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Accessing West Feliciana Parish Courthouse Records Online

Not everyone has the ability to travel to West Feliciana Parish to research historical records or is able to take off work to research when the Clerk of Court is open. I recently discovered that early West Feliciana records were scanned in the 1960's and are online through FamilySearch.org BUT here is the catch, you cannot access them from your home, they are only available at a FamilySearch Center OR a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Luckily, the West Feliciana Parish Library IS an affiliate library!


These records are NOT indexed, which means you cannot search by name. You basically have to "flip" through them like you would a book.


To access these hidden records:

  1. Click on Search at the top of the site and click on Catalog

  2. Make sure you are searching by Place and search for "West Feliciana Parish"

  3. Under Availability, chose Online and click Search


The records available are as follows:



Click on the camera icon to the right of the record set you want to view to see the images.


Each set of images has its own "setup" if you will. You'll have to learn that record set and keep notes so you can quickly navigate it in the future.

In many cases these records include names and ages of those enslaved. For example, in the "T" section of the index at the beginning of the Donation, deeds of gift, 1842-1913 image set shows us a donation from Daniel Turnbull and Martha H. Barrow to William B. Turnbull on page 55 & 56. After a few tries we find pages 55 & 56 are actually IMAGES 62 & 63 of the image set. Here we find that on June 7th 1854 Daniel Turnbull and his wife Martha H. Barrow donated to their son William B. Turnbull land and the following persons:

NAME

RECORDED GENDER

ASSUMED GENDER

AGE IN 1854

ESTIMATED BIRTH YEAR

Anthony

Not Recorded

Male

45

1809

Elenda

Not Recorded

Female

30

1824

Celia

Not Recorded

Female

16

1838

Sam

Not Recorded

Male

14

1840

Jane

Not Recorded

Female

10

1844

Lydia

Not Recorded

Female

4

1850

Nancy

Not Recorded

Female

4

1850

Ransy

Not Recorded

Unknown

25

1829

Rose

Not Recorded

Female

9

1845

Jenny

Not Recorded

Female

7

1847

Len

Not Recorded

Male

6

1848

Caroline

Not Recorded

Female

2

1852

Hannah

Not Recorded

Female

6

1848

Dave

Not Recorded

Male

34

1820

Milly

Not Recorded

Female

26

1828

Theodore

Not Recorded

Male

8

1846

Nat

Not Recorded

Male

3

1851

Jack

Not Recorded

Male

28

1826

Anna

Not Recorded

Female

25

1829

Amanda

Not Recorded

Female

4

1850

Alfred

Not Recorded

Male

30

1824

Letty

Not Recorded

Female

45

1809

Isabella

Not Recorded

Female

15

1839

P Henry

Not Recorded

Male

30

1824

Kizzy

Not Recorded

Female

27

1827

Henrietta

Not Recorded

Female

9

1845

Jim

Not Recorded

Male

7

1847

Clem

Not Recorded

Male

25

1829

Varise

Not Recorded

Female?

3

1851

Miander

Not Recorded

Female

10

1844

Tosco

Not Recorded

Male

30

1824

Hetty

Not Recorded

Female

13

1841

Reuben

Not Recorded

Male

11

1843

Celeste

Not Recorded

Female

8

1846

Joe

Not Recorded

Male

40

1814

Hannah

Not Recorded

Female

32

1822

Peggy

Not Recorded

Female

12

1842

Francesca

Not Recorded

Female

8

1846

Haria

Not Recorded

Female

6

1848

Monday

Not Recorded

Male

60

1794

Charlotte

Not Recorded

Female

50

1804

Nace

Not Recorded

Male

27

1827

Sucky

Not Recorded

Female

18

1836

Horace

Not Recorded

Male

10

1844

Balin

Not Recorded

Male

35

1819

Judy

Not Recorded

Female

22

1832

Angelica

Not Recorded

Female

8

1846

Hester

Not Recorded

Female

6

1848

Little Ben

Not Recorded

Male

33

1821

Linda

Not Recorded

Female

37

1817

Levi

Not Recorded

Male

9

1845

Big Henry

Not Recorded

Male

35

1819

Susan

Not Recorded

Female

26

1828

Donias

Not Recorded

Male?

18

1836

Isaac

Not Recorded

Male

47

1807

Rachel

Not Recorded

Female

32

1822

Fanny

Not Recorded

Female

65

1789

Abram

Not Recorded

Male

60

1794

Celia

Not Recorded

Female

47

1807

Johnekey

Not Recorded

Male

20

1834

Matilda

Not Recorded

Female

18

1836

Charity

Not Recorded

Female

14

1840

Rachel

Not Recorded

Female

9

1845

Tinny?

Not Recorded

Female?

60

1794

Big Ned

Not Recorded

Male

50

1804

Bachelor

Not Recorded

Male

19

1835

Little Ned

Not Recorded

Male

15

1839

Willis

Not Recorded

Male

13

1841

Elisha

Not Recorded

Male

11

1843

Nanny

Not Recorded

Female

43

1811

Amy

Not Recorded

Female

4

1850

August

Not Recorded

Male

6

1848

Phil

Not Recorded

Male

40

1814

Eliza

Not Recorded

Female

35

1819

Henrietta

Not Recorded

Female

16

1838

Setty

Not Recorded

Female

8

1846

Mariller

Not Recorded

Female

5

1849

Jerry

Not Recorded

Male

1

1853

Big Sam

Not Recorded

Male

30

1824

Nancy

Not Recorded

Female

30

1824

Jack

Not Recorded

Male

7

1847

Sidney

Not Recorded

Male?

5

1849

Davidson

Not Recorded

Male

20

1834

Mary

Not Recorded

Female

21

1833

Pyionas

Not Recorded

Female?

1

1853

Delphe

Not Recorded

Female

30

1824

Sabria

Not Recorded

Female

14

1840

Bazil

Not Recorded

Male

28

1826

Margaret

Not Recorded

Female

24

1830

Little Sam

Not Recorded

Male

26

1828

Lovey

Not Recorded

Female

21

1833

Ben

Not Recorded

Male

30

1824

Pink

Not Recorded

Male

28

1826

Treadwell

Not Recorded

Male

19

1835

Old Henry

Not Recorded

Male

28

1826

Old Harry

Not Recorded

Male

60

1794

Old Priss

Not Recorded

Female

55

1799

Wilson

Not Recorded

Male

11

1843

Saul

Not Recorded

Male

23

1831

Old Maria

Not Recorded

Female

60

1794

Aggy

Not Recorded

Female?

7

1847

George

Not Recorded

Male

40

1814

Nathan

Not Recorded

Male

2

1852

Lydia

Not Recorded

Female

10

1844

While tedious, knowing how to access these records is a must!





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