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Revision as of 19:00, 10 May 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow.png  Camden County

Guide to Camden County Georgia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Camden County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 5, 1777
County Seat Woodbine
Courthouse
Address Camden County Courthouse
4th Street
Courthouse Square
PO Box 99
Woodbine, GA 31569
Phone: 912.576.5601
Camden County Website

Contents

Camden County Georgia Courthouse

Camden County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court, and land records; Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records[1]

Camden County Georgia History

Parent County

1777--Camden County was created 5 February 1777 from St. Thomas and St. Mary Parishes.
County seat: Woodbine [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Camden County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Camden County Georgia Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Episcopal

Episcopal Mission District

  • 1885-1922 - Episcopal Mission District Baptism Index 1885-1922. Batch C712321 at FamilySeach - free.[3]
  • 1852-1902 - Episcopal Mission District Marriage Index 1885-1902. Batch M712321 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

St. Mary's Church of Our Saviour

  • 1887-1895 - St. Mary's Church of Our Saviour Marriage Index 1887-1895. Batch M712341 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Methodist Episcopal
  • 1787-1885 - St. Mary's Methodist Episcopal Church South Baptism Index 1787-1885. Batch C712351 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1787-1895 - St. Mary's Methodist Episcopal Church South Marriage Index 1787-1895. Batch M712351 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

City Directories

  1892 St. Mary's, Georgia City Directory (digital images) Georgia Pioneers

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Maps 

Marriages

  Camden County Marriages 1818-1890 Georgia Pioneers

  Camden County Marriages (from Newspapers) 1885-1890 Georgia Pioneers

Military 

  Camden County World War I Service Records 1917-1919 (Army, Navy, Marines) (digital images)

Newspapers

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Camden County, Georgia newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate 

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).

  Camden County Wills 1795-1829 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers
  Camden County Will Bk A 1795-1829 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers

  Camden County Will Bk C 1885-1900 (digital images) Georgia Pioneers

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records

Marriage
  • 1852-1895 - Camden County Marriage Index 1852-1895. Batch M712332 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1852-1895 - Camden County Marriage Index 1852-1895. Batch M712333 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Death
  • 1869-70, 1879-80 - Camden County, Georgia Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Camden County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

 

Camden County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Camden County Georgia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camden County, Georgia. Page 152 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.