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Historical Facts

Parent County

  • 17 May 1677, Burlington County is the first county created in what is now New Jersey, from the Colonial lands. [1]

Boundary Changes

  • 1692, boundary set with Gloucester County.
  • 1693, Gloucester County boundary repealed.
  • 1710, boundaries more definite.
  • 7 March 1837, part set off to form Atlantic County. [1]
  • 1838, part transferred to Mercer County.
  • 15 February 1850, Ocean County set off. [1]*1857, boundary with Ocean County clarified.
  • 1891, Egg Harbor township transferred to Ocean County.
  • 1902, parts added from Camden and Atlantic counties.

Neighboring Counties

Atlantic | Camden | Mercer | Monmouth | Ocean | Pennsylvania counties: Bucks | Philadelphia

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

  • St Mary Parish, Founded:1837- Address: 45 Crosswicks St, Bordentown, NJ 08505 - Phone: (609) 298-0261 Fax: (609) 298-7178 - Website: www.stmarysbordentown.org/

Court Records

Gazetteers

  • United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for Burlington County  (over 1150 entries)
    (may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)

History

  • 1681, court established in province of West Jersey.
  • 1694, formed by union of "1st and 2nd tenths"

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Burlington County, New Jersey for settlers included:[2]

Military

Newspapers

Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/newspapers/nni/

The "Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index" includes citations to birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices, obituaries, and other related news items gathered from over twenty-five Burlington County area newspapers and publications.

The oldest citations in this index date back to 1810 and are from the Rural Visitor, a newspaper published in Burlington City, from July 1810 to July 1811. The majority of the citations in the database are death notices and marriage announcements from the mid-1800's and 1910-through the WW II era. Most of the birth announcements date from the 1970's-early 1980's. However, no newspaper in the Burlington County Library System microfilm collection has been indexed from the first issue to the last.


Bordentown Register http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/newspapers/bordentown/

The "Bordentown Palladium" was founded in 1845 as a weekly community paper serving the Bordentown region of Burlington County, New Jersey, an area six miles south of Trenton. The newspaper was renamed "Bordentown Register" in 1851 and renamed again in 1966 to"Register-News". Over its 160 years of publication, the newspaper has chronicled the history of the Bordentown region, including local news for surrounding towns of Fieldsboro, Florence, Roebling, Columbus, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Yardville, marriages and death notices, legislative news, judicial announcements, business and social concerns of the area. Of special note is the news of hometown soldiers in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Wars and subseqent.

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. 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
Telephone: 609-292-4978
Fax: 609-777-0094
Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court

Taxation

Vital Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Courthouses

"Welcome to Burlington County, New Jersey"
Board of Chosen Freeholders of Burlington County
49 Rancocas Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060 

  • Former seat was Burlington, but when the population moved away from the Delaware River, a new center was needed.

Family History Centers

Societies

Places

Boroughs
  • Fieldsboro
  • Medford Lakes
  • Palmyra
  • Pemberton
  • Riverton
  • Wrightstown
Cities
  • Beverly
  • Bordentown
  • Burlington
Townships
  • Bass River
  • Bordentown
  • Burlington
  • Chesterfield
  • Cinnaminson
  • Delanco
  • Delran
  • Eastampton
  • Edgewater Park
  • Evesham
  • Florence
  • Hainesport
  • Lumberton
  • Mansfield
  • Maple Shade
  • Medford
  • Moorestown
  • Mount Holly
  • Mount Laurel
  • New Hanover
  • North Hanover
  • Pemberton
  • Riverside
  • Shamong
  • Southampton
  • Springfield
  • Tabernacle
  • Washington
  • Westampton
  • Willingboro
  • Woodland
Communities
  • Browns Mills
  • Chatsworth
  • Country Lake Estates
  • Crosswicks
  • Florence-Roebling
  • Jobstown
  • Juliustown
  • Leisuretowne
  • Marlton
  • Moorestown-Lenola
  • New Gretna
  • Pemberton Heights
  • Presidential Lakes Estates
  • Ramblewood
  • Vincentown
Military Places
  • Fort Dix
  • McGuire Air Force Base

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook, 847-61.

 

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