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Camden County, New Jersey
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Location in the state of New Jersey
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Facts
Founded  , 1844
County Seat Camden
Courthouse
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Address Camden County Courthouse
520 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: (856) 225-5300
Camden County Website

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County Courthouse

Camden County Courthouse
520 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: 856.225.5300 

County Clerk has court and land recordsc;
County Surrgoate has pro records [1]


"Making It Better, Together"
Board of Freeholders
Camden County Courthouse
520 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102

History

1623: The Dutch of New Netherland intermittently occupied Fort Nassau (now Brooklawn, Camden, New Jersey) starting in 1623.[2][3][4]

1664: As part of the Second Anglo-Dutch War New Netherland including West Jersey was surrendered to the English.[5]

1673-1674: A new war broke out and the Dutch sent a large armada to retake New Netherland for a few months. But as the war ended the colony was ceeded to England for the last time.[6]

Parent County

Boundary Changes

  • 1871, Monroe twp. & most of Washington twp. to Gloucester County
  • 1902, part of Waterford twp. to Burlington County
  • 1926, part of Washington twp., Gloucester County added to Gloucester twp. of Camden County
  • 1938, boundary with Atlantic County clarified
  • 1950, part from Gloucester County

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Boroughs: Audubon . Audubon Park . Barrington . Bellmawr . Berlin . Brooklawn . Chesilhurst . Clementon . Collingswood . Gibbsboro . Haddon Heights . Haddonfield . Hi-Nella . Laurel Springs . Lawnside . Lindenwold . Magnolia . Merchantville . Mount Ephraim . Oaklyn . Pine Hill . Pine Valley . Runnemede . Somerdale . Stratford . Tavistock . Woodlynne
  • Cities: Camden . Gloucester
  • Townships: Berlin . Cherry Hill . Gloucester . Haddon . Pennsauken . Voorhees . Waterford . Winslow
  • Communities: Ashland . Barclay-Kingston . Blackwood . Cherry Hill Mall . Echelon . Erial . Erlton-Ellisburg . Glendora . Golden Triangle . Greentree . Kirkwood . Sicklerville . Springdale . West Berlin
  • Historical Townships: Centre . Clementon . Delaware . Newton . Stockton . Union

Neighboring Counties

Atlantic | Burlington | Gloucester | Philadelphia County, Philadelphia

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Contains the church records of:
  • Audubon: Logan Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Camden: Bethany Methodist Episcopal Church; Epiphany Evangelist Lutheran Church; Filmore Methodist Episcopal Church; First Methodist Church; First Methodist Episcopal Church; Kaighn Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church; St. Paul's Episcopal Church; St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church; Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church; Third Methodist Episcopal Church; Trinity Episcopal Church; Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church; Union Methodist Episcopal Church; Wiley Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Chews Landing: St. John's Episcopal Church
  • Haddonfield: Grace Church; Haddonfield Baptist Church and Cemetery; United Methodist Church
Episcopal
  • 1787-1815 - Stevenson, J.R. "Records of St. Mary's Church, Colestown, (Old Gloucester Co.) New Jersey," Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jun. 1908):237-240. For free online access, see WeRelate; the Family History Library also has this series in its collection: FHL Book 974.8 B2p. Baptisms 1787-1815, marriages 1795-1796, burials 1794-1795.

Court

Gazetteers of Places/Localities

  • United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for Camden County  (over 900 entries)
    (may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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


Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Camden County, New Jersey page 464, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Amandus Johnson, "Detailed Map of New Sweden 1638-1655" in Amandus Johnson's book The Swedes on the Delaware 1638-1664 (Philadelphia: Swedish Colonial Society, 1915), 392.
  3. "Fort Nassau" in Probert Encyclopaedia of Architecture [Internet site] at http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/T_FORT_NASSAU.HTM (accessed 10 November 2008). "Fort Nassau was a fort erected on the site of the present town of Gloucester, New Jersey by Captain Cornelius Jacobsen Mey, representing the Dutch West India Company in 1623. It was abandoned and rebuilt a number of times, and finally abandoned in 1651."
  4. "Location of Fort Nassau" in Gloucester County, New Jersey History and Genealogy [Internet site] at http://www.nj.searchroots.com/Gloucesterco/fortnassau.htm#Location (accessed 8 November 2008).
  5. "New Netherland" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_netherland (accessed 13 December 2008).
  6. "New Netherland" in Wikipedia.

 

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