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Richland Parish, Louisiana
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Richland Parish, Louisiana Facts

Richland Parish

When was Richland Parish, LA Created?
Richland Parish was established on September 29, 1868 from Ouachita Parish, Carroll Parish, Franklin Parish and Morehouse Parish. The parish was named for its rich land.

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

What counties are adjacent to Richland Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Morehouse Parish (north), West Carroll Parish (northeast), East Carroll Parish (northeast), Madison Parish (east), Franklin Parish (southeast), Caldwell Parish (southwest), Ouachita Parish (west).

What cities and towns are in Richland Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Delhi, Mangham, Rayville, Start.

Richland Parish, LA Vital Records

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

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.

Richland Parish, LA Census Records

What Richland Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Richland Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Richland Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Richland Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Richland 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

Richland Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Richland Parish Courthouse

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

  • 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
  • USGenWeb Archives for Richland Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Richland Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Richland Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Richland Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

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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