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Ocean County, New Jersey genealogy and family history 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.

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

Contents

Ocean County, New Jersey Historical Facts

  • Named for the Atlantic Ocean.

Parent County

  • 15 February 1850, created from Monmouth County with some more added in 1851. [1]

Boundary Changes

  • 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.

Record Loss

Ocean County, New Jersey Genealogical Resources

Bible

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records

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

Census

Church Records

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

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Occupations

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate

Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records

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

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse

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. [1]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Schools

Taxation

Vital Records

Ocean County, New Jersey Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Ocean County, New Jersey Places

 

Ocean County, New Jersey Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].

 

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