Rapides Parish Reference Books and Volunteers

Volunteers are always appreciated. Please email me if you have something that can be added here.

Reference Author Contact
Duplissey Family Genealogy and History in book form   Bobby Duplissey
Three Pioneer Rapides Families (ROBERT, TANNER and PEARCE) Dr. G. M. G. Stafford Cyndi Rutledge
history of the New Hope Baptist Church, est. 1873 * printed on the occasion of its 100th anniversary Rhonda Jordan
1810 & 1820 Rapides Parish Census Robert Bruce L Ardoin Gaytha Thompson
1885 Map of Louisiana with Alphabetical List of Towns & Counties The Gold Bug Morgan Johnson
Rapides Marriage CD for 1802-1893 Family Tree Maker Gaytha Thompson
The Wells Family of Louisiana and Allied Families Dr. G. M. G. Stafford Morgan Johnson
Rapides Parish cemetery inscriptions "Gone-But Not Forgotten" Mary Parker Partain & Jane P. McManus Doris Falkenheiner
Social Security Death Benefit Records, CD#110, 1937 - 1993   Martha Brossett
Louisiana Marriage Records CD 1718 - 1925   Martha Brossett
Rapides Parish Marriage Records, 1860 - present   Martha Brossett
Rapides Parish obituaries 1975 - present   Martha Brossett
Mortality Schedule United States (1850 -1880 some omissions)   Martha Brossett

This from JF3bMJB@aol.com:
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 14:33:36 EDT
"Just received my Tallahassee Genealogical Society Bulletin. Here is a quote concerning the 1930 census:
"'The southern states will be the only part of the 1930 census to be indexed. This census is due to be released in 2002. The indexes were a WPA project to employ people. The indexing was started in the south but before it could be finished, WWII began and the labor force was needed elsewhere. According to William Dollarhide in the January-February issue of the American Genealogical Lending Library's Genealogical bulletin the ten southern states indexed are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The 1940 and 1950 census have no indexes at all.'"

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