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Iberia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

Guide to Iberia Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Iberia Parish, Louisiana
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Map of Louisiana highlighting Iberia Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 30, 1868
County Seat New Iberia
Courthouse
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Address 300 Iberia Street
New Iberia, LA 70560
Website: iberiaparishgovernment.com
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Parish InformationEdit

DescriptionEdit

The County was named for Iberian Peninsula. The County has New Iberia as its seat and the County was created October 30, 1868. The County is located in the south central area of the state.[1]

Iberia Parish, Louisiana Record DatesEdit

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914 1868 1914 1868 1868 1868 1700s
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1914. General compliance year unknown. (website says 1918 births; 1911 deaths)

Parish CourthouseEdit

Iberia Parish County Courthouse
300 Iberia Street Ste 400
New Iberia, LA 70560
Phone: 337.365.3221

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1868.[3]

HistoryEdit

Parent ParishEdit

  • 1868--Iberia Parish was created 30 October 1868 from St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes.
    Parish seat: New Iberia [4]

Boundary ChangesEdit

For animated maps illustrating Louisiana Parish boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Louisiana Parish Boundary Maps" (1805-1990) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record LossEdit

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


| title5 = Neighboring Parishes | body5 = Assumption | Iberville | Lafayette | St. Martin | St. Mary | Vermilion

| title6 = Footnotes | body6 = ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent parish or parishes

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ResourcesEdit

African AmericanEdit

BiographyEdit

CemeteriesEdit

Cemeteries of Iberia, Louisiana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the Parish
See Louisiana Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Iberia Parish cemeteries.

CensusEdit

Census Pop.
190029,015
191031,2627.7%
192026,855−14.1%
193028,1925.0%
194037,18331.9%
195040,0597.7%
196051,65729.0%
197057,39711.1%
198063,75211.1%
199068,2977.1%
200073,2667.3%
201073,2400%
Iberia Parish Census Data[6]

ChurchEdit

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Louisiana denominations, view the Louisiana Church Records wiki page.

CourtEdit

LandEdit

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Louisiana Land and Property for additional information about early Louisiana land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse where records are also currently housed.

Local HistoriesEdit

Local histories are available for Iberia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Louisiana Local Histories.

MapsEdit

Lafayette ParishSt. Martin ParishIberville ParishAssumption ParishSt. Mary ParishVermilion ParishSt. Martin ParishLA IBERIA.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


MilitaryEdit

War of 1812Edit
Civil WarEdit

Online Records

World War IEdit
World War IIEdit
Korean WarEdit
Vietnam WarEdit

NewspapersEdit

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Iberia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

ObituariesEdit

ProbateEdit

Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the Iberia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy clerk of the district court. Many of the probate records are included in the notarial records with the deeds and mortgages. In some parishes they are known as “succession” records.

See the Wiki page Louisiana Probate Records for more information about probate records in Louisiana.

Content: Probate records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Louisiana Probate Records

Online Probate Records

TaxationEdit

Louisiana tax records can be used in place of missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Louisiana Taxation.

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Louisiana statewide registration of birth and death records began in 1911. Births and deaths are kept by the Louisiana Vital Records Registry. Marriages were recorded by each parish, and the records are at the parish clerk of court office. See also How to order Louisiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Louisiana Vital Records for more information on getting Louisiana records.

Vital RecordsEdit

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Louisiana statewide registration of birth and death records began in 1911. Births and deaths are kept by the Louisiana Vital Records Registry. Marriages were recorded by each parish, and the records are at the parish clerk of court office. See also How to order Louisiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Louisiana Vital Records for more information on getting Louisiana records.

BirthEdit
MarriageEdit
DeathEdit

Societies and LibrariesEdit

  • Iberia Cultural Resources
    924 East Main Street
    New Iberia, LA 70560-3866
    Website
  • Attakapas Historical Association
    PO Box 43010
    Lafayette, LA 70504-3010
    Facebook
  • Louisiana Historical Society
    Website
  • Louisiana Historical Association
    Website

Family History CentersEdit

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

WebsitesEdit

Wikipedia
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ReferencesEdit

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Iberia, Louisiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberia_Parish,_Louisiana."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Page 289-293 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 267-268.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), East Feliciana Parish, Louisana page 290, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Iberia Parish, Louisiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberia_Parish,_Louisiana, accessed 1 January 2020.
  6. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-02-02.