Assumption Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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Assumption Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Assumption Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana, United States Genealogy
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Founded March 31, 1807
County Seat Napoleonville
Address 4809 Hwy 1
Napoleonville, La 70390
(985) 369-6653
Assumption Parish Clerk of Court Website
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Parish Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Assumption Roman Catholic Church. The County has Napoleonville as its seat and the County was created 1807. The County is located in the southeast area of the state. [1]

Assumption Parish, Louisiana Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914 1800 1914 1868 1788 1841 1700s
*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1914. General compliance year unknown. (website says 1918 births; 1911 deaths)

Parish Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Assumption Parish Courthouse
105 Dr Martin Luther King Drive
PO Box 249
Napoleonville, LA 70390
Phone: 985.369.6653

Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1800,
probate records from 1841, land records from
1788, divorce and court records from 1868Allen Parish Courthouse
PO Box G
Oberlin, LA 70655-2007
Phone: 337.639.2803

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate
and court records from 1913 .[3]

Parish Organization[edit | edit source]

Parish Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Parent Parish[edit | edit source]

  • 1807--Assumption Parish was created 31 March 1807 from Lafourche Parish.
    Parish seat: Napoleonville [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Louisiana Parish boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Louisiana Parish Boundary Maps" (1805-1990) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Unincorporated communities
  • Bruly St. Martin
  • Cancienne
  • Foley
  • Klotzville
Census-designated places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Assumption, 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 Assumption Parish cemeteries.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 2,472
1820 3,576 44.7%
1830 5,669 58.5%
1840 7,141 26.0%
1850 10,538 47.6%
1860 15,379 45.9%
1870 13,234 −13.9%
1880 17,010 28.5%
1890 19,629 15.4%
1900 21,620 10.1%
1910 24,128 11.6%
1920 17,912 −25.8%
1930 15,990 −10.7%
1940 18,541 16.0%
1950 17,278 −6.8%
1960 17,991 4.1%
1970 19,654 9.2%
1980 22,084 12.4%
1990 22,753 3.0%
2000 23,388 2.8%
2010 23,421 0.1%
Source: "".

Church[edit | edit source]

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.

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Assumption 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[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Louisiana Military History Online

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

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

- 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company H
World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Probate[edit | edit source]

Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the Assumption 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 Indexes and Records

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

= Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Terrebonne Genealogical Society
    PO Box 20295
    Houma, LA 70360-0295

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

  • Louisiana Historical Society
    428 Hector Ave
    Metairie, La. 70005-4412
  • Louisiana Historical Association
    101 LSU Student Union
    LSU Box 25435
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Assumption, Louisiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, ",_Louisiana."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Page 289-293 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 267-268.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Assumption Parish, Louisiana p. 290 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Assumption Parish, Louisiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 30 December 2019.