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Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
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Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Facts

Lincoln Parish

When was Lincoln Parish, LA Created?
Lincoln Parish was established on February 27, 1873 from Bienville Parish, Jackson Parish, Union Parish and Claiborne Parish. The parish was named in honor of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

What is the Parish Seat of Lincoln Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Ruston and the parish government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lincoln Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Union Parish (north), Ouachita Parish (east), Jackson Parish (south), Bienville Parish (southwest), Claiborne Parish (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Lincoln Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Choudrant, Downsville, Dubach, Grambling, Ruston, Simsboro, Vienna.

Lincoln Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Lincoln Parish, LA Census Records

What Lincoln Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lincoln Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 Lincoln Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Lincoln Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1880. Lincoln 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

Lincoln Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Lincoln Parish Courthouse

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

  • Lincoln 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: 100 West Texas Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270
    • Phone: (318) 251-5130
    • Marriage Records: 1873
    • Land Records: 1873
    • Probate Records: 1873
    • Court Records: 1873
  • USGenWeb Archives for Lincoln Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Lincoln Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lincoln Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lincoln Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Lincoln Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lincoln Parish LA General and History Websites

Lincoln Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lincoln Parish LA Military Records

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