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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[East_Baton_Rouge_Parish,_Louisiana|East Baton Rouge Parish]]''
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Guide to '''East Baton Rouge 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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=== Parish Information  ===
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==== East Baton Rouge 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" | '''[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.ebrclerkofcourt.org/ East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse]<br>222 St Louis Street<br>Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5817<br>Phone: 225.383.0378<br>  
 
[http://www.ebrclerkofcourt.org/ East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse]<br>222 St Louis Street<br>Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5817<br>Phone: 225.383.0378<br>  
  
Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1840, divorce, <br>probate, court and land records from 1782<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana p 290 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1840, divorce, <br>probate, court and land records from 1782<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana p 290 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1810--'''East Baton Rouge Parish was created 22 December 1810 from&nbsp;Feliciana (Old)&nbsp;Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Baton Rouge <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1810--'''East Baton Rouge Parish was created 22 December 1810 from&nbsp;Feliciana (Old)&nbsp;Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Baton Rouge <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 East Baton Rouge 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  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana|Ascension]]  
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[[Image:Laeastbatonrouge.png|300px]]
*[[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana|East Feliciana]]  
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*[[Iberville Parish, Louisiana|Iberville]]  
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*[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ascension]]  
*[[Livingston Parish, Louisiana|Livingston]]  
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*[[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Feliciana]]  
*[[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana|St. Helena]]  
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*[[Iberville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Iberville]]  
*[[West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana|West Baton Rouge]]  
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*[[Livingston Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Livingston]]  
*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana|West Feliciana]]
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*[[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Helena]]  
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*[[West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Baton Rouge]]  
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*[[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Feliciana]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Laeastbatonrouge.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
  
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==== Bible Records ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-bible.htm East Baton Rouge Parish Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-bio.htm Index to East Baton Rouge Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/cems/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries at East Baton Rouge Par]. LAGenWeb Project
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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|East Baton Rouge}}
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-cem.htm LA, Tanscription Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial records and photos&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project, E. Baton Rouge Par.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/eastbatrou.htm Interment.net] ~&nbsp;E. Baton Rouge Par.  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Listing by&nbsp;parish
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1125 FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Cemetery records of E. Baton Rouge Par.<br>{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of East Baton Rouge, 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=1125&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/cems/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-cem.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/eastbatonrouge.htm Tombstone Project]  
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=17 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|600880|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+EastBatonRouge+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=1125 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=East%20Baton%20Rouge#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20East%20BR%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 East Baton Rouge 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  ====
 
 
{{USCensusPop
 
{{USCensusPop
 
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*[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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastbatonrouge/censusindex.html East Baton Rouge Parish Census Transcriptions] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-census.htm East Baton Rouge Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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{{LA Church Intro}}
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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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-church.htm Church Records of East Baton Rouge Parish] (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== Catholic  =====
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'''Diocese of Baton Rouge'''
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''Baptism''
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*'''1707-1769''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1707-1769. Batch {{IGI|C584305}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/c2/Igilouisiana.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1770-1803''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1770-1803. Batch {{IGI|C584301}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1804-1819''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1804-1819. Batch {{IGI|C584302}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1820-1829''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1820-1829. Batch {{IGI|C584303}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1830-1839''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1830-1839. Batch {{IGI|C584304}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1840-1847''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1840-1847. Batch {{IGI|C584306}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1848-1852''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1848-1852. Batch {{IGI|C584307}} at FamilySearch - free.
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''Marriage''
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*'''1707-1769''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1707-1769. Batch {{IGI|M584305}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1770-1803''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1770-1803. Batch {{IGI|M584301}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1804-1819''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1804-1819. Batch {{IGI|M584302}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1820-1829''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1820-1829. Batch {{IGI|M584303}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1830-1839''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1830-1839. Batch {{IGI|M584304}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1830-1839''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1830-1839. Batch {{IGI|M584308}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1840-1847''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1840-1847. Batch {{IGI|M584306}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1848-1852''' - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1848-1852. Batch {{IGI|M584307}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-court.htm Court Records from East Baton Rouge Parish] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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{{LA History}}
[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
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*[http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/VisitMuseums/Pages/default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-history.htm East Baton Rouge Parish History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/maps/maps.htm Maps of Louisiana and East Baton Rouge Parish], LAGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/maps/maps.htm Maps of Louisiana and East Baton Rouge Parish], LAGenWeb Project  
 
*[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.archives.gov/research/arc/topics/gallery-military.html NARA: Historical Military Documents]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Wars Timeline of American Wars and Campaigns]
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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://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/lives.html They Gave their Lives, Women in the Military]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-military.htm East Baton Rouge Parish Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/military.htm Military Records], LAGenWeb Project
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'''''...'''transcribed for the East Baton Rouge Par, LAGenWeb Project''
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#[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/military/heroes-ebr.htm Heroes of East Baton Rouge Par.]
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#[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/military/vietnam-casualties.htm Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War]
  
 
===== 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/eastbatonrouge/1883_Pensioner_;list_east_baton_rouge.html East Baton Rouge Parish Pensioners List] (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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:- [[11th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)]]
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in East Baton Rouge Parish. &nbsp;
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The following Civil War battles were fought in East Baton Rouge Parish:
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*August 5, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la003.htm Baton Rouge], also known as Magnolia Cemetery<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la003.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>
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*May 21, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la009.htm Plains Store], also known as Springfield Road<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la009.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>
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*May 21-July 9, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la010.htm Port Hudson]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la010.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
  
*August 5, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la003.htm Baton Rouge], also known as Magnolia Cemetery<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la003.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August, 2012)</ref>
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=====World War I=====
*May 21, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la009.htm Plains Store], also known as Springfield Road<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la009.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*May 21-July 9, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la010.htm Port Hudson]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la010.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
 
  
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.<br>
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*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2489920|Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/military.htm Military Records], LAGenWeb Project
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=====World War II=====
  
'''''...'''transcribed for the East Baton Rouge Par, LAGenWeb Project''
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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
  
#Heroes of East Baton Rouge Par.  
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=====Korean War=====
#Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/military/korean/korean.txt Louisiana's Korean War POW's, MIA's & KIA's by Parish] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/topics/gallery-military.html NARA: Historical Military Documents]
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=====Vietnam War=====
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_Wars Timeline of American Wars and Campaigns]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/military/vietnam-casualties.htm Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War, East Baton Rouge Parish] (LAGenWeb Project)
*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
 
*[http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/lives.html They Gave their Lives, Women in the Military]
 
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[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
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-newspapers.htm East Baton Rouge Parish Newspaper Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|East+Baton+Rouge}}
  
==== {{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br>  ====
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastbatonrouge/East_%20Baton_%20Rouge_%20obits.html East Baton Rouge Parish Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-obits1.htm Abstracted Obits from the ''Baton Rouge Advocate'' by Year] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-obits2.htm Index to East Baton Rouge Obituary Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Photographs  ====
 
==== Photographs  ====
  
[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/photos-ebr.htm Photos of E. Baton Rouge Par], LAGenWeb Project  
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/photos-ebr.htm Photos of E. Baton Rouge Par], LAGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-alb.htm East Baton Rouge Photo Records] (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 $
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastbatonrouge/east_baton_rouge_1850_births.html East Baton Rouge Court Records] (includes probate records). (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/vitals.htm Vital Records of E. Baton Rouge Par]., LAGenWeb Project  
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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://theusgenweb.org/la/ebr/vitals.htm Vital Records of E. Baton Rouge Parish] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastbatonrouge/ebtr-vitals.htm East Baton Rouge Vital Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://statearchives.us/public/louisiana.htm Louisiana Public Record Search]
  
...transcribed for the East Baton Rouge Par, LAGenWeb Project
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=====Birth=====
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*[http://birth-certificates.net/louisiana.htm Louisiana Birth Certificates]
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*'''1850''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastbatonrouge/east_baton_rouge_1850_births.html East Baton Rouge Births] (Genealogy Trails)
  
#Executions, 1776-1950
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1815-1869''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastbatonrouge/freedman_marriages.html East Baton Rouge Parish Freedman's Bureau Marriages] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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*'''1847-1853''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastbatonrouge/east_baton_rouge__marriages.html East Baton Rouge Parish Marriages 1847-1853] (Genealogy Trails)
  
[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.&nbsp;
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=====Death=====
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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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*[http://statearchives.us/public/louisiana.htm Louisiana Death Records]  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi Social Security Death Index]
  
[http://statearchives.us/public/louisiana.htm Louisiana Public Record Search]
 
  
[http://birth-certificates.net/louisiana.htm Louisiana Birth Certificates]
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Researchers may obtain any of the following vital records by visiting the Louisiana State Archives Research Library or may request the records by mail. The Archives maintains the following: <br>Orleans Parish birth records for 1819-1907 (births over 100 years ago)*<br>(Index for 1790-1818, but no records) <br>Orleans Parish marriage records for 1870-1957 (marriages over 50 years ago)**<br>(Index for 1831-1869, but no records.) <br>Orleans Parish death records for 1819-1957 (deaths over 50 years ago)*<br>(Index for 1804-1818) <br>Statewide death records for 1911-1957 (deaths over 50 years ago)* <br>They also have passenger manifests for the Port of New Orleans, military service records, Confederate Pension Applications, and records from the State Land Office to name a few.  
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Be sure to read the fee schedule.<br>
  
[http://statearchives.us/public/louisiana.htm Louisiana Death Records]
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi Social Security Death Index]  
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'''Baton Rouge Genealogical & Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 80565<br>Baton Rouge 70809-0565<br>[http://groupspaces.com/brghs/ Website]<br><br>
  
Researchers may obtain any of the following vital records by visiting the Louisiana State Archives Research Library or may request the records by mail. The Archives maintains the following: <br>Orleans Parish birth records for 1819-1907 (births over 100 years ago)*<br>(Index for 1790-1818, but no records) <br>Orleans Parish marriage records for 1870-1957 (marriages over 50 years ago)**<br>(Index for 1831-1869, but no records.) <br>Orleans Parish death records for 1819-1957 (deaths over 50 years ago)*<br>(Index for 1804-1818) <br>Statewide death records for 1911-1957 (deaths over 50 years ago)* <br>They also have passenger manifests for the Port of New Orleans, military service records, Confederate Pension Applications, and records from the State Land Office to name a few.
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'''Baker Heritage Museum'''<br> 1606 Main St<br>PO Box 707<br> Baker, LA 70704<br>Telephone:  225-774-1776<br><br>
  
Be sure to read the fee schedule.<br>  
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'''Los Islenos De Galvez Heritage And Cultural Society'''<br> 7437 Meadowbrook Ave<br>Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810-2014<br>Telephone: 504-676-3081 or 504-277-4681<br>E-mail:[mailto:losislenos2011@gmail.com losislenos2011@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.losislenos.org/history.html Website]<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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]
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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*[http://louisianahistoricalsociety.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Baton Rouge Louisiana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Baton Rouge Louisiana Family History Center]]
  
== 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/east-baton-rouge-parish/ East Baton Rouge 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+East+Baton+Rouge|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/e-baton.htm East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+East+Baton+Rouge|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/East_Baton_RougeP/ East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/East_Baton_RougeP/ East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastbatonrouge/ East Baton Rouge Parish Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/East-Baton-Rouge-Parish.htm East Baton Rouge Parish Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:13, 3 October 2017

United States
Louisiana
East Baton Rouge Parish

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

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East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting East Baton Rouge Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 22, 1810
County Seat Baton Rouge
Courthouse
LAEastBatonRougecourthouse.jpg
Website: ebrclerkofcourt.org
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Parish Information

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1840 1810 1850 1850

Parish Courthouse

East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse
222 St Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5817
Phone: 225.383.0378

Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1840, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1782[2]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1810--East Baton Rouge Parish was created 22 December 1810 from Feliciana (Old) Parish.
    Parish seat: Baton Rouge [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.

Populated Places

Cities and Towns, LAGenWeb Project

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Laeastbatonrouge.png

Resources

African American

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of East Baton Rouge, 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 Baton Rouge Parish cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190031,153
191034,58011.0%
192044,51328.7%
193068,20853.2%
194088,41529.6%
1950158,23679.0%
1960230,05845.4%
1970285,16724.0%
1980366,19128.4%
1990380,1053.8%
2000412,8528.6%
2010440,1716.6%
East Baton Rouge Parish Census Data[4]

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.

Catholic

Diocese of Baton Rouge

Baptism

  • 1707-1769 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1707-1769. Batch C584305 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1770-1803 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1770-1803. Batch C584301 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1804-1819 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1804-1819. Batch C584302 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1820-1829 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1820-1829. Batch C584303 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1830-1839 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1830-1839. Batch C584304 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1840-1847 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1840-1847. Batch C584306 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1848-1852 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Baptism Index 1848-1852. Batch C584307 at FamilySearch - free.

Marriage

  • 1707-1769 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1707-1769. Batch M584305 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1770-1803 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1770-1803. Batch M584301 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1804-1819 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1804-1819. Batch M584302 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1820-1829 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1820-1829. Batch M584303 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1830-1839 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1830-1839. Batch M584304 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1830-1839 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1830-1839. Batch M584308 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1840-1847 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1840-1847. Batch M584306 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1848-1852 - Diocese of Baton Rouge Marriage Index 1848-1852. Batch M584307 at FamilySearch - free.

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 East Baton Rouge 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

...transcribed for the East Baton Rouge Par, LAGenWeb Project

  1. Heroes of East Baton Rouge Par.
  2. Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in East Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 11th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate)
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in East Baton Rouge Parish:

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

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Photographs

Probate

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

Birth
Marriage
Death


Researchers may obtain any of the following vital records by visiting the Louisiana State Archives Research Library or may request the records by mail. The Archives maintains the following:
Orleans Parish birth records for 1819-1907 (births over 100 years ago)*
(Index for 1790-1818, but no records)
Orleans Parish marriage records for 1870-1957 (marriages over 50 years ago)**
(Index for 1831-1869, but no records.)
Orleans Parish death records for 1819-1957 (deaths over 50 years ago)*
(Index for 1804-1818)
Statewide death records for 1911-1957 (deaths over 50 years ago)*
They also have passenger manifests for the Port of New Orleans, military service records, Confederate Pension Applications, and records from the State Land Office to name a few.

Be sure to read the fee schedule.

Societies and Libraries

Baton Rouge Genealogical & Historical Society
PO Box 80565
Baton Rouge 70809-0565
Website

Baker Heritage Museum
1606 Main St
PO Box 707
Baker, LA 70704
Telephone: 225-774-1776

Los Islenos De Galvez Heritage And Cultural Society
7437 Meadowbrook Ave
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810-2014
Telephone: 504-676-3081 or 504-277-4681
E-mail:losislenos2011@gmail.com
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. East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana p 290 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/c2/Igilouisiana.pdf.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State