Listed below are many of the Calcasieu Parish books and CDs that are available, altdough certainly not all. If you own any Calcasieu Parish books or resources, and will do look-ups, please contact  Bryant Walker. As you can see, volunteers are needed, and we can use more than one volunteer per book.

Feel free to request a look-up from the following books. Please limit your request to one name per request. Please put Calcasieu Parish LOOKUP in the subject line of your request to insure the message is not overlooked or accidently deleted. In the first line of the message please put the name of the book you are requesting the lookup in.  If you request a lookup, don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time.

Resource Lookup Volunteer
Canadian and Acadia Ancestry Lookups Mona Cicciarella
Marriage License copies from the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse Jessica Minton
Photos of Calcasieu Parish Tombstones Jessica Minton
1850 Census of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana by Geneva Bailey Seymour Jan Craven
Soutdwest Louisiana Records Vols 1 - 42 by Rev. Donald J. Hebert - A collection of abstracts from churches & civil records from 13 soutdwest Louisiana parishes. (1750 - 1910) Alvina Thibodeaux
South Louisiana Records - Vol 8 (1886-1890); Vol 9 (1891-1895); Vol 10 (1896-1899); Vol 11 (1900-1903) by Rev. Donald J. Hebert M. Moore
CD #17 - Birth Records: 17th to 20th Centuries - [note: only individuals with a birth year and place were used. Records that did not have both a year and a location were omitted from the compilation. Records with a birth year after 1880 were also ommited].
CD #110 - Social Security Death Index: U.S. 1937-1995
CD #227 - Marriage Records: West of the Mississippi River - Early thru 1850; states included are: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Texas.
Maps showing old towns, where they were located, when they existed for the Calcasieu Parish / Imperial area. Jeremy A. Fountain
The Civil War Veterans of Old Imperial Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana -- (including Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes) compiled by Betty Tyler-Rosteet and Sandra Fisher-Miguez. Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society, Inc. 1994 J. Cooley
Ancestry's Gulf South Marriages Caroline Ogle
The History of Louisiana published by the American Historical Society in 1925. 3 volume set. Volumes 2 and 3 contain biographies/profiles of prominent Louisianans of the era. Frances Ball-Turner
Copies of OBITUARIES may be obtained by contacting the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library at  They have an index to obits and can locate an obit for you even if you do not have the date of death.  Copies are only 20 cents each plus postage.  Their mailing address is
411 Pujo Street,
Lake Charles, La., 70601
Branch Manager: Brandon Shoumaker
Phone: 337-721-7110.
Southwest Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Library