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Grant Parish, Louisiana
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Grant Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Grant Parish, LA Created?
Grant Parish was established on March 4, 1869 from Rapides Parish and Winn Parish. The parish was named in honor of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.

What is the Parish Seat of Grant Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Colfax and the parish government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Grant Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Winn ParishLa Salle ParishRapides ParishNatchitoches Parish.

What cities and towns are in Grant Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Colfax, Dry Prong, Georgetown, Montgomery, Pollock.

Grant Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Grant Parish, LA Census Records

What Grant Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Grant Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Grant Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Grant Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Grant 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

Grant Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Grant Parish Courthouse

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

  • Grant 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 Main Street, Colfax, LA 71417
    • Phone: (318) 627-3246
    • Marriage Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1880
    • Probate Records: 1880
    • Court Records: 1880
  • USGenWeb Archives for Grant Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Grant Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Grant Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Grant Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Grant Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Grant Parish LA General and History Websites

Grant Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grant Parish LA Military Records