Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Caddo Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on January 18, 1838 from Natchitoches Parish. The parish was named for the Caddo Native American people . Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Caddo Parish is bordered by Miller County, Arkansas (north), Lafayette County, Arkansas (northeast), Bossier Parish (east), Red River Parish (southeast), De Soto Parish (south), Panola County, Texas (southwest), Harrison County, Texas (west), Marion County, Texas (west), Cass County, Texas (northwest).

Caddo Parish Cities and Towns include Shreveport, Blanchard, Greenwood, Oil City, Vivian, Belcher, Dixie, Gilliam, Hosston, Ida, Mooringsport, Rodessa.

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

Caddo Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Caddo Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Caddo Parish, LA Courthouse

The Caddo Parish Courthouse is located in Shreveport, 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 Caddo 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.

  • Caddo Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1835, Land Records from 1835, Probate Records from 1835 and Court Records from 1835. 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.

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