St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

St. Mary Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on April 17, 1811 from Attakapas Parish as one of the original 19 parishes. The parish was named for Saint Mary. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

St. Mary Parish is bordered by Iberia Parish (north), St. Martin Parish (east), Assumption Parish (southeast), Terrebonne Parish (south).

St. Mary Parish Cities and Towns include Baldwin, Berwick, Franklin, Morgan City, Patterson.

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

St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
St. Mary Parish, LA Courthouse

The St. Mary Parish Courthouse is located in Franklin, 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. Mary 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. Mary Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1800, Land Records from 1800, Probate Records from 1800 and Court Records from 1800. 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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St. Mary Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

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