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Map of Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Rapides Parish

The parish was named for former rapids on the Red River and was formed in 1807 by the government of the Orleans Territory

Communities in Rapides Parish

Alexandria (city)
Ball (town)
Boyce (town)
Cheneyville (town)
Forest Hill (village)
Glenmora (town)
Lecompte (town)
McNary (village)
Pineville (city)
Woodworth (town)

Adjacent parishes
Grant (north)
La Salle(northeast)
Avoyelles (east)
Evangeline (southeast)
Allen (southwest)
Vernon (west)
Natchitoches (northwest)

Government Website

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.

Online Data
We intend to put data from all these categories online eventually. Feel free to contribute your data to this site to help it grow!

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Birth Data

 Census Data

 Death Data



  Slavery Data



Louisiana is organized by Parish rather than County

We need Parish Hosts!

Email Kim if you want to help us to keep online Genealogy free!
Links to all our Parish Sites:

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Madison Parish

Allen Parish

Morehouse Parish

Ascension Parish

Natchitoches Parish

Assumption Parish

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Avoyelles Parish

Ouachita Parish

Beauregard Parish

Plaquemines Parish

Bienville Parish

Pointe Coupee Parish

Bossier Parish

Rapides Parish

Caddo Parish

Red River Parish

Calcasieu Parish

Richland Parish

Caldwell Parish

Sabine Parish

Cameron Parish

St. Bernard Parish

Catahoula Parish

St. Charles Parish

Claiborne Parish

St. Helena Parish

Concordia Parish

St. James Parish

DeSoto Parish

St. John The Baptist Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish

St. Landry Parish

East Carroll Parish

St. Martin Parish

East Feliciana Parish

St. Mary Parish

Evangeline Parish

St. Tammany Parish

Franklin Parish

Tangipahoa Parish

Grant Parish

Tensas Parish

Iberia Parish

Terrebonne Parish

Iberville Parish

Union Parish

Jackson Parish

Vermilion Parish

Jefferson Davis Parish

Vernon Parish

Jefferson Parish

Washington Parish


Webster Parish

Lafourche Parish

West Baton Rouge Parish

LaSalle Parish

West Carroll Parish

Lincoln Parish

West Feliciana Parish

Livingston Parish

Winn Parish



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