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East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

EastBatonRouge Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish was created on December 22, 1810 from Feliciana County and Spanish West Florida Territory. The parish was named for the french phrase bâton rouge meaning red stick. A red stick was used by local Native Americans to mark the boundaries between tribal territories .

The East Baton Rouge Parish Seat can be found in Baton Rouge and the parish government website is

Regions bordering East Baton Rouge Parish include East Feliciana Parish (north), West Feliciana Parish (northwest), West Baton Rouge Parish (west), Iberville Parish (south), Ascension Parish (southeast), Livingston Parish (east), St. Helena Parish (northeast).

Cities and towns found in East Baton Rouge Parish are made up of Baker, Baton Rouge, Greenwell Springs, Pride, Zachary.

East Baton Rouge 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 East Baton Rouge 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.

East Baton Rouge 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.

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

East Baton Rouge Parish Societies and Family History Resources

A list of East Baton Rouge Parish Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist typically forget the significance of East Baton Rouge 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 East Baton Rouge 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 East Baton Rouge Parish. The dates indicated below are considered the first known documents with this parish.

  • East Baton Rouge 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: 222 St. Louis Street, Room 179, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    • Phone: (225) 389-3960
    • Marriage Records: 1840
    • Land Records: 1782
    • Probate Records:1782 
    • Court Records:1782 

East Baton Rouge Parish Links

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

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Census Records

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Church & Bible Records

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

East Baton Rouge Parish LA General and History Websites

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Military Records

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