Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide2016-06-27T01:26:55+00:00

Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 24, 1840 from St. Landry Parish. The parish was named for meaning crying eagle, is said to be the name of an Atakapa Native American leader . Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Calcasieu Parish is bordered by Beauregard Parish (north), Jefferson Davis Parish (east), Cameron Parish (south), Orange County, Texas (west), Newton County, Texas (northwest).

Calcasieu Parish Cities and Towns include DeQuincy, Iowa, Lake Charles, Sulphur, Vinton, Westlake.

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

Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Calcasieu Parish, LA Courthouse

The Calcasieu Parish Courthouse is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Courthouse was destroyed by a disastrous fire on April 23, 1910, as well as most of downtown Lake Charles, and many of the records of the parish were burned or damaged. 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 Calcasieu 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.

  • Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1910, Land Records from 1910, Probate Records from 1910 and Court Records from 1910. 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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