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Jefferson Parish; 200 Derbigny St; Gretna, LA 70053; Ph. 504.364.2800 Details:  (Par Clk has m rec from 1863, div, pro & ct rec from 1825 & land rec from 1827)
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Louisiana]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Jefferson_Parish,_Louisiana|Jefferson Parish]]''
  
[[Category:Jefferson Parish, Louisiana]]
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Guide to '''Jefferson Parish Louisiana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{LADC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Jefferson Parish
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| adoption_sign = Adoption LAGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lajeffer/index.htm Jefferson Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = La-jefferson.png
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| state = Louisiana
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| state_map = Louisiana.png
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| founded year = 1825
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| founded date = February 11
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| seat wl = Gretna
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}}
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.jeffparish.net/ Jefferson Parish Courthouse]<br>200 Derbigny Street<br>Gretna, LA 70053<br>Phone: 504.364.2800&nbsp;<br><br>Parish&nbsp;Clerk has marriage records from 1863, divorce, probate, and court records from 1825 and land records from 1827.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Jefferson Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== History  ==
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<div style="width: 147%; float: left">
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==== Parent Parish  ====
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*'''1825--'''Jefferson Parish was created 11 February 1825 from [[Orleans Parish, Louisiana|Orleans]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Gretna <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Jefferson Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes].
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
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*[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana|Lafourche]]
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*[[Orleans Parish, Louisiana|Orleans]]
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*[[Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana|Plaquemines]]
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*[[St. Charles Parish, Louisiana|St. Charles]]
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== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Lajefferson.png|thumb|right|400px|Lajefferson.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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==== Cemeteries  ====
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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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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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<br><br><br><br>
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1900=15321
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| 1910=18247
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| 1920=21563
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| 1930=40032
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| 1940=50427
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| 1950=103873
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| 1960=208769
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| 1970=337568
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| 1980=454592
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| 1990=448306
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| 2000=455466
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| 2010=432552
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| footnote=Jefferson 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=2007-06-12}}</ref>
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}} <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
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==== Church  ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
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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
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land ====
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{{LA Land}}
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==== Local Histories  ====
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{{LA History}}
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[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
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==== Maps  ====
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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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[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
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==== 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;
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*[http://www.jefferson.lib.la.us/obit/ObitSearch.asp Jefferson Parish Obituaries]
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Jefferson}}
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==== Probate  ====
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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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==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
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{{LA Vital Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{LA Vital Intro}}
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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  ==
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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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{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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<br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[New Orleans Louisiana Family History Center]]
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.jeffparish.net/ Jefferson Parish website]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/jefferso.htm Jefferson Parish - USGenWeb]
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*[http://www.gretnala.com/ City of Gretna website]
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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+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/JeffersonP/ Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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<references />
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{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}
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Revision as of 17:26, 6 August 2013

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

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Jefferson Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 11, 1825
County Seat Gretna
Courthouse
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Parish Courthouse

Jefferson Parish Courthouse
200 Derbigny Street
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: 504.364.2800 

Parish Clerk has marriage records from 1863, divorce, probate, and court records from 1825 and land records from 1827.[1]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1825--Jefferson Parish was created 11 February 1825 from Orleans Parish.
    Parish seat: Gretna [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Jefferson Parish boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

Lajefferson.png

African American


Cemeteries





Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190015,321
191018,24719.1%
192021,56318.2%
193040,03285.7%
194050,42726.0%
1950103,873106.0%
1960208,769101.0%
1970337,56861.7%
1980454,59234.7%
1990448,306−1.4%
2000455,4661.6%
2010432,552−5.0%
Jefferson Parish Census Data[2]

















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 Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Louisiana Local Histories. Louisiana Museums

Maps

Military

Louisiana Military History Online

Newspapers

  

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

Probate

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

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 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.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Louisiana statewide registration of birth and death records began in 1911. Births and deaths are kept by the Louisiana Vital Records Registry. Marriages were recorded by each parish, and the records are at the parish clerk of court office. See also How to order Louisiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Louisiana Vital Records for more information on getting Louisiana records.

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

Societies and Libraries

 


Family History Centers

Websites


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Jefferson Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content
  2. 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.