St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

St. John the Baptist 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 John the Baptist. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

St. John the Baptist Parish is bordered by Tangipohoa Parish (north), Lake Pontchartrain (northeast), St. Charles Parish (southeast), Lafuorche Parish (south), St. James Parish (west), Ascension Parish (northwest), Livingston Parish (northwest).

St. John the Baptist Parish Cities and Towns include Edgard, Garyville, Laplace, Reserve, Wallace.

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

St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
St. John the Baptist Parish, LA Courthouse

The St. John the Baptist Parish Courthouse is located in Edgard, 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. John the Baptist 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. John the Baptist Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1772, Land Records from 1770s, Probate Records from 1770s and Court Records from 1770s. 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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