Camden County, Missouri Genealogy
Guide to Camden County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Camden County, Missouri|
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
|Founded||January 29, 1841|
|Address|| Camden County Courthouse|
1 Court Circuit
Camdenton, MO 65020
Camden County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
County Records has marriage and divorce records from 1902;
Probate Judge has probate records from 1902; Clerk Circuit Court
has court records from 1902; Tompkins Abstract Office has land records
See an interactive map of Camden County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.
- The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
Village of Four Seasons
These sites contain lists of many of the cemeteries in Camden, as well as photographs and lists of burials.
For tips on accessing Camden County, Missouri Genealogy census records online, see: Missouri Census.
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 Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.
Camden County Missouri contained many churches over the years. Many small local churches were created and disbanded over the years. Known churches currently include.
Missionary Baptist Churches in Mack's Creek
The first known congregation was originally organized in September 1873 and held meetings in private homes and in the Mack's Creek School House until August 1880. For some reason this group disbanded in 1880. Founding members included Ben Allison, Martha Allison, Alfred Catron, Sarah Catron, Lucinda Catron, George Catron, George Heffner, and Elders Joe Miller, L.J. Tatum, and W.W. Palmer.
The same month this congregation disbanded, another Missionary Baptist Church was formed in Mack's Creek. This church continued until 1886. Known members were Elders J.M. Russell, J.M. Stincipher, and William West, as well as members J.E. Fowler and A.W. Kain.
The present Mack's Creek Missionary Baptist Church was organized on January 24, 1910.
There were eight different Baptist meetings in and around Macks Creek.
Source: "The Builders, A History of Mack's Creek 1872-1972." Mack's Creek Lions Club
Other Camden County Churches:
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 Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.
Local histories are available for Camden County, Missouri 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 Missouri Local Histories.
- Family Maps of Camden County, Missouri Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- Map of Camden County townships (Histopolis)
- The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including Camden County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
- Map of 1904 Camden County with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Camden County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Jefferson City newspapers from the early 1900's covering local news that included residents from Camden County communities.
In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.
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. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.
St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births. The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.
- Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
Societies and Libraries
- The Camden County Genealogical Association was formed in 2004 and meets the third Saturday of every other month at the Camden County Library in Camdenton.
- Camden County Genealogical Association
Post Office Box 3316
Camdenton, MO 65020
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. http://camden.mogenweb.org/
- More Camden County Missouri: Local History information, marriage records, photographs, newspapers, and family information http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jgood/
- Family History Library Catalog
- Biographies from The History of Camden County, Missouri (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camden County, Missouri. Page 398 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.