Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy
Guide to Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana|
Location in the state of Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
|Founded||April 10, 1805|
|Address||200 Church St|
Natchitoches, LA 71457
- 1 Parish Information
- 2 Parish Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places / Localities
- 5 Resources
- 5.1 African American
- 5.2 Bible Records
- 5.3 Biographies
- 5.4 Cemeteries
- 5.5 Census
- 5.6 Church
- 5.7 Court
- 5.8 Land
- 5.9 Local Histories
- 5.10 Maps
- 5.11 Military
- 5.12 Newspapers
- 5.13 Obituaries
- 5.14 Probate
- 5.15 Schools
- 5.16 Taxation
- 5.17 Vital Records
- 5.18 Voter Records
- 6 Societies and Libraries
- 7 Websites
- 8 References
Parish Information[edit | edit source]
Description[edit | edit source]
The County was named for the Natchitoches people. The County has Natchitoches as its seat and the County was created April 10, 1805. The County is located in the west central area of the state.
Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Record Dates[edit | edit source]
Parish Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Natchitoches Parish Courthouse
PO Box 799
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0799
Clerk Court has marriage records from 1780, divorce, probate and court records.
History[edit | edit source]
Parent Parish[edit | edit source]
1805--Natchitoches Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish.
Parish seat: Natchitoches 
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
For animated maps illustrating Louisiana Parish boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Louisiana Parish Boundary Maps" (1805-1990) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
Record Loss[edit | edit source]
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Places / Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
Neighboring Parishes or Counties[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
African American[edit | edit source]
- Louisiana African American Griots Project
- Afrigeneas - African Ancestored Genealogy
- African American Cemeteries, listing by county
Bible Records[edit | edit source]
- Natchitoches Parish Bible Records (USGenWeb Archives)
Biographies[edit | edit source]
- Index to Natchitoches Parish Biography Records (USGenWeb Archives)
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
The following web sites may have additional information on Natchitoches Parish cemeteries.
Census[edit | edit source]
Church[edit | edit source]
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Louisiana denominations, view the Louisiana Church Records wiki page. Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Red Rock
- Louisiana Historical Church Information
- Directory of Churches in Louisiana, by city (Church Angel)
- Natchitoches Parish Church Records (Genealogy Trails)
- Natchitoches Parish Church Records (LAGenWeb)
List of Churches and Church Parishes
Court[edit | edit source]
- Natchitoches Parish Court Records (USGenWeb Archives)
Land[edit | edit source]
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Louisiana Land and Property for additional information about early Louisiana land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse where records are also currently housed.
- Index to Natchitoches Parish Land Records (USGenWeb Archives)
- 1800-1880 - Conveyance Index To Vendees - 1800-1880 Partial Listing (USGenWeb Archives)
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
Local histories are available for Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Louisiana Local Histories.
Maps[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places:Cities and Towns- How to Use FS Places
- Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)
- Family Maps of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- USGW Digital Map Collection (USGenWeb Archives)
Military[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
- 1861-1865 - Louisiana Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — How to Use this Collection
- 1861-1865 - Louisiana Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — How to Use this Collection
- 1861-1865 - U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, Natchitoches Parish (Genealogy Trails)
- 1883 - Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, Natchitoches Parish (Genealogy Trails)
- 1898-1950 - Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950 at FamilySearch — How to Use this Collection
Regiments. Service men in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:
- - 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Companies B, C and D.
- - 3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (Confederate), Companies D and G.
Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]
The following Civil War battle was fought in Natchitoches Parish:
- April 23, 1864 = Monett’s Ferry, also known as Cane River Crossing
- Map showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
World War I[edit | edit source]
- 1917-1920 - Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920 at FamilySearch — How to Use this Collection
World War II[edit | edit source]
- 1940-1945 - Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945 at FamilySearch — How to Use this Collection
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
- Louisiana Newspaper List, listing by name/parish (USNPL)
- Louisiana Newspaper listing (Newslink)
- Natchitoches Parish News Records (USGenWeb Archives)
- Newspaper Gleanings, Natchitoches Parish (Genealogy Trails)
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Obituaries[edit | edit source]
- Natchitoches Parish Obituaries and Death Notices (Genealogy Trails)
- Index to Natchitoches Parish Obituaries (USGenWeb Archives)
Probate[edit | edit source]
Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy clerk of the district court. Many of the probate records are included in the notarial records with the deeds and mortgages. In some parishes they are known as “succession” records.
See the Wiki page Louisiana Probate Records for more information about probate records in Louisiana.
Content: Probate records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.
Online Probate Indexes and Records
- 1756-1984 - Louisiana Wills and Probate Records 1756-1984 at Ancestry — index and images $
- Natchitoches Parish Estate Records (USGenWeb Archives)
Schools[edit | edit source]
- Index to Natchitoches Parish School Records (USGenWeb Archives)
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Louisiana tax records can be used in place of missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Louisiana Taxation.
- Natchitoches Parish Tax Records (USGenWeb Archives)
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
Louisiana statewide registration of birth and death records began in 1911. Births and deaths are kept by the Louisiana Vital Records Registry. Marriages were recorded by each parish, and the records are at the parish clerk of court office. See also How to order Louisiana Vital Records or order electronically online.
See Louisiana Vital Records for more information on getting Louisiana records.
- Louisiana Records and Statistics Information ~ where and how to order information.
Birth[edit | edit source]
- Natchitoches Parish Birth and Baptism Records (USGenWeb Archives)
Marriage[edit | edit source]
- 1837–1957 - Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957 at FamilySearch — How to Use this Collection
- Index to Natchitoches Parish Marriage Records (USGenWeb Archives)
- Index to Natchitoches Parish Marriage Records (Genealogy Trails)
- Natchitoches Parish Marriage Announcements (Genealogy Trails)
Death[edit | edit source]
- 1850-1875, 1894-1960 - Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960 at FamilySearch — How to Use this Collection
- 1870 Mortality Index: Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1870, in the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana. (Genealogy Trails)
- 1935-2014 - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 at Ancestry
- http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/natchitoches/vitals.htm Natchitoches Parish Death Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
Voter Records[edit | edit source]
- Natchitoches Index to Parish Voter Records (USGenWeb Archives)
Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]
- The Natchitoches Genealogical & Historical Association
PO Box 1349
Natchitoches, LA 71458-1349
- Central Louisiana Genealogical Society
PO Box 12206
Alexandria, LA 71315-2206
- Louisiana Historical Society
428 Hector Ave
Metairie, La. 70005-4412
- Louisiana Historical Association
101 LSU Student Union
LSU Box 25435
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries
- Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
- FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.
Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- Natchitoches Parish (LAGenWeb)
- Natchitoches Parish (USGenWeb Archives)
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
- Natchitoches Parish LA Genealogy (ldsgenealogy.com)
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "Natchitoches, Louisiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchitoches_Parish,_Louisiana."
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Page 289-293 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 267-268.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Wikipedia contributors, "Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchitoches_Parish,_Louisiana, accessed 3 January 2020.
- Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State