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Guide to '''West Feliciana 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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{{Click|Image:LA_ORP.png|Louisiana Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = West Feliciana Parish
 
| county = West Feliciana Parish
 
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| founded date = February 17
 
| founded date = February 17
 
| seat wl = St. Francisville
 
| seat wl = St. Francisville
| web = www.westfelicianaparish.org
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| web = http://www.wfparish.org/
 
| building image = LAWestFelicianacourthouse.jpg
 
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| building address =4785 Prosperity Street<br>St. Francisville, LA 70775  
 
| building address =4785 Prosperity Street<br>St. Francisville, LA 70775  
 
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Record Dates  ====
  
== ''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West_Feliciana_Parish,_Louisiana|West Feliciana Parish]]'' <br><br>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" | '''[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1879
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[http://stfrancisville.us/discovering/historic-district?sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=13&sobi2Id=71 West Feliciana Parish Courthouse]<br>4789 Prosperity Street<br>Saint Francisville, LA 70775<br>Phone: 225.635.3794&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1879, <br>divorce, probate and court recordsd from 1900 <br>and land records from 1811.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., West Felicia Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://westfelicianaclerkofcourt.org/ West Feliciana Parish Courthouse]<br>4789 Prosperity Street<br>Saint Francisville, LA 70775<br>Phone: 225.635.3794&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1879, <br>divorce, probate and court recordsd from 1900 <br>and land records from 1811.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., West Felicia Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
'''1824--'''West Feliciana Parish was created 17 February 1824 from Feliciana (old)&nbsp;Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Saint Francisville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1824--'''West Feliciana Parish was created 17 February 1824 from Feliciana (old)&nbsp;Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Saint Francisville <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 West Feliciana 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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Possible record loss due to a courthouse fire on an unknown date.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana|Avoyelles]]  
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[[Image:Lawestfeliciana.png|250px]]
*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana|Concordia]]  
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*[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana|East Baton Rouge]]  
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*[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Avoyelles]]  
*[[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana|East Feliciana]]  
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*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Concordia]]  
*[[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana|Pointe Coupee]]  
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*[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Baton Rouge]]  
*[[West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana|West Baton Rouge]]  
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*[[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Feliciana]]  
*[[Wilkinson County, Mississippi|Wilkinson County, Mississippi]]
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*[[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Pointe Coupee]]  
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*[[West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Baton Rouge]]  
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*[[Wilkinson County, Mississippi Genealogy|Wilkinson County, Mississippi]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Bible Records ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/bible.htm West Feliciana Parish Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Biographies ====
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*Index to West Feliciana Parish Biographies [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/bios_a-d.htm '''Surnames A-D'''], [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/bios_e-j.htm '''Surnames E-J'''], [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/bios_k-p.htm '''Surnames K-P'''], [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/bios_q-s.htm '''Surnames Q-S'''], [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/bios_t-z.htm '''Surnames T-Z'''] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/westfeliciana/bios.html West Feliciana Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Cemeteries  ====  
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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|West Feliciana}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of West Feliciana, 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=1171&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawestfe/ LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/westfeliciana.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=63 Louisiana Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery%2BWest%2BFeliciana%2BParish%2BLouisiana&qt=notfound_page&search=Search 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=1171 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=WestFeliciana&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20West%20Feliciana%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 West Feliciana  Parish cemeteries.
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/LA/index.htm Interment.net] Louisiana cemetery records by Parish.
  
*[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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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp;~ listing by county&nbsp;
*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by county&nbsp;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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| estimate= 15535
 
| estimate= 15535
 
| estyear= 2006
 
| estyear= 2006
| estref=<REF>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22125.html|title=West Feliciana 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/22/22125.html|title=West Feliciana Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
| footnote=West Feliciana 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}}; Report on the Population of the United States at the Eleventh Census, 1890. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1895.</REF>
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| footnote=West Feliciana 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}}; Report on the Population of the United States at the Eleventh Census, 1890. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1895.</ref>
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/census.htm West Feliciana 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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*[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
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/church.htm West Feliciana Parish Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawestfe/land_records/default.html West Feliciana Parish Land Records] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== 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/westfeliciana/families.htm West Feliciana Parish Historical Records] - miscellaneous records. (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawestfe/parish_history/default.html West Feliciana Parish History] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
[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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawestfe/military/default.html Military Information and Links] (LAGenWeb Project)
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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://tcc230.tripod.com/lacavreg/index.html 1st Louisiana Cavalry Regiment, Company C]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/military/coccsa.txt Company C: CSA West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company C
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2489920|Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====World War II=====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1916286|Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/westfeliciana/world_war_ii__honor_list_of_dead.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army & Army Air Forces Personnel, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/military/korean.txt Korean War MIA's, POW's & KIA's] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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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Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
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:*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=West%2BFeliciana%2BParish%2Bnewspapers&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
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:*Do a West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Place-name search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]]).
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/westfeliciana/obits.html West Feliciana Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/obits.htm Index to West Feliciana Parish Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
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{{LA Probate Intro}}
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[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1756 – 1984''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9067 Louisiana Wills and Probate Records 1756-1984] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.  
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{{LA Vital Intro}}
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*[http://www.ldh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/21 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information] ~ where and how to order information.
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''pre-1825''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/westfeliciana/marriages_westfeliciana.html West Feliciana Parish Marriage Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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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://www.usgwarchives.net/la/westfeliciana/marriage.htm West Feliciana Parish Marriage Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/westfeliciana/news_marriages.html West Feliciana Parish Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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=====Death=====
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*'''1860''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/westfeliciana/1860_mortality_list.html '''Mortality Schedule'''].  Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1860 in the Parish of West Feliciana, State of Louisiana (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/westfeliciana/west_feliciana_parish_deaths.html Grace Episcopal Church Death Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/westfeliciana/obits.html West Feliciana Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''West Feliciana Historical Society Museum'''<br>11757 Ferdinand Street<br>PO Box 338<br>St. Francisville, LA 70775<br>Telephone: 225-635-6330<br>E-mail:[mailto:wfhist@bellsouth.net wfhist@bellsouth.net]<br>[http://www.westfelicianahistoricalsociety.org/index.html Website]<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]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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== Websites  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/west-feliciana-parish/ West Feliciana 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+]
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawestfe/ West Feliciana Parish, LAGenWeb Project]
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/wst-fel.htm West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+West+Feliciana|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+West+Feliciana|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/West_FelicianaP/ West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/West_FelicianaP/ West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/westfeliciana/index.html West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/West-Feliciana-Parish.htm West Feliciana Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
{{wikipedia|align="left"|West_Feliciana_Parish,_Louisiana|West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana}}  
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{{wikipedia|align="left"|West_Feliciana_Parish,_Louisiana|West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}  
 
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Louisiana
West Feliciana Parish

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West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
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Map of Louisiana highlighting West Feliciana Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1824
County Seat St. Francisville
Courthouse
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Address 4785 Prosperity Street
St. Francisville, LA 70775
Website: www.wfparish.org
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Parish Information

West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1879 1810 1811 1900

Parish Courthouse

West Feliciana Parish Courthouse
4789 Prosperity Street
Saint Francisville, LA 70775
Phone: 225.635.3794 

Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1879,
divorce, probate and court recordsd from 1900
and land records from 1811.[2]

History

Parent Parish

1824--West Feliciana Parish was created 17 February 1824 from Feliciana (old) Parish.
Parish seat: Saint Francisville [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

Possible record loss due to a courthouse fire on an unknown date.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

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Resources

African American

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of West Feliciana, 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 West Feliciana Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
18308,629
184010,91026.4%
185013,24521.4%
186011,671−11.9%
187010,499−10.0%
188012,80922.0%
189015,06217.6%
190015,9946.2%
191013,449−15.9%
192012,303−8.5%
193010,924−11.2%
194011,7207.3%
195010,169−13.2%
196012,39521.9%
197011,376−8.2%
198012,1867.1%
199012,9156.0%
200015,11117.0%
Est. 200615,535[4]2.8%
West Feliciana Parish Census Data[5]

Church

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 West Feliciana 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 West Feliciana 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 West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company C
World War I
World War II
Korean War

Newspapers

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

West Feliciana Historical Society Museum
11757 Ferdinand Street
PO Box 338
St. Francisville, LA 70775
Telephone: 225-635-6330
E-mail:wfhist@bellsouth.net
Website


See also a List of Louisiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: West Feliciana 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., West Felicia 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. "West Feliciana Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22125.html. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  5. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-02-02. ; Report on the Population of the United States at the Eleventh Census, 1890. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1895.