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| county = Richland Parish
 
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| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~larichla/home.html Richland Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
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=== Parish Information ===
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===Parish Information===
  
==== Richland Parish, Louisiana Record Dates  ====
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====Description====
  
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The County was named for the Rich fertile land. The County has Rayville as its seat and the County was created September 29, 1868. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Richland Parish," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland_Parish,_Louisiana."</ref>
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====Richland 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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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Richland Parish, Louisiana. Page 289-293 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 267-268.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
|-
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1869
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1869
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1869
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1869
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1700s
 
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1914. General compliance year unknown. (website says 1918 births; 1911 deaths)</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
 
 
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|}
  
== Parish Courthouse ==
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==Parish Courthouse==
 
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/richlandparish.htm Richland Parish Courthouse]<br>108 Courthouse Square; PO Box 119;<br>Rayvillle, LA 71269<br>Phone: 318.728.4171 <br>  
 
[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/richlandparish.htm Richland Parish Courthouse]<br>108 Courthouse Square; PO Box 119;<br>Rayvillle, LA 71269<br>Phone: 318.728.4171 <br>  
  
Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court and land records from 1869.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Richland Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1869.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Richland Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
== History ==
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==History==
  
 
Richland parish was organized by an act of the state legislature in 1868, out of Ouachita, Franklin, Carroll and Morehouse parishes.  
 
Richland parish was organized by an act of the state legislature in 1868, out of Ouachita, Franklin, Carroll and Morehouse parishes.  
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The first newspaper published in Richland parish was the "Richland Beacon," established at Rayville about 1869 by Thomas J. Mangham. The first sheriff and clerk of the parish was&nbsp;A.J. Lidell and J. Newt Pitts, respectively.  
 
The first newspaper published in Richland parish was the "Richland Beacon," established at Rayville about 1869 by Thomas J. Mangham. The first sheriff and clerk of the parish was&nbsp;A.J. Lidell and J. Newt Pitts, respectively.  
  
==== Parent Parish ====
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====Parent Parish====
  
*'''1868--'''Richland Parish was created 29 September 1868 from [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]], Carroll (Old), [[Franklin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Franklin]], and [[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse ]]Parishes.<br>'''Parish seat:''' Rayville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1868--'''Richland Parish was created 29 September 1868 from [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]], Carroll (Old), [[Franklin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Franklin]], and [[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse]] Parishes.<br>'''Parish seat:''' Rayville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
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.  
 
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 ====
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====Record Loss====
  
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==Places / Localities==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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====Populated Places====
  
*Alto, LA  
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*Alto, LA
*Archibald, LA<br>  
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*Archibald, LA<br>Delhi, LA
*Delhi, LA  
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*Dunn, LA
*Dunn, LA  
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*Holly Ridge, LA
*Holly Ridge, LA  
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*Mangham, LA
*Mangham, LA  
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*Rayville, LA
*Rayville, LA  
 
 
*Start, LA
 
*Start, LA
  
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties ====
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====Neighboring Parishes or Counties====
  
[[Image:Larichland.png|300px]]
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*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caldwell]]
 
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*[[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Carroll]]
*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caldwell]]  
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*[[Franklin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Franklin]]
*[[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|East Carroll]]  
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*[[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse]]
*[[Franklin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Franklin]]  
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*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]]
*[[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse]]  
 
*[[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ouachita]]  
 
 
*[[West Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Carroll]]
 
*[[West Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|West Carroll]]
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
  
==== African American ====
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====African American====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries], listing by county
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*[https://richlandroots.com/category/general-topics/african-american/ Richland Parish African American History] - RichlandRoots.com
  
 
====Bible Records====
 
====Bible Records====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/biblerecords.HTM Richland Parish Family Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/biblerecords.HTM Richland Parish Family Bible Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
====Biographies====
 
====Biographies====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/biographies.htm Index to Richland Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/biographies.htm Index to Richland Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/families.htm Richland Parish Local Family Histories] (USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/families.htm Richland Parish Local Family Histories] (USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/early_settlers.html Early Settlers of Richland Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/early_settlers.html Early Settlers of Richland Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[https://richlandroots.com/category/general-topics/richland-pioneers/ Pioneers of Richland Parish] (RichlandRoots)
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
  
 
{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Richland}}
 
{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Richland}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Richland, Louisiana''' online and in print</center>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''Cemeteries of Richland, 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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| 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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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
  
 
*[http://www.lagenweb.org/richland/cemeteries/index.html LAGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.lagenweb.org/richland/cemeteries/index.html LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/richland.htm Tombstone Project]  
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/richland.htm Tombstone Project]
  
 
*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=42 Louisiana Gravestones]
 
*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=42 Louisiana Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[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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| 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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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |
  
 
*{{FHL|867869|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|867869|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the Parish'''</center>
 
| 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/Richland-Parish?id=county_1150 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Louisiana/Richland-Parish?id=county_1150 Findagrave.com]
  
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Richland%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
 
  
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
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*[https://richlandroots.com/category/historic-landmarks/cemeteries/ Richland Parish Cemeteries, by Community] (RichlandRoots)
 
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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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>See '''[[Louisiana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/LA/index.htm Interment.net] Louisiana cemetery records by Parish.
 
*[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], listing by county
  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp;~ listing by county&nbsp;
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====Census====
 
 
==== Census ====
 
  
 
{{USCensusPop
 
{{USCensusPop
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| footnote=Richland 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=Richland 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://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/census.html Richland Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/census.html Richland Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images] (USGenWeb Census Images Project)
  
==== Church ====
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====Church====
  
 
{{LA Church Intro}}  
 
{{LA Church Intro}}  
  
*[http://www.delhipres.com/ Delhi Presbyterian Church, Delhi, LA]  
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*[http://www.delhipres.com/ Delhi Presbyterian Church, Delhi, LA]
*[http://www.delhifbc.com First Baptist Church, Delhi, LA]  
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*[http://www.delhifbc.com First Baptist Church, Delhi, LA]
*[http://www.fbcrayville.org/ First Baptist Church, Rayville, LA]  
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*[http://www.fbcrayville.org/ First Baptist Church, Rayville, LA]
*[http://www.manghambaptist.org Mangham Baptist Church, Mangham, LA]  
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*[http://www.manghambaptist.org Mangham Baptist Church, Mangham, LA]
*[http://www.startbaptistchurch.com/ Start Baptist Church, Start, LA]  
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*[http://www.startbaptistchurch.com/ Start Baptist Church, Start, LA]
 
*[http://louisiana.hometownlocator.com/features/historical,class,church.cfm Louisiana Historical Church Information]
 
*[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
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana], by city (Church Angel)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/churchrec.htm Richland Parish Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/churchrec.htm Richland Parish Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://richlandroots.com/category/historic-landmarks/churches/ Historical Churches of Richland Parish] (RichlandRoots)
  
==== Court ====
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====Court====
  
==== Land ====
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====Land====
  
 
{{LA Land}}
 
{{LA Land}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/deeds.html Richland Parish Deed Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/deeds.html Richland Parish Deed Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://wwwslodms.doa.la.gov/ Old Land Surveys & Records] (LA Division of Administration)
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
 
{{LA History}}  
 
{{LA History}}  
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*[http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/VisitMuseums/Pages/default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
 
*[http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/VisitMuseums/Pages/default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/history.htm Richland Parish History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/history.htm Richland Parish History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://richlandroots.com/ RichlandRoots]
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====Maps====
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{{LA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{LA Richland Parish}}}}
  
==== Maps ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
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*[https://richlandroots.com/category/resources/maps/ RichlandRoots Map Collection] (RichlandRoots.com)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection] (USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
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====Military====
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
 
  
==== Military  ====
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/military.html Richland Parish Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/military.html Richland Parish Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
 
*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
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*[https://richlandroots.com/category/general-topics/veterans/ RichlandRoots Veterans Collection]
  
 
=====Civil War=====
 
=====Civil War=====
  
 
'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
*'''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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*'''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
 
*'''1898-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1898-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*[https://richlandroots.com/known-confederate-burials-in-richland-parish/ Known Confederate Burials in Richland Parish] at RichlandRoots
  
 
=====World War I=====
 
=====World War I=====
  
 
*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2489920|Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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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*[https://richlandroots.com/category/general-topics/veterans/wwi/ Richland Parish Letters, Newspapers Accounts From World War 1] at RichlandRoots
  
 
=====World War II=====
 
=====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
 
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1916286|Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/world_war_ii__honor_list_of_dead.html Honor List of Dead and Missing Army & Army Air Forces Personnel, Richland Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/world_war_ii__honor_list_of_dead.html Honor List of Dead and Missing Army & Army Air Forces Personnel, Richland Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[https://richlandroots.com/category/general-topics/veterans/wwii/ Richland Parish Letters Homes, Newspaper Clips from WWII] (RichlandRoots)
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
*[http://www.richlandtoday.com/ Richland Beacon News, Rayville, LA]  
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*[http://www.richlandtoday.com/ Richland Beacon News, Rayville, LA]
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List], listing by name/parish (USNPL)
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
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*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper] listing (Newslink)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/newspaperarticles.htm Richland Parish Newspaper Articles] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/newspaperarticles.htm Richland Parish Newspaper Articles] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://richlandroots.com/category/resources/old-news-clips/ Old Newspaper Clips from Richland Parish] (RichlandRoots)
  
 
{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Richland}}
 
{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Richland}}
  
==== Obituaries ====
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====Obituaries====
*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/obituaries_of_richland.html Obituaries of Richland Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/obits.html Obituaries of Richland Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/obituariesindex.HTM Index to Richland Parish Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/obituariesindex.HTM Index to Richland Parish Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://richlandroots.com/category/resources/obituaries/ RichlandRoots Obituaries] (RichlandRoots)
  
==== Probate ====
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====Probate====
  
 
{{LA Probate Intro}}  
 
{{LA Probate Intro}}  
  
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
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[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''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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*'''1756 – 1984''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9067 Louisiana Wills and Probate Records 1756-1984] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images $
  
 
====Schools====
 
====Schools====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/schools.htm Richland Parish School Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/schools.htm Richland Parish School Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://richlandroots.com/category/historic-landmarks/schools/ Historic Information on Schools and Former Schools] (RichlandRoots)
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
{{LA Tax Intro}}
 
{{LA Tax Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
{{LA Vital Intro}}  
 
{{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.
 
*[http://www.ldh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/21 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information] ~ where and how to order information.
  
 
=====Birth=====
 
=====Birth=====
*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/births_from_richland_parish.html Births from Richland Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/births.html Births from Richland Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/births.html Richland Parish Birth Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/births.html Richland Parish Birth Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
=====Marriage=====
 
=====Marriage=====
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*'''1837–1957''' -  {{RecordSearch|1807364|Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1837–1957''' -  {{RecordSearch|1807364|Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/marriage.htm Richland Parish Marriage Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/marriage.htm Richland Parish Marriage Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
=====Death=====
 
=====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
 
*'''1850-1875, 1894-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1609793|Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/richlanddeath_records.html Richland Parish Death Records] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/richland/richlanddeath_records.html Richland Parish Death Records] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/deaths.html Richland Parish Death Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland/deaths.html Richland Parish Death Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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==Societies and Libraries==
 
 
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/la-society-archive/ Louisiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
  
*[http://www.richlandparishlibrary.org/ Richland Parish Library]  
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*'''Richland Parish Library'''<br>[http://www.richlandparishlibrary.org/ Website]
*[http://louisianahistoricalsociety.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
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*'''Louisiana Historical Society'''<br>[http://louisianahistoricalsociety.org/ Website]
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
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*'''Louisiana Historical Association'''<br>[http://www.lahistory.org/ Website]
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*Richland Parish History Facebook Group
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/RichlandParishHistory/ Website]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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====Family History Centers====
  
 
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/richland-parish/ Richland 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+]
*[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]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~larichla/home.html Richland Parish] (LAGenWeb)
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~larichla/home.html Richland Parish GenWeb]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland.htm Richland Parish] (USGenWeb Archives)
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland.htm Richland Parish GenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Richland|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://www.lagenweb.org/richland/ Richland Parish, LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
 
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Richland|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/RichlandP/ Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/RichlandP/ Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.lagenweb.org/richland/ Richland Parish Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://www.lagenweb.org/richland/ Richland Parish Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Richland-Parish.htm Richland Parish LA Genealogy) (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Richland-Parish.htm Richland Parish LA Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
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*[https://richlandroots.com/ RichlandRoots], a history blog of Richland Parish
  
== References ==
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==References==
  
 
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Guide to Richland Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Richland Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Richland Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 29, 1868
County Seat Rayville
Courthouse
Richland Parish Courthouse.jpg
Address 708 Julia St.
Rayville, La. 71269
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Parish Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Rich fertile land. The County has Rayville as its seat and the County was created September 29, 1868. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[1]

Richland Parish, Louisiana Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914 1869 1914 1869 1869 1869 1700s
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1914. General compliance year unknown. (website says 1918 births; 1911 deaths)

Parish Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Richland Parish Courthouse
108 Courthouse Square; PO Box 119;
Rayvillle, LA 71269
Phone: 318.728.4171

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1869.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Richland parish was organized by an act of the state legislature in 1868, out of Ouachita, Franklin, Carroll and Morehouse parishes.

Rayville was at once selected as the parish seat of justice, and a California plank house was immediately erected to serve for court purposes. This frame building was used for several years, until a substantial two-story brick building was completed. A strong, two-story brick jail also occupied a site beside the courthouse in courthouse square.

The parish has an area of 578 square miles, nearly all of which is susceptible of cultivation, and the remainder is covered with a thick growth of valuable timber, comprising many varieties of oak, hickory, ash, cypress, red gum and many others.

Rayville, Delhi, and Mangham are its only incorporated towns. Delhi and Rayville were incorporated under the act of the statelegislature of 1882.

When Rayville was selected as the site for the seat of justice it was "in the timber." As the parish site it soon grew into a flourishing village and secured a charter of incorporation about 1884. It was visited by a very destructive fire in the fall of 1890, when one-half or more of the business portion of the town was consumed. Again, in 1891, it was visited by a similar disaster.

The first newspaper published in Richland parish was the "Richland Beacon," established at Rayville about 1869 by Thomas J. Mangham. The first sheriff and clerk of the parish was A.J. Lidell and J. Newt Pitts, respectively.

Parent Parish[edit | edit source]

  • 1868--Richland Parish was created 29 September 1868 from Ouachita, Carroll (Old), Franklin, and Morehouse Parishes.
    Parish seat: Rayville [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

  • Alto, LA
  • Archibald, LA
    Delhi, LA
  • Dunn, LA
  • Holly Ridge, LA
  • Mangham, LA
  • Rayville, LA
  • Start, LA

Neighboring Parishes or Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Richland, 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 Richland Parish cemeteries.

Census[edit | edit source]

Census Pop.
190011,116
191015,76941.9%
192020,86032.3%
193026,37426.4%
194028,8299.3%
195026,672−7.5%
196023,824−10.7%
197021,774−8.6%
198022,1871.9%
199020,629−7.0%
200020,9811.7%
201020,725−1.2%
Richland Parish Census Data[5]

Church[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Richland 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[edit | edit source]

Morehouse ParishWest Carroll ParishEast Carroll ParishMadison ParishFranklin ParishCaldwell ParishOuachita ParishLA RICHLAND.PNG
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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

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

Online Probate Records

Schools[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Richland Parish Library
    Website
  • Louisiana Historical Society
    Website
  • Louisiana Historical Association
    Website
  • Richland Parish History Facebook Group
  • Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Richland Parish," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland_Parish,_Louisiana."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Richland Parish, Louisiana. Page 289-293 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 267-268.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Richland Parish, Louisiana p 292 (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 2008-02-02.