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Union Parish, Louisiana
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Union Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Union Parish, LA Created?
Union Parish was established on March 13, 1839 from Ouachita Parish. The parish was named for the union of states which make up the U.S. .

What is the Parish Seat of Union Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Farmerville and the parish government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Union Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Union County, AR, Ashley County, AR, Morehouse ParishOuachita ParishLincoln ParishClaiborne Parish .

What cities and towns are in Union Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Bernice, Downsville, Farmerville, Junction City , Lillie, Marion, Spearsville, Sterlington.

Union Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Union Parish, LA Census Records

What Union Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Union Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Union Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Union Parish Courthouse

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

  • Union 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: 100 East Bayou, Suite 105, Farmerville, LA 71241
    • Phone: (318) 368-3055
    • Marriage Records: 1839
    • Land Records: 1839
    • Probate Records: 1839
    • Court Records: 1839
  • USGenWeb Archives for Union Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Union Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Union Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Union Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Union Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Union Parish LA General and History Websites

Union Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Union Parish LA Military Records