Calcasieu Parish Genealogy

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Welcome to Calcasieu Parish Genealogy

Calcasieu Parish was carved from St. Landry Parish by an act of the State Legislature on  March 24, 1840. The area had been inhabited by families since about 1815. These families formed settlements along the Calcasieu River. When the parish was formed, the boundaries were: " ...all the territory in the parish of St. Landry, within the following boundaries, to-wit:Commencing at the mouth of the River Mermentau, thence up said river to the mouth of the Bayou Nez Pique, thence up said bayou to the mouth of Cedar Creek, thence due north to the dividing line between the parishes of St. Landry and Rapides, thence along said line to the Sabine River, thence down the said river to the mouth, thence along the sea coast to the place of beginning...." Quoted from the legislative act of formation. The county seat for Calcasieu Parish is Lake Charles, La.

Our parallel Calcasieu LaGenWeb Archives site contains files that can be searched for genealogical records in your research. The records have been generously contributed by people like yourself. We are always looking for new record contributions to add to the value of the archives. Please contact me if you have any information to contribute to the Calcasieu Parish Archives.

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