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  Parish Coordinator, and I hope I am able to help you in your family history research. This site, like all GenWeb sites, 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.

You may also use the automatic Submission forms for submitting to the LAGenWeb Archives. They are located here or here.


About the Louisiana GenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The Louisiana GenWeb Project is an extension of the KY GenWeb Project.


If you have any questions or would like to Volunteer in any capacity, please contact:


Red River Parish Coordinator - Ann Allen Geoghegan

State Coordinator - Edward Hayden

Assistant State Coordinator - Annette Womack


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


Browse Red River Parish Files at The LAGenWeb Archives

Search the Louisiana or Red River Parish Archives


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

Queries - Offsite

Red River Parish Archives - Offsite

Louisiana Land Records - Interactive Search - Offsite

Louisiana Confederate Pension Index - Offsite





Here is some links to the USGenWeb Project and the Louisiana pages

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Look Up Volunteers

Some of us, the parish hosts at 'LA Genealogy'; are in desperate
 need of  'lookup volunteers'. If you live in the Red River Parish area, 
and can perform lookups in local libraries by request; or you have 
data or information to share; we need you. If you would like to volunteer, contact
me, and I'll post your name below

The people listed below have information they are willing to share. Please be considerate, as they are doing this out of their own generosity, just to be helpful to the Louisiana Genealogy Project...

Volunteer Information
Millicent F. Bridges Red River Parish
Marriage Records 1871-1902
by John C. Head
Bethel Baptist Church
Minutes 1866-1892
by Millicent F. Bridges
LA Land Records
from Millicent F. Bridges


Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association

social security death index

Search the Social Security Death Index

first name

last name



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