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United States Gotoarrow.png Louisiana Gotoarrow.png Winn Parish

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

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Winn Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Winn Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Founded February 24, 1852
County Seat Winnfield
Address 119 West Main St.
Winnfield, LA 71483
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Parish Courthouse

Winn Parish Courthouse
PO Box 951
Winnfield, LA 71483-0951
Phone: 318.628.3515

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1886.[1]


Parent Parish

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Winn Parish boundary changes.

Record Loss


Two-Story Building at Winfield, La., Practically Destroyed.

Special to the News.

Shreveport, La., Jan. 18.---Losses estimated at approximately $15,000, practically covered by insurance, were sustained early today when fire, due to an overheated flue, almost destroyed the Winn Parish courthouse, at Winnfield, La. The records of the Sheriff and Clerk, which were in a vault, were saved, but the offices of the Assessor, Treasurer, Superintendent of Education and petit jurors, together with the courtroom, were destroyed, with contents, including valuable papers.

The building was a two-story structure built twenty-one years ago. It will be replaced as soon as details are arranged.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 19 Jan 1917

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties



African American



Census Pop.
Winn Parish Census Data[2]


Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Louisiana denominations, view the Louisiana Church Records wiki page.



Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Louisiana Land and Property for additional information about early Louisiana land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse where records are also currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Winn 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. Louisiana Museums



Louisiana Military History Online



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


Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the Winn 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}|Louisiana Probate Records]] ~ information on.


Vital Records

Louisiana Records and Statistics Information ~ where and how to order information.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Winn Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content
  2. 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.