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Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

Richland Parish

Richland Parish was created on September 29, 1868 from Ouachita Parish, Carroll Parish, Franklin Parish and Morehouse Parish. The parish was named for its rich land.

The Richland Parish Seat can be found in Rayville and the parish government website is unknown

Regions bordering Richland Parish include Morehouse Parish (north), West Carroll Parish (northeast), East Carroll Parish (northeast), Madison Parish (east), Franklin Parish (southeast), Caldwell Parish (southwest), Ouachita Parish (west).

Cities and towns found in Richland Parish are made up of Delhi, Mangham, Rayville, Start.

Richland 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 Richland 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.

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

Richland Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Richland Co. Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Richland Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can get free online and printable census forms that can help with your research.

Richland Parish Societies and Family History Resources

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

Richland Parish Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist typically forget the significance of Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland Parish. The dates indicated below are considered the first known documents with this parish.

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.
  • Richland 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: 708 Julia Street, Rayville, LA 71269
    • Phone: (318) 728-4171 or (318) 728-7000
    • Marriage Records: 1869
    • Land Records: 1869
    • Probate Records: 1869
    • Court Records: 1869

Richland Parish Links

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

Richland Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Richland Parish LA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Richland Parish LA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Richland Parish LA Census Records

Richland Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Richland Parish LA Church & Bible Records

Richland Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Richland Parish LA General and History Websites

Richland Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Richland Parish LA Military Records

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