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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Camp County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Camp County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Camp County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
 
<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| founded date = April 6
 
| seat wl = Pittsburg
 
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| building address = Camp County Courthouse<br>126 Church St # 204<br>Pittsburg, Texas 75686<br>Phone: 903-856-3221<br>[http://www.co.camp.tx.us/ '''Camp County Website''']
 
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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== County Information ==
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[http://www.co.camp.tx.us/ips/cms Camp County Courthouse]<br>126 Church Street<br> Pittsburg, Texas 75686<br> Phone: 903.856.2731<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death records from<br> 1903, marriage, probate and court records from<br> 1874 and land records from 1854<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camp County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
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County Clerk has birth and death records from<br> 1903, marriage, probate and court records from<br> 1874 and land records from 1854<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camp County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
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126 Church Street, Rm. 102<br>Pittsburg 75686<br>Phone: <903-856-2731
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'''District Clerk'''
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126 Church Street, Rm. 204<br>Pittsburg 75686<br>Phone: 903-856-3221
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==== Camp County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate |Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1874
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1874
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1871
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first settlement was in 1854 at Pittsburg.  
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'''1854--'''The first settlement was in 1854 at Pittsburg.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
'''1874--'''Camp County was created 6 April 1874 from [[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]] County. '''County seat:''' Pittsburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1874--'''Camp County was created 6 April 1874 from [[Upshur County, Texas Genealogy|Upshur]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Pittsburg <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
The county was named for John Lafayette Camp, political leader. John Lafayette Camp, soldier and political leader, was born on February 20, 1828, near Birmingham, Alabama, the son of John Lay and Elizabeth (Brown) Camp.  
 
The county was named for John Lafayette Camp, political leader. John Lafayette Camp, soldier and political leader, was born on February 20, 1828, near Birmingham, Alabama, the son of John Lay and Elizabeth (Brown) Camp.  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== 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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Franklin County, Texas|Franklin]]  
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[[Franklin County, Texas Genealogy|Franklin]] {{•}} [[Morris County, Texas Genealogy|Morris]] {{•}} [[Titus County, Texas Genealogy|Titus]] {{•}} [[Upshur County, Texas Genealogy|Upshur]] {{•}} [[Wood County, Texas Genealogy|Wood]]  
*[[Morris County, Texas|Morris]]  
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<center>{{TX Camp County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Titus County, Texas|Titus]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]]  
 
*[[Wood County, Texas|Wood]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== African American ====
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870] (images) - FamilySearch
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.&nbsp;
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2551&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|713734|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2551 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=32 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Camp+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/camp.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Camp/ListCamp.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/camp/camptoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/camp/camp-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Camp&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/camp-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxcamp/cemindex.htm TXGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22607&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=14&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/camp.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Census  ====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas 1850 - 1930
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{{US Census population
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|1880= 5951
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|1890= 6624
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|1900= 9146
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|1910= 9551
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|1920= 11103
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|1930= 10063
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|1940= 10285
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|1950= 8740
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|1960= 7849
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|1970= 8005
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|1980= 9275
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|1990= 9904
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|2000= 11549
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|2010= 12401
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
{{TX Church Intro}}
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
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{{TX Land}}  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906 - 1989'''  {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txcamp.jpg|400px|Txcamp.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1838 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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=====World War I=====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index and images
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Camp}}
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Camp}}  
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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===== Birth  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*'''1903 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - FamilySearch
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*''''1814 - 1909''' and '''1966 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973] FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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*'''1840 - 1981''' {{RecordSearch|1681015|Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] index  
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*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890 - 1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976.
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) FamilySearch  
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*'''1903 - 1982'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903 - 2000''' https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*'''1977 - 1986'''  {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968 - 2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas 1850 - 1930  
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*'''1968 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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'''Camp County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 1083<br> Pittsburg 75886<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/camp-county/#sthash.dH31YLJt.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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=== Family History Centers  ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Camp|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Camp|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{Texas|Texas}}  
  
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Latest revision as of 17:12, 3 October 2017

United States
Texas
Camp County

Guide to Camp County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Camp County, Texas
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Facts
Founded April 6, 1874
County Seat Pittsburg
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Address Camp County Courthouse
126 Church St # 204
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
Phone: 903-856-3221
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County Clerk has birth and death records from
1903, marriage, probate and court records from
1874 and land records from 1854[1]

County Clerk

126 Church Street, Rm. 102
Pittsburg 75686
Phone: <903-856-2731

District Clerk

126 Church Street, Rm. 204
Pittsburg 75686
Phone: 903-856-3221

Camp County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1874 1880 1874 1871


History

1854--The first settlement was in 1854 at Pittsburg.

Parent County

Local histories are available for Camp County, Texas 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 Texas Local Histories.

1874--Camp County was created 6 April 1874 from Upshur County.

  • County seat: Pittsburg [2]

The county was named for John Lafayette Camp, political leader. John Lafayette Camp, soldier and political leader, was born on February 20, 1828, near Birmingham, Alabama, the son of John Lay and Elizabeth (Brown) Camp.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Town and Cities:  | Leesburg | Newsom | Pittsburg | Rocky Mound |

Neighboring Counties

Franklin  • Morris  • Titus  • Upshur  • Wood

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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information. 

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
TX Gravestones WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
TXGenWeb Cemeteries Epodunk
Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Online Records


Historical populations
Census Pop.
18805,951
18906,62411.3%
19009,14638.1%
19109,5514.4%
192011,10316.2%
193010,063−9.4%
194010,2852.2%
19508,740−15.0%
19607,849−10.2%
19708,0052.0%
19809,27515.9%
19909,9046.8%
200011,54916.6%
201012,4017.4%

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/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Naturalization and Citizenship

Local Histories

  • The Camp County Story, 1974, by Artemesia L. B. Spencer.
  • Camp County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

World War I

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Camp County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

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 places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

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

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Camp County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1083
Pittsburg 75886
Website

  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical 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

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camp County, Texas. Page 660 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).