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St. Mary Parish Louisiana - Resource Page

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Vital Records

State of Louisiana
Department of Health and Hospitals
Office of Public Health
Vital Records Registry
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160-0630

For Death Records Include:
Name at death
Date of death
City or parish at death
Your relationship to the deceased
A return address
A self-addressed stamped envelope
Include a check or money order payable to "Vital Records Registry"
(They do accept out of state checks)
Last time I wrote - 5.00 per certificate

For Birth Records Include:
Name at birth (first/middle/last)
Date of birth
Father's name
Mother's maiden name
Your relationship to the person
A return address to mail the record to
A self-addressed stamped envelope
A check or money order for 15.00 made out to "Vital Records Registry"

Birth records over 100 years old & Death records over 50 years old
Write to:
Louisiana State Archives
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
Make your check payable to "Secretary of State."

St. Mary Parish Courthouse

Records begin in 1800

St. Mary Parish Court House
Attn: Clerk of the Court
500 Main Street Rm. 5
Franklin, LA 70538-6198

I am not sure of the cost of copies. I have never requested copies from the St. Mary Parish Courthouse.

Copies of "old" Church Records

The Historical Research Center
205 Audubon Ave.
Thibodaux, LA 70301-3618
(504) 446-2383
Open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

They are the Catholic Archives of the Branch of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux for the church parishes of Terrebonne, Lafourche, and some of St. Mary Parishes.
Copies are 5.00 for certified and 3.00 if you're not picky.

Louisiana References Available for Purchase

REPRINT AVAILABLE- "The Civil War Tax In Louisiana 1865," with introduction by John Milton Price.

In 1864, the federal government made tax assessments on every LA property owner and tenants. Thus, taxes collected in 1865 were those assessed in 1864. If a land owner was unable to pay his taxes, his chattels could be seized and sold, which included slaves. The sale of slaves for delinquent taxes became a part of the federal tax structure.

The formly out-of-date book names every taxpayer (listed alphabetically by parish), the sum assessed to each person, and all lands and lots of ground with their improvements and dwelling houses.

Cost of the 354 page paperback (item C3) is $35 (plus $2.50 shipping).

Order from:

Provincial Press
Box 61727
Lafayette, LA 70596

Rev. Donald J. Hebert passed away February of this year and is missed greatly.

Hebert Publications is being continued and now only accepts checks or money orders. Shipping and handling is $3.00 per book.

Hebert Publications
P.O. Box 147
Rayne, LA 70578
(318) 873-6151
You can call or write for a list of what is available. The list is currently 26 typed pages long and gives a description of each book and the price and cost of postage.

A small sampling:

This page is under construction! More will be added soon! July 15, 2000.

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Thelma Anne Harris