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Camden County, Georgia
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Camden County, Georgia Facts

When was Camden County, GA Created?
Camden County was established on February 5, 1777 from St Mary and St Thomas Parishes ( one of eight original counties of Georgia created by the State Constitution of 1777 ). The county was named in honor of Sir Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714 - 94), Lord Chancellor of Great Britain who was sympathetic to the cause of the Revolution.

What is the County Seat of Camden County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Woodbine and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Camden County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Glynn County (north), Nassau County, Florida (south), Charlton County (southwest), Brantley County (northwest)

Camden County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Camden County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Camden County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Camden County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Camden Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Camden County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Camden County, GA Census Records

What Camden County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Camden County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (missing), 1800 (missing), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Camden County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Camden County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Camden County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Camden County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Camden County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Camden County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Camden County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Camden County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Camden County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Camden County, GA?
A list of Camden County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Camden County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Camden County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Camden County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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