Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy

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Atlantic 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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Atlantic County, New Jersey
Map of New Jersey highlighting Atlantic County
Location in the state of New Jersey
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Jersey
Location of New Jersey in the U.S.
Founded  , 1837
County Seat Mays Landing
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Address Atlantic County Courthouse
5901 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08830-1800
Phone: (609) 625-4011 Atlantic County Website


Atlantic County, New Jersey Historical Facts

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  • Named for the Atlantic Ocean
  • All of what is known today as Atlantic County was once called Egg Harbor Township

Parent County

Boundary Changes

1902: part of Hammonton to Burlington County
1906: coastal boundry established
1938: boundary with Camden and Gloucester counties clarified.

Record Loss

Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogical Resources




Church Records

Contains the church records of:
  • Absecon: First Presbyterian Church of Absecon
  • Brigantine: Brigantine Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Buena Vista: Richland Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Egg Harbor City: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church; Zion Lutheran Church
  • Pleasantville: Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church
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Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups



Land and Property




Naturalization and Citizenship




Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate Records

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 (generally $1 per page). 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



Atlantic County Courthouse
5901 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08830-1800
Phone: (609) 625-4011

County Clerk has divorce records 1949, court, land and cemetery records from 1837, and County probate records. [2]

Family History Centers



Vital Records

Atlantic County, New Jersey Web Sites

Atlantic County, New Jersey Places

Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Atlantic County, New Jersey page 464, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.