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Guide to '''Jefferson 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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| county = Jefferson Parish
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| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://usgenwebsites.org/LAJefferson/ Jefferson Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>
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=== Parish Information ===
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==== Description ==== 
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The County was named for President Thomas Jefferson. The County has Gretna as its seat and the County was created February 11, 1825. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson, Louisiana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Parish,_Louisiana."</ref>
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==== Jefferson 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" | '''[[Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1825
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1825
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1825
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== 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>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Jefferson Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1825--'''Jefferson Parish was created 11 February 1825 from [[Orleans_Parish,_Louisiana|Orleans]] Parish. '''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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*'''1825--'''Jefferson Parish was created 11 February 1825 from [[Orleans Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Orleans]] Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Gretna <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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  ====
  
*[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana|Lafourche]]  
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*[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lafourche]]  
*[[Orleans Parish, Louisiana|Orleans]]  
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*[[Orleans Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Orleans]]  
*[[Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana|Plaquemines]]
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*[[Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Plaquemines]]  
*[[St. Charles Parish, Louisiana|St. Charles]]
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*[[St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Charles]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/AAGriots/ African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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==== Bible Records ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/jefferson/bible/maggiore.txt Family Bible of  Antonino Maggiore and Angelina Rando] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/jefferson/jeffbios.htm Index to Jefferson Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Jefferson}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Jefferson, 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://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://usgenwebsites.org/LAJefferson/ LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/jefferson/jeffcem.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/jefferson.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=26 Louisiana Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/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|784380|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jefferson+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/cemetery-browse/USA/Louisiana/Jefferson-Parish?id=county_1134 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Jefferson%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 Jefferson 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;
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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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*[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/jefferson/jeffcen.htm Index to Jefferson Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
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*'''1862-1991''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/jefferson/churches/salem.txt Salem Evangelical Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://louisiana.hometownlocator.com/features/historical,class,church.cfm Louisiana Historical Church Information]
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/jefferson/jeffdeeds.htm Index to Jefferson Parish Land Records] (USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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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/jefferson/jeffhist.htm Index to Jefferson Parish History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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{{LA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{LA Jefferson Parish}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
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*[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]
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=====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/jefferson/jefferson__parish_Pensioners.html Jefferson Parish 1883 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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=====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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/jefferson/military/koreawar.txt Jefferson Parish Korean War Casualties] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL
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*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/jefferson/jefferson__parish_news.html Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Newspaper Articles] (Genealogy Trails)
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Jefferson}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://www.jefferson.lib.la.us/obit/ObitSearch.asp Search the Jefferson Parish Library Obituary Database]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/jefferson/jeffobit.htm Index to Jefferson Parish Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://usgenwebsites.org/LAJefferson/obits.htm Index to Jefferson Parish Obituaries] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/jefferson/obits.html Jefferson Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== 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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'''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/jefferson/jeffcourt.htm Jefferson Parish Probate Court Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
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*'''1859''' [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/jefferson/jefferson_parish_tax_list.html Jefferson Parish Delinquent Tax List] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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] ~ where and how to order information.
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/jefferson/jeffvitals.htm Jefferson Parish Vital Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====Marriage=====
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/jefferson/death_notices.html Death Notices, Jefferson Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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'''Jefferson Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 961<br>Metairie 70004-0961<br><br>
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'''Jefferson Historical Society'''<br> 4014 Connecticut Ave.<br> Kenner LA 70065<br>E-mail:[mailto:president@jeffersonhistoricalsociety.com president@jeffersonhistoricalsociety.com]<br>[http://www.jeffersonhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Jefferson Parish Historical Commission'''<br>PO Box 113014<br> Metairie, Louisiana 70011-3014<br><br>
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'''Gretna Historical Society''' <br>209 Lafayette Street, Gretna, LA 70053<br>Telephone: 504-362-3854 <br><br>
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'''Jewish Genealogical Society Of New Orleans'''<br>PO Box 7811<br> Metairie, Louisiana 70010-7811<br>Telephone: 504-836-2720<br>FAX: 504-836-2722<br>E-mail:[mailto:jkarno@karnovsky.com jkarno@karnovsky.com]<br>[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsno/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Westbank Genealogical Society'''<br> 2751 Manhattan Blvd.<br> Harvey, LA 70058-6144<br>[https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WestBankGenealogySociety/info Website]<br><br>
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'''Westwego Historical Society and Museum'''<br> 502 Second St.<br> Westwego LA 70094<br>Telephone: 504-341-2544<br><br>
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'''Francaise Comite Louisiana'''<br>2717 Massachusetts<br> Metairie, LA 70003-5213
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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]
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*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[New Orleans Louisiana Family History Center]]
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== Websites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/jefferson-parish/ Jefferson 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+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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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 Archives]
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*[http://www.gretnala.com/ City of Gretna website]
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*[http://usgenwebsites.org/LAJefferson/ Jefferson Parish, LAGenWeb Project], part of the USGenWeb Project
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=FamilySearch 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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/jefferson/index.html Genealogy Trails, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Jefferson-Parish.htm Jefferson Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy}
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193010&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+Jefferson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 21:21, 27 September 2018

United States
Louisiana
Jefferson Parish

Guide to Jefferson Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and 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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Location in the state of Louisiana
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Facts
Founded February 11, 1825
County Seat Gretna
Courthouse
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Parish Information

Description

The County was named for President Thomas Jefferson. The County has Gretna as its seat and the County was created February 11, 1825. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[1]

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1825 1810 1825 1825

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.[3]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1825--Jefferson Parish was created 11 February 1825 from Orleans Parish.
    Parish seat: Gretna [4]

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

Resources

African American

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Jefferson, 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 Jefferson Parish 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[5]

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.

Maps

Tangipahoa ParishSt. Tammany ParishOrleans ParishPlaquemines ParishLafourche ParishSt. Charles ParishSt. John the Baptist ParishLA JEFFERSON.PNG
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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military

Louisiana Military History Online

Civil War

Online Records

World War I
World War II
Korean War

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

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.

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.

Online Records

Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Jefferson Genealogical Society
PO Box 961
Metairie 70004-0961

Jefferson Historical Society
4014 Connecticut Ave.
Kenner LA 70065
E-mail:president@jeffersonhistoricalsociety.com
Website

Jefferson Parish Historical Commission
PO Box 113014
Metairie, Louisiana 70011-3014

Gretna Historical Society
209 Lafayette Street, Gretna, LA 70053
Telephone: 504-362-3854

Jewish Genealogical Society Of New Orleans
PO Box 7811
Metairie, Louisiana 70010-7811
Telephone: 504-836-2720
FAX: 504-836-2722
E-mail:jkarno@karnovsky.com
Website

Westbank Genealogical Society
2751 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058-6144
Website

Westwego Historical Society and Museum
502 Second St.
Westwego LA 70094
Telephone: 504-341-2544

Francaise Comite Louisiana
2717 Massachusetts
Metairie, LA 70003-5213


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. Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson, Louisiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Parish,_Louisiana."
  2. 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
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Jefferson Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. 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.