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Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
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Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Natchitoches Parish, LA Created?
Natchitoches Parish was established on March 31, 1807 as one of the original 19 parishes. (originally created on April 10, 1805 as Natchitoches County, Louisana Territory as one of the original 12 counties). The parish was named for the Natchitoches Native American people .

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

What counties are adjacent to Natchitoches Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are  Bienville ParishWinn ParishGrant ParishRapides ParishVernon ParishSabine ParishDe Soto ParishRed River Parish.

What cities and towns are in Natchitoches Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Natchitoches, Campti, Ashland, Clarence, Goldonna, Natchez, Powhatan, Provencal, Robeline.

Natchitoches Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Natchitoches Parish, LA Census Records

What Natchitoches Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Natchitoches Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Natchitoches Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Natchitoches Parish Courthouse

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

  • Natchitoches 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 Church Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457
    • Phone: (318) 352-8152
    • Marriage Records: 1729
    • Land Records: 1732
    • Probate Records: 1732
    • Court Records: 1732
  • USGenWeb Archives for Natchitoches Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Natchitoches Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Natchitoches Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Natchitoches Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Natchitoches Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Natchitoches Parish LA General and History Websites

Natchitoches Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Natchitoches Parish LA Military Records