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Guide to '''Cameron Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Cameron_Parish,_Louisiana|Cameron Parish]]''
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=== Parish Information  ===
  
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==== Cameron Parish, Louisiana Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 264-278. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
  
 
[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/cameronparish.htm Cameron Parish Courthouse]<br>119 Smith Road<br>Cameron, LA 70631-0549<br>Phone: 337.775.5316&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, probate, divorce, court and <br>land records from 1870&nbsp; and military discharge records <br>from 1918 <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Aurora County, Louisiana, p.289</ref>  
 
[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/cameronparish.htm Cameron Parish Courthouse]<br>119 Smith Road<br>Cameron, LA 70631-0549<br>Phone: 337.775.5316&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, probate, divorce, court and <br>land records from 1870&nbsp; and military discharge records <br>from 1918 <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Aurora County, Louisiana, p.289</ref>  
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
  
 
LSU Special Collection: "[http://cdm15140.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/PSL&CISOPTR=1072&CISOBOX=1&REC=14 The Courthouse still Stands after Hurricane Audrey]"  
 
LSU Special Collection: "[http://cdm15140.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/PSL&CISOPTR=1072&CISOBOX=1&REC=14 The Courthouse still Stands after Hurricane Audrey]"  
  
[http://www.cameronparish.com/ "A Sportman's Paradise"]<br>
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[http://www.cameronparish.com/ "A Sportman's Paradise"]<br>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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*Named for Simon Cameron, first Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States
 
*Named for Simon Cameron, first Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States
  
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1870--'''Cameron Parish was created 15 March 1870 from [[Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana|Calcasieu]] and [[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana|Vermilion]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' [[Cameron, Louisiana|Cameron]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1870--'''Cameron Parish was created 15 March 1870 from [[Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Calcasieu]] and [[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Vermilion]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' [[Cameron, Louisiana|Cameron]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Northeast portion set off to create Jefferson Davis Parish 12 June 1912.
 
*Northeast portion set off to create Jefferson Davis Parish 12 June 1912.
  
*See an interactive map of Cameron Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)
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For animated maps illustrating Louisiana Parish boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ "Rotating Formation Louisiana Parish Boundary Maps"] (1805-1990) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Communities''': [[Big Lake, Louisiana|Big Lake]] | [[Cameron, Louisiana|Cameron ]]| Constance Beach |&nbsp; [[Creole, Louisiana|Creole ]]| Gibbstown |&nbsp; [[Grand Chenier, Louisiana|Grand Chenier]] | [[Grand Lake, Louisiana|Grand Lake]] | [[Hackberry, Louisiana|Hackberry ]]| Hacketts Corner | Holly Beach | Illinois Plant | [[Johnson Bayou, Louisiana|Johnson Bayou]] | Johnson Bayou Landing | Lone Pine | Lowry | North Island | [[Oak Grove, Cameron, Louisiana|Oak Grove]] | Peveto Beach | Sweet Lake <br>
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'''Communities''': [[Big Lake, Louisiana|Big Lake]] | [[Cameron, Louisiana|Cameron ]]| Constance Beach |&nbsp; [[Creole, Louisiana|Creole ]]| Gibbstown |&nbsp; [[Grand Chenier, Louisiana|Grand Chenier]] | [[Grand Lake, Louisiana|Grand Lake]] | [[Hackberry, Louisiana|Hackberry ]]| Hacketts Corner | Holly Beach | Illinois Plant | [[Johnson Bayou, Louisiana|Johnson Bayou]] | Johnson Bayou Landing | Lone Pine | Lowry | North Island | [[Oak Grove, Cameron, Louisiana|Oak Grove]] | Peveto Beach | Sweet Lake <br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
  
*[[Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana|Calcasieu]]  
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[[Image:Lacameron.png|300px]]
*[[Jefferson County, Texas|Jefferson County, Texas]]  
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*[[Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana|Jefferson Davis]]  
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*[[Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Calcasieu]]  
*[[Orange County, Texas|Orange County, Texas]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Texas Genealogy|Jefferson County, Texas]]  
*[[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana|Vermilion]]
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*[[Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Jefferson Davis]]  
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*[[Orange County, Texas Genealogy|Orange County, Texas]]  
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*[[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Vermilion]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Biographies ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cambiotc.htm Index to Cameron Parish Biographies]
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==== Cemeteries (in rural areas)  ====
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{{LA Cemeteries Intro|Cameron}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Cameron, Louisiana''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=20&GScnty=1120&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/cems/cems-gravesites.htm LAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/camcemtc.htm LAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/cameron.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Louisianagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=12 Louisiana Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|647714|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cameron+Louisiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the Parish'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=20&CScnty=1120 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Louisiana&county=Cameron&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.la-cemeteries.com/Cemeteries%20Cameron%20Table.shtml Louisiana Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/louisiana-cemetery-records.htm Louisiana Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Louisiana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web sites may have additional information on Cameron Parish cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/LA/index.htm Interment.net] Louisiana cemetery records by Parish.
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp;~ listing by county&nbsp;
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/cems/ceminfo.htm Cemetery Resources and Information]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
{{USCensusPop
 
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| 2000= 9991
 
| 2000= 9991
 
| 2010= 6839
 
| 2010= 6839
| footnote=Cameron Parish Census Data<REF>{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt|title=Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</REF>
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| footnote=Cameron Parish Census Data<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt|title=Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/camcentc.htm Cameron Parish Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Cemeteries (in rural areas) ====
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==== Church ====
  
[http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/cems/cems-gravesites.htm Cemeteries at Cameron Par.] - LAGenWeb
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{{LA Church Intro}}
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/camchurc.htm Cameron Parish Church Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
*The USGenWeb Archives Project:
 
**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cemeteries/chenier.txt Chenier Perdue Cemetery]
 
**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cemeteries/clement.txt Clement Cemetery]
 
**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cemeteries/boudoin.txt Little Chenier Cemetery]
 
**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cemeteries/marsh.txt Our Lady of the Marsh Catholic Cemetery]
 
**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cemeteries/small.txt Smith Cemetery]
 
 
 
==== [http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/cems/ceminfo.htm Cemetery Resources and Information]  ====
 
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
 
**Federal: [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/camcentc.htm 1870 ]. 1880 . 1890 . 1900 . 1910 . 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/camcentc.htm 1920]:
 
**Grand Chenier
 
**Creole
 
**Cameron  
 
**Grand Lake
 
**Johnson Bayou
 
**Hackberry
 
**Czechs and Sloavks
 
 
 
==== Church ====
 
  
 
*Baptist
 
*Baptist
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/courttc.htm Cameron Parish Court Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Gazetteers of Places/Localities  ====
 
==== Gazetteers of Places/Localities  ====
  
*United States Geographic Survey Place Names - [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=155:2:13263808046028643929::NO::: GNIS] for Cameron Parish&nbsp; (over 525 entries)<br>(may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)
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*United States Geographic Survey Place Names - [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=155:2:13263808046028643929::NO::: GNIS] for Cameron Parish&nbsp; (over 525 entries)<br>(may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.) Requires login.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{LA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{LA History}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/camhistc.htm Cameron Parish History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/louisiana/ Maps of Louisiana (1805-1990)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cammiltc.htm Cameron Parish Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
Cameron Parish, La. - LAGenWeb
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=====Civil War=====
  
[http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/military/wwii-deadmissing01.htm World War II Missing and Dead (Army and Army Air Force)]  
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932372|Louisiana Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932399|Louisiana Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/lou/cameron/cameron_parish_military.html Cameron Parish List of Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1898-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
[http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/military/koreanwar-casualties.htm Korean War Fatal Casualties]  
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/cameron/cameron_parishworldwar1.html World War I Draft Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/military/draft.txt Civilian Draft Registration, Cameron Parish] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/military/ww1dchg.txt Discharge Papers, WWI, Cameron Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=====World War II=====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1916286|Louisiana First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/military/wwii-deadmissing01.htm World War II Missing and Dead (Army and Army Air Force) Cameron Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Project)
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/military/koreanwar-casualties.htm Korean War Fatal Casualties, Cameron Parish, Louisiana] (USGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
"[http://www.dequincynews.com/pilot/ Cameron Parish Pilot]"
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*[http://www.dequincynews.com/pilot/ ''Cameron Parish Pilot'']  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/newstoc.htm Cameron Parish News Reports] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
''LSU Special Collection''  
 
''LSU Special Collection''  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/history/audrey.htm Hurricane Audrey] (June 27, 1957)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/history/audrey.htm Hurricane Audrey] (June 27, 1957)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/history/rita.htm Hurricane Rita] (Saturday, September 24, 2005)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/history/rita.htm Hurricane Rita] (Saturday, September 24, 2005)
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{{LA Newspaper abstracts|Cameron}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/obitstc.htm Index to Cameron Parish Obituaries]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/cameron/obits.html Cameron Parish Obituaries and Death Notices]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{LA Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1756 – 1984''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9067 Louisiana Wills and Probate Records 1756-1984] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{LA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{LA Vital Intro}}
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[http://www.ldh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/21 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1837-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1807364|Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1874-1883''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/vitals/marriages/bkabride.txt Cameron Parish Marriages - Brides, 1874-1883] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1874-1883''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/vitals/marriages/bkagroom.txt Cameron Parish Marriages - Grooms, 1874-1883] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/cameron/news_marriages.html Cameron Parish Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society, Inc.'''<br>PO Box 5652<br>Lake Charles, LA 70606-5652<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~laslgs/swlgs.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''Cameron Parish Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>PO BOX 1107<br>Cameron, LA 70631<br><br>
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/la-society-archive/ Louisiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Cameron|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Cameron Parish.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/cameron-parish/ Cameron Parish, LA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/ The Cameron Parish LAGenWeb Project], an member of [[LAGenWeb|The LAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103807602346008156796 Louisiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121573484596801/ Louisiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Cameron|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Cameron Parish.  
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/ The Cameron Parish LAGenWeb Project], a member of [[LAGenWeb|The LAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cameron Parish.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cameron Parish.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CameronP/ Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CameronP/ Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/lou/cameron/index.html Cameron Parish, Louisiana, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/LA/Cameron-Parish.htm Cameron Parish LA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== Thanks to the Cameron Parish Wiki Contributors<br> ==
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== Thanks to the Cameron Parish Wiki Contributors<br> ==
  
 
Contributors are people who write and edit the pages for FamilySearch Wiki. Thanks to the following contributors for helping to build this page (in alpha order). Anyone can be a contributor. Add content today!  
 
Contributors are people who write and edit the pages for FamilySearch Wiki. Thanks to the following contributors for helping to build this page (in alpha order). Anyone can be a contributor. Add content today!  
  
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== References  ==
  
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United States
Louisiana
Cameron Parish

Guide to Cameron Parish, Louisiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Cameron Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 15, 1870
County Seat Cameron
Courthouse
LACameroncourthouse.jpg
Address PO Box 1280
Cameron, LA 70631
Cameron Parish Clerk of Court Website
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Parish Information

Cameron Parish, Louisiana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major Parish Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1870 1810 1870 1870

Parish Courthouse

Cameron Parish Courthouse
119 Smith Road
Cameron, LA 70631-0549
Phone: 337.775.5316 

Parish Clerk has marriage, probate, divorce, court and
land records from 1870  and military discharge records
from 1918 [2]

LSU Special Collection: "The Courthouse still Stands after Hurricane Audrey"

"A Sportman's Paradise"

History

  • Named for Simon Cameron, first Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States

Parent Parish

Boundary Changes

  • Northeast portion set off to create Jefferson Davis Parish 12 June 1912.

For animated maps illustrating Louisiana Parish boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Louisiana Parish Boundary Maps" (1805-1990) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Communities: Big Lake | Cameron | Constance Beach |  Creole | Gibbstown |  Grand Chenier | Grand Lake | Hackberry | Hacketts Corner | Holly Beach | Illinois Plant | Johnson Bayou | Johnson Bayou Landing | Lone Pine | Lowry | North Island | Oak Grove | Peveto Beach | Sweet Lake

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

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Resources

African American

Biographies

Cemeteries (in rural areas)

Cemeteries of Cameron, Louisiana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the Parish
See Louisiana Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Cameron Parish cemeteries.

Census

Census Pop.
19003,952
19104,2888.5%
19203,952−7.8%
19306,05453.2%
19407,20319.0%
19506,244−13.3%
19606,90910.7%
19708,19418.6%
19809,33613.9%
19909,260−0.8%
20009,9917.9%
20106,839−31.5%
Cameron Parish Census Data[4]

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Louisiana denominations, view the Louisiana Church Records wiki page.

  • Baptist
  • Methodist
  • Roman Catholic

Court

Gazetteers of Places/Localities

  • United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for Cameron Parish  (over 525 entries)
    (may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.) Requires login.

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 Louisiana Land and Property for additional information about early Louisiana land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse where records are also currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Louisiana Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

World War I
World War II
Korean War

Newspapers

LSU Special Collection

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records before 1845 were kept in probate courts. Since 1845, they have been kept by the Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy clerk of the district court. Many of the probate records are included in the notarial records with the deeds and mortgages. In some parishes they are known as “succession” records.

See the Wiki page Louisiana Probate Records for more information about probate records in Louisiana.

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, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Louisiana tax records can be used in place of missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see Louisiana Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Louisiana statewide registration of birth and death records began in 1911. Births and deaths are kept by the Louisiana Vital Records Registry. Marriages were recorded by each parish, and the records are at the parish clerk of court office. See also How to order Louisiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Louisiana Vital Records for more information on getting Louisiana records.

Louisiana Records and Statistics Information  ~ where and how to order information.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society, Inc.
PO Box 5652
Lake Charles, LA 70606-5652
Website

Cameron Parish Historical and Genealogical Society
PO BOX 1107
Cameron, LA 70631

See also a List of Louisiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

Thanks to the Cameron Parish Wiki Contributors

Contributors are people who write and edit the pages for FamilySearch Wiki. Thanks to the following contributors for helping to build this page (in alpha order). Anyone can be a contributor. Add content today!

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 264-278. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Aurora County, Louisiana, p.289
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-02-02.