Tensas Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Tensas Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 17, 1843 from Concordia Parish. The parish was named for the Taensa Native American people. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Tensas Parish is bordered by Madison Parish (north), Warren County, Mississippi (northeast), Claiborne County, Mississippi (east), Jefferson County, Mississippi (east), Adams County, Mississippi (southeast), Concordia Parish (south), Catahoula Parish (southwest), Franklin Parish (west).

Tensas Parish Cities and Towns include Newellton, St. Joseph, Waterproof.

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

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Tensas Parish, LA Courthouse

The Tensas Parish Courthouse is located in Saint Joseph, 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 Tensas 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.

  • Tensas Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1843, Land Records from 1843, Probate Records from 1843 and Court Records from 1843. 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.

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Census Records

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

Tensas Parish, Louisiana Resources

Tensas Parish, Louisiana External Links

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