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East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Facts

EastBatonRouge Parish

When was East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Created?
East Baton Rouge Parish was established 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 .

What is the Parish Seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Baton Rouge and the parish government website is brgov.com

What counties are adjacent to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are 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).

What cities and towns are in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Baker, Baton Rouge, Greenwell Springs, Pride, Zachary.

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Vital Records

Where can find East Baton Rouge Parish Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
East Baton Rouge 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 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.

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.

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Census Records

What East Baton Rouge Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for East Baton Rouge Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records


East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in East Baton Rouge Parish. The years listed below are the first noted records with this parish. See Also Louisiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • 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 
  • USGenWeb Archives for East Baton Rouge Parish
  • BLM Land Records

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

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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