Red River Parish


Red River Parish Louisiana





Red River Parish Courthouse - Coushatta


Welcome to Red River Parish

Hello and welcome to Red River 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 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 have records or sources of information about Red River 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.

Red River Parish was founded in 1871 from the Parishes of 
, Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, and Natchitoches

If your ancestor was here before 1871, please check the above counties!


On March 2, 1871, Governor Henry Clay Warmoth signed Act 39 creating Red River Parish.   Red River Parish, a plantation region, was the scene of much Reconstruction-era violence.
 As of 1990, the population of the parish was 9,387 people. With a water area of 388.6 square miles, and land area covering some 13.5 
square miles; the population averages out to approx. 24.1 people 
per square mile. The parish seat is


Parish History

Coushatta Riot


Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist

Casualty List for World War II

Cemetery Locations

Census Records

Death Index 

Historical Markers

Historical Places

Old Queries

Queries - Offsite

Red River Parish Archives - Offsite

Louisiana Land Records - Interactive Search - Offsite

Louisiana Confederate Pension Index - Offsite


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Last Modified: Tuesday, 11 September 2018