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Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
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Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Terrebonne Parish, LA Created?
Terrebonne Parish was established on March 22, 1822 from La Fourche Parish. The parish was named for the french phrase terre bonne or in English, good earth.

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

What counties are adjacent to Terrebonne Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Assumption ParishLafourche Parish, Gulf of Mexico, St. Mary Parish.

What cities and towns are in Terrebonne Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Houma.

Terrebonne Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Terrebonne Parish, LA Census Records

What Terrebonne Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Terrebonne Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Terrebonne Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Terrebonne Parish Courthouse

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

  • Terrebonne 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: Old Courthouse Building, 7856 Main Street, Houma, LA 70360
    • Phone: (985) 868-5660
    • Marriage Records: 1820
    • Land Records: 1820
    • Probate Records: 1820
    • Court Records: 1820
  • USGenWeb Archives for Terrebonne Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Terrebonne Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Terrebonne Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Terrebonne Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Terrebonne Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Terrebonne Parish LA General and History Websites

Terrebonne Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Terrebonne Parish LA Military Records