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bullet The Spanish West Florida Records are the records of the Commandant of the Post of  Baton Rouge, the jurisdiction of which included the present-day parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, St. Helena and Livingston.  They should be requested through:

East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court
ATTN: Genealogy Department
PO Box 1991
Baton Rouge, La 70821-1991

bullet Louisiana Purchase documents and deeds are available through the LSU Digital Library.
 
bullet Probate and Land Conveyance records are indexed from 1811 and are available from the Clerk of Court for a nominal fee.  Requests must be written and must include the date period.  For more information, contact:

West Feliciana Parish Clerk
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm CST
P.O. Box 1921
St. Francisville, LA 70775
Telephone: (225) 635-3864

bullet Holders of valid land titles: 1813-1824, West Feliciana Parish
 
bullet Available through Rootsweb: An interface to the Pre-1908 Homestead and Cash Entry Patents from the Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office (GLO) Automated Records Project.  This data was prepared for the Web by Karen Isaacson and Joy Fisher. In the form below, at least the first two letters of the surname (that is, at least Sm from Smith or Is from Isaacson) are required. 
http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/laland/laland.pl

Maps

bullet 1895 Map of West Feliciana
 
bullet 1895 Map of Louisiana
 
bullet Historical Maps of the United States (including mapped growth since pre-Revolution)
 
bullet Interactive map of current day West Feliciana including topography
 
bullet Current-day map of West Feliciana

 

 

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Last updated: 2013-12-11