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St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
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St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was St. Landry Parish, LA Created?
St. Landry Parish was established on March 31, 1807 from Opelousas County as one of the original 19 parishes. The parish was named for Saint Landry.

What is the Parish Seat of St. Landry Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Opelousas and the parish government website is

What counties are adjacent to St. Landry Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Avoyelles ParishPointe Coupee ParishSt. Martin ParishLafayette ParishAcadia ParishEvangeline Parish.

What cities and towns are in St. Landry Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Eunice, Opelousas, Arnaudville, Cankton, Grand Coteau, Krotz Springs, Leonville, Melville, Palmetto, Port Barre, Sunset, Washington.

St. Landry Parish, LA Vital Records

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

St. Landry Parish, LA Census Records

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

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

St. Landry Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

St. Landry Parish Courthouse

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

  • St. Landry 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: 118 South Court Street, Suite 207, Opelousas, LA 70570
    • Phone: (337) 942-5606
    • Marriage Records: 1756
    • Land Records: 1760s
    • Probate Records: 1760s
    • Court Records: 1760s
  • USGenWeb Archives for St. Landry Parish
  • BLM Land Records

St. Landry Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

St. Landry Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

St. Landry Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

St. Landry Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Landry Parish LA General and History Websites

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St. Landry Parish LA Military Records