St. John the Baptist Parish

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By understanding the history of the Catholic Church in St. John the Baptist Parish, tracing your genealogy can be rather easy.  This section will provide you with the information needed to research your St. John the Baptist Parish ancestors.

Please note that Genealogical research for Catholic Sacramental Records can be found for 1718-1825 in the Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records books which can be ordered from the Archives Department of the Archdiocese of New Orleans or found in most local libraries.

For periods 1826-1900 you must write to the Archdiocese Archives for information.  The procedure is listed on their website.  For records from 1900-current you must write to the individual churches below.  Please use P.O. Boxes where given for mailing purposes.  Each church establishes it’s own procedures for genealogical research.

In the near future this information will be updated to give specific holdings of each church and the records available for that parish.


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Courthouse

St. John the Baptist Parish Clerk of Court
Eliana DeFrancesch
2393 Highway 18 (River Road)
P.O. Box 280
Edgard, Louisiana 70049
(985) 497-3331 Phone
(985) 497-3972 Fax

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Churches

By understanding the history of the Catholic Church in St. John the Baptist Parish, tracing your genealogy can be rather easy. This section will provide you with the information needed to research your St. John the Baptist Parish ancestors.

Please note that Genealogical research for Catholic Sacramental Records can be found for 1718-1825 in the Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records books which can be ordered from the Archives Department of the Archdiocese of New Orleans or found in most local libraries. For periods 1826-1900 you must write to the Archdiocese Archives for information. The procedure is listed on their website. For records from 1900-current you must write to the individual churches below. Please use P.O. Boxes where given for mailing purposes. Each church establishes it’s own procedures for genealogical research.

In the near future this information will be updated to give specific holdings of each church and the records available for that parish.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
2361 Hwy 18 (River Road)
Edgard, Louisiana 70049-9101
(985) 497-3412
St. Peter Catholic Church
1550 Hwy 44 (River Road)
P.O. Box 435
Reserve, Louisiana 70084-0435
(985) 536-2887
St. Hubert Catholic Church
176 Anthony F. Monica Street
P.O. Box K
Garyville, Louisiana 70051-0851
(985) 535-2828
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
529 West 5th Street
(Hwy 44/River Road)
LaPlace, Louisiana 70068-3941
(985) 652-9100
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
772 Hwy 44 (River Road)
P.O. Box 464
Reserve, Louisiana 70084-0464
(985) 536-2613
Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church
799 Fairway Drive
LaPlace, Louisiana 70068-2007
(985) 652-2615

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Libraries

HEADQUARTERS

2920 Highway 51
LaPlace, LA 70068

985-652-6857
Fax: 985-652-2144
E-Mail: admin.s1jb@pelican.state.lib.la.us

Mr. Randy DeSoto, Director
M-TH 8:30 am-9:00 p.m.
F,Sat 8:30 am-5:30 p.m.


FRAZEE-HARRIS MEMORIAL BRANCH

P.O. Box 870 – 493 Historic Main Street
Garyville, LA 70051

985-535-6868

M-F 8:30-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8:30-12:30 p.m.


RESERVE BRANCH

170 West 10th Street
Reserve, LA 70084
985-536-4107
M,TH 8:30 am-8:00 p.m.
T,W,F,Sat 8:30-5:30 p.m.


ROLAND BORNE – WEST BRANCH

P.O. Box 166 – 149 East 3rd Street
Edgard, LA 70049
985-497-3453
M-F 8:30-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8:30-12:30 p.m.


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Plantations

Evergreen
Wallace, Louisiana
Reserve – Godchaux
Reserve, Louisiana
San Francisco
Garyville, Louisiana

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Town Photos

Edgard

Garyville

LaPlace

Reserve

Lac des Allemands

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