Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Facts
When was Lafayette Parish, LA Created?
Lafayette Parish was established on January 17, 1852 from St. Martin Parish. The parish was named in honor of French-born American Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de la Fayette.
What cities and towns are in Lafayette Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Broussard, Carencro, Duson, Lafayette , Scott, Youngsville.
Lafayette Parish, LA Vital Records
Where can find Lafayette Parish Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Louisiana Marriage Project
- Louisiana, Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934
- Louisiana, Marriages, 1816-1906
- Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957
- Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925
- Louisiana Marriage Records, 1851-1900
- Louisiana Marriages to 1850
- Marriage contracts of French colonial Louisiana
- New Orleans, Louisiana, Marriage Records Index, 1831-1920
- Louisiana Death Records Index
- Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956
- Louisiana, Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949
- Southwest Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1840-1906
Lafayette Parish, LA Census Records
What Lafayette Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lafayette Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Lafayette Parish Slave Schedules can be found for 1860. Lafayette Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lafayette Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lafayette 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
Lafayette Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Lafayette Parish Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Lafayette Parish. The years listed below are the first noted records with this parish. See Also Louisiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Lafayette 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: 800 South Buchanan Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
- Phone: (337) 291-6400
- Marriage Records: 1823
- Land Records: 1823
- Probate Records: 1823
- Court Records: 1823
- USGenWeb Archives for Lafayette Parish
- BLM Land Records
Lafayette Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Lafayette Parish, LA?
A list of Lafayette Parish Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Louisiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Lafayette Genealogical Society, 1021 Rosedown Lane, Lafayette, Louisiana 70532-5832
- Attakapas Historical Association, P.O. Box 43010 Usl, Lafayette 70504-3010
- Inventory of parish archives of Louisiana: Lafayette Parish (search.ancestry.com)
- Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane, P.O. Box 94125
- Louisiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 82060, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70884
- Louisiana Historical Society, 5801 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
Where can I connect with other Lafayette Parish, LA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Louisiana Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Louisiana State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Lafayette Parish, LA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lafayette 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.