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Guide to '''Avoyelles 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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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Avoyelles_Parish,_Louisiana|Avoyelles Parish]]''
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Record Dates  ====
  
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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" | '''[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/avoyellesparish.htm Avoyelles Parish Courthouse]<br>312 N Main Street <br>Marksville, LA 71351<br>Phone: 318.253.9208 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage and land records from 1908, <br>probate records from 1925, court records from 1929, <br>divorce records from 1939 and military records from 1886 .<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[http://laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/avoyellesparish.htm Avoyelles Parish Courthouse]<br>312 N Main Street <br>Marksville, LA 71351<br>Phone: 318.253.9208 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage and land records from 1908, <br>probate records from 1925, court records from 1929, <br>divorce records from 1939 and military records from 1886 .<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
'''1807--'''Avoyelles Parish was created 31 March 1807 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Marksville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1807--'''Avoyelles Parish was created 31 March 1807 as an original parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Marksville <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 Avoyelles Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)
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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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Abt '''1856'''  Some records were destroyed or damaged from unknown causes.
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|Catahoula]]  
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*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana|Concordia]]  
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*[[Evangeline Parish, Louisiana|Evangeline]]  
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*[[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Catahoula]]  
*[[LaSalle Parish, Louisiana|LaSalle]]  
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*[[Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Concordia]]  
*[[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana|Pointe Coupee]]  
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*[[Evangeline Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Evangeline]]  
*[[Rapides Parish, Louisiana|Rapides]]  
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*[[LaSalle Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|LaSalle]]  
*[[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana|St. Landry]]  
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*[[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Pointe Coupee]]  
*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana|West Feliciana]]
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*[[Rapides Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Rapides]]  
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*[[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Landry]]  
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*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Feliciana]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
  
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==== Biography ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/avoyelles/biograph.htm Avoyelles Parish Biography Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/avoyelles/biographies.html Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[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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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Avoyelles}}
*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;
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*[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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Avoyelles, Louisiana''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=20&GScnty=1113&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/avoyelles/index.html LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/avoyelles/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/avoyelles.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=5 Louisiana Gravestones]
  
Individual cemeteries:  
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=45041 Our Lady of the Lourdes Cemetery #1, Marksville] BillionGraves
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*{{FHL|569509|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Avoyelles+Louisiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the Parish'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1113 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Louisiana&county=Avoyelles&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Avoyelles%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on Avoyelles Parish cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/LA/index.htm Interment.net] Louisiana cemetery records by Parish.
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp;~ listing by county&nbsp;
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[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
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/avoyelles/census.htm Index to Avoyelles Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
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==== Church ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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*[http://louisiana.hometownlocator.com/features/historical,class,church.cfm Louisiana Historical Church Information]
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/avoyelles/court.htm Index to Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, Court Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/avoyelles/history/family/gms6thedupli.txt The Duplissey Family] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/avoyelles/history/letters/civilwar22gms.txt Civil War Letters Written By Jean Baptiste G. Gremillion  April 1862-1865] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/avoyelles/history.html The Story of Marksville, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/avoyelles/military.htm Index to Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== Civil War  =====
  
===== 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://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883;;; - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/avoyelles/1883pensioners.html Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1898-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company G
  
====== Civil War Battle ======
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====== Civil War Battles ======
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in Avoyelles Parish.
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Avoyelles Parish:
  
*March 14, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la017.htm Fort DeRussy]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la017.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>  
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*March 14, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la017.htm Fort DeRussy]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la017.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>  
*May 16, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la022.htm Mansura], also known as Smith's Place or Marksville<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la022.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>  
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*May 16, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la022.htm Mansura], also known as Smith's Place or Marksville<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la022.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>  
*May 18, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la023.htm Yellow Bayou], also known as Norwood’s Plantation<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la023.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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*May 18, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la023.htm Yellow Bayou], also known as Norwood’s Plantation<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la023.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>
  
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
  
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|2489920|Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====World War II=====
  
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1916286|Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
 
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Avoyelles}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/avoyelles/obits.html Obituaries and Death Notices, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/avoyelles/obits.htm Index to Obituary Records for Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; 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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{LA Vital Intro}}
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[http://www.ldh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/21 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/avoyelles/vitals.htm Index to Vital Records of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====Birth=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/avoyelles/births.html Birth Records, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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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
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/avoyelles/marriages.htm Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, Marriages] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/avoyelles/marriages.html List of Early Marriages, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/avoyelles/news_marriages.html Marriage Announcements, Avoyelles Parish, Loyuisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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=====Death=====
  
[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.  
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*'''1850-1875, 1894-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1609793|Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1850''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/avoyelles/1850_%20Mortality.html Mortality Schedule]. Persons who Died during the Year ending 1st June, 1850 in The County/Parish of Avoyelles, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1860''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/avoyelles/1860_mortality_index.html Mortality Schedule]. Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1860, in the Parish of Avoyelles, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1880''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/avoyelles/1880_%20Mortality.html Mortality Schedule]. Persons who died during the year ending May 31, 1880, in District 1, in the Parish of Avoyelles, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''Commission Des Avoyelles'''<br>PO Box 28<br> Hamburg 71339-0028<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>
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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]
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*[http://louisianahistoricalsociety.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/avoyelles-parish/ Avoyelles 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 *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Assumption|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/AvoyellesP/ Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/avoyelles/links.html Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/avoyelle.htm Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Archives] USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Assumption|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/AvoyellesP/ Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/avoyelles/ Genealogy Trails: Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Avoyelles-Parish.htm Avoyelles Parish LA Genealogy] (LDSGenealogy)
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=_Nit21ZtgAMC&lpg=PA11&ots=zMj9YUZZTB&dq=german%20coast%20louisiana&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=german%20coast%20louisiana&f=false History of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, By Corinne L. Saucier] (Google books)
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=_Nit21ZtgAMC&lpg=PA11&ots=zMj9YUZZTB&dq=german%20coast%20louisiana&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=german%20coast%20louisiana&f=false History of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, By Corinne L. Saucier] (Google books)
  
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[[Category:Avoyelles_Parish,_Louisiana]]
 
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Latest revision as of 17:14, 3 October 2017

United States
Louisiana
Avoyelles Parish

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

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Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Avoyelles Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 31, 1807
County Seat Marksville
Courthouse
LAAvoyellescourthouse.jpg
Address 312 North Main Street
Marksville, la 71351-2450
(318) 253-75230
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Parish Information

Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1808 1810 1808 1856

Parish Courthouse

Avoyelles Parish Courthouse
312 N Main Street
Marksville, LA 71351
Phone: 318.253.9208

Parish Clerk has marriage and land records from 1908,
probate records from 1925, court records from 1929,
divorce records from 1939 and military records from 1886 .[2]

History

Parent Parish

1807--Avoyelles Parish was created 31 March 1807 as an original parish.
Parish seat: Marksville [3]

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

Abt 1856 Some records were destroyed or damaged from unknown causes.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

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Resources

African American

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Avoyelles, 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 Avoyelles Parish cemeteries.

Census

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 Avoyelles 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

Civil War

Online Records

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

- 1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company G
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War battles were fought in Avoyelles Parish:

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

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

Birth
Marriage
Death
  • 1850-1875, 1894-1960 - Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960 at FamilySearch — index and images
  • 1850 Mortality Schedule. Persons who Died during the Year ending 1st June, 1850 in The County/Parish of Avoyelles, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
  • 1860 Mortality Schedule. Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1860, in the Parish of Avoyelles, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
  • 1880 Mortality Schedule. Persons who died during the year ending May 31, 1880, in District 1, in the Parish of Avoyelles, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)

Societies and Libraries

Commission Des Avoyelles
PO Box 28
Hamburg 71339-0028

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

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.

Websites

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., Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State