DeSoto Parish Louisiana

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DeSoto Parish LA Resources available on microfilm at the SHREVE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1212 Captain Shreve Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105

In the mid 1990's 32 boxes containing over 1000 folders of succession, tutorship, conveyance, civil court, and many other records were donated to the Noel Memorial Library Archives to be restored, microfilmed, and preserved. These now comprise 16 rolls of microfilm, thanks to the  efforts of volunteers from the "Friends of Genealogy, Inc.", and are available at the Noel, and Shreve Memorial libraries. Follow the links below for annotations and indices.

**Please note: This collection does not represent all extant DeSoto parish records from the 1843-1911 time frame. Obviously, many succession and tutorship records are missing from that time frame for surnames beginning with A-Fa. This should not be taken to mean those records are not still around - the sponsor of this page has obtained directly from the parish 19th century succession and tutorship records that are not included in this collection. The researcher is strongly advised to pursue that and other sources for records not found elsewhere.

                    #1 -- Day Books 1885-1904.

                    #2 -- Day Books 1904-1910; Ledgers 1886-1898, 1891; Traders-Bank of
                            Mansfield 1890-1899; Cash Books 1898-1899; Order Books 1881-1896.

                    #3 -- Order Books 1920-1922, 1930-1934; Court of Appeals Docket 1885; Grand
                            Jury Docket 1914-1933; Marriage License & Index 1887-1896; Poll Tax
                            Registers (scattered); Various Ledgers 1872-1897; Cotton Book 1889.

                    #4 -- Ledgers 1893-1943; Conveyance 1865-1869; Tax Records 1869; Ledgers

                    #4  (con't) -- #12    Successions, Estates, Inventories:
                           A - E    F   G    H    I-K   L   M   N-O   P   Q-R   S   T-Z

                     #12 (con't) -- #13   Tutorship (Guardianship) Records
                           A - G    H - L   M - P    Q - Z

                      #13 (con't) --   Adoptions & Emancipations

                      #14 -- Interdictions

                      #14 (con't) -- #15  Civil Suits (alpha by plaintiff)
                               A - G    H - P   Q - Z

                      #15 (con't) --  Mansfield Ice Co. 1910-1915

                      #16 --  Mansfield Ice Co. >1915;  Miscellaneous records

                    Direct Index to Conveyances 1843-1914
                    Inverse Index to Conveyances 1843-1914
                    Conveyances 1843-1901
                    Ditect Index to Mortgages 1843-1915
                    Index to Conveyance Books B, C, G, K, 0, Q, S, U, X, Z
                    Index to Successions 1843-1909
                    Succession Records 1843-1909
                    Index to Marriages 1843-1912
                    Marriage Records 1843-1905
                    Unrecorded Marriages (loose papers) #1-1183
                    Account Book

                    Other DeSoto Records at The Noel Memorial Library
                    Police Jury Minutes, 1853-1981

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Page Modified: 12 September 2022

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