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St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Facts

StJohntheBaptist Parish

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

What is the Parish Seat of St. John the Baptist Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Edgard and the parish government website is www.sjbparish.com/

What counties are adjacent to St. John the Baptist Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Tangipohoa Parish (north), Lake Pontchartrain (northeast), St. Charles Parish (southeast), Lafuorche Parish (south), St. James Parish (west), Ascension Parish (northwest), Livingston Parish (northwest).

What cities and towns are in St. John the Baptist Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Edgard, Garyville, Laplace, Reserve, Wallace.

St. John the Baptist Parish, LA Vital Records

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

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


St. John the Baptist Parish Courthouse

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

  • St. John the Baptist 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: 2393 Highway 18, Edgard, LA 70049
    • Phone: (985) 497-3331
    • Marriage Records: 1772
    • Land Records: 1770s
    • Probate Records: 1770s 
    • Court Records: 1770s 
  • USGenWeb Archives for St. John the Baptist Parish
  • BLM Land Records

St. John the Baptist Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

St. John the Baptist Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

St. John the Baptist Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. John the Baptist Parish LA General and History Websites

St. John the Baptist Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. John the Baptist Parish LA Military Records

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