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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Bienville_Parish,_Louisiana|Bienville Parish]]'' <br>
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Guide to '''Bienville 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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| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~labienvi/ Bienville Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~labienvi/ Bienville Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== Bienville 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" | '''[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
  
[http://clerk.bienvilleparish.org/ Bienville Parish Courthouse]<br>300 Courthouse Square<br>PO Box 746<br>Arcadia, LA 71001<br>Phone: 318.263.2123 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage , divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1848 .<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Bienville Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>  
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[http://clerk.bienvilleparish.org/ Bienville Parish Courthouse]<br>300 Courthouse Square<br>PO Box 746<br>Arcadia, LA 71001<br>Phone: 318.263.2123 <br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage , divorce, <br>probate and court records from 1848 .<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Bienville Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1848--'''Bienville Parish was created 14 March 1848 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Arcadia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1848--'''Bienville Parish was created 14 March 1848 from [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Arcadia <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 Bienville 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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Bossier Parish, Louisiana|Bossier]]  
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[[Image:Labienville.png|300px]]
*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne]]  
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*[[Jackson Parish, Louisiana|Jackson]]  
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*[[Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Bossier]]  
*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne]]  
*[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana|Natchitoches]]  
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*[[Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Red River Parish, Louisiana|Red River]]  
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*[[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Webster Parish, Louisiana|Webster]]  
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*[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Natchitoches]]  
*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana|Winn]]
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*[[Red River Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Red River]]  
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*[[Webster Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Webster]]  
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*[[Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Winn]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
[[Image:Labienville.png|thumb|right|400px|Labienville.png]]
 
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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*'''1860''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/slaveholders.html Largest Slaveholders of Bienville Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
  
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==== Bible Records ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/bible.htm Index to Bienville Parish Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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====Biographies====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/bios.html Bienville Parish, Louisiana, Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/biograph.htm Index to Bienville Parish Biography Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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|Bienville}}
*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by county&nbsp;
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
 
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;  
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%; "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Bienville, 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=1115&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~labienvi/cem.htm LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/bienville.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=7 Louisiana Gravestones]
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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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*{{FHL|425650|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Bienville+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=1115 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=Bienville&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Bienville%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Louisiana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web sites may have additional information on Bienville 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  ====
 
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*'''1850''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/census.htm Bienville Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
 
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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{{LA Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/church.htm Bienville Parish Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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
  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/land.htm Bienville Parish Land Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
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{{LA History}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/history.html History of Bienville Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/history.htm Index to Historical Records of Bienville Parish]. Includes school records, family histories, etc. (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~labienvi/History.htm History of Bienville Parish by Sharon O. Kleinpeter] (USGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Bienville Parish, Louisiana] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[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  ====
  
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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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://files.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/military/indian/somemili45nmt.txt Some Military Land Grants In Bienville Parish Louisiana For Soldiers Of The Indian Wars] (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== War of 1812 =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/military/warof1812/somemili44nmt.txt Some Military Land Grants In Bienville Parish Louisiana For Soldiers Of The War Of 1812] (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== 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://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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index +
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/bienville_parish_1883_pensioners.html Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883, Bienville Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1898-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1890''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/1890vetcensus.html Veteran Census, Bienville Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/civilwarsoldiers.html Civil War Soldiers, Bienville Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate)]], Companies E and F
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2489920|Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====World War II=====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1916286|Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945}} at [https://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|Bienville}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/newspaper.htm Index to Bienville Parish News Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/obits.htm Index to Obituaries, Bienville Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/obits.html Obituaries and Death Notices, Bienville Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== 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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1850-1932 - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~labienvi/willindex.htm Index to the Bienville Parish, Louisiana, Will Book, 1850-1932] (USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/wills.htm Index to Wills Records, Bienville Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.  
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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://usgwarchives.net/la/bienville/vitals.htm Bienville Parish Vital Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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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*'''1849-1872''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~labienvi/mar.htm Bienville Parish Marriage Book A & B; 1849-1872] (USGenWeb Project)
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*'''1849-1886''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/marriageindex.html Index to Bienville Parish Marriage Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/news_marriages.html Bienville Parish Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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=====Death=====
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*'''1850-1875, 1894-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1609793|Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1850''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/1850mortality.html 1850 Mortality Census Schedule] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1870''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/1870mortality.html 1870 Mortality Schedule] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1880''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/1880mortality.html 1880 Mortality Schedule] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''Bienville Historical Society'''<br> Rt 1, Box 9<br> Bienville 71008-9653<br>
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'''Mt. Lebon Historical Society'''<br> 517<br> Gibsland LA 71028<br>Telephone: 318-843-1998<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]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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== Websites  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/bienville-parish/ Bienville Parish, LA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103807602346008156796 Louisiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~labienvi/ Bienville Parish, LAGenWeb Project]
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Bienville|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/bienvill.htm Bienville Parish, Louisiana Archives], USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Bienville|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/BienvilleP/ Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/BienvilleP/ Bienville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/bienville/ Genealogy Trails: Bienville Parish, Louisiana]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Bienville-Parish.htm Bienville Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== Thanks to the Bienville Parish Wiki Contributors<br>  ==
 
== Thanks to the Bienville Parish Wiki Contributors<br>  ==

Latest revision as of 15:46, 17 July 2017

United States
Louisiana
Bienville Parish

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

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Bienville Parish, Louisiana
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Location in the state of Louisiana
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Founded March 14, 1848
County Seat Arcadia
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Address 100 Court House Drive
Arcadia, LA 71001
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Parish Information

Bienville Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1848 1810 1848 1848

Parish Courthouse

Bienville Parish Courthouse
300 Courthouse Square
PO Box 746
Arcadia, LA 71001
Phone: 318.263.2123

Parish Clerk has marriage , divorce,
probate and court records from 1848 .[2]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1848--Bienville Parish was created 14 March 1848 from Claiborne Parish.
    Parish seat: Arcadia [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

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

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Resources

African American

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Bienville, 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 Bienville 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 Bienville 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

Military

War of 1812
Civil War

Online Records

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

- 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Companies E and F
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bienville 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 Bienville 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.

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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.

Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Bienville Historical Society
Rt 1, Box 9
Bienville 71008-9653

Mt. Lebon Historical Society
517
Gibsland LA 71028
Telephone: 318-843-1998

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

Thanks to the Bienville Parish Wiki Contributors

Contributors are people who write and edit the pages for FamilySearch Wiki. Thanks to the following contributors for helping to build this page (in alpha order). Anyone is invited to be a contributor. Help grow the wiki and add content to this parish today!

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., Bienville 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).