Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Pointe Coupee Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana, United States Genealogy
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Founded April 10, 1805
County Seat New Roads
Address 201 East Main Street
New Roads, LA 70760
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Parish Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the French for the place of the cut-off. The County has New Roads as its seat and the County was created 1807. The County is located in the central area of the state.[1]

Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1914 1735 1914 1780 1780 1780 1700s
*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1914. General compliance year unknown. (website says 1918 births; 1911 deaths)

Parish Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse
160 E Main Street
New Roads, LA 70760
Phone: 225.638.9596

Clerk Court has marriage records from 1735, divorce records from 1800, probate, court and land records from 1780.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent Parish[edit | edit source]

1805--Pointe Coupee Parish was created 10 April 1805 as an original parish.
Parish seat: New Roads [4]

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:[5]

Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Pointe Coupee, Louisiana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the Parish
See Louisiana Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Pointe Parish cemeteries.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 3,187
1820 4,912 54.1%
1830 5,942 21.0%
1840 7,898 32.9%
1850 11,339 43.6%
1860 17,718 56.3%
1870 12,981 −26.7%
1880 17,785 37.0%
1890 19,613 10.3%
1900 25,777 31.4%
1910 25,289 −1.9%
1920 24,697 −2.3%
1930 21,007 −14.9%
1940 24,004 14.3%
1950 21,841 −9.0%
1960 22,488 3.0%
1970 22,002 −2.2%
1980 24,045 9.3%
1990 22,540 −6.3%
2000 22,763 1.0%
2010 22,802 0.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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.

Catholic[edit | edit source]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court[edit | edit source]

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.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Pointe Coupee 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]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Pointe Coupee 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 Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company I
- 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Confederate), Company K
- 6th Field Battery, Louisiana Light Artillery (Grosse Tete Flying Artillery) (Confederate)
- Pointe Coupee Artillery, Louisiana (Confederate), Companies A and C
- Siege Train Battalion, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate), Company D
Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War battle was fought in Pointe Coupeé Parish:

Map showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]
Korean War[edit | edit source]
Vietnam War[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the Pointe Coupee 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.

Louisiana Probate Records

Online Probate Indexes and Records

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.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

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.

Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Pointe De I'Eglise Historical And Genealogical Society
    PO Box 160
    Church Point, LA 70525-0160
  • Pointe Coupee Historical Society
    500 W Main Street
    New Roads, LA 70760-351
  • Pointe de l'Eglise: Acadia Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.
    PO Box 497
    Crowley, LA 70527
  • Le Circle Historique
    734 Main St.
    New Roads, LA 70760-3522
  • 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]

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Pointe Coupee Parish," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointe_Coupee_Parish,_Louisiana."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pointe Coupee 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Pointe Coupee, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointe_Coupee_Parish,_Louisiana, accessed 5 January 2020.
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/c/c2/Igilouisiana.pdf.
  7. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State