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Please Note:  In Louisiana, Counties are sometimes referred to as (Civil) Parishes,
to distinguish them from a religious parish
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  • Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana —
    Information Updated for:  May 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany and Washington Parishes.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1868
    Parish Seat:  Amite, Louisiana

    Parish history - Tangipahoa Parish name is translated from an Acolapissa (a small tribe of native Americans, said to originate from the shores of the Pearl River, between Louisiana and Mississippi before 1702) word meaning, ear of corn or those who gather corn.

    Tangipahoa Courthouse
    1. Tangipahoa Parish - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Tangipahoa Parish - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Tangipahoa Parish - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Tangipahoa Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Tangipahoa Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Tangipahoa Parish - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Tangipahoa Parish Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Tangipahoa Parish Vital Records - Tangipahoa Parish Clerk, P.O. Box 215, Amite, LA 70422.


  • Tensas Parish, Louisiana —
    Information Updated for:  May 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Concordia Parish.
    Established:  17-Mar-1843
    Parish Seat:  St. Joseph, Louisiana

    Parish history - Tensas Parish is named in honor of The Tensas or Taensa Native American people.

    Tensas Courthouse
    1. Tensas Parish - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Tensas Parish - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Tensas Parish - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Tensas Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Tensas Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Tensas Parish - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Tensas Parish Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Tensas Parish Vital Records - Tensas Parish Clerk, P.O. Box 78, St. Joseph, LA 71366-0078.


  • Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana —
    Information Updated for:  May 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lafourche Parish.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1822
    Parish Seat:  Houma, Louisiana

    Parish history - Terrebonne Parish is translated from a French phrase, terre bonne or in English, good land.

    Terrebonne Courthouse
    1. Terrebonne Parish - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Terrebonne Parish - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Terrebonne Parish - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Terrebonne Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Terrebonne Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Terrebonne Parish - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Terrebonne Parish Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Terrebonne Parish Vital Records - Terrebonne Parish Clerk, P.O. Box 1569, Houma, LA 70361-1569.


  • Union Parish, Louisiana —
    Information Updated for:  May 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Ouachita Parish.
    Established:  13-Mar-1839
    Parish Seat:  Farmerville, Louisiana

    Parish history - Union Parish is named possibly, from a statement made by Daniel Webster:  liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable or the union of states which make up the U.S..

    Union Courthouse
    1. Union Parish - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Union Parish - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Union Parish - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Union Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Union Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Union Parish - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Union Parish Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Union Parish Vital Records - Union Parish Clerk, address, address, address.

      Census Information:
    9. Union Parish - 1840 Census
    10. Union Parish - 1860 Census
    11. Union Parish - 1870 Census
    12. Union Parish - 1880 Census ED 85
    13. Union Parish - 1900 Census
    14. Union Parish - 1910 Census, ED131 - ED141
    15. Union Parish - 1920 Census ED 132
    16. Union Parish - 1930 Census, ED56/01 - ED56/18


  • Vermilion Parish, Louisiana —
    Information Updated for:  May 21, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Lafayette Parish.
    Established:  25-Mar-1844
    Parish Seat:  Abbeville, Louisiana

    Parish history - Vermilion Parish is named named for the Vermilion River and Vermilion Bay.

    Vermilion Courthouse
    1. Vermilion Parish - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Vermilion Parish - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Vermilion Parish - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Vermilion Historical Society / Abbeville, LA)
    4. Vermilion Parish - US/LAGenWeb site (Archives)
    5. Vermilion Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Vermilion Parish - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Vermilion Parish Cemeteries - Listings (Parish & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vermilion Parish Vital Records - Vermilion Parish Clerk, P.O. Box 790, Abbeville, LA 70511-0790.


  • Washington Parish, Louisiana —
    Information Updated for:  May 21, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of St. Tammany Parish.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1819
    Parish Seat:  Franklinton, Louisiana

    Parish history - Washington Parish is named in honor of George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799), who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and as the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783. Because of his significant role in the revolution and in the formation of the United States, he is often revered by Americans as the "Father of Our Country".

    Washington Courthouse
    1. Washington Parish - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Washington Parish - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Washington Parish - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Washington Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Washington Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Washington Parish - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Washington Parish Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Washington Parish Vital Records - Washington Parish Clerk, P.O. Box 607, Franklinton, LA 70438-0607.


  • Webster Parish, Louisiana —
    Information Updated for:  May 21, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bienville, Bossier and Claiborne Parishes.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1871
    Parish Seat:  Minden, Louisiana

    Parish history - Webster Parish is named in honor of Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 - October 24, 1852) was a leading American statesman during the nation's Antebellum Period. He first rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests. His increasingly nationalistic views and the effectiveness with which he articulated them led Webster to become one of the most famous orators and influential Whig leaders of the Second Party System.


    Webster Courthouse
    1. Webster Parish - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Webster Parish - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Webster Parish - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Webster Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Webster Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Webster Parish - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Webster Parish Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Webster Parish Vital Records - Webster Parish Clerk, 410 Main Street, Minden, LA 71055-3325.


  • West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana —
    Information Updated for:  May 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of One of the original 19 parishes, named Baton Rouge Parish until 1812.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1807
    Parish Seat:  Port Allen, Louisiana

    Parish history - West Baton Rouge Parish is named after a French phrase, b ton rouge, meaning red stick. A red stick was used by local Native Americans to mark the boundaries between tribal territories.

    West Baton Rouge Courthouse
    1. West Baton Rouge Parish - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. West Baton Rouge Parish - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. West Baton Rouge Parish - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. West Baton Rouge Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. West Baton Rouge Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. West Baton Rouge Parish - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. West Baton Rouge Parish Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. West Baton Rouge Parish Vital Records - West Baton Rouge Parish Clerk, P.O. Box 107, Port Allen, LA 70767.


  • West Carroll Parish, Louisiana —
    Information Updated for:  May 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Carroll Parish, 14-Mar-1832.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1877
    Parish Seat:  Oak Grove, Louisiana

    Parish history - West Carroll Parish is named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19, 1737  November 14, 1832) was a delegate to the Continental Congress and later United States Senator for Louisiana. He was the only Catholic and the longest-lived (and last surviving) signatory of the Declaration of Independence, dying at the age of 95.

    West Carroll Courthouse
    1. West Carroll Parish - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. West Carroll Parish - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. West Carroll Parish - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. West Carroll Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. West Carroll Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. West Carroll Parish - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. West Carroll Parish Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. West Carroll Parish Vital Records - West Carroll Parish Clerk, P.O. Box 630, Oak Grove, LA 71263-0630.


  • West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana —
    Information Updated for:  May 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Feliciana Parish.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1824
    Parish Seat:  Saint Francisville, Louisiana

    Parish history - West Feliciana Parish is named in honor of Felicite de G"lvez, the wife of Bernardo de G"lvez, a Spanish governor of the Louisiana Territory.

    West Feliciana Courthouse
    1. West Feliciana Parish - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. West Feliciana Parish - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. West Feliciana Parish - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. West Feliciana Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. West Feliciana Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. West Feliciana Parish - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. West Feliciana Parish Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. West Feliciana Parish Vital Records - West Feliciana Parish Clerk, P.O. Box 1921, St. Francisville, LA 70775.


  • Winn Parish, Louisiana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Catahoula, Natchitoches and Rapides Parishes.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1852
    Parish Seat:  Winnfield, Louisiana

    Parish history - Winn Parish is named in honor of Louisiana state legislator Walter Winn or Winfield Scott, general in the Mexican-American War and 1852 presidential candidate.

    Winn Courthouse
    GHLL Winn County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Winn Parish Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Winn Parish - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    4. Winn Parish - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Winn Genealogical & Historical Association / Winnfield, LA)
    6. Winn Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    7. Winn Parish - US/LAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    8. Winn Parish Vital Records - Winn Parish Clerk, P.O. Box 951, Winnfield, LA 71483-0951.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jackson Parish (North), Caldwell Parish (Northeast), La Salle Parish
             (Southeast), Grant Parish (South), Natchitoches Parish (West),
             Bienville Parish (Northwest).

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    Census Information:
        Links to Online Census Records - Online Federal Census, Winn County.


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