New Jersey County History and Listings

New Jersey County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of New Jersey has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

Atlantic
5901 Main St., Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 641-6867
http://www.atlanticcountyclerk.org
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1837
Parent county: Gloucester
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1838-1905, land records 1837-1900, marriage records 1875-1897 and microfilm records of marriage records 1837-1876, naturalization records 1837-1951, and probate records and wills 1837-1922. County Clerk has marriage records 1837-1876. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Bergen
1 Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 336-7000
http://www.co.bergen.nj.us
Incorporated: March 7, 1683
Parent county: East Jersey
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Court: unknown, County Clerk
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, land records 1715-1901, marriage records 1795-1877, naturalization records 1804-1906, probate records 1785-1962, and wills 1698-1900. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Burlington
49 Rancocas Rd., Mount Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 265-5000
http://co.burlington.nj.us
Incorporated: May 17, 1694
Parent county: Province of West Jersey
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1681-1937, land records 1718-1901, marriage records 1795-1878, naturalization records 1790-1956, probate records 1785-1970, and wills 1688-1900. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Camden
Camden County Courthouse, Room 102, 520 Market St., Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-5300
http://www.co.camden.nj.us
Incorporated: March 13, 1844
Parent county: Gloucester
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1844-1961, land records 1759-1840, 1844-1900, marriage records 1848-1878, and probate records 1844-1946. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992. Land records prior to 1844 are from parts of Gloucester County that became Camden County.

Cape May
7 N. Main St. DN 109, Box 5000, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-1010
http://www.capemaycountygov.net
Incorporated: Nov. 12, 1692
Parent county: West Jersey
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1790-1964, land records 1692-1926, marriage records 1795-1878, probate records 1786-1980, and wills 1704-1900. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Cumberland
60 W. Broad St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856) 451-4860
http://www.co.cumberland.nj.us
Incorporated: Jan. 19, 1748
Parent county: Salem
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1745-1937, land records 1785-1952, marriage records 1795-1878, naturalization records 1802-1931, probate records 1785-1904, and wills 1747-1900. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Essex
465 Martin Luther King Blvd., Room 247 Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 621-4921
http://www.essexclerk.com
Incorporated: March 1, 1683
Parent county: Province of East Jersey
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1709-1911, land records 1728-1909, marriage records 1795-1893, naturalization records 1698-1931, probate records 1793-1907, and wills 1697-1900. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Gloucester
1 N. Broad St., Box 129, Woodbury, NJ 08096
(856) 853-3237
http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us
Incorporated: May 17, 1694
Parent county: Province of West Jersey
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1686-1887, land records 1650-1703, 1714-1779, 1786-1901, naturalization records 1808-1932, probate records 1785-1897, and wills 1691-1922. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992. County Historical Society has marriage records 1686-1939. Courthouse burned 1786, early records preserved at Surveyor General’s Office, Burlington and Secretary of State Office, Trenton.

Hudson
257 Cornelison Ave., 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 369-3470
http://www.hudsoncountyclerk.org
Incorporated: Feb. 22, 1840
Parent county: Bergen
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1842-1927, land records 1805-1901, marriage records 1848-1878, and probate records 1840-1953. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Hunterdon
71 Main St., Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 788-1221
http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us
Incorporated: March 13, 1714
Parent county: Burlington
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1712-1916, land records 1705-1955, marriage records 1795-1900, naturalization records 1803-1906, probate records 1785-1906, and wills 1704-1919. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Mercer
209 S. Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08650
(609) 989-6464
http://www.mercercounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 22, 1838
Parent counties: Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Burlington
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Court: 1838, County Clerk
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, land records 1795-ca. 1930s, marriage records 1815-1832, 1841-1887, naturalization records 1838-1940, and probate records 1838-1939. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Middlesex
75 Bayard St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 745-3005
http://co.middlesex.nj.us
Incorporated: March 7, 1683
Parent county: East Jersey
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Land: 1683, County Clerk
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1792-1871, naturalization records 1794-1906, probate records 1786-1971, and wills 1683-1913. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Monmouth
1 East Main St., Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 431-7324
http://shore.co.monmouth.nj.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1683
Parent county: Province of East Jersey
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, land records 1665-1899, marriage records 1789-1880, naturalization records 1824-1908, probate records 1785-1969, and wills 1695-1900. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Morris
Hall of Records Administration Bldg., Court St., Box 315, Morristown, NJ 07963
(973) 829-8219
http://www.co.morris.nj.us
Incorporated: March 15, 1739
Parent county: Hunterdon
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Probate: unknown, County Surrogate
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1740-1866, land records 1785-1962, marriage records 1795-1919, naturalization records 1816-1906, and wills 1740-1900. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Ocean
Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754
(732) 929-2018
http://www.co.ocean.nj.us
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1850
Parent county: Monmouth
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Court: 1850, County Clerk
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, land records 1850-1960, marriage records 1850-1908, probate records 1850-1955, and wills 1850-1900. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Passaic
401 Grand St., Paterson, NJ 07505
(973) 225-3632
http://www.passaiccountynj.org
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1837
Parent counties: Bergen, Essex
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1837-1946, land records 1837-1901, marriage records 1847-1902, naturalization records 1837-1906, probate records 1835-1919, and wills 1837-1902. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Salem
92 Market St., Salem, NJ 08079
(856) 935-7510
http://salemcountyclerk.org
Incorporated: May 17, 1694
Parent county: Salem Tenth
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1706-1953, land records 1664-1710, 1786-1900, marriage records 1680-1956, naturalization records 1800-1929, and wills 1678-1703, 1712, 1923. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992. County Surrogate has probate records 1748-1908.

Somerset
20 Grove St., Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 231-7006
http://www.co.somerset.nj.us
Incorporated: May 14, 1688
Parent county: Middlesex
Divorce Records: Start in 1992, kept by County Court
Land: 1785, County Clerk
Probate: unknown, County Surrogate
Court: 1777, County Clerk
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1776-1926, land records 1779-1901, marriage records 1778-1887, naturalization records 1805-1922, probate records 1794-1972, and wills 1702-1900. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Sussex
Hall of Records, 83 Spring St., Ste. 304, Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 579-0900
http://www.sussex.nj.us
Incorporated: June 8, 1753
Parent county: Morris
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1798-1907, land records 1785-1901, marriage records 1795-1878, naturalization records 1855-1902, probate records 1779-1924, and wills 1754-1905. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Union
2 Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ 07207
(908) 527-4360
http://www.unioncountynj.org
Incorporated: March 19, 1857
Parent county: Essex
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Land: 1857, County Clerk
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1819-1933, marriage records 1850-1878, naturalization records 1845-1945, probate records 1854-1902, and wills 1854-1911. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.

Warren
413 Second St., Belvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-6211
http://www.co.warren.nj.us
Incorporated: Nov. 20, 1824
Parent county: Sussex
Birth Records: Start in 1878, kept by Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1992, County Court
Death: 1878, Department of Health and Vital Statistics
Notes: State Archives has birth and death records 1848-1878, court records 1824-1941, land records 1823-1901, marriage records 1825-1902, naturalization records 1825-1906, probate records 1825-1956, and wills 1824-1901. Superior Court Public Information Center has divorce records 1901-1992.


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