Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 22, 1822 from La Fourche Parish. The parish was named for the french phrase terre bonne or in English, good earth. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Terrebonne Parish is bordered by Assumption Parish (north), Lafourche Parish (east), Gulf of Mexico (south), St. Mary Parish (northwest).

Terrebonne Parish Cities and Towns include Houma.

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

Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Terrebonne Parish, LA Courthouse

The Terrebonne Parish Courthouse is located in Houma, 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 Terrebonne 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.

  • Terrebonne Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1820, Land Records from 1820, Probate Records from 1820 and Court Records from 1820. 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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Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

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