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St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
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St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was St. Tammany Parish, LA Created?
St. Tammany Parish was established on October 27, 1810 from Feliciana County and Spanish West Florida Territory. The parish was named in honor of Legendary Indian Chief Tamanend.

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

What counties are adjacent to St. Tammany Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Washington ParishPearl River County, MS, Hancock County, MS, Orleans Parish (south and southeast), Jefferson ParishTangipahoa Parish.

What cities and towns are in St. Tammany Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, Abita Springs, Madisonville, Pearl River, Folsom, Sun.

St. Tammany Parish, LA Vital Records

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

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

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

St. Tammany Parish Courthouse

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

  • St. Tammany 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: 701 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433
    • Phone: (985) 809-8700
    • Marriage Records: 1812
    • Land Records: 1810
    • Probate Records: 1812
    • Court Records: 1812
    • Records prior to 1810: For genealogy information prior to 1810, please visit the Secretary of State Website at: Louisiana State Archives
  • USGenWeb Archives for St. Tammany Parish
  • BLM Land Records

St. Tammany Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

St. Tammany Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

St. Tammany Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Tammany Parish LA General and History Websites

St. Tammany Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Tammany Parish LA Military Records