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Guide to '''Union Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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=== Parish Information ===
  
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Louisiana]] ''[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Union_Parish,_Louisiana|Union Parish]]
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==== Union Parish, Louisiana Record Dates  ====
  
[[Union_Parish,_Louisiana|Union Parish]]''  
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Parish Courthouse  ==''
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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" | '''[[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/unionparish.htm Union Parish Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Bldg; 100 E Bayou Street<br>Farmerville, LA 71241 <br>Phone: 318.368.3055&nbsp;<br><br>Parish&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, divorce, and probate <br>records from 1839 and court&nbsp;&nbsp;records<br><br>History.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Union Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Parish Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/unionparish.htm Union Parish Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Bldg; 100 E Bayou Street<br>Farmerville, LA 71241 <br>Phone: 318.368.3055&nbsp;<br><br>Parish&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, divorce, and probate records from 1839 and court records. <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Union Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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== History ==
  
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1839--'''Union Parish was created 13 March 1839 from [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Farmerville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1839--'''Union Parish was created 13 March 1839 from [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Farmerville <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 Union 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  ====
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Ashley County, Arkansas|Ashley County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]]  
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*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Ashley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ashley County, Arkansas]]  
*[[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana|Morehouse]]  
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*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]]  
*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]]  
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*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Union County, Arkansas|Union County, Arkansas]]
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*[[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse]]  
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*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]]  
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*[[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy|Union County, Arkansas]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Some of the cemeteries of Union Parish are listed at: http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/union/cemeteries.htm
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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Union}}
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=66825 Alabama-Weldon Cemetery]  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Union, 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=1164&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/union/ LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/union/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/union.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=56 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|645854|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Union+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=1164 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=Union&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Union%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on Union  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;
  
 
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
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{{LA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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{{LA History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Union Parish, Louisiana] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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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=====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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=N3SpgoQaeaUC Banner] - newspaper of Bernice, LA. Approximately 90 issues from 2006-2009 freel available online via Google News Archive  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=N3SpgoQaeaUC Banner] - newspaper of Bernice, LA. Approximately 90 issues from 2006-2009 freel available online via Google News Archive  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/union/newspapers/early-papers.txt http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/union/newspapers/early-papers.txt]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/union/newspapers/early-papers.txt http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/union/newspapers/early-papers.txt]
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Union}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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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  ====
 
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{LA Vital Intro}}
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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  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<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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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Union|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/union-parish/ Union 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]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Union|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/UnionP/ Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/UnionP/ Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 17:56, 3 March 2017

United States
Louisiana
Union Parish

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

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Union Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Union Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 13, 1839
County Seat Farmerville
Courthouse
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Address 100 East Bayou Street
Farmerville, LA 71241
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Parish Information

Union Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1839 1810 1839 1839

Parish Courthouse

Union Parish Courthouse
Courthouse Bldg; 100 E Bayou Street
Farmerville, LA 71241
Phone: 318.368.3055 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, and probate records from 1839 and court records. [2]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1839--Union Parish was created 13 March 1839 from Ouachita Parish.
    Parish seat: Farmerville [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

Launion.png

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Union, 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 Union Parish cemeteries.

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 Union 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 II

Newspapers

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

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

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.

Web Sites

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., Union 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).