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When was Calcasieu Parish, LA Created?
Calcasieu Parish was established on March 24, 1840 from St. Landry Parish. The parish was named for meaning crying eagle, is said to be the name of an Atakapa Native American leader .
What counties are adjacent to Calcasieu Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Beauregard Parish (north), Jefferson Davis Parish (east), Cameron Parish (south), Orange County, TX (west), Newton County, TX (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Calcasieu Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include DeQuincy, Iowa, Lake Charles, Sulphur, Vinton, Westlake.
Where can find Calcasieu Parish Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Calcasieu 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 Calcasieu 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.
What Calcasieu Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Calcasieu Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Calcasieu Parish Slave Schedules can be found for 1850 & 1860. Calcasieu Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calcasieu Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calcasieu 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Calcasieu Parish. The years listed below are the first noted records with this parish. See Also Louisiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Calcasieu Parish, LA?
A list of Calcasieu Parish Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Louisiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Calcasieu Parish, LA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Calcasieu Parish, LA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Calcasieu 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.