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{{Louisiana-stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Louisiana|Louisiana]] > DeSoto Parish'' {{Adoption LAGenWeb|Add '''custom''' text}}
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[DeSoto_Parish,_Louisiana|DeSoto Parish]]''  
  
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Guide to '''DeSoto Parish Louisiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
This page maintained by Jane Sanford Keppler  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = DeSoto Parish
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| custom_text = <center>Jane Sanford Keppler<br>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/homepage.htm DeSoto Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = La-desoto.png
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| state = Louisiana
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| founded year = 1843
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| founded date = April 1
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| seat wl = Mansfield
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.desotoparishclerk.org/ DeSoto Parish Courthouse]<br>Parish Courthouse<br>Mansfield, LA 71052<br>Phone: 318.872.3110&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage and land records <br>from 1843, divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. DeSoto Parish, Louisiana p 290 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Parish Courthouse  ====
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[[Image:LADesoto1courthouse.jpg|thumb|left|300px|LADesoto1courthouse.jpg]]<br>[[Image:LADeSotocourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|300px|LADeSotocourthouse.jpg]]
  
== History ==
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=== Quick Facts ===
  
 
*Named for Hernando deSoto (small "d"), the Spaniard who explored the future southeastern United States, discovered and named the Mississippi River.  
 
*Named for Hernando deSoto (small "d"), the Spaniard who explored the future southeastern United States, discovered and named the Mississippi River.  
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1843--'''DeSoto Parish was created 1 April 1843 from [[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana|Natchitoches]] and [[Caddo Parish, Louisiana|Caddo]] Parishes. '''Parish seat:''' Mansfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1 April 1843:''' DeSoto Parish was created from [[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana|Natchitoches]] and [[Caddo Parish, Louisiana|Caddo]] Parishes.<br>'''Parish seat:''' Mansfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
*Eastern part of the parish was set off 2 March 1871 to form Red River Parish
 
*Eastern part of the parish was set off 2 March 1871 to form Red River Parish
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*See an interactive map of DeSoto Parish [http://www.n2genealogy.com/louisiana/la-maps.html boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[[Shelby County, Texas|Shelby County, Texas]]
 
*[[Shelby County, Texas|Shelby County, Texas]]
  
== Resources http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/homepage.htm  ==
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== Resources ==
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[[Image:Ladesoto.png|thumb|right|400px|Ladesoto.png]]
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/cemeteries.htm DeSoto Parish LA. Cemeteries] - [[LAGenWeb]]
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*[http://riverjournal.com/vivvo/pvt/2005-desoto_parish_cemetery_transcriptions.html Click here to check out Trish Cannon website for cemetery lists.]
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*[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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*[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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==== Census ====
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| 1900= 25063
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| 1910= 27689
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| 1920= 29376
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| 1930= 31016
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| 1940= 31803
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| 1950= 24398
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| 1960= 24248
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| 1970= 22764
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| 1980= 25727
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| 1990= 25346
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| 2000= 25494
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| estimate= 26390
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| estyear= 2006
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| estref=<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22031.html|title=De Soto Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
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| footnote=De Soto Parish Census Data<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt|title=Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
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}}
  
==== Cemeteries&nbsp; [http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/cemeteries.htm http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/cemeteries.htm] ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]
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*[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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps&nbsp; [http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/range_township_map.htm http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/range_township_map.htm]  ====
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[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
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==== Maps ====
  
==== Military[http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/military_links.htm http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/military_links.htm] ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
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==== Military ====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in DeSoto Parish. &nbsp;
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*April 8, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la018.htm Mansfield], also known as Sabine Cross-Roads or Pleasant Grove<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la018.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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*April 9, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la019.htm Pleasant Hill]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la019.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
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[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL
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*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
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{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records&nbsp; [http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/vital.htm http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/vital.htm]  ====
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==== Vital Records ====
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[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Societies and Libraries http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/resources.htm ==
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*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
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*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{RAOGKlibrary}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192984&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+DeSoto&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for DeSoto Parish.  
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*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+DeSoto|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for DeSoto Parish.  
 
*[http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/homepage.htm The DeSoto Parish LAGenWeb Project], an member of [[LAGenWeb|The LAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/homepage.htm The DeSoto Parish LAGenWeb Project], an member of [[LAGenWeb|The LAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/De_SotoP/ DeSoto Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/De_SotoP/ DeSoto Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 17:36, 13 March 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Louisiana  Gotoarrow.png  DeSoto Parish

Guide to DeSoto Parish Louisiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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DeSoto Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting DeSoto Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1843
County Seat Mansfield
Courthouse
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Parish Courthouse

DeSoto Parish Courthouse
Parish Courthouse
Mansfield, LA 71052
Phone: 318.872.3110 

Parish Clerk has marriage and land records
from 1843, divorce, probate and court records. [1]


Parish Courthouse

LADesoto1courthouse.jpg

LADeSotocourthouse.jpg

Quick Facts

  • Named for Hernando deSoto (small "d"), the Spaniard who explored the future southeastern United States, discovered and named the Mississippi River.
  • The first Parish courthouse was a log house.

Parent Parish

  • 1 April 1843: DeSoto Parish was created from Natchitoches and Caddo Parishes.
    Parish seat: Mansfield [1]

Boundary Changes

  • Eastern part of the parish was set off 2 March 1871 to form Red River Parish
  • See an interactive map of DeSoto Parish boundary changes. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • City: Mansfield
  • Towns: Keachi . Logansport . Stonewall
  • Villages: Grand Cane . Longstreet . South Mansfield . Stanley

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

Ladesoto.png

African American

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Census

Census Pop.
190025,063
191027,68910.5%
192029,3766.1%
193031,0165.6%
194031,8032.5%
195024,398−23.3%
196024,248−0.6%
197022,764−6.1%
198025,72713.0%
199025,346−1.5%
200025,4940.6%
Est. 200626,390[2]3.5%
De Soto Parish Census Data[3]

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Louisiana Museums

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in DeSoto Parish.  

Map showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.

Louisiana Military History Online

Newspapers

  





Probate

Louisiana Probate Records  ~  information on.

Taxation

Vital Records

Louisiana Records and Statistics Information  ~ where and how to order information.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

 

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. DeSoto Parish, Louisiana p 290 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content
  2. United States Census Bureau. "De Soto Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22031.html. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  3. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
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