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Franklin Parish, Louisiana Facts

Franklin Parish

When was Franklin Parish, LA Created?
Franklin Parish was established on March 1, 1843 from Catahoula Parish, Ouachita Parish and Madison Parish. The parish was named in honor of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

What is the Parish Seat of Franklin Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Winnsboro and the parish government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Franklin Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Richland Parish (north), Madison Parish (northeast), Tensas Parish (southeast), Catahoula Parish (south), Caldwell Parish (west).

What cities and towns are in Franklin Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Baskin, Gilbert, Winnsboro, Wisner.

Franklin Parish, LA Vital Records

Where can find Franklin Parish Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Franklin 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 Franklin 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.

Franklin Parish, LA Census Records

What Franklin Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Franklin 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.

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

Franklin Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Franklin Parish Courthouse

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

  • Franklin 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: 6550 Main Street, Winnsboro, LA 71295
    • Phone: (318) 435-5133
    • Marriage Records: 1843
    • Land Records: 1843
    • Probate Records: 1843 
    • Court Records: 1843 
  • USGenWeb Archives for Franklin Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Franklin Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Franklin Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Franklin Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Franklin Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Franklin Parish LA General and History Websites

Franklin Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Franklin Parish LA Military Records

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