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Bienville Parish, Louisiana Facts

Bienville Parish

When was Bienville Parish, LA Created?
Bienville Parish was established on March 14, 1848 from Claiborne Parish. The parish was named in honor of the founder of the city of New Orleans, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.

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

What counties are adjacent to Bienville Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Claiborne Parish (north), Lincoln Parish (northeast), Jackson Parish (east), Winn Parish (southeast), Natchitoches Parish (south), Red River Parish (southwest), Bossier Parish (west), Webster Parish (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Bienville Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Arcadia, Bienville, Bryceland, Castor, Gibsland, Jamestown, Lucky, Mount Lebanon, Ringgold, Saline.

Bienville Parish, LA Vital Records

Where can find Bienville Parish Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bienville 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 Bienville 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.

Bienville Parish, LA Census Records

What Bienville Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bienville Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bienville Parish Slave Schedules can be found for 1850 & 1860. Bienville Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bienville Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bienville Parish Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can get free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Louisiana Census Records Research Guide

Bienville Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Bienville Parish Courthouse

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

  • Bienville 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: 100 Courthouse Drive, Room 100, Arcadia, LA 71001
    • Phone: (318) 263-2123
    • Marriage Records: 1848
    • Land Records: 1848
    • Probate Records: 1848 
    • Court Records: 1848
  • USGenWeb Archives for Bienville Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Bienville Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Bienville Parish, LA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bienville 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.

Bienville Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bienville Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Bienville Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bienville Parish LA General and History Websites

Bienville Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bienville Parish LA Military Records

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