St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

St. Charles Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 31, 1807 as of the original 19 parishes from German Coast County. The parish was named for Saint Charles. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

St. Charles Parish is bordered by Lake Pontchartrain (northeast), Jefferson Parish (east), Lafourche Parish (southwest), St. John the Baptist Parish (northwest).

St. Charles Parish Cities and Towns include Ama, Bayou Gauche, Boutte, Des Allemands, Destrehan, Ormond, Hahnville, Killona, Luling, Montz, New Sarpy, Norco, Paradis, St. Rose, Taft.

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

St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
St. Charles Parish, LA Courthouse

The St. Charles Parish Courthouse is located in Hahnville, 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 St. Charles 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.

  • St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1739, Land Records from 1734, Probate Records from 1734 and Court Records from 1734. 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.

St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Census Records

St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Resources

St. Charles Parish, Louisiana External Links

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