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Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
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Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Claiborne Parish, LA Created?
Claiborne Parish was established on March 13, 1828 from Natchitoches Parish. The parish was named in honor of Governor of Louisiana William C. C. Claiborne.

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

What counties are adjacent to Claiborne Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Columbia County, AR, Union County, AR, Union ParishLincoln ParishBienville ParishWebster Parish.

What cities and towns are in Claiborne Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Haynesville, Homer, Athens, Lisbon, Junction City.

Claiborne Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Claiborne Parish, LA Census Records

What Claiborne Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Claiborne Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Claiborne Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Claiborne Parish Courthouse

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

  • Claiborne 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: 512 East Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
    • Phone: (318) 927-9601
    • Marriage Records: 1850
    • Land Records: 1850
    • Probate Records: 1850
    • Court Records: 1850
  • USGenWeb Archives for Claiborne Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Claiborne Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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