Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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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
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Map of Louisiana highlighting Jefferson Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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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

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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

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

Vital 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.