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Guide to '''East Carroll 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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{{Click|Image:LA_ORP.png|Louisiana Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = East Carroll Parish
 
| county = East Carroll Parish
 
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| seat wl = Lake Providence
 
| seat wl = Lake Providence
 
| building image = LAEastCarrollcourthouse.jpg
 
| building image = LAEastCarrollcourthouse.jpg
| building address =400 First Street<br />Lake Providence, LA 71254<br />(318) 559-2388<br />[http://6jdc.com/BlankPage.html '''East Carroll Parish Sixth Judicial District Court Website''']
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| building address =400 First Street<br />Lake Providence, LA 71254<br />(318) 559-2388<br />[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/parishs/eastcarrolparish.htm '''East Carroll Parish Clerk of Court''']
 
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| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laeastca/ East Carroll Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laeastca/ East Carroll Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Record Dates  ====
  
''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[East_Carroll_Parish,_Louisiana|East Carroll Parish]]''  
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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 Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/eastcarrolparish.htm East Carroll Parish Courthouse]<br>400 1st Street<br>Lake Providence, LA 71254-2616<br>Phone: 318.559.2399&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, probate and land records
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/eastcarrolparish.htm East Carroll Parish Courthouse]<br>400 1st Street<br>Lake Providence, LA 71254-2616<br>Phone: 318.559.2399&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, probate and land records  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1877--'''East Carroll Parish was created 28 March 1877 from '''Carroll''' (Old) Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Lake Providence <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1877--'''East Carroll Parish was created 28 March 1877 from '''Carroll''' (Old) Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Lake Providence <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 Carroll 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  ====
  
*[[Chicot County, Arkansas|Chicot County, Arkansas]]  
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[[Image:Laeastcarroll.png|300px]]
*[[Issaquena County, Mississippi|Issaquena County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Madison Parish, Louisiana|Madison]]  
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*[[Chicot County, Arkansas Genealogy|Chicot County, Arkansas]]  
*[[Richland Parish, Louisiana|Richland]]  
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*[[Issaquena County, Mississippi Genealogy|Issaquena County, Mississippi]]  
*[[Warren County, Mississippi|Warren County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Madison Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Madison]]  
*[[Washington County, Mississippi|Washington County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Richland]]  
*[[West Carroll Parish, Louisiana|West Carroll]]
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*[[Warren County, Mississippi Genealogy|Warren County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Washington County, Mississippi Genealogy|Washington County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[West Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Carroll]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://blog.atlasfamily.org AtlasFamily.Org | The Blog] - Genealogy Resoures for those Researching East Carroll&nbsp;Parish, with special emphasis on African American records.
 
*[http://blog.atlasfamily.org AtlasFamily.Org | The Blog] - Genealogy Resoures for those Researching East Carroll&nbsp;Parish, with special emphasis on African American records.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastcarroll/slaves.html East Carroll Parish Slave Sales] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Biographies ====
  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastcarroll/biographies.html East Carroll Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/bios.htm Index to East Carroll Parish Biographies] (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|East Carroll}}
*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by county&nbsp;
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of East Carroll, 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=1126&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laeastca/cemetery.html LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/eastcarroll.htm Tombstone Project]  
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=18 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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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+EastCarroll+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=1126 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#/ Billion Graves]
  
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20East%20Carroll%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 East Carroll 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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| footnote=East Carroll 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>
 
| footnote=East Carroll 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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*[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://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/census.htm East Carroll Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1840''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laeastca/carrparishcen1840.txt East Carroll Parish 1840 Census, Head of Household] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1870''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laeastca/census.html Index to 1870 Census Sections, East Carroll Parish] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== 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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laeastca/churches.html East Carroll Parish Churches] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/court.htm East Carroll Parish Court Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/deeds.htm East Carroll Parish Deeds and 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://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/VisitMuseums/Pages/default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/history.htm East Carroll Parish History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
  
 
===== 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/eastcarroll/east_carroll_parish_pensioners.html East Carroll Pensioner on the Roll] (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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastcarroll/military_data.html Deposition of Charles Washington to a Special Examiner] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/state/military/wbts/units/31la-co-a.txt Roster of Company A, 31st Regiment Louisiana Infantry, Carroll Parish Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/military/cwar/ataylor.txt Pension Application of Amy A. Taylor (Mrs. Thomas A. Taylor)] (USGenWeb Archives)
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company D
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in East Carroll Parish.
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The following Civil War battle was fought in East Carroll Parish:
  
*June 29-30, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la014.htm Goodrich's Landing], also known as The Mounds or Lake Providence<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la014.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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*June 29-30, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la014.htm Goodrich's Landing], also known as The Mounds or Lake Providence<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la014.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>
  
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
  
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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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://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1940-1945''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastcarroll/east_carroll_parish_ww2_casualaties.html East Carroll Parish Army and Army Air Corps Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli25gmt.txt East Carroll Parish Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastcarroll/naturalization_records.html Abstracts of Naturalizations Carroll Parish, La.  Book A] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== 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://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastcarroll/news.html East Carroll Parish News] - various news items. (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/newspapers.html East Carroll Parish Newspaper Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=East-Carroll-LA-newspapers WorldCat]
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*[https://familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Catalog]
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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====Obituaries====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/obits.htm Index to East Carroll Parish Obituaries] (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://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/court.htm East Carroll Parish Court Records] (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://www.usgwarchives.net/la/eastcarroll/vitals.htm East Carroll Parish Vital Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1832-1858''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastcarroll/marriages.html East Carroll Parish Marriage Book 1832 - 1858 (Partial)] (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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=====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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*'''1833''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastcarroll/carrolldeaths.html Early Deaths of Carroll Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''Lake Providence Historical Society'''<br>1002 South Lake St.<br>Lake Providence, Louisiana 71254-2428<br><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/east-carroll-parish/ East Carroll 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/~laeastca/ East Carroll Parish, LAGenWeb Project]
*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+East+Carroll|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/ecarroll.htm East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]  
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+East+Carroll|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/East_CarrollP/ East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/East_CarrollP/ East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/eastcarroll/ East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/East-Carroll-Parish-Marriage-Records.htm East Carroll Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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United States
Louisiana
East Carroll Parish

Guide to East Carroll 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 Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting East Carroll Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 28, 1877
County Seat Lake Providence
Courthouse
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Address 400 First Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254
(318) 559-2388
East Carroll Parish Clerk of Court
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Parish Information

East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1832 1810 1832 1832

Parish Courthouse

East Carroll Parish Courthouse
400 1st Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254-2616
Phone: 318.559.2399 

Parish Clerk has marriage, probate and land records

History

Parent Parish

  • 1877--East Carroll Parish was created 28 March 1877 from Carroll (Old) Parish.
    Parish seat: Lake Providence [2]

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of East Carroll, 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 Carroll Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
190011,373
191011,6372.3%
192011,231−3.5%
193015,81540.8%
194019,02320.3%
195016,302−14.3%
196014,433−11.5%
197012,884−10.7%
198011,772−8.6%
19909,709−17.5%
20009,421−3.0%
20107,759−17.6%
East Carroll Parish Census Data[3]

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 East Carroll 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

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in East Carroll 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 Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), Company D
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in East Carroll Parish:

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

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

Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Lake Providence Historical Society
1002 South Lake St.
Lake Providence, Louisiana 71254-2428

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. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  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