Bossier Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Bossier Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on February 24, 1843 from Claiborne Parish. The parish was named in honor of U.S. Representative Pierre Bossier. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Bossier Parish is bordered by Miller County, Arkansas (northwest), Lafayette County, Arkansas (north), Webster Parish (east), Bienville Parish (southeast), Red River Parish (south), Caddo Parish (west).

Bossier Parish Cities and Towns include Benton, Bossier City, Haughton, Plain Dealing.

A Map of Bossier Parish, Louisiana contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Bossier Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Bossier Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Bossier Parish, LA Courthouse

The Bossier Parish Courthouse is located in Benton, Louisiana. Learn More About State of Louisiana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  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 Bossier parish. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. In 1888, the courthouse at Bellevue was partly burned.

  • Bossier Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1843, Land Records from 1843, Probate Records from 1843 and Court Records from 1843. 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.

Bossier Parish, Louisiana Census Records

Bossier Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

Bossier Parish, Louisiana Resources

Bossier Parish, Louisiana External Links

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