Archives Department

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The archives are located in room 34 in the basement of the Court House. It is the depository for a vast collection of primary historical documents. The office holdings include records pertaining not only to present day St. Landry, but also Acadia, Evangeline, Jefferson, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, and Cameron parishes prior to the mid 1800’s.

These records include:

  • Marriage Licenses, 1807 – Present
  • Bonds, 1847 – Present
  • Livestock Brands, 1855 – 1970
  • Civil District Suits, 1813 – Present
  • Coroner Inquest, 1876 – 1965
  • Donations, 1826 – Present
  • Immigration Papers, 1820 – 1920
  • Conveyances, 1805 – Present
  • Miscellaneous Records, 1854 – 1964
  • Mortgages, 1927 – Present
  • Notary Books, 1818 – 1850
  • Partnerships, 1848 – Present
  • Probates, 1807 – Present
  • Probate Court Suits, 1822 – 1846
  • Sheriff Deeds, 1810 – 1924
  • Voter Registration Book, 1895 – 1898
  • Opelousas Post Colonial Documents, 1764 – 1805 (Microfilm) – Now located at State Archives

In addition, a collection of Genealogical Publications is available in our archives.

You may contact Stephanie Mack at 337-942-5606 Ext. 126 or online via our contact form.