Discover Your Roots: Learn How to Use Ancestry & HeritageQuest
Genealogy Research and Support – With Access to Our Library’s Genealogy Online Resources
We invite you to attend our monthly meetings at the Camdenton Library Computer Lab. Start your family history research, learn about new resources, share your stories, and support others in their search.
Learn essential research methods, discover/share strategies to help locate your ancestors and their history, and breakthrough your genealogy “brick walls.” Get additional help finding other online resources and materials to help support your research.
This class is designed to support and assist with the Library’s online genealogy resources and help with your family research. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact John at (573) 346-5954 or fill out the form below:
- Library Genealogy Resources check out our card catalog for genealogy information from the county and surrounding areas.
- Library Microfilm Resources use our microfiche machine, scanner, and printer to find newspaper articles and census information.
- More Camden Co., MO, allows you to search for different cemeteries, churches, marriages, county maps, and so much more.
- Camden County Historical Society provides local information on over 148,000 people.
- Camden County Missouri Gen Web Project provides information on cemeteries, death certificates, biographies and includes access to Benton, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Miller, Morgan, and Pulaski counties.
- Missouri Digital Heritage allows you to look up Missouri Birth and Death records pre-1910 and Missouri Death Certificates from 1910-1965.
- History of Camden County copyright from 1889 – scanned to Missouri Digital Heritage.
- Missouri State Historical Society allows you to search for available newspaper titles, dates, and census records.
National and Other Resources
- 1940 Census
- Full access to the 1940 census images and 1940 census maps and descriptions.
- Castle Garden
- Offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892.
- Cyndi’s List
- Directory to genealogical resources on the internet.
- Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive
- Trace your roots with their searchable database containing thousands of identified and mystery photos for genealogy enthusiasts looking for long-lost families.
- Death Indexes
- This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, will and probate records, and cemetery burials.
- Digital Library on American Slavery
- Detailed information on approximately 80,000 individual slaves, 8,000 free people of color, and 62,000 whites – both slaveowners and non-slaveowners – extracted from legislative and county court petitions, wills, inventories, deeds, bills of sale, depositions, and court proceedings.
- Ellis Island
- It covers 17 million passenger arrivals through the port of New York between 1892 and 1924.
- Emigration & Immigration Records & Links
- Includes passenger lists and naturalization records.
- Family History Archives
- The Family History Library actively digitizes its family histories, local histories, and other collections to make them searchable and available online to researchers worldwide.
- Family Search
- FamilySearch is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people discover their family stories.
- Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies
- Includes a Resource Directory map that is a great starting point for doing family research in eastern and central Europe.
- Find a Grave
- Collection of 77 million grave records. Many include photos of headstones and family photos.
- Genealogy.com is a source for family history buffs to find genealogical research originally posted in GenForum.
- History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy
- A Beginner’s guide to researching their ancestry.
- The Library of Congress: Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers
- Newspaper collection that has grown to more than 4.8 million digitized pages, plus a directory of historical US newspapers and archives of where you can find copies today.
- Library and Archives Canada
- Includes images of border entry records from 1908 to 1935, searchable census (187, 1881, 1891), vital records, and military, land, and immigration records.
- Family history website able to match cousins researching the same ancestors.
- National Archives
- Holdings of US government documents, including military service records and immigration records.
- Newberry Library
- Information on how to use the Newberry Library for genealogical research.
- Newberry Library Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
- The Atlas presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes (dated to the day) in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.
- Online Searchable Military Records & Databases
- A list of links to online USA military records and indexes for genealogy research. The listings are in alphabetical order by name of war.
- RootsWeb is a free genealogy community that uses online forums, mailing lists, and other resources to help people research their families.
- UK National Archives
- Search records held by UK National Archives and their records on partner websites.
- USGen Web Project
- The USGenWeb Project is led by a group of genealogists who share a desire to create free online resources for genealogical research. This resource is a network of over 3,000 linked websites that include state and county resources along with photos, maps, transcriptions, historical documents, helpful links, and more.