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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Louisiana Genealogy|Louisiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Winn Parish, Louisiana|Winn Parish]]''
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Guide to '''Winn 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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| county = Winn Parish
 
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| building address =119 West Main St.<br>Winnfield, LA 71483
 
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== Winn Parish, Louisiana Record Dates  ====
  
== ''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Winn_Parish,_Louisiana|Winn 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" | '''[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1886
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1886
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1886
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/LA_Winn.htm Winn Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 951<br>Winnfield, LA 71483-0951<br>Phone: 318.628.3515&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court and land records from 1886.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Winn Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/LA_Winn.htm Winn Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 951<br>Winnfield, LA 71483-0951<br>Phone: 318.628.3515<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court and land records from 1886.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Winn Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1852--'''Winn Parish was created 24 February 1852 from [[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana|Natchitoches]], [[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|Catahoula]], and [[Rapides Parish, Louisiana|Rapides]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Winnfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1852--'''Winn Parish was created 24 February 1852 from [[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Natchitoches]], [[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Catahoula]], and [[Rapides Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Rapides]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Winnfield <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 Winn 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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'''COURTHOUSE DAMAGED $15,000'''  
 
'''COURTHOUSE DAMAGED $15,000'''  
  
Two-Story Building at Winfield, La., Practically Destroyed.
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'''1917'''  A fire on 18 January destroyed parts of the courthouse and many records.<ref>[http://www3.gendisasters.com/louisiana/7029/winnfield-la-winn-parish-court-house-fire-jan-1917 ''GenDisasters'']</ref> <br>
 
 
Special to the News.  
 
 
 
Shreveport, La., Jan. 18.---Losses estimated at approximately $15,000, practically covered by insurance, were sustained early today when fire, due to an overheated flue, almost destroyed the Winn Parish courthouse, at Winnfield, La. The records of the Sheriff and Clerk, which were in a vault, were saved, but the offices of the Assessor, Treasurer, Superintendent of Education and petit jurors, together with the courtroom, were destroyed, with contents, including valuable papers.
 
  
The building was a two-story structure built twenty-one years ago. It will be replaced as soon as details are arranged.
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Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 19 Jan 1917 <br>(source:[http://www3.gendisasters.com/louisiana/7029/winnfield-la-winn-parish-court-house-fire-jan-1917 ''GenDisasters''])
 
  
 
== 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:Lawinn.png|250px]]
*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana|Caldwell]]  
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*[[Grant Parish, Louisiana|Grant]]  
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*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bienville]]  
*[[Jackson Parish, Louisiana|Jackson]]  
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*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caldwell]]  
*[[LaSalle Parish, Louisiana|LaSalle]]  
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*[[Grant Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Grant]]  
*[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana|Natchitoches]]
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*[[Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Jackson]]  
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*[[LaSalle Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|LaSalle]]  
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*[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Natchitoches]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~ USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html LA Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ partial records and photos ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net] ~LA cemetery records by county  
*[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] ~ listing by county  
*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com] ~ cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
*[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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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=20&GScnty=1172&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|584675|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1172 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [LAGENWEBURL LAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Winn+Louisiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Louisiana&county=Winn&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/winn/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/winn.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Winn%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Louisiana Cemeteries|Louisiana Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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| 2000= 16894
 
| 2000= 16894
 
| 2010= 15313
 
| 2010= 15313
| footnote=Winn 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=Winn 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://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images] ~ USGenWeb Census Images Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
*[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.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana] ~ by city ~ Church Angel
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
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{{LA History}} [http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
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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 Winn Parish, Louisiana] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection] ~ USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
 
[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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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)]], Company C
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List] ~ listing by name/parish ~ USNPL  
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
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*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper] ~ listing ~ Newslink
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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&nbsp;<br>  
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Winn}}
  
 
==== 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]] ~ information on.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1756 – 1984''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9067 Louisiana Wills and Probate Records 1756-1984] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.  
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{{LA Vital Intro}}
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[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information] ~ where and how to order information.
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1837–1957''' -  {{RecordSearch|1807364|Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Winn Parish Genealogical & Historical Association'''<br>PO Box 652<br>Winnfield 71483-0652<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawpgha/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Central Louisiana Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 12206<br>Alexandria, LA 71315-2206<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laclgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External  Website]<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]
  
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Winnfield Louisiana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Winnfield Louisiana Family History Center]]
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{{RAOGKlibrary}}
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/winn-parish/ Winn 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+Winn|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb] - Louisiana State Records  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb] ~ Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Winn|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/WinnP/ Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/WinnP/ Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}  
 
{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}  
 
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Guide to Winn Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Winn Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Winn Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 24, 1852
County Seat Winnfield
Courthouse
LAWinncourthouse.jpg
Address 119 West Main St.
Winnfield, LA 71483
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Parish Information

Winn Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1886 1810 1886 1886

Parish Courthouse

Winn Parish Courthouse
PO Box 951
Winnfield, LA 71483-0951
Phone: 318.628.3515

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1886.[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

COURTHOUSE DAMAGED $15,000

1917 A fire on 18 January destroyed parts of the courthouse and many records.[4]

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


Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Lawinn.png

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


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


Census

Census Pop.
19009,648
191018,35790.3%
192016,119−12.2%
193014,766−8.4%
194016,92314.6%
195016,119−4.8%
196016,034−0.5%
197016,3692.1%
198017,2535.4%
199016,269−5.7%
200016,8943.8%
201015,313−9.4%
Winn 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 Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Louisiana Local Histories. Louisiana Museums

Maps

Military

Louisiana Military History Online

Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in Winn 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 Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate), Company C

Newspapers

 

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Winn 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 Winn 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}|Louisiana Probate Records]] ~ information on.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Louisiana tax records can be used in place of missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Louisiana Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Louisiana statewide registration of birth and death records began in 1911. Births and deaths are kept by the Louisiana Vital Records Registry. Marriages were recorded by each parish, and the records are at the parish clerk of court office. See also How to order Louisiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Louisiana Vital Records for more information on getting Louisiana records.

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

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Winn Parish Genealogical & Historical Association
PO Box 652
Winnfield 71483-0652
Website

Central Louisiana Genealogical Society
PO Box 12206
Alexandria, LA 71315-2206
Website<br


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., Winn 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. GenDisasters
  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.