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Webster Parish, Louisiana Facts

Webster Parish

When was Webster Parish, LA Created?
Webster Parish was established on February 27, 1871 from Claiborne Parish, Bossier Parish and Bienville Parish. The parish was named in honor of U.S. statesman Daniel Webster.

What is the Parish Seat of Webster Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Minden and the parish government website is www.websterparishla.org

What counties are adjacent to Webster Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Lafayette County, AR (north), Columbia County, AR (northeast), Claiborne Parish (east), Bienville Parish (southeast), Bossier Parish (west).

What cities and towns are in Webster Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Cotton Valley, Cullen, Dixie Inn, Doyline, Dubberly, Heflin, Minden, Sarepta, Shongaloo, Sibley, Springhill.

Webster Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Webster Parish, LA Census Records

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

Webster Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Webster Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1880. Webster 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

Webster Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records


Webster Parish Courthouse

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

  • Webster 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: 410 Main Street, Minden, LA 71055
    • Phone: (318) 371-0366
    • Marriage Records: 1871
    • Land Records: 1871
    • Probate Records: 1871 
    • Court Records: 1871 
  • USGenWeb Archives for Webster Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Webster Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Webster Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Webster Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Webster Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Webster Parish LA General and History Websites

Webster Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Webster Parish LA Military Records

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