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Guide to '''Webster 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; [[Webster_Parish,_Louisiana|Webster Parish]]''
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=== Parish Information  ===
  
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==== Webster 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" | '''[[Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://www.websterclerk.org/ Webster Parish Courthouse]<br>410 Main Street; <br>PO Box 370<br>Minden, LA 71058-0370<br>Phone: 318.371.0366&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage,&nbsp;divorce, <br>probate, court and land records from 1871.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Webster Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[http://www.websterclerk.org/ Webster Parish Courthouse]<br>410 Main Street; <br>PO Box 370<br>Minden, LA 71058-0370<br>Phone: 318.371.0366&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage,&nbsp;divorce, <br>probate, court and land records from 1871.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Webster Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1871--'''Webster Parish was created 27 February 1871 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]], [[Bienville Parish, Louisiana|Bienville]], and [[Bossier Parish, Louisiana|Bossier]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Minden <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1871--'''Webster Parish was created 27 February 1871 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]], [[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bienville]], and [[Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bossier]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Minden <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 Webster 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  ====
  
*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana|Bienville]]  
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[[Image:Lawebster.png|250px]]
*[[Bossier Parish, Louisiana|Bossier]]  
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*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]]  
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*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bienville]]  
*[[Columbia County, Arkansas|Columbia County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bossier]]  
*[[Lafayette County, Arkansas|Lafayette County, Arkansas]]
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*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]]  
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*[[Columbia County, Arkansas Genealogy|Columbia County, Arkansas]]  
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*[[Lafayette County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lafayette County, Arkansas]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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==== Bible Records ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/webster/bible.htm Webster Parish Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/webster/bios.html Webster Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/webster/biographies.htm Index to Webster Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawebste/bios.htm Index to Webster Parish Biographies] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Webster}}
  
*[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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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%; "
*[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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Webster, Louisiana''' online and in print</center>
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
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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=1168&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawebste/ LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/webster/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/webster.htm Tombstone Project]  
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=60 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|800256|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Webster+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=1168 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=Webster&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Webster%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 Webster  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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| 2000= 41831
 
| 2000= 41831
 
| 2010= 41207
 
| 2010= 41207
| footnote=Webster 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=Webster 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  ====
  
*[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]
 
*[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
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/webster/court.htm Webster Parish Court Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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/webster/history.html Webster Parish History Topics] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/webster/history.htm Webster Parish History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== 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 Webster 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  ====
  
[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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/claiborne/military/mindblu.txt Co. G - 8th Louisiana Infantry--The Minden Blues, Claiborne & Webster Parish] (USGenWeb Archives)
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[6th Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)]]
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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/webster/world_war_ii__honor_list_of_dead.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army & Army Air Forces Personnel, Webster Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
{{RAOGKobituary}}
 
  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
 
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/webster/newspapers.htm Webster Parish News Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Webster}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/webster/obits.html Webster Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/webster/obits.htm Index to Webster Parish Obituary Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawebste/obits.htm Index to Webster Parish Obituaries] (LAGenWeb Project)
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==== Photographs ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/webster/wphotos.htm Webster Parish Photographs] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawebste/family.htm Webster Parish Family Research and Photos] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
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{{LA Probate Intro}}
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[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1756-1984''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9067 Louisiana Wills and Probate Records 1756-1984] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawebste/wills.htm Webster Parish Wills] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawebste/sucessions.htm Webster Parish Succession Records] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== 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/webster/vitals.htm Webster 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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=====Death=====
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*'''1880''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/webster/1880mortality.html '''Mortality Schedule.'''] Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1880 in the Webster Parish, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''Germantown Commission Association'''<br>PO Box 389<br> Minden 71055-0389<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]
  
==== IFamily History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
 
{{RAOGKlibrary}}  
 
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/webster-parish/ Webster 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+]  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Webster|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawebste/ Webster Parish, LAGenWeb Project.] Part of the USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/webster.htm Webster Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Webster|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/WebsterP/ Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/WebsterP/ Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/webster.htm Webster Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Webster-Parish.htm Webster Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
{{wikipedia|align="left"|Webster_Parish,_Louisiana|Webster Parish, Louisiana}}  
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{{wikipedia|align="left"|Webster_Parish,_Louisiana|Webster Parish, Louisiana}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Latest revision as of 16:12, 26 April 2017

United States
Louisiana
Webster Parish

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

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Webster Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Webster Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 27, 1871
County Seat Minden
Courthouse
LAWebstercourthouse.jpg
Address 410 Main Street
Minden, La. 71055
Minden Memories - Webster Parish Courthouse
Website: www.websterparishla.org
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Parish Information

Webster Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1871 1810 1871 1871

Parish Courthouse

Webster Parish Courthouse
410 Main Street;
PO Box 370
Minden, LA 71058-0370
Phone: 318.371.0366 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1871.[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

Lawebster.png

Resources

African American

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Webster, 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 Webster Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
190015,125
191019,18626.8%
192024,70728.8%
193029,45819.2%
194033,67614.3%
195035,7046.0%
196039,70111.2%
197039,9390.6%
198043,6319.2%
199041,989−3.8%
200041,831−0.4%
201041,207−1.5%
Webster 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 Webster 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 Webster 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 Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 6th Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)
World War II

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Photographs

Probate

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

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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
  • 1880 Mortality Schedule. Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1880 in the Webster Parish, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)

Societies and Libraries

Germantown Commission Association
PO Box 389
Minden 71055-0389


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

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Webster Parish, Louisiana

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