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Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
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Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana Facts

Plaquemines Parish

When was Plaquemines Parish, LA Created?
Plaquemines Parish was established on March 31, 1807 from Orleans County, Louisiana Territory as one of the original 19 parishes.

What is the Parish Seat of Plaquemines Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Pointe a la Hache and the parish government website is

What counties are adjacent to Plaquemines Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Orleans Parish, St. Bernard Parish, Jefferson Parish.

There are no incorporated areas within Plaquemines Parish.

Plaquemines Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Plaquemines Parish, LA Census Records

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

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

Plaquemines Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Plaquemines Parish Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Plaquemines Parish Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Plaquemines Parish court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Lousiana courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Lousiana residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Plaquemines Parish court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Louisiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Plaquemines Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Plaquemines Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Plaquemines Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Plaquemines Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Plaquemines Parish LA General and History Websites

Plaquemines Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Plaquemines Parish LA Military Records

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