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Genealogy and Local History Research - Archives Department


Genealogy and local history information can be researched in the Archives Department of the Clerk of Court's Office. The Archives are located in the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center, Basement Level, 701 N. Columbia Street, Covington, Louisiana.

In this department you can find the following:

* marriage licenses
* civil suits
* successions
* criminal records
* oaths
* bonds
* citizenship and naturalization
* notaries' papers
* Justice of the Peace court hearings by ward

Most of these document series date back to 1810.  These archival records provide information essential for researching the history of St. Tammany Parish and its citizens.  Genealogists can obtain data such as names, addresses, occupations, marital and family status, citizenship, and property holdings of their ancestors.  For those who cannot visit our Archives Department, you may obtain copies of our records via mail.

Fee Schedule:
We charge $.50 per page to copy a document, and an additional charge of $3.00 per document should you want it certified. 


General Operating Hours/Telephone Number:
Our Archives Department is open from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday. The telephone number is (985) 809-8746.

Records prior to 1810:
For genealogy information prior to 1810, please visit the Secretary of State Website at:   Louisiana State Archives