The Assumption Parish LAGenWeb Project
ienvenue à la Assumption Parish LAGenWeb Project! Welcome to the Assumption Parish LAGenWeb Project! This website is affiliated with the USGenWeb Project. Assumption Parish was created by an act of the legislature of Orleans territory, as the 8th parish of the territory in 1807. Under French and Spanish rule, present day Assumption Parish formed a part of the Lafourche Settlement. This area was originally settled during the middle of the 1700s along Bayou Lafourche, between the present towns of Napoleonville and Donaldsonville by the French and Spanish. From 1755 to 1765, the population was increased by the immigration of the exiled Acadians who entered the area clearing the land and building comfortable homes. Many of their descendants are numerous in Assumption Parish today. During 1785, Assumption had a population of 646. By an act of the legislature of Orleans territory in 1807, Assumption was created as the 8th parish of the Orleans territory. Napoleonville, situated on Bayou Lafourche, at about the center of the parish, is the parish seat. Assumption Parish is bordered on the north by Iberville and Ascension Parishes, on the east by St. James and Lafourche Parishes, on the south by Terrebonne and St. Mary Parishes, and on the west by St. Martin and Iberia parishes. Take time to discover the history and heritage of this beautiful unique Louisiana parish. Visitors are also invited to make the Assumption Parish LAGenWeb project more valuable to researchers by submitting research material to the site.

The following section links to material found in the
USGenWeb Archives and USGenWeb Census projects

Biographical Records

Cemetery Records

Cemetery List
Assumption Parish Cemeteries

General Parish Historical Records

A History of Assumption Parish

Census Records

1810 Federal Census Images
1810 Federal Census Transcript
1860 Federal Census Transcript

Church and Bible Records

Catholic Church Burial Records: 1913-1954
Lefort-Ferlot Marriage Certificate
Templet-Folse Family Bible


1874 Succession Document for Pamela Dugas
1852 Succession Document for Marguerite Duhon
Pierre Bourgeois and P.A. Thibodaux
Tobias Ambre Ohmer, Naturalization papers
Missus Tobias Ohmer to Catherine Ohmer Christen


History of Assumption Par., Louisiana
Certification of Doctors and Dentists

Military Records

Co. H, 28th LA Regiment Roster
Co. K, 8th LA Infantry Roster
Demophon LeBlanc Discharge
Officers and Enlisted Men

Miscellaneous Records

Deaths from Marie Aucoin Journal: 1900-14
Journal Of Mrs. Sabin Aucoin: 1922-1931
Tobias Ambre Ohmer Naturalization Papers
Napoleonville Fire Company Number One Incorporation

Newspaper Records

Assumption Pioneer Abstracts: 1850-51
Assumption Pioneer Abstracts: 1850-52
Assumption Pioneer Abstracts: 1900-01
Assumption Pioneer Abstracts: 1902
Assumption Pioneer Abstracts: 1903-04
Assumption Pioneer Abstracts: 1905
Assumption Pioneer Abstracts: 1905-06
Assumption Pioneer Abstracts: 1906-07
Assumption Pioneer Abstracts: 1907
Assumption Pioneer Abstracts: 1907-08
Newspaper articles 1880-81
Death Dates Book of Marie Aucoin
Journal Of Mrs. Sabin Aucoin

Property Records

Bourgeois-Thibodaux Land Sale: 1877


Research Directory

Be sure to visit the Assumption Parish LAGenWeb Research Directory. This page gives contact information for various Assumption Parish and Louisiana state governmental agencies, libraries and newspapers. Also included on this page is expanded information on Assumption Parish research source material.

Property and Geographical Records

Assumption Parish Place Names List
Woodlawn Plantation
Belle Alliance Plantation
Assumption Parish Land Patents

Assumption Parish Archival Records

Assumption Parish Historical Map Collection
Labadieville High School Photograph ca. 1946
1942 Assumption Parish Ward Map

Biographical Records

M. St. Julien de Tournillon Obituary: 1857
Eliza Lofton Pugh Biography
Dr. Joseph Dickson Ford Biography

General Parish Historical Records

The Napoleonville Fire of 1884
The Battle of Labadieville: 1862
Assumption Parish Officials: 1855
Civil War Times in Assumption Parish: 1862
Pichot-Martin Duel: 1842
House and Senate Items: 1812-1858


Query Boards and Mailings Lists

Assumption Parish GenForum Board
Assumption Parish Ancestry Board
Assumption Parish Ancestry Mailing List
Louisiana GenForum Board
Louisiana Ancestry Boards

Acadian-Cajun Research

Cyndi's List of Acadian, Cajun and Creole Research
Acadian Genealogy Homepage
The Canada GenWeb Acadian Project
Acadian History and Genealogy

Excellent Research Links

Making of America, (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. 

Looking for a location in  Assumption Parish? If so try the USGS GNIS database. Contains information on cemeteries, creeks, post offices and much more! 

The Political Graveyard Assumption Parish page contains several valuable links pertaining to Assumption Parish as well as links to biographies of politicians who were either born in, or were residents of  Assumption Parish. 

Learn About Assumption Parish

Be sure to visit the Assumption Area Chamber of Commerce where you can learn more about Assumption Parish.

The University of Louisiana Lafayette Center for Cultural and Eco-tourism site has detailed information about Assumption Parish.

Return to gracious living at Madewood Plantation House on Bayou Lafourche in Assumption Parish.

The National Park Service Explore the History and Culture of Southeastern Louisiana site has detailed information about the Assumption Parish jail and courthouse as well as Christ Episcopal Church and Cemetery

Assumption Parish Families

Below are links to various websites featuring Assumption Parish families and genealogy:

Ancestors of Felix and Anna Dugas
Tim Hebert's Genealogy
Carla Miller's Simoneaux Genealogy 
Walker-Vaughn Genealogy

A Note from the Coordinator

Regrettably I am not a resident of Assumption Parish, therefore I can not assist you with your Assumption Parish, Louisiana research. Visitors are invited to submit material about Assumption Parish's rich history and heritage, so that others may benefit from the information. Such items as biographies, deeds, wills, old photographs and such are welcome. Please contact me, the project coordinator, if you wish to submit material relating to Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Best wishes with your Assumption Parish research!

African Ancestored Genealogy Links

African American Cemeteries Online
Cyndi's List: African-American
African-American Genealogy on the Web African-American Genealogy
Sankofa's African Slave Genealogy
The Freedmen's Bureau Online
Library of Congress: African American Perspectives
Genforum: African American Forum

American Civil War Research Links

The United States Civil War Center
Confederate Regimental History Links
Union Regimental History Links
American Civil War Portal

Excellent Research Links

The Terrebonne Genealogical Society (TGS) serves the parishes of Terrebonne, Lafourche, and Assumption parishes. Their genealogical quarterly, Terrebonne Life Lines (TLL), has been published since 1984 and includes many articles on Assumption Parish. 

The 1880 US Federal Census  located at the LDS Family Search site is an excellent resource! Be sure to look for your Assumption Parish ancestors in this massive database of the entire US 1880 Federal Census. 

The National Register of Historic Places Assumption Parish Inventory page contains interesting information about historic sites in Assumption Parish. 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Library Catalog Assumption Parish listings gives detailed information on what is available pertaining to Assumption Parish. 

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is an excellent resource from the US National Park Service. This system includes a computerized database containing basic facts about servicemen who served during the Civil War. The database currently contains approximately 2.7 million soldier names from over 30 states and territories.

Documenting the American South is an electronic collection sponsored by the Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture. It supplies teachers, students, and researchers at every educational level with a wide array of titles they can use for reference, studying, teaching, and research. 

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: US - Louisiana, contains an abundance of excellent links to various internet sites dealing with Louisiana genealogy and history. 

The Online Books Page History: United States (Regional), and the Americas Section, contains links to scores of valuable 19th century and earlier regional histories, biographies and other works. 

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Linda Simpson - Assumption Parish Coordinator
Jo Branch -  State Coordinator
 Edward Hayden - Assistant State Coordinator

 2005 - Present

Number of Visitors Since October 7, 2005

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