Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Records
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 31, 1807 as one of the original 19 parishes. (originally created on April 10, 1805 as Ouachita County, Louisana Territory as one of the original 12 counties). The parish was named for the Ouachita Native American people. ..
Ouachita Parish is bordered by Union Parish (north), Morehouse Parish (northeast), Richland Parish (east), Caldwell Parish (south), Jackson Parish (southwest), Lincoln Parish (west).
Ouachita Parish Cities and Towns include Monroe, Richwood, Sterlington, West Monroe.
A Map of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records
Ouachita Parish, LA Courthouse
The Ouachita Parish Courthouse is located in Monroe, Louisiana. Learn More About State of Louisiana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Ouachita parish. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
In April of 1864, Yankee gunboats partially destroyed the second courthouse. In 1882 the third courthouse was destroyed by fire.
- Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1805, Land Records from 1805, Probate Records from 1805 and Court Records from 1805. The 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.
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Census Records
- Learn More: State of Louisiana Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820, Census Substitutes Index, 1791-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1699 Through 1732
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Louisiana Vital Records
- Birth Records: from July 1914 to present
- Marriage Records: from 1914 to present
- Death Records: Certified copies available from the Clerk of the Court
- Divorce Records: Certified copies are available from the Clerk of the Court
- Locations: Louisiana Office of Vital Statistics, Louisiana State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth or Death Certificate Applications.
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Resources
- Ouachita Genealogical Society, 221 Riverbend, West Monroe 71292-3627
- Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Message Boards
- Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Boards
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana External Links
- Louisiana Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Books - Amazon
- Ouachita Parish, Louisiana - FindaGrave
- Louisiana Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Louisiana (1805 - 1985)
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- Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Ancestry Database Collections
- Ouachita Parish, Louisiana Military Records