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Concordia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

Concordia Parish

Concordia Parish was created on March 31, 1807 as one of the original 19 parishes. (originally created on April 10, 1805 as Concordia County, Louisana Territory as one of the original 12 counties). The county name is of uncertain origin; may be from an early land grant called New Concordia, from the "concord" reached by local authorities over a mutual surrender of slaves, or for a mansion called Concord which was owned by Spanish Governor Manuel Gayoso de Lemos

The Concordia Parish Seat can be found in Vidalia and the parish government website is

Regions bordering Concordia Parish include Tensas Parish (north), Adams County, MS (northeast), Wilkinson County, MS (east), West Feliciana Parish (southeast), Pointe Coupee Parish (south), Avoyelles Parish (southwest), Catahoula Parish (west).

Cities and towns found in Concordia Parish are made up of Clayton, Ferriday, Ridgecrest, Vidalia.

Concordia 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 Concordia 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.

Concordia Parish consists of Federal Census Schedules to help in exploring your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules can be found for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Concordia Co. Slave Schedules can be found for 1850 & 1860. Concordia Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Concordia Co. Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Concordia Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can get free online and printable census forms that can help with your research.

Concordia Parish Societies and Family History Resources

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

Concordia Parish Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist typically forget the significance of Concordia 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 Concordia 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 Concordia Parish. The dates indicated below are considered the first known documents with this parish. A tornado destroyed the courthouse around 1843 (most records were destroyed) and it was destroyed by flood in 1927.

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.
  • Concordia 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: 4001 Carter Street, Room 5, Vidalia, LA 71373
    • Phone: (318) 336-4204
    • Marriage Records: 1840
    • Land Records: 1850
    • Probate Records: 1850 
    • Court Records: 1850 

Concordia Parish Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Concordia 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 Concordia Parish genealogy or family history related sites.

Concordia Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Concordia Parish LA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Concordia Parish LA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Concordia Parish LA Census Records

Concordia Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Concordia Parish LA Church & Bible Records

Concordia Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Concordia Parish LA General and History Websites

Concordia Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Concordia Parish LA Military Records

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