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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. The parish was named in honor of U.S. Representative Pierre Bossier.

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 (northwest), Lafayette County, AR (north), Webster Parish (east), Bienville Parish (southeast), Red River Parish (south), Caddo Parish (west).

What cities and towns are in Bossier Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Benton, Bossier City, Haughton, Plain Dealing.

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

  • Bossier 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: 204 Burt Boulevard, Third Floor, Benton, LA 71006
    • Phone: (318) 965-2336
    • Marriage Records: 1843
    • Land Records: 1843
    • Probate Records: 1843 
    • Court Records: 1843 
  • USGenWeb Archives for Bossier Parish
  • BLM Land Records

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

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Bossier Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bossier Parish LA Military Records

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