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Guide to '''St. Martin 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. Martin 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" | '''[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1756
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://stmartinparishclerkofcourt.com/ St. Martin Parish Courthouse]<br>County Courthouse<br>PO Box 9<br>Saint Martinville, LA 70582<br>Phone: 337.332.4136 <br>  
 
[http://stmartinparishclerkofcourt.com/ St. Martin Parish Courthouse]<br>County Courthouse<br>PO Box 9<br>Saint Martinville, LA 70582<br>Phone: 337.332.4136 <br>  
  
Parish Clerk has marriage, probate court and land&nbsp;records.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St Martin, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Parish Clerk has marriage, probate court and land&nbsp;records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St Martin, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1811--'''St. Martin Parish was created 17 April 1811 from Attakapas, (Discontinued 1811),&nbsp;Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Saint Martinville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1811--'''St. Martin Parish was created 17 April 1811 from Attakapas, (Discontinued 1811),&nbsp;Parish. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Saint Martinville <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. Martin Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)
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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  ====
  
*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana|Assumption]]  
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[[Image:Lastmartin.png|300px]]
*[[Iberia Parish, Louisiana|Iberia]]  
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*[[Iberville Parish, Louisiana|Iberville]]  
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*[[Assumption Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Assumption]]  
*[[Lafayette Parish, Louisiana|Lafayette]]  
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*[[Iberia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Iberia]]  
*[[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana|Pointe Coupee]]  
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*[[Iberville Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Iberville]]  
*[[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana|St. Landry]]  
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*[[Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Lafayette]]  
*[[St. Mary Parish, Louisiana|St. Mary]]
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*[[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Pointe Coupee]]  
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*[[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Landry]]  
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*[[St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|St. Mary]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Lastmartin.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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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stmartin/StMartin_Parish_biographies.html St. Martin Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stmartin/bio.htm Index to St. Martin Parish Biography Records] (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. Martin}}
*[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. Martin, 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=1158&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/stmartin/links.html LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stmartin.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/stmartin.htm Tombstone Project]  
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=50 Louisiana Gravestones]
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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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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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*{{FHL|798247|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+St.+Martin+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/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1158 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.Martin&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20St%20Martin%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. Martin  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. Martin 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=St. Martin 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/stmartin/census.htm Index to St. Martin Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[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  ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
 
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stmartin/court.htm St. Martin Parish Court Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
  
 
==== 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/stmartin/history.htm St. Martin Parish History Records] (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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===== War of 1812 =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/stmartin/military/warof1812/other/somemili16nmt.txt Some Military Land Grants In St Martin Parish Louisiana For Soldiers Of The War Of 1812] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1883'''- [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stmartin/1883_pensioners_list_st.html List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883, St. Martin 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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/stmartin/military/green.txt Civil War Widow's Pension Application for Virginie Trosclair Green, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[King's Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate)|King's Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate)]],
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:- [[Landry's Company, Louisiana Artillery (Donaldsonville Artillery) (Confederate)|Landry's Company, Louisiana Artillery (Donaldsonville Artillery) (Confederate) ]],
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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/stmartin/world_war_ii__honor_list_of_dead.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army & Army Air Forces Personnel, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Korean War =====
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/stmartin/military.html Korean War Fatal Casualties, St. Martin Parish] (LAGenWeb Project)
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===== Vietnam War =====
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/stmartin/military.html Vitnam War Fatal Casualties, St. Martin Parish] (LAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[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
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stmartin/newspaper_articles.html Newspaper Articles, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stmartin/news.htm St. Martin Parish News Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
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:*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=st.-martin-la-newspapers&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
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:*Do a St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Place-name search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]]).
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stmartin/obituaries.html St. Martin Parish Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stmartin/obits.htm Index to St. Martin Parish Obituary Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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] ~ where and how to order information.
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=====Birth=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stmartin/st_martin_parish_birth_records.html Birth Records Compiled from the Southwest Index, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana] - Indexed by date. (Genealogy Trails)
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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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stmartin/marriages.htm St. Martin Parish Marriage Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stmartin/deaths.htm St. Martin Parish Death Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stmartin/death_notices.html Death Notices, St. Martin Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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'''Morgan City Archives'''<br>
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Morgan City Public Library<br> 220 Everett Street<br> Morgan City, LA 70380<br>
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[http://morgancitylibrary.com/ Website]<br>
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'''Attakapas Historical Association'''<br> P.O. Box 43010 Usl<br> Lafayette 70504-3010<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-martin-parish/ St. Martin 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+Martin|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://theusgenweb.org/la/stmartin/stmarindex.htm St. Martin Parish, LAGenWeb Project], part of the USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/stmartin.htm St. Martin Parish, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+St%2E+Martin|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_MartinP/ St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_MartinP/ St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/stmartin/index.html St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Saint-Martin-Parish.htm St. Martin Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 21:12, 23 August 2017

United States
Louisiana
St. Martin Parish

Guide to St. Martin 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. Martin Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting St. Martin Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 17, 1811
County Seat St. Martinville
Courthouse
LAStMartincourthouse.jpg
Address 400 S Main St
St Martinville, LA 70582
Website: stmartinparish-la.org
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Parish Information

St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1756 1810 1760s 1700s

Parish Courthouse

St. Martin Parish Courthouse
County Courthouse
PO Box 9
Saint Martinville, LA 70582
Phone: 337.332.4136

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

History

Parent Parish

  • 1811--St. Martin Parish was created 17 April 1811 from Attakapas, (Discontinued 1811), Parish.
    Parish seat: Saint Martinville [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

Lastmartin.png

Resources

African American

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of St. Martin, 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. Martin Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
190018,940
191023,07021.8%
192021,990−4.7%
193021,767−1.0%
194026,39421.3%
195026,353−0.2%
196029,06310.3%
197032,45311.7%
198040,21423.9%
199043,9789.4%
200048,58310.5%
Est. 200651,341[4]5.7%
St. Martin 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. Martin 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

War of 1812
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- King's Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate),
- Landry's Company, Louisiana Artillery (Donaldsonville Artillery) (Confederate) ,
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

Probate

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

Obituaries

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.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Morgan City Archives
Morgan City Public Library
220 Everett Street
Morgan City, LA 70380
Website


Attakapas Historical Association
P.O. Box 43010 Usl
Lafayette 70504-3010

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 Martin, 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. Martin Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22099.html. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  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.