Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 31, 1807 as Interior Parish, one of the original 19 parishes. Name changed to Lafourche Interior Parish from 1812-1853 (originally created on April 10, 1805 as Lafourche County, Louisana Territory as one of the original 12 counties). The parish was named for the French phrase la fourche or in English, the fork; Bayou Lafourche, or Fork Bayou, is a fork of the Mississippi River. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Lafourche Parish is bordered by St. James Parish (north), St. John the Baptist Parish (north), St. Charles Parish (northeast), Jefferson Parish (east), Terrebonne Parish (west), Assumption Parish (northwest).

Lafourche Parish Cities and Towns include Thibodaux , Golden Meadow, Lockport, Gheens.

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

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Lafourche Parish, LA Courthouse

The Lafourche Parish Courthouse is located in Thibodaux, 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 Lafourche 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.

  • Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1808, Land Records from 1808, Probate Records from 1808 and Court Records from 1808. 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.

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Census Records

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Resources

Lafourche Parish, Louisiana External Links

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