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Allen Parish, Louisiana
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Allen Parish, Louisiana Facts

Allen Parish

When was Allen Parish, LA Created?
Allen Parish was established on June 12, 1912 from Calcasieu Parish. The parish was named in honor of Henry Watkins Allen, the Confederate governor of Louisiana.

What is the Parish Seat of Allen Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Oberlin and the parish government website is

What counties are adjacent to Allen Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Vernon Parish (northwest), Rapides Parish (northeast), Evangeline Parish (east), Jefferson Davis Parish (south), Beauregard Parish (west).

What cities and towns are in Allen Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Elizabeth, Kinder, Oakdale, Oberlin, Reeves.

Allen Parish, LA Vital Records

Where can find Allen Parish Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Allen Parish vital records can be found at the Louisiana Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records since July 1914. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Louisiana for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Allen Parish Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Louisiana Birth or Death Certificate Application to mail.

The Louisiana State Archives has Birth Records that occurred in Louisiana more than 100 years from the end of the current calendar year. It also has Death Records that occurred in Louisiana more than 50 years from the end of the current calendar year.

Allen Parish, LA Census Records

What Allen Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Allen Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1920, 1930, 1940. You can get free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Louisiana Census Records Research Guide

Allen Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Allen Parish Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Allen Parish Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Allen Parish. The years listed below are the first noted records with this parish. See Also Louisiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Allen Parish Clerk of Court performs the functions of more than one office. As the Recorder, the office of the Clerk of Court receives, files, records and indexes all mortgages, conveyances and all other instruments recorded in the Public Records for the Parish. The Clerk’s Office receives and files all pleadings, such as petitions, answers, motions and other filings in Civil and Probate matters, as well as indictments, bills of information and other filings in Criminal matters. Another function of the Clerk’s Office is the issuance of Marriage Licenses and recording their returns after the marriages are performed.
    • Address: 400 West Sixth Avenue, Oberlin, LA 70655
    • Phone: (337) 639-4351
    • Marriage Records: 1913
    • Land Records: 1886
    • Probate Records: 1913 
    • Court Records: 1913 
  • USGenWeb Archives for Allen Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Allen Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Allen Parish, LA?
A list of Allen Parish Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Louisiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Allen Parish, LA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Allen Parish, LA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Allen Parish. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is merely a listing which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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Allen Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

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Allen Parish LA General and History Websites

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Allen Parish LA Military Records

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