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Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
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Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Morehouse Parish, LA Created?
Morehouse Parish was established on March 25, 1844 from Ouachita Parish. The parish was named in honor of Abraham Morehouse, who led the first settlers into the region .

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

What counties are adjacent to Morehouse Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Union County, AR, Ashley County, AR, Chicot County, AR, West Carroll ParishRichland ParishOuachita ParishUnion Parish.

What cities and towns are in Morehouse Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Bastrop, Bonita, Collinston, Mer Rouge, Oak Ridge.

Morehouse Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Morehouse Parish, LA Census Records

What Morehouse Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Morehouse Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Morehouse Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Morehouse Parish Courthouse

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

  • Morehouse 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: 100 East Madison Street, Bastrop, LA 71220
    • Phone: (318) 281-3343
    • Marriage Records: 1870
    • Land Records: 1844
    • Probate Records: 1870
    • Court Records: 1870
  • USGenWeb Archives for Morehouse Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Morehouse Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Morehouse Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Morehouse Parish LA Military Records