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St. Charles Parish, Louisiana
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St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Facts

StCharles Parish

When was St. Charles Parish, LA Created?
St. Charles Parish was established on March 31, 1807 as of the original 19 parishes from German Coast County. The parish was named for Saint Charles.

What is the Parish Seat of St. Charles Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Hahnville and the parish government website is

What counties are adjacent to St. Charles Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Lake Pontchartrain (northeast), Jefferson Parish (east), Lafourche Parish (southwest), St. John the Baptist Parish (northwest).

What cities and towns are in St. Charles Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Ama, Bayou Gauche, Boutte, Des Allemands, Destrehan, Ormond, Hahnville, Killona, Luling, Montz, New Sarpy, Norco, Paradis, St. Rose, Taft.

St. Charles Parish, LA Vital Records

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

St. Charles Parish, LA Census Records

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

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

St. Charles Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

St. Charles Parish Courthouse

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

  • St. Charles 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: 15045 River Road, Hahnville, LA 70057
    • Phone:  (985) 783-6632 
    • Marriage Records: 1739
    • Land Records: 1734
    • Probate Records: 1734 
    • Court Records: 1734 
  • USGenWeb Archives for St. Charles Parish
  • BLM Land Records

St. Charles Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

St. Charles Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

St. Charles Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

St. Charles Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Charles Parish LA General and History Websites

St. Charles Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Charles Parish LA Military Records

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