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Jerry there is all kinds of infomation and vital rcords and cem. records for La. Type-http://vitalrec.com/ this will take you to U S vital records. Scroll down to find state list, click La. Then scroll down to find parish,s. Click the parish you want. I can,t remember what parish Downsville is in. Maybe Union. Don,t sound right, you may have to check serveal of them. I came from LA. Jackson parish, Eros, La. My father bought our house from some Reemes, not sure about the spelling. This was sometime in the early 50,s. My parents are both dead, so I can,t ask them. My brother still lives there. I have an old picture of it, before remodled. I.ll see what I can find out when I go home in a couple of weeks. Good luck! Cheryl