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[https://newjersey.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,029,c,ocean.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ocean County, New Jersey," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_County,_New_Jersey#Communities accessed  15 March 2020.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adamston,_New_Jersey Adamston]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archertown,_New_Jersey Archertown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamber_Lake,_New_Jersey Bamber Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnegat_Pines,_New_Jersey Barnegat Pines]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayville,_New_Jersey Bayville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennetts_Mills,_New_Jersey Bennetts Mills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breton_Woods,_New_Jersey Breton Woods]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brindletown,_New_Jersey Brindletown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookville,_Ocean_County,_New_Jersey Brookville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullock,_New_Jersey Bullock]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrsville,_New_Jersey Burrsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassville,_New_Jersey Cassville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Beach,_New_Jersey Cedar Beach]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Run,_New_Jersey Cedar Run]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chadwick_Beach_Island,_New_Jersey Chadwick Beach Island]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarks_Landing,_Ocean_County,_New_Jersey Clarks Landing]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilford_Park,_New_Jersey Gilford Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Cove,_New_Jersey Glen Cove]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmony,_Ocean_County,_New_Jersey Harmony]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbertsville,_New_Jersey Herbertsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Bar_Harbor,_New_Jersey High Bar Harbor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly_Park,_New_Jersey Holly Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holmeson,_New_Jersey Holmeson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howardsville,_New_Jersey Howardsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Mills,_New_Jersey Jackson Mills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanoka_Harbor,_New_Jersey Lanoka Harbor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurelton,_New_Jersey Laurelton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leesville,_New_Jersey Leesville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loveladies,_New_Jersey Loveladies]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayetta,_New_Jersey Mayetta]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nugentown,_New_Jersey Nugentown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osbornsville,_New_Jersey Osbornsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkertown,_New_Jersey Parkertown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkway_Pines,_New_Jersey Parkway Pines]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospertown,_New_Jersey Prospertown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridgeway,_New_Jersey Ridgeway]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverton,_New_Jersey Silverton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Grove,_New_Jersey Warren Grove]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Creek,_New_Jersey West Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Tuckerton,_New_Jersey West Tuckerton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatland,_New_Jersey Wheatland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitesville,_Ocean_County,_New_Jersey Whitesville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiting,_New_Jersey Whiting]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnegat_(CDP),_New_Jersey Barnegat]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Haven_West,_New_Jersey Beach Haven West]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Glen_Lakes,_New_Jersey Cedar Glen Lakes]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Glen_West,_New_Jersey Cedar Glen West]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestwood_Village,_New_Jersey Crestwood Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dover_Beaches_North,_New_Jersey Dover Beaches North]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dover_Beaches_South,_New_Jersey Dover Beaches South]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forked_River,_New_Jersey Forked River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_City-Berkeley,_New_Jersey Holiday City-Berkeley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_City_South,_New_Jersey Holiday City South]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_Heights,_New_Jersey Holiday Heights]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood_(CDP),_New_Jersey Lakewood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leisure_Knoll,_New_Jersey Leisure Knoll]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leisure_Village,_New_Jersey Leisure Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leisure_Village_East,_New_Jersey Leisure Village East]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leisure_Village_West,_New_Jersey Leisure Village West]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manahawkin,_New_Jersey Manahawkin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystic_Island,_New_Jersey Mystic Island],
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Egypt,_New_Jersey New Egypt]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Beach_Haven,_New_Jersey North Beach Haven]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Acres,_New_Jersey Ocean_Acres]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Lake_Park,_New_Jersey Pine Lake Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Ridge_at_Crestwood,_New_Jersey Pine Ridge at Crestwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Ridge,_New_Jersey Silver Ridge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toms_River_(CDP),_New_Jersey Toms River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vista_Center,_New_Jersey Vista Center]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waretown,_New_Jersey Waretown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnegat_Township,_New_Jersey Barnegat]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_Township,_New_Jersey Berkeley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_Township,_New_Jersey Brick]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagleswood_Township,_New_Jersey Eagleswood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_New_Jersey Jackson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacey_Township,_New_Jersey Lacey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood_Township,_New_Jersey Lakewood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Egg_Harbor_Township,_New_Jersey Little Egg Harbor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Beach_Township,_New_Jersey Long Beach]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Township,_New_Jersey Manchester]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Township,_Ocean_County,_New_Jersey Ocean]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumsted_Township,_New_Jersey Plumsted]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_Township,_New_Jersey Stafford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toms_River,_New_Jersey Toms River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnegat_Light,_New_Jersey Barnegat Light]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_Head,_New_Jersey Bay Head]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Haven,_New_Jersey Beach Haven]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beachwood,_New_Jersey Beachwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Cedars,_New_Jersey Harvey Cedars]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Heights,_New_Jersey Island Heights]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakehurst,_New_Jersey Lakehurst]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavallette,_New_Jersey Lavallette]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantoloking,_New_Jersey Mantoloking]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Gate,_New_Jersey Ocean Gate]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Beach,_New_Jersey Pine Beach]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Pleasant,_New_Jersey Point Pleasant]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Pleasant_Beach,_New_Jersey Point Pleasant Beach]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaside_Heights,_New_Jersey Seaside Heights]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaside_Park,_New_Jersey Seaside Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_Bottom,_New_Jersey Ship Bottom]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Toms_River,_New_Jersey South Toms River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surf_City,_New_Jersey Surf City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuckerton,_New_Jersey Tuckerton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aserdaten,_New_Jersey Aserdaten]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossley,_New_Jersey Crossley]
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Revision as of 19:52, 17 March 2020

Ocean County, New Jersey ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


Ocean County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Ocean County
Location in the state of New Jersey
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Jersey
Location of New Jersey in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1850
County Seat Toms River
Courthouse
[[Image: |center|200px]]
Address Ocean County Courthouse
118 Washington Street
PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone: (732) 929-2018
Ocean County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Ocean County is located in the east central region of the state. It was created in 1850. Toms River is the county seat. The county was named for the Atlantic Ocean, which forms the eastern border of New Jersey.[1]


Ocean County, New Jersey Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1901 1850 1901 1850 1850 1850 1830
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1840. General compliance by 1920.

Ocean County, New Jersey Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for New Jersey counties. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section New Jersey Local Histories.


  • Named for the Atlantic Ocean.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 15 February 1850, created from Monmouth County with some more added in 1851. [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1857, boundary with Burlington County clarified.
  • 1869, part of Plumsted twp. to Monmouth County.
  • 1891, received Little Egg Harbor twp. from Burlington County.
  • 1906, coastal boundary defined.
  • 1928, part of Howell twp. from Monmouth County.

For animated maps illustrating New Jersey county boundary changes, visit "Rotating Formation New Jersey County Boundary Maps" (1683-1928) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Ocean County, New Jersey Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
NJGenWeb
NJTombstone Project
NJInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See New Jersey Cemeteries for more information.

Latter-day Saint Cemetery Records

US Vol. 1 page 20 - Torry Cemetery, at Lakehurst

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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 date. For general information about denominations, view the New Jersey Church Records wiki page.


Contains the church records of:
  • Barnegat City: St. Peter's Chapel
  • Beach Haven: Holy Innocents Church
  • Beachwood: St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • Toms River: First United Methodist Church
  • Tuckerton: First Presbyterian Church

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for New Jersey counties. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section New Jersey Local Histories.


Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New Jersey Land and Property for information about New Jersey Proprietary land records. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.


Maps[edit | edit source]

Burlington CountyAtlantic CountyMonmouth CountyNJ OCEAN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources



Migration[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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


Occupations[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Poorhouse, Almshouse[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Boroughs
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships
Ghost towns


Probate[edit | edit source]

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Ocean County, New Jersey Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Ocean County, New Jersey Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page New Jersey Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

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 place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).

Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Copies of recorded probate records and the estate files can be obtained from the surrogate's offices for a fee. Addresses of surrogate's offices are found in:

  • Eichholz, Alice, Editor. Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. Revised Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992. (Family History Library book 973 D27rb 1992.) Explains state-by-state history, vital records, census, background sources, periodicals, archives, libraries, societies, maps, land, probate, court, tax, cemetery, church, and military records. Includes county boundary map and table which shows when each county was created and the parent counties.

In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:

Clerk of the Superior Court
Records Information Center
P.O. Box 967
Trenton, NJ 08625-0967
Phone: (609) 292-4978
Fax: (609) 777-0094

Online Probate Records

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]
Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Ocean County Courthouse
118 Washington Street
PO Box 2191;
Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone: (732) 929-2018

County Clerk has probate and court records from 1850. [5]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]
Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]

Ocean County Historical Society Museum
26 Hadley Ave
PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08753
Telephone: 732-341-1880
Website

Historical Society Of Ocean Grove
53 Central Avenue
Ocean Grove NJ



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Schools[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

New Jersey tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 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 New Jersey Taxation.


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the New Jersey Vital Records State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. Original marriage records are usually held at the county Bureau of Vital Statistics.


Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

1606-1981 - New Jersey, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $

Death[edit | edit source]

Ocean County, New Jersey Websites[edit | edit source]

Ocean County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Ocean County

Ocean County, New Jersey Genealogy References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Ocean County, New Jersey" in Wikipedia : the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_County,_New_Jersey accessed 23 September 2018.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ocean County, New Jersey . Page 464-465 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 460.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Ocean County, New Jersey," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_County,_New_Jersey#Communities accessed 15 March 2020.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ocean County, New Jersey page 465, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.