DeSoto Parish Louisiana



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and to the motto for which it stands:
A state, under God, united in purpose and ideals,
confident that justice shall prevail for all of those abiding here."



I am Jane Sanford Keppler,  the parish coordinator for DeSoto Parish Louisiana.  I was born in Logansport while my parents lived in nearby Shelby County TexasClick here to email me.


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DeSoto Parish Resources & Records


Louisiana's official nickname is "The Pelican State" and the brown pelican appears on Louisiana's state flag, state seal, the official state painting (along with many other symbols and icons of Louisiana), and is one of three Louisiana symbols displayed on the U.S. mint's bicentennial quarter.


Parish News Online 24/7  Get news when it happens via email alerts, or online - or enjoy reading the only parish-wide news magazine 

Bible Records Logansport High School Graduates     
Biographies Lookups updated 4/10/2020

Political Graveyard

 updated 12/24/2020

New Book on DeSoto Parish


Postmasters of DeSoto Parish

Bulletin Board Mailing List for DeSoto Parish Range/Township Map of DeSoto Parish
Cemeteries  updated Map of DeSoto Parish LA Schools & Colleges updated 8-2-2021
Census Transcriptions Marriages 1843-1905 Societies, Musuems, Libraries, Genealogy Groups and local Information

Veach - Foshee Memorial Library Collection

Chamber of Commerce Marriages Before 1850 Succession (Probate) & Tutorship (Guardian) Records
Civil Court Records Message Board /Queries Tourist Bureau of DeSoto Parish
Conveyance (Deed) Records Military Records & Links Towns Then & Now
Courthouse Miscellaneous Church records, lodge records, photos, letters, lists, postmasters, police jury, etc. Vital Records
Deaths   Volunteers are needed.  Email me if you can help.
Family Pages Neighboring Parishes 101 lesson on Queries
Freebies to help with genealogy Obituaries updated 6/06/2021  
History of DeSoto Parish Osborne Funeral Home  


Louisiana Links

Louisiana Parish Links Louisiana History & Genealogy Books from J&W Enterprises
  Louisiana State Museum Historic Map Database
CRT Division of Historic Preservation Louisiana Vital Records
Cyndi's List-- Louisiana Links  

Afro-Louisiana History & Genealogy: A Searchable Database

Search the Federal  BLM-GLO Database of  Land Patents in Louisiana by Parish
Freedmen's Bureau records for the state of Louisiana The Encyclopedia of Louisiana
LAGenWeb Archives The Louisiana State Archives
Le Comite' des Archives de la Louisiane The Louisiana State Museum
Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall Page





Copyright 1997-present by Jane Keppler This information may be used by individuals for their own personal use, libraries and genealogical societies. Commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from Jane Keppler. If material is copied, this copyright notice must appear with the information and please email me and let me know. Neither the Site Coordinators nor the volunteers assume any responsibility for the information or material given by the contributors or for errors of fact or judgment in material that is published at this website.

Page Modified: 02 August 2021        

DeSoto is part of the LAGenWeb Project,  State Coordinator: Marsha Bryant