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Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
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Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Tangipahoa Parish, LA Created?
Tangipahoa Parish was established on March 6, 1869 from Livingston ParishSt. Tammany ParishSt. Helena Parish and Washington Parish. The parish was named for an Acolapissa word meaning ear of corn or those who gather corn.

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

What counties are adjacent to Tangipahoa Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Amite County, MS, Pike County, MS, Washington ParishSt. Tammany ParishSt. John the Baptist ParishLivingston ParishSt. Helena Parish .

What cities and towns are in Tangipahoa Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Amite City, Baptist, Hammond, Independence, Kentwood, Loranger, Manchac, Natalbany, Ponchatoula, Robert, Roseland, Tangipahoa, Tickfaw.

Tangipahoa Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Tangipahoa Parish, LA Census Records

What Tangipahoa Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Tangipahoa Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Tangipahoa Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Tangipahoa Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Tangipahoa 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

Tangipahoa Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse

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

  • Tangipahoa 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: 110 East Mulberry Street, Suite 100, Amite, LA 70422
    • Phone: (985) 748-4146
    • Marriage Records: 1869
    • Land Records: 1869
    • Probate Records: 1869
    • Court Records: 1869
  • USGenWeb Archives for Tangipahoa Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Tangipahoa Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Tangipahoa Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Tangipahoa Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Tangipahoa Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Tangipahoa Parish LA General and History Websites

Tangipahoa Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Tangipahoa Parish LA Military Records