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Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
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Evangeline Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Evangeline Parish, LA Created?
Evangeline Parish was established on June 15, 1910 from St Landry Parish. The parish was named for the Acadian heroine of the poem “Evangeline” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

What is the Parish Seat of Evangeline Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Ville Platte and the parish government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Evangeline Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Rapides ParishAvoyelles ParishSt. Landry ParishAcadia Parish ( south), Allen Parish.

What cities and towns are in Evangeline Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Basile, Chataignier, Duralde, Mamou, Pine Prairie, Bayou Chicot, Turkey Creek, Ville Platte, Lone Pine, Saint Landry.

Evangeline Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Evangeline Parish, LA Census Records

What Evangeline Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Evangeline Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910192019301940. You can get free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Louisiana Census Records Research Guide

Evangeline Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Evangeline Parish Courthouse

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

  • Evangeline 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: 200 Court Street, Suite 104, Ville Platte, LA 70586
    • Phone: (337) 363-5671
    • Marriage Records: 1911
    • Land Records: 1911
    • Probate Records: 1911
    • Court Records: 1911
  • USGenWeb Archives for Evangeline Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Evangeline Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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