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Allen Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

Allen Parish

Allen Parish was created on June 12, 1912 from Calcasieu Parish. The parish was named in honor of Henry Watkins Allen, the Confederate governor of Louisiana.

The Allen Parish Seat can be found in Oberlin and the parish government website is

Regions bordering Allen Parish include Vernon Parish (northwest), Rapides Parish (northeast), Evangeline Parish (east), Jefferson Davis Parish (south), Beauregard Parish (west).

Cities and towns found in Allen Parish are made up of Elizabeth, Kinder, Oakdale, Oberlin, Reeves.

Allen Parish vital records can be found at the Louisiana Office of Vital Records which copies of birth and death records. 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.

Allen Parish consists of Federal Census Schedules to help in exploring your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules can be found for 1920, 1930, 1940. You can get free online and printable census forms that can help with your research.

Allen Parish Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Allen Parish Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Allen Parish Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist typically forget the significance of Allen Parish court, probate, and land files as a source of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Louisiana courthouses and archives just about everywhere are the ambitions and worries of countless Louisiana people.

The chances are excellent that your ancestors and forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least some facets of their lives in the Allen Parish court records. Even if your forefathers is not discussed in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The below specifics denotes exactly what birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and courtroom records are usually in Allen Parish. The dates indicated below are considered the first known documents with this parish.

I highly recommend you speak to the clerk's dept to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics just before visiting or inquiring about information because of in some cases changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A lot of employees will aid individuals in obtaining the resources, but it is up to the man or women to do the researching.
  • 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 

Allen Parish Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant 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. Feel free to furnish your own preferred Allen Parish genealogy or family history related sites.

Allen Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Allen Parish LA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Allen Parish LA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Allen Parish LA Census Records

Allen Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Allen Parish LA Church & Bible Records

Allen Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Allen Parish LA General and History Websites

Allen Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Allen Parish LA Military Records

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