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St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
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St. Martin Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was St. Martin Parish, LA Created?
St. Martin Parish was established on April 17, 1811 from Attakapas Parish as one of the original 19 parishes. The parish was named in honor of Saint Martin.

What is the Parish Seat of St. Martin Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Saint Martinville and the parish government website is

What counties are adjacent to St. Martin Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are St. Landry ParishPointe Coupee ParishIberville ParishAssumption ParishSt. Mary ParishLafayette ParishIberia Parish.

What cities and towns are in St. Martin Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Breaux Bridge, Cecilia, Henderson, Parks, St. Martinville.

St. Martin Parish, LA Vital Records

Where can find St. Martin Parish Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
St. Martin 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. Martin 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. Martin Parish, LA Census Records

What St. Martin Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for St. Martin Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

St. Martin Parish Slave Schedules can be found for 1850 & 1860. St. Martin Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St. Martin Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St. Martin 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. Martin Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

St. Martin Parish Courthouse

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

  • St. Martin 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: 415 South Main Street, St. Martinville, LA 70582
    • Phone: (337) 394-2210
    • Marriage Records: 1756
    • Land Records: 1760
    • Probate Records: 1700s
    • Court Records: 1800s
  • USGenWeb Archives for St. Martin Parish
  • BLM Land Records

St. Martin Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in St. Martin Parish, LA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to St. Martin 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. Martin Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

St. Martin Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

St. Martin Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Martin Parish LA General and History Websites

St. Martin Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Martin Parish LA Military Records