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West Carroll Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

WestCarroll Parish

West Carroll Parish was created on March 28, 1877 from Carroll (Old) Parish (Carroll (Old) Parish was formed March 14, 1832, out of the northern part of the original Concordia Parish). The parish was named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

The West Carroll Parish Seat can be found in  Oak Grove and the parish government website is

Regions bordering West Carroll Parish include Chicot County, AR (north), East Carroll Parish (east), Richland Parish (south), Morehouse Parish (west).

Cities and towns found in West Carroll Parish are made up of Epps, Forest, Kilbourne, Oak Grove, Pioneer.

West Carroll Parish vital records can be found at the Louisiana Office of Vital Records which copies of birth and death records. 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 West Carroll 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.

West Carroll Parish consists of Federal Census Schedules to help in exploring your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules can be found for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

West Carroll Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. West Carroll Co. Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1880. West Carroll Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can get free online and printable census forms that can help with your research.

West Carroll Parish Societies and Family History Resources

A list of West Carroll Parish Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

West Carroll Parish Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist typically forget the significance of West Carroll Parish court, probate, and land files as a source of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Louisiana courthouses and archives just about everywhere are the ambitions and worries of countless Louisiana people.

The chances are excellent that your ancestors and forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least some facets of their lives in the West Carroll Parish court records. Even if your forefathers is not discussed in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The below specifics denotes exactly what birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and courtroom records are usually in West Carroll Parish. The dates indicated below are considered the first known documents with this parish.

I highly recommend you speak to the clerk's dept to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics just before visiting or inquiring about information because of in some cases changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A lot of employees will aid individuals in obtaining the resources, but it is up to the man or women to do the researching.
  • West Carroll 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: ?305 East Main Street, Room 101, Oak Grove, LA 71263
    • Phone: (318) 428-3281
    • Marriage Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1833
    • Probate Records: 1850 
    • Court Records: 1898 

West Carroll Parish Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to West Carroll 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. Feel free to furnish your own preferred West Carroll Parish genealogy or family history related sites.

West Carroll Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

West Carroll Parish LA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

West Carroll Parish LA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

West Carroll Parish LA Census Records

West Carroll Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

West Carroll Parish LA Church & Bible Records

West Carroll Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

West Carroll Parish LA General and History Websites

West Carroll Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

West Carroll Parish LA Military Records

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