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Guide to '''St. Tammany 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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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[St._Tammany_Parish,_Louisiana|St. Tammany Parish]]''
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=== Parish Information  ===
 
 
 
 
  
== Parish Courthouse ==
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==== St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.stpgov.org/ St. Tammany Parish Courthouse]<br>510 E Boston Street PO Box 1090; <br>Covington, LA 70434-1090<br>Phone: 985.646.4077&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1812, <br>land records from 1810, tax records from 1880 and military discharge records.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St Tammany Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1812
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.stpgov.org/ St. Tammany Parish Courthouse]<br>
  
{{RAOGKcourthouse}}
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701 N. Columbia Street
  
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PO Box 1090; <br>Covington, LA 70434<br>Phone: 985.646.4077<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1812, <br>land records from 1810, tax records from 1880 and military discharge records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., St Tammany Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
'''1810--'''St. Tammany Parish was created 27 October 1810 from Spanish West Florida (Old). <br>'''Parish seat:''' Covington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1810--'''St. Tammany Parish was created 27 October 1810 from Spanish West Florida (Old). <br>'''Parish seat:''' Covington <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. Tammany 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  ====
  
*[[Hancock County, Mississippi|Hancock County, Mississippi]]  
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[[Image:Lasttammany.png|250px]]
*[[Orleans Parish, Louisiana|Orleans]]  
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*[[Pearl River County, Mississippi|Pearl River County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Hancock County, Mississippi Genealogy|Hancock County, Mississippi]]  
*[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana|Tangipahoa]]  
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*[[Orleans Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Orleans]]  
*[[Washington Parish, Louisiana|Washington]]
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*[[Pearl River County, Mississippi Genealogy|Pearl River County, Mississippi]]  
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*[[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Tangipahoa]]  
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*[[Washington Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Washington]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project] ~ 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/sttammany/biographies.html St. Tammany Parish Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/sttammany/bios.htm Index to St. Tammany 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. Tammany}}
*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by county&nbsp;
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
 
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of St. Tammany, 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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Individual Cemeteries
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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=1160&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
BillionGraves:  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lasttamm/sttammany.htm LAGenWeb]
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=46542 Chinchuba Cemetery, Mandeville]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/sttammany/cemeteries.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=117965 Mandeville Cemetery, Mandeville]  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=117976 Seghors Cemetery, Lacombe]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/sttammany.htm Tombstone Project] 
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=52 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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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|
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*{{FHL|356887|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+St.+Tammany+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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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1160 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%20Tammany#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20St%20Tammany%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Louisiana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web sites may have additional information on St. Tammany  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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  | estimate=230605
 
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  | estyear=2006
 
  | estyear=2006
  | estref=<REF>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22103.html|title=St. Tammany Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2007-06-12}}</REF>
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  | estref=<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22103.html|title=St. Tammany Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2007-06-12}}</ref>
  | footnote=St. Tammany 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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  | footnote=St. Tammany 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/sttammany/census.htm Tammany Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images] ~ USGenWeb Census Images Project
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
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==== Church  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{LA Church Intro}}
  
*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]  
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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
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana] ~ by city ~ Church Angel
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/sttammany/court.htm Tammany 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]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection] ~ 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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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/sttammany/1883_list_of_pensioners.html St. Tammany Parish List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/sttammany/military/1812/military%20land%20grants%20for%201812.txt Some Military Land Grants In St. Tammany Parish Louisiana For Soldiers Of The War Of 1812] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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/sttammany/world_war_ii__honor_list_of_dead.html St. Tammany Parish World War 2 Honor List of Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
*[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
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*[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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Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
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:*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=St.-Tammany-Parish-LA-newspapers&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
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:*Do a St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Place-name search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]]).
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/sttammany/obituaries.html St. Tammany Parish Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/sttammany/obits.htm Index to St. Tammany Parish Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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]] ~ information on.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1756 – 1984''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9067 Louisiana Wills and Probate Records 1756-1984] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1864''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lasttamm/sttam1864tax.htm St. Tammany Parish 1864 Civil War Tax List] (LAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/sttammany/taxlists.htm St. Tammany Parish Tax Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== 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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*'''1889''' - St. Tammany Parish Birth Index 1889. Batch {{IGI|C726191}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/sttammany/taxlists.htm Birth Announcements, Tammany Parish] (Genealogy Trails)
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1811-1820''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/sttammany/marriages.html St. Tammany Marriage Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1811-1912''' - St. Tammany Parish Marriage Index 1811-1912. Batch {{IGI|M726191}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/c2/Igilouisiana.pdf.</ref>
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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/sttammany/vitals/marriage.htm St. Tammany 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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]  
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[http://www.sttammanygenealogy.com/ '''St. Tammany Genealogical Society''']<br>310 West 21st. Ave.<br>Covington 70433-3154<br><br>
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'''St. Tammany Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1001<br>Mandeville 70470-1001<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-tammany-parish/ St. Tammany 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+Tammany|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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lasttamm/sttammany.htm St. Tammany Parish, LAGenWeb Project]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/sttamman.htm St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+St%2E+Tammany|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_TammanyP/ St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/Saint_TammanyP/ St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/sttammany/index.html St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Saint-Tammany-Parish.htm St. Tammany Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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St. Tammany Parish

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Parish Information

St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1812 1810 1810 1812

Parish Courthouse

St. Tammany Parish Courthouse

701 N. Columbia Street

PO Box 1090;
Covington, LA 70434
Phone: 985.646.4077

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1812,
land records from 1810, tax records from 1880 and military discharge records.[2]

History

Parent Parish

1810--St. Tammany Parish was created 27 October 1810 from Spanish West Florida (Old).
Parish seat: Covington [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

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Resources

African American

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of St. Tammany, 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. Tammany Parish cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190013,335
191018,91741.9%
192020,6459.1%
193020,9291.4%
194023,62412.9%
195026,98814.2%
196038,64343.2%
197068,58577.5%
1980110,86961.7%
1990144,50830.3%
2000191,26832.4%
Est. 2006230,605[4]20.6%
St. Tammany 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. Tammany 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
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as St. Tammany 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. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Genealogy clerk of the district court. Many of the probate records are included in the notarial records with the deeds and mortgages. In some parishes they are known as “succession” records.

See the Wiki page Louisiana Probate Records for more information about probate records in Louisiana.

Content: Probate records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Louisiana Probate Records ~ information on.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

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

St. Tammany Genealogical Society
310 West 21st. Ave.
Covington 70433-3154

St. Tammany Historical Society
PO Box 1001
Mandeville 70470-1001

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 Tammany 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. Tammany Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22103.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. 
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/c/c2/Igilouisiana.pdf.