Aerial View of Lake Providence
Hello and welcome to East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. I am Ann Allen Geoghegan, your County Coordinator, and I hope I am able to help you in your family history research. This site, like all GenWeb sites, is dedicated to the availability of public records for public viewing. Genealogy is a lot of fun, but it should not cost a lot of money for public records. If you are being charged to view this site, please contact me.
If you have records or sources of information about East Carroll Parish and its pioneers, I would love to have you share your information with us. If you are willing to look up information for other people, please let me know so I can put the people in touch with you. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, you can email me, and we will see if we can get together.
East Carroll Parish
An Act was approved on March 14, 1832 for the creation of the Parish of Carroll, out of the northern part of the original Concordia Parish created in 1809 and the eastern part of Ouachita Parish. Carroll Parish was named in honor of Charles Carroll in 1832, a philanthropist, statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lake Providence was the first seat of government. Carroll Parish was divided into two parishes in 1877. The division solved a feud over the site of the seat of government. Oak Grove was named the parish seat of West Carroll Parish. Bayou Macon formed the boundary between the two parishes. Lake Providence became the parish seat of East Carroll Parish.
East Carroll Neighbors:
About the Louisiana GenWeb Project
In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The Louisiana GenWeb Project is an extension of the KY GenWeb Project.
If you have any questions or would like to Volunteer in any capacity, please contact:
Parish Coordinator - Ann Allen Geoghegan
State Coordinator - Edward Hayden
Assistant State Coordinator - Annette Womack
East Carroll Parish Table of Contents
Here is some links to the USGenWeb Project and the Special Projects
East Carroll Parish Mailing List
LAEASTCA-L Topic: East Carroll Parish, Louisiana
"If you teach them where they come from, they won't need as much help finding where they are going!"
Cordelia Carothers " Aunt Dee" Geoghegan (1894-1987)
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