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Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

Morehouse Parish Facts

Morehouse Parish

Morehouse Parish was created on March 25, 1844 from Ouachita Parish. The parish was named in honor of Abraham Morehouse, who led the first settlers into the region .

The Morehouse Parish Seat can be found in Bastrop and the parish government website is unknown

Regions bordering Morehouse Parish include Union County, AR (northwest), Ashley County, AR (north), Chicot County, AR (northeast), West Carroll Parish (east), Richland Parish (southeast), Ouachita Parish (southwest), Union Parish (west).

Cities and towns found in Morehouse Parish are made up of Bastrop, Bonita, Collinston, Mer Rouge, Oak Ridge.

Morehouse 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 Morehouse 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.

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

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

Morehouse Parish Societies and Family History Resources

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

Morehouse Parish Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist typically forget the significance of Morehouse 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 Morehouse 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 Morehouse Parish. The dates indicated below are considered the first known documents with this parish. Fire claimed the brick courthouse on March 16, 1870. All of the parish records were destroyed except for eight conveyance books and five mortgage books.

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.
  • Morehouse 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 East Madison Street, Bastrop, LA 71220
    • Phone: (318) 281-3343
    • Marriage Records: 1870
    • Land Records: 1844
    • Probate Records: 1870 
    • Court Records: 1870 

Morehouse Parish Links

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

Morehouse Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Morehouse Parish LA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Morehouse Parish LA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Morehouse Parish LA Census Records

Morehouse Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Morehouse Parish LA Church & Bible Records

Morehouse Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Morehouse Parish LA General and History Websites

Morehouse Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Morehouse Parish LA Military Records

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