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St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
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St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Facts

St. Mary Parish Facts

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When was St. Mary Parish, LA Created?
St. Mary Parish was established on April 17, 1811 from Attakapas Parish as one of the original 19 parishes.

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

What counties are adjacent to St. Mary Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Iberia Parish, St. Martin Parish, Assumption Parish, Terrebonne Parish.

St. Mary Parish, LA Vital Records

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

What St. Mary Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for St. Mary Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

St. Mary Parish Slave Schedules can be found for 1850 & 1860. St. Mary Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St. Mary Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St. Mary 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. Mary Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

St. Mary Parish Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the St. Mary Parish Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of St. Mary Parish court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Lousiana courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Lousiana residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the St. Mary Parish court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Louisiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

St. Mary Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

St. Mary Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

St. Mary Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Mary Parish LA General and History Websites

St. Mary Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Mary Parish LA Military Records

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