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Bossier Parish, Louisiana
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Bossier Parish, Louisiana Facts

Bossier Parish

When was Bossier Parish, LA Created?
Bossier Parish was established on February 24, 1843 from Claiborne Parish.

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

What counties are adjacent to Bossier Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Miller County, AR, Lafayette County, AR, Webster Parish, Bienville Parish, Red River Parish, Caddo Parish.

Bossier Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Bossier Parish, LA Census Records

What Bossier Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bossier 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.

Bossier Parish Slave Schedules can be found for 1850 & 1860. Bossier Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bossier Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bossier 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

Bossier Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Bossier Parish Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bossier Parish Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Bossier Parish court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Lousiana courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Lousiana residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Bossier Parish court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Louisiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Bossier Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Bossier Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bossier Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Bossier Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bossier Parish LA General and History Websites

Bossier Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bossier Parish LA Military Records

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