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Guide to '''St. John the Baptist 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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=== Parish Information  ===
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==== St. John the Baptist Parish 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" | '''[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1772
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.sjbparish.com/ St. John the Baptist Parish Courthouse]<br>2393 Hwy 18; <br>La Place, LA 70049<br>Phone: 985.497.3331&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://www.sjbparish.com/ St. John the Baptist Parish Courthouse]<br>2393 Hwy 18; <br>La Place, LA 70049<br>Phone: 985.497.3331&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
'''1807--'''St. John the Baptist Parish was created 31 March 1807 from German Coast County, Discontinued 31 Mar. 1807. <br>'''Parish seat:''' La Place <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1807--'''St. John the Baptist Parish was created 31 March 1807 from German Coast County, Discontinued 31 Mar. 1807. <br>'''Parish seat:''' La Place <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of St. John the Baptist Parish [http://www.n2genealogy.com/louisiana/la-maps.html 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  ====
  
*[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana|Ascension]]  
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[[Image:Lastjohnthebaptist.png|300px]]
*[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana|Lafourche]]  
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*[[Livingston Parish, Louisiana|Livingston]]  
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*[[Ascension Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Ascension]]  
*[[St. Charles Parish, Louisiana|St. Charles]]  
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*[[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lafourche]]  
*[[St. James Parish, Louisiana|St. James]]  
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*[[Livingston Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Livingston]]  
*[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana|Tangipahoa]]
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*[[St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Charles]]  
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*[[St. James Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. James]]  
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*[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tangipahoa]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Lastjohnthebaptist.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ajac/ Afro-Louisiana History & Genealogy]
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====Biographies====
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*[http://www.stjohnparish.jwebre.com/biographies.htm Index to St. John the Baptist Parish Biographies] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stjohnthebaptist/bios.htm Index to St. John the Baptist Parish Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[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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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|St. John the Baptist}}
*[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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of St. John the Baptist, 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://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=20&GScnty=1156&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.stjohnparish.jwebre.com/cemetery.htm LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stjohnthebaptist/index-stjb.htm#cems LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/stjohn.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/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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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+St.+John+the+Baptist+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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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1156 Findagrave.com]
  
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Louisiana&county=St%20John%20the%20Baptist#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20St%20John%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on St. John the Baptist  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;
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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  | footnote=St. John the Baptist 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>
 
  | footnote=St. John the Baptist 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://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stjohnthebaptist/census.htm Census Records for St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.stjohnparish.jwebre.com/new_page_9.htm U.S. Census Records, St. John the Baptist Parish] (LAGenWeb Project)
 
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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{{LA Church Intro}}
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*[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
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stjohn/st.john_parish_church.html Church of St. John the Baptist Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
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*[http://www.stjohnparish.jwebre.com/plantations.htm Index to Plantations of St. John the Baptist Parish] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]  
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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/stjohnthebaptist/history.htm St. John the Baptist Parish History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stjohnthebaptist/clubs.htm Records of Masons of St. John the Baptist Parish] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
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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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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stjohn/pensioners.html  List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883, St. John the Baptist Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
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=====Civil War=====
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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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*'''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://genealogytrails.com/lou/stjohn/world_war_ii__honor_list_of_dead.html Honor List of Dead and Missing Army & Army Air Forces Personnel, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL  
 
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
 
*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stjohn/st.john_parish_news.html News Items from St. John the Baptist Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
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Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
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:*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=St.%2BJohn%2Bthe%2BBaptist%2BParish%2BLouisiana%2BNewspapers&qt=results_page J WorldCat (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
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:*Do a St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Place-name search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]]).
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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==== Obituaries====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stjohnthebaptist/obits.htm Index to St. John the Baptist Parish Obituary Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.stjohnparish.jwebre.com/obituaries.htm Online Obituary Links, St. John the Baptist Parish] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
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{{LA Probate Intro}}
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.  
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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]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.
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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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''The German-Acadian Coast Historical & Genealogical Society'''<br>PO BOx 517<br>Destrehan, Louisiana 70047<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lastjohn/geracadn.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''GERMAN-ACADIAN COAST HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, INC.'''<br>PO Box 3086<br>LaPlace, Louisiana 70069-3086<br>[http://www.gachgs.com/ Website]<br><br>
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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]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
 
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
{{RAOGKlibrary}}  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/st-john-baptist-parish/ St. John the Baptist Parish, LA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103807602346008156796 Louisiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+St%2E+John+the+Baptist|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.stjohnparish.jwebre.com/ St. John the Baptist Parish, LAGenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stjohn.htm St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+St%2E+John+the+Baptist|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_John_the_BaptistP/ St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_John_the_BaptistP/ St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://www.sjbparish.com/about_history.asp History of St. John Parish]  
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*[http://www.gachgs.com/ German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society]
*[http://germanacadiancoast.com/ German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stjohn/index.html St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Saint-John-the-Baptist-Parish.htm St. John the Baptist Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:10, 23 August 2017

United States
Louisiana
St. John the Baptist Parish

Guide to St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting St. John the Baptist Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 31, 1807
County Seat LaPlace
Courthouse
LAStJohntheBaptistcourthouse.jpg
Address 393 Highway 18 (River Road)
P.O. Box 280

Edgard, Louisiana 70049

Website: www.sjbparish.com
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Parish Information

St. John the Baptist Parish Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1772 1810 1770s 1770s

Parish Courthouse

St. John the Baptist Parish Courthouse
2393 Hwy 18;
La Place, LA 70049
Phone: 985.497.3331 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records.[2]

History

Parent Parish

1807--St. John the Baptist Parish was created 31 March 1807 from German Coast County, Discontinued 31 Mar. 1807.
Parish seat: La Place [3]

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

Lastjohnthebaptist.png

Resources

African American

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of St. John the Baptist, 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 St. John the Baptist Parish cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190012,330
191014,33816.3%
192011,896−17.0%
193014,07818.3%
194014,7664.9%
195014,8610.6%
196018,43924.1%
197023,81329.1%
198031,92434.1%
199039,99625.3%
200043,0447.6%
Est. 200648,537[4]12.8%
St. John the Baptist 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 St. John the Baptist 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

Military

Civil War
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as St. John the Baptist 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 St. John the Baptist 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.

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.

Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

The German-Acadian Coast Historical & Genealogical Society
PO BOx 517
Destrehan, Louisiana 70047
Website

GERMAN-ACADIAN COAST HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, INC.
PO Box 3086
LaPlace, Louisiana 70069-3086
Website


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. 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
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., St John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. United States Census Bureau. "St. John the Baptist Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22095.html. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  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.