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St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
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St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Facts

St. Helena Parish Facts

StHelena Parish

When was St. Helena Parish, LA Created?
St. Helena Parish was established on October 27, 1810 from Feliciana County and Spanish West Florida Territory. The parish was named for Saint Helena.

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

What counties are adjacent to St. Helena Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Amite County, MS (north), Tangipahoa Parish (east), Livingston Parish (south), East Baton Rouge Parish (southwest), East Feliciana Parish (west).

What cities and towns are in St. Helena Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Greensburg, Montpelier.

St. Helena Parish, LA Vital Records

Where can find St. Helena Parish Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
St. Helena 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. Helena 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. Helena Parish, LA Census Records

What St. Helena Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for St. Helena 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. Helena Parish Slave Schedules can be found for 1850 & 1860. St. Helena Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St. Helena Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St. Helena 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. Helena Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

St. Helena Parish Courthouse

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

  • St. Helena 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: 369 Sitman St # 104, Greensburg, LA 70441
    • Phone: (225) 222.4514
    • Marriage Records: 1804
    • Land Records: 1804
    • Probate Records: 1804 
    • Court Records: 1804 
  • USGenWeb Archives for St. Helena Parish
  • BLM Land Records

St. Helena Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in St. Helena Parish, LA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to St. Helena 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. Helena Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

St. Helena Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

St. Helena Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Helena Parish LA General and History Websites

St. Helena Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Helena Parish LA Military Records

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