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Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
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Vermilion Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Vermilion Parish, LA Created?
Vermilion Parish was established on March 25, 1844 from LaFayette Parish. The parish was named for both the Vermilion River and Vermilion Bay.

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

What counties are adjacent to Vermilion Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Acadia Parish ( north), Lafayette ParishIberia ParishCameron ParishJefferson Davis Parish.

What cities and towns are in Vermilion Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Abbeville, Delcambre, Erath, Gueydan, Kaplan, Maurice.

Vermilion Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Vermilion Parish, LA Census Records

What Vermilion Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Vermilion Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Vermilion Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Vermilion Parish Courthouse

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

  • Vermilion 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 N. State Street, Suite 101, Abbeville, LA 70510
    • Phone: (337) 898-1992
    • Marriage Records: 1885
    • Land Records: 1885
    • Probate Records: 1885
    • Court Records: 1885
  • USGenWeb Archives for Vermilion Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Vermilion Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Vermilion Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Vermilion Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Vermilion Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Vermilion Parish LA General and History Websites

Vermilion Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Vermilion Parish LA Military Records