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Cameron Parish, Louisiana
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Cameron Parish, Louisiana Facts

Cameron Parish

When was Cameron Parish, LA Created?
Cameron Parish was established on March 15, 1870 from Calcasieu Parish and Vermilion Parish. The parish was named in honor of U.S. Secretary of War Simon Cameron.

What is the Parish Seat of Cameron Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Cameron and the parish government website is

What counties are adjacent to Cameron Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Calcasieu Parish (northwest), Jefferson Davis Parish (northeast), Vermilion Parish (east), Jefferson County, TX (southwest), Orange County, TX (west).

There are no incorporated municipalities in Cameron Parish

Cameron Parish, LA Vital Records

Where can find Cameron Parish Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cameron Parish vital records can be found at the Louisiana Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records since July 1914. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Louisiana for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Cameron Parish Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Louisiana Birth or Death Certificate Application to mail.

The Louisiana State Archives has Birth Records that occurred in Louisiana more than 100 years from the end of the current calendar year. It also has Death Records that occurred in Louisiana more than 50 years from the end of the current calendar year.

Cameron Parish, LA Census Records

What Cameron Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cameron Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Cameron Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Cameron Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Cameron Parish Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can get free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Louisiana Census Records Research Guide

Cameron Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Cameron Parish Courthouse

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

  • Cameron Parish Clerk of Court performs the functions of more than one office. As the Recorder, the office of the Clerk of Court receives, files, records and indexes all mortgages, conveyances and all other instruments recorded in the Public Records for the Parish. The Clerk’s Office receives and files all pleadings, such as petitions, answers, motions and other filings in Civil and Probate matters, as well as indictments, bills of information and other filings in Criminal matters. Another function of the Clerk’s Office is the issuance of Marriage Licenses and recording their returns after the marriages are performed.
    • Address: 119 Smith Circle, Cameron, LA 70631
    • Phone: (337) 775-5316
    • Marriage Records: 1870
    • Land Records: 1870
    • Probate Records: 1870
    • Court Records: 1870 
  • USGenWeb Archives for Cameron Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Cameron Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Cameron Parish, LA?
A list of Cameron Parish Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Louisiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Cameron Parish, LA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Cameron Parish, LA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cameron Parish. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is merely a listing which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

Cameron Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Cameron Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Cameron Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cameron Parish LA General and History Websites

Cameron Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cameron Parish LA Military Records

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