Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy

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United States > New Jersey > Cape May County
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Contents

County Courthouse

7 N. Main Street
DN 109 PO Box 5000
Cape May Court House NJ 08210-5000
609-465-1010 phone

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

  • 1685, court set up
  • 1692, county given boundaries in West Jersey
  • 1694, boundaries changed to transfer Great Egg Harbor area to Gloucester County
  • 1710, boundary changed
  • 1822, boundary with Cumberland County clarified
  • 1844, part of Cumberland County added
  • 1845, the 1844 part of Cumberland County returned
  • 1846, coastal boundary established
  • 1878, part of Maurice River twp., Cumberland Co., added to Upper twp.
  • 1891, part of Maurice River twp., Cumberland Co., added to Dennis twp.
  • 1906, coastal boundary established.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Boroughs
  • Avalon
  • Cape May Point
  • Stone Harbor
  • West Cape May
  • West Wildwood
  • Wildwood Crest
  • Woodbine
Cities
  • Cape May
  • North Wildwood
  • Ocean City
  • Sea Isle City
  • Wildwood
Townships
  • Dennis
  • Lower
  • Middle
  • Upper
Census Districts
  • Cape May Court House
  • Diamond Beach
  • Erma
  • North Cape May
  • Strathmere
  • Rio Grande
  • Villas
  • Whitesboro-Burleigh
Communities
  • Dennisville
  • Goshen
  • Green Creek
  • Marmora
  • Ocean View
  • Tuckahoe

Neighboring Counties

Atlantic | Cumberland

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).