Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 23:27, 30 April 2017

United States
Louisiana
Tangipahoa Parish

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

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Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Tangipahoa Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 6, 1869
County Seat Amite
Courthouse
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Address 100 N Bay St.
Amite, LA 70422
Website: www.tangipahoa.org
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Parish Information

Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

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

Parish Courthouse

Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse
110 N Bay Street;
Amite, LA 70422-0215
Phone: 985.748.8015 

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

History

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

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Latangipahoa.png

Resources

African American

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Tangipahoa, 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 Tangipahoa Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
190017,625
191029,16065.4%
192031,4407.8%
193046,22747.0%
194045,519−1.5%
195053,21816.9%
196059,43411.7%
197065,87510.8%
198080,69822.5%
199085,7096.2%
2000100,58817.4%
Est. 2006113,137[4]12.5%
Tangipahoa 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 Tangipahoa 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
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Tangipahoa 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 Tangipahoa 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

Tangipahoa Parish Historical Society
77139 N. River Road
Kentwood 70444-3841

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., Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana p 293 (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. "Tangipahoa Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22105.html. Retrieved 2008-02-02. . Hurricane Katrina,which in 2005 wreaked severe damage east and south of Tangipahoa Parish, caused a surge in immigration from the Greater New Orleans area.
  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.