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SWLR [SW Louisiana Records] by Father Hebert - List  of Abbreviations and Church Parishes

Abbeville Ch. St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church; P.O. Box D; Abbeyule, LA 70510. Records begin in 1854

Abbeville Ct.Hse. Vermilion Parish Courthouse; Abbeville, LA 70510. Established in 1844; due to fire the records do not begin with regularity until 1885. Some earlier records were salvaged from the fire and are on microfilm at USL Library; Lafayette, LA 70501

Arnaudville Ch. St. Francis Regis Catholic Church; P.O. Box 35; Arnaudyule, LA 70512. Records begin in 1866, however the slave records begin in 1853

b. born

Baldwin Ch. Sacred Heart Catholic Church; P.O. Box 308; Baldwin, LA 70514. Records begin in 1906.

Basile Ch. St. Augustine Catholic Church; P.O. Box 696; Basile, LA 70515. Records begin in 1921.

BB Ch. St. Bernard Catholic Church; 204 N. Main St.; Breaux Bridge, LA 70517. Records begin 1847.

Beaumont Ch. St. Anthony Catholic Cathedral; P.O. Box 3309; Beaumont, TX 77700. Records begin in 1853 and include some early Louisiana families.

Bell City Ch. St. John Vianney Catholic Church; P.O. Box 8; Bell City, LA 70630. Records begin in 1939 when the church was established.

Berwick Ch. St. Stephen Catholic Church; 3217 Second St.; Berwick, LA 70342. Records begin in 1950.

Big Lake Ch. St. Mary Catholic Church; Rt.2, Box 342; Lake Charles, LA 70605. Records begin in 1938 when the church was established.

Broussard Ch. Sacred Heart Catholic Church; P.O. Box 309; Broussard, LA 70518. Records begin in 1905 although the parish was established in 1883. The fire of 1904 destroyed previous records.

bt. baptized

bur. buried. Refers to a date of burial.

Cameron Ct.Hse. Cameron Parish Courthouse; Cameron, LA 70631. Records begin in 1873

Carencro Ch. St. Peter Catholic Church; P.O. Box 40; Carencro, LA 70520. Records begin in 1873

Cecilia Ch. St. Joseph Catholic Church; P.O. Box A; Cecilia, LA 70521. Records begin in 1894.

Cecilia Ch.: St. Rose. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church; P.O. Box 126; Cecilia, LA 70521. Records begin in 1944.

Centerville Ch. St. Joseph Catholic Church; General Delivery; Centerville, LA 70522. Records begin in 1894.

Ch. Church. Refers to a record located in a church archive.

Charenton Ch. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; P.O. Box 278; Charenton, LA 70523. Records begin in 1842.

Chataignier Ch. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church; P.O. Box 118; Chataignier, LA 70524. Although the parish was established in 1869, those early records are located at St. Anthony’s in Eunice, LA. The church in Chataignier was closed in 1901 and the pastor established the church in Eunice and brought the records with him to Eunice where they have remained. The parish at Chataignier was re-established in 1905 and so those church records begin in 1905.

Coteau Ch. Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church; Rt.5, Box 328; New Iberia, LA 70560-9727. The church was established in 1934.

Cow Island Ch. St. Anne Catholic Church; Rt. 1, Box 2286; Abbeville, LA 70510. Records begin in 1933 when the parish was established.

CP Ch. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church; 114 North Bienvenu St.; Church Point, LA 70525. Records begin in 1851.

Creole Ch. Sacred Heart Catholic Church; P.O. Box 7; Creole, LA 70632. The church was established in 1889, some few records do go back to 1860.

Crowley Ch. St. Michael Catholic Church; P.O. Box 406; Crowley, LA 70526. Records begin in 1895.

Crowley Ch.: St. Theresa. St. Theresa Catholic Church; P.O. Box 336; Crowley, LA 70527. Records begin in 1920 when the church was established.

Crowley Ct.Ilse. Acadia Parish Courthouse; Crowley, LA 70526. Records begin in 1886.

Ct.Hse.: Courthouse. Refers to a record located in a parish courthouse.

d. died

Delcambre Ch. Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church; 206 West Church Street; Delcambre, LA 70528. Records begin in 1897.

DeRidder Ch. St. Joseph Catholic Church; 1025 Blankenship Dr.; DeRidder, LA 70634. Records begin in 1938.

Elton Ch. St. Paul Catholic Church; P.O. Box 129; Elton, LA 70532. Records begin in 1913.

Elton Ch.: St. Joseph. St. Joseph Catholic Church; P.O. Box 666; Elton, LA 70532. Records begin in 1951 when the church was established.

Erath Ch.: Our Lady of Lourdes Church; 700 South Broadway St.; Erath, LA 70533. The church was established in 1928.

Eunice Ch. St. Anthony Catholic Church; P.O. Box 31; Eunice, LA 70535. The parish was established in 1901 by the pastor of Chataignier who moved to Eunice and also brought the earliest records of Chataignier with him in 1901.

Eunice Ch.: St. Mathilda. St. Mathilda Catholic Church; P.O. Box 346; Eunice, LA 70535. Records begin in 1939 when the parish was established to serve the Black Catholics of the area.

Evangeline Ch. St. Joseph Catholic Church; P.O. Box 183; Evangeline, LA 70537. Records begin in 1938 when the parish was begun.

Frank. Ch. Assumption Catholic Church; P.O. Box 325; Franklin, LA 70538. Records begin in 1856.

Frank. Ct.Hse. St. Mary Parish Courthouse; Franklin, LA 70538. Records begin in 1811.

GC Ch. St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church; P.O. Drawer A; Grand Coteau, LA 70541. Records begin in 1819. The records of Christ the King Church are also here; this church was established in 1886.

Gueydan Ch. St. Peter Catholic Church; P.O. Box 28; Gueydan, LA 70542. Records begin in 1907.

Gueydan Ch.: O.L. of Mt. Carmel. St. Peter the Apostle Chich; P.O. Box 28; Gueydan, LA 70542.

Henry Ch. St. John Catholic Church; Rt.1, Box 153; Erath, LA 70533. Records begin in 1897.

Iota Ch. St. Joseph Catholic Church; P.O. Box 710; Iota, LA 70543. Records begin in 1867.

Iowa Ch. St. Raphael Catholic Church; P.O. Box 14; Iowa, LA 70647. Records begin in 1931.

Jeanerette Ch. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church; P.O. Box 650; Jeanerette, LA 70544. Records begin in 1879.

Jeanerette Ch.: Our Lady of the Rosary. Our Lady of the Rosary Church; 5100 Old Jeanerette Rd.; Jeanerette, LA 70544. The church was established 1944.

Jennings Ch.: Lutheran Cli. Emmanuel Lutheran Church; 224 North Cutting Aye,; Jennings, LA 70546. It was originally the Evangelical Apostolical Covenant Church organized on 27 April 1891. All records are written in German.

Jennings Ch. Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church; P.O. Box 1170; Jennings, LA 70546. Records begin in 1892.

Jennings Ch.: Our Lady of Perpetual Help. P.O. Box 1331; Jennings, LA 70546. Records begin in 1961 when the church was established. The records of St. Joseph mission church are also here.

Kaplan Ch. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church; P.O. Box 429; Kaplan, LA 70548. Records begin in 1896.

Kinder Ch. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church; P.O. Box 146; Kinder, LA 70648. Records begin in 1937.

L.A. Ch. Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church; P.O. Drawer P; Lake Arthur, LA 70549. Few records begin in 1877, most are 1922.

Laf. Ch. St. John’s Cathedral; P.O. Box 2386; Lafayette, LA 70501. Records begin in 1821.

Laf. Ch.: First Meth. First Methodist Church; 703 Lee St.; Lafayette, LA 70501. Records begin in 1882.

Laf. Ch.: Immaculate Heart of Mary. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church; P.O. Box 2398; Lafayette, LA 70502. Records begin in 1934 when the church was established.

Laf. Ch.: Our Lady of Wisdom Church. Our Lady of Wisdom Church; P.O. Box 42371; Lafayette, LA. 70504. Records begin in 1942.

Laf. Ch.: St. Genevieve. St. Genevieve Catholic Church; P.O. Box 90307; Lafayette, LA. 70509. Records begin in 1929.

Laf. Ch.: St. Paul. St. Paul Catholic Church; 326 South Washington St.; Lafayette, LA 70501. Records begin in 1911 when the church was
established.

Laf. Ct.Hse. Lafayette Parish Courthouse; Lafayette, LA 70501. Records begin in 1822.

Lafayette Diocesan Archives. Diocese of Lafayette; Diocesan Archives; P.O. Box 3387; Lafayette, LA 70502. The Diocese was established
on 11 January 1918. There are presently about 120 catholic church parishes in the Diocese.

LC Ch. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; P.O. Box 1029; Lake Charles, LA 70602. The church was established in 1869, becoming a Cathedral when the Diocese of Lake Charles was established on 29 January 1980. All church records were destroyed in the fire of 1910. Records begin in 1910.

LC Ch.: Sacred Heart. Sacred Heart Catholic Church; 612 Louisiana Avenue; Lake Charles, LA 70601. Records begin in 1919 when the church was established.

LC Ch.: St. Margaret. St. Margaret Catholic Church; 1105 17th St.; Lake Charles, LA 70601. Records begin in 1945.

Lebeau Ch. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; P.O. Box 415; Lebeau, LA 71345. The church was founded in 1896; several baptism records begin as early as in the 1 870s.

Leon. Ch. St. Leo Catholic Church; P.O. Box 8; Leonville, LA 70551. The church records begin in 1873, however some of these records are copied from the Port Barre Church from 1873-1910; the Port Barre records were once kept at Leonville when the pastor made this the center of the parish as well as his residence. There are duplicate records between both St. Mary and St. Leo churches.

Loreauville Ch. St. Joseph Catholic Church; P.O. Box 365; Loreauville, LA 70552. Records begin in 1873.

Louisa Ch. St. Helena Catholic Church; Star Rt. B, Box 395; Franklin, LA 70538. Records begin in 1890.

Lydia Ch. St. Nicholas Catholic Church; P.O. Box 368; Lydia, LA 70569. Records begin in 1868.

Lyons Ch. St. John the Baptist Church; Rt.4, Box 150; Crowley, LA 70526. This church was established in 1952.

m. married. Refers to a marriage record or marriage license or the date of the actual marriage.

maj. major. Refers to a person at least 21 years old.

Mallet Ch. St. Ann Catholic Church; P.O. Box 310; Lawtell, LA 70550. Records begin in 1951 when the church was established.

Mamou Ch. St. Ann Catholic Church; 716 Sixth St,; Mamou, LA 70554. Church was established in 1914, but a fire destroyed the earliest records. Records of marriage begin in 1922, those of baptisms and funerals begin in 1926.

Maurice Ch. St. Alphonsus Catholic Church; P.O. Box 186; Maurice, LA 70555. Records begin in 1893.

Maurice Ch.: St. Joseph. St. Joseph Church; P.O. Box 250; Maurice, LA 70555. This church was established in 1948.

Mermentau Ch. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church; P. 0. Box 176; Mermentau, LA 70556. Records begin in 1897, but a few earlier records of the 1870s exist.

mm, minor. Refers to a person under 21 years of age.

Mowata Ch. St. Lawrence Catholic Church; Rt.3, Box 260; Eunice, LA 70535. Church parish was established in 1905, but several fires destroyed the earliest church records. Records begin in 1907 except for marriages which begin in 1927.

mths. months. Sometimes abbreviated as: mos.

NI Ch. St. Peter Catholic Church; 108 East St. Peter St.; New Iberia, LA 70560. Records begin in 1838, with a special folio which includes records going back to 1770, most of which are also found at St. Martin of Tours Church, St. Martinville, LA.

NI Ch.: Perpetual Help. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; P.O. Box 10110; New Iberia, LA 70562. Church established 1949.

NI Ch.: St. Edward. St. Edward Church; 175 Frere St.; New Iberia, LA 70560. The church was established in 1917.

NI Ct.Hse. Iberia Parish Courthouse; New Iberia, LA 70560. It was established in 1878, but most records begin in 1880s.

Oberlin Ch. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church; P.O. Box 479; Oberlin, LA 70655. Records begin in 1920.

Opel. Ch. St. Landry Catholic Church; 900 Union St.; Opelousas, LA 70570. Records begin in 1776.

Opel. Ch.: Holy Ghost. Holy Ghost Catholic Church; 788 North Union St.; Opelousas, LA 70570. Records begin in 1920 when the church was established.

Opel. Ch.: Our Lady of Mercy. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church; P.O. Box 7067; Opelousas, LA 70570 Records begin in 1946.

Opel. Ct.Hse. St. Landry Parish Courthouse; Opelousas, LA 70570. Records begin in 1803; earlier colonial records, 1764-1803, are kept at the LA State Archives; P.O. Box 44422; Baton Rouge, LA.

p. page.

Patterson Ch. St. Joseph Catholic Church; P.O. Box 219; Patterson, LA 70392. Records begin in 1848

PB Ch. Sacred Heart Catholic Church; P.O. Box 8; Port Barre, LA 70577. Established in 1894. Baptism and funeral records begin in 1873, marriage records begin in 1911 (See Leonville Ch.; a pastor was appointed to Port Barre in 1911).

Rayne Ch. St. Joseph Catholic Church; P.O. Box 199; Rayne, LA 70578. Records begin in 1872.

Rayne Ch.: Mother of Mercy. Mother of Mercy Catholic Church; P.O. Box 468; Rayne, LA 70578. Records begin in 1924 when the church was established.

RC Ch. St. Leo Catholic Church; Rt.1, Box 23; Rayne, LA 70578. This church in Roberts Cove was established by German Catholic families. Records begin in 1883.

Scott Ch. Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church; P.O. Box 458; Scott, LA 70583. Records begin in 1904.

SM Ch. St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church; P.O. Box 10; St. Martinville, LA 70582. Records begin in 1756.

SM Ch.: Notre Dame. Notre Dame de Perpetual Secour Church; P.O. Box 677; St. Martinville, LA 70582. The church was established in 1938.

SM Ct.Hse. St. Martin Parish Courthouse; St. Martinville, LA 70582. Records begin in 1760s.

Succ. Succession. Refers to a probate or Succession record ordinarily from a courthouse.

Sulphur Ch. Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church; 1109 Cypress St.; Sulphur, LA 70663. Records begin in 1919.

Vinton Ch. St. Joseph Catholic Church; 1502 Industrial St.; Vinton, LA 70668. Records begin in 1920.

VP Ch. Sacred Heart Catholic Church; 708 East Main St.; Ville Platte, LA 70586. Records begin in 1854.

Wash. Ch. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; P.O. Box 116; Washington, LA 70589. Records begin in 1854.

Welsh Ch. Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church; P.O. Box 515; Welsh, LA 70591. Records begin in 1904.

wid., widr. widow, widower.

Youngsville Ch. St. Anne; P.O. Box 348; Youngsville, LA 70592. Record begin in 1859
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