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Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
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Vermilion Parish, Louisiana Facts

Vermilion Parish

When was Vermilion Parish, LA Created?
Vermilion Parish was established on March 25, 1844 from LaFayette Parish.

What is the Parish Seat of Vermilion Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Abbeville and the parish government website is

What counties are adjacent to Vermilion Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Acadia Parish ( north), Lafayette Parish, Iberia Parish, Cameron Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish.

Vermilion Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Vermilion Parish, LA Census Records

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

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

Vermilion Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Vermilion Parish Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Vermilion Parish Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Vermilion 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 Vermilion 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.

Vermilion Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Vermilion Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Vermilion Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Vermilion Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Vermilion Parish LA General and History Websites

Vermilion Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Vermilion Parish LA Military Records

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