St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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

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St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
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Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Founded October 27, 1810
County Seat Greensburg
Address 369 Sitman Street.
Greensburg, LA 70441
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Parish Courthouse

St. Helena Parish Courthouse;
Court Square;
Greensburg, LA 70441
Phone: 225.222.4521

Parish Clerk has records from 1804

The small white building in front of the St. Helena Parish Courthouse was used as a Federal Land Office.  It was built in 1820..[1]


Parent Parish

1810--St. Helena Parish was created 27 October 1810 from Spanish West Florida.
Parish seat: Greensburg [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of St. Helena Parish boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties




Black Creek A.M.E. Church, 217 Black Creek Church Lane in Greensburg (

Clinton-Pipkin Cemetery (

Darlington Church of God in Christ, 2295 Otis & Willie Matthews Rd. Greensburg,LA 70441 (

Lazard Temple Church of God in Christ 15750 Louisiana 43,Greensburg,LA 70441 (

Mount Everett A.M.E. Church 4289 Louisiana 37,Greensburg,LA 70441 (

Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery aka Crossroads, the church was organized in 1868 rebuilt in 1959 in Greensburg (

Venable Chapel Cemetery, 185 Venable Chapel Rd.,Greensburg, LA 70441 (


Census Pop.
Est. 200610,759[2]2.2%
St. Helena Parish Census Data[3]


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.



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 St. Helena 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.



Inscription from War Memorial in front of St. Helena Parish Courthouse in Greensburg, LA:
Dedicated To The Memory Of Those Who Died In The Defense Of Our Country And All Who Served In The Cause Of Freedom
Greater Greensburg Veterans War Memorial

Otto Birch,Offie Courtney,Willie Mackie,Ewell C. Murray,Joseph Angele,Willie M. Berry,Archie Richardson
Guss Higginbotham,Herbert Strickland

Edgar W. Allen,Adrian P. Carruth,Richard E. Chapman,Norwood Durnin,Earl Easley,O.C. Felker      William A. LeBlanc,Sr.,Albert J. Pittman,William T. Phillips, Jr.,Delos H. Williams,Wilbur G. Miller
Artames W. Turner,Charles M. Turner,Homer P. Garrison,Ellis Leonard,Milton Brecheen,Jessie William


John W. Currie,Hoover L. Gordon,Herman Hagan,J.R. Moody

Emmett J. Bryant,Melvin G. Bryant,Gilton W. Johnson,Donald L. Martin,James East,Robert C. Strickland
James Jennings, Jr.,Frank Bean,John Gerard,Roosevelt Brumfield

ERECTED BY St. Helena Members Post 264


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


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


Vital Records

Louisiana State Archives-Death records for the State of Louisiana that are over 50 years old are available (1911 +), also birth records for Orleans parish that are over 100 years old and marriage records for Orleans parish that are over 50 years old (1870 +) When doing a search be sure to use the advanced search option, you can search for a partial name, this help when there might be a variation of a name. (

Family Search-Louisiana Death Records,1850-1875,1894-1954 (

St. Helena Parish usgenweb archives - Marriage Record Index, Obituaries, Death Records.  Be sure to look at the Photo collection because there are images of documents there. (

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., St Helena Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content
  2. United States Census Bureau. "St. Helena Parish Quickfacts". Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  3. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". Retrieved 2008-02-02.