East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting East Feliciana Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana, United States Genealogy
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Founded February 17, 1824
County Seat Clinton
Address 12305 St. Helena St.
Clinton, LA 70722
Website: eastfelicianaclerk.org
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Parish Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Marie Felice de Gálvez. The County has Clinton as its seat and the County was created 1824. The County is located in the south central area of the state.[1]

East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914 1824 1914 1824 1824 1824 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]

East Feliciana Parish Courthouse
12305 Helena Street
PO Drawer 599
Clinton, LA 70722
Phone: 225.683.5145

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1824. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent Parish[edit | edit source]

  • 1824--East Feliciana Parish was created 17 February 1824 from Feliciana (Old) Parish.
    Parish seat: Clinton [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 MapofUS.org 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

Neighboring Parishes or Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Bibles[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of East 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 East Feliciana Parish cemeteries.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 8,247
1840 11,893 44.2%
1850 13,598 14.3%
1860 14,697 8.1%
1870 13,499 −8.2%
1880 15,132 12.1%
1890 17,903 18.3%
1900 20,443 14.2%
1910 20,055 −1.9%
1920 17,487 −12.8%
1930 17,449 −0.2%
1940 18,039 3.4%
1950 19,133 6.1%
1960 20,198 5.6%
1970 17,657 −12.6%
1980 19,015 7.7%
1990 19,211 1.0%
2000 21,360 11.2%
2010 20,267 −5.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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 East 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[edit | edit source]

Wilkinson CountyAmite CountySt. Helena ParishEast Baton Rouge ParishWest Baton Rouge ParishWest Feliciana ParishLA EAST FELICIANA.PNG
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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in East 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 East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company E
Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War battle was fought in East Feliciana Parish:

Map showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
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 East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

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

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]

  • 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, "East Feliciana, Louisiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Feliciana_Parish,_Louisiana."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), East Feliciana 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), East Feliciana Parish, Louisana page 290, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Feliciana_Parish,_Louisiana, accessed 1 January 2020.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State