The parish was named for former rapids on the Red River and was formed in 1807 by the government of the Orleans
Communities in Rapides Parish
Forest Hill (village)
Welcome to this Louisiana Genealogy Trails Website
for Rapides Parish.
This is a new site, fashioned after our Illinois
Trails websites, and we hope to soon add data here that can help Louisiana
researchers as much as we've been able to help our Illinois researchers.
We need some help to do that though - volunteers to host these county websites. If you can make a basic webpage,
and you have a desire to transcribe data for the free use of all researchers, we can use your talents!
Review our Volunteer
Information and email Kim.
In the meantime, join our mailing list to be kept apprised
of updates to this website.