Sabine Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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Guide to Sabine Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Sabine Parish, Louisiana
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Location in the state of Louisiana
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Founded March 7, 1843
County Seat Many
Address 400 South Capital
Many, LA 71449
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Parish Information


The County was named for the Sabine River and Sabine Free State. The County has Many as its seat and the County was created March 27, 1843. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[1]

Sabine Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914 1843 1914 1843 1843 1843 1700s
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1914. General compliance year unknown. (website says 1918 births; 1911 deaths)

Parish Courthouse

Sabine Parish Courthouse
400 Court Street; PO Box 419;
Many, LA 71449-0419
Phone: 318.256.6223

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, land, probate and court records from 1843.[3]

Sabine Parish Police Jury
1227 Hwy 1218
Noble, LA
(sponsored site by Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce)


  • Named for Sabine River and Sabine Free State (which existed 1806 to 1821 per agreement between Spanish Texas and United States after Louisiana Purchase. This area was a disputed area. - Wikipedia)

Parent Parish

  • 1843--Sabine Parish was created 7 March 1843 from Natchitoches Parish.
    Parish seat: Many [4]

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 website.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Towns: Many | Zwolle
  • Villages: Converse | Fisher | Florien | Noble | Pleasant Hill

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

De Soto | Natchitoches | Vernon | Newton (TX) | Sabine (TX) | Shelby (TX)


African American

Bible Records



Cemeteries of Sabine, 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 Sabine Parish cemeteries.


Census Pop.
Sabine Parish Census Data[5]


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.



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 Sabine 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.


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Civil War

Online Records

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Sabine Parish:

Map showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War


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



Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the Sabine 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

Online Probate Records


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.


Societies and Libraries

  • Central Louisiana Genealogical Society
    PO Box 122206
    Alexandria, LA 71315-2206
  • Louisiana Historical Society
  • Louisiana Historical Association

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.



  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Sabine Parish," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, ",_Louisiana."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sabine 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., Sabine Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State