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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] > Cape May County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cape May County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{NJDC}}
  
[http://www.capemaycountygov.net/index.cfm  Cape May County Courthouse]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Cape May County
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| county_map = Nj-cape-may.png
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| state = New Jersey
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| state_map = New Jersey in United States.svg.png
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| founded year = 1685
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| founded date = 
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| seat wl = Cape May Court House
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| building image = 
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| building address = Cape May County Court House<br>4 Moore Road<br>Cape May Court House, NJ 08210<br> Phone: (609) 465-1010<br>[http://www.co.cape-may.nj.us/ Cape May County Website]}}
  
== History  ==
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{{New Jersey-stub}}
  
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== [http://www.co.cape-may.nj.us/ County Courthouse]  ==
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[http://www.co.cape-may.nj.us/ Cape May County Courthouse]<br>;4 Moore Road; <br>Cape May Court House, NJ 08210<br> Phone: 609.465.1010<br><br>County Clerk has military records 1795-1878, <br>land records from 1692, Court Records 1793-1948, <br>Military are cords from 1919 and naturalization records 1900-1960.<br>County Surrogate has probate records from 1783. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cape May County, New Jersey page 464, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*12 Nov 1692 from [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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, 1844 part of Cumberland County returned; 1846, coastal boundary established; 1878, part of Maurice River twp., Cumberland Co., added to Upper twp., Cape May County; 1891, part of Maurice River twp., Cumberland Co., added to Dennis twp., Cape May Co.; 1906, coastal boundary established.  
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*1685, court set up  
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*1692, county given boundaries in West Jersey  
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*1694, boundaries changed to transfer Great Egg Harbor area to [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]] County
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*1710, boundary changed  
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*1822, boundary with [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County clarified  
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*1844, part of [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County added  
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*1845, the 1844 part of [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County returned  
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*1846, coastal boundary established  
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*1878, part of Maurice River twp., [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County, added to Upper twp.  
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*1891, part of Maurice River twp., [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County, added to Dennis twp.  
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*1906, coastal boundary established.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
&nbsp;[http://www.capemaycity.com/ Cape May City]
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===== Boroughs  =====
  
&nbsp;[http://www.cmpnj.com/ Cape May Point]
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{| width="80%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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*Avalon
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*Cape May Point
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*Stone Harbor
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*West Cape May
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*West Wildwood
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*Wildwood Crest
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*Woodbine
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|}
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===== Cities  =====
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{| width="60%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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*Cape May
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*North Wildwood
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*Ocean City
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*Sea Isle City
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*Wildwood
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|}
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===== Townships  =====
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|-
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*Dennis
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*Lower
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*Middle
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*Upper
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|}
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===== Census Districts  =====
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|-
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*Cape May Court House
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*Diamond Beach
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*Erma
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*North Cape May
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*Strathmere
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*Rio Grande
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*Villas
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*Whitesboro-Burleigh
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|}
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===== Communities  =====
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*Dennisville
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*Goshen
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*Green Creek
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*Marmora
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*Ocean View
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*Tuckahoe
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|}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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[[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]] | [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]]
  
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== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Njcapemay.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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:*'''1708-1985''' - [http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985] at [http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] – $, free to members of the society; Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry.com] – $; 7,542,774 entries. ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
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::Contains the church records of:
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::*Ocean View: Calvary Baptist Church
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== '''Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records'''  ====
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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:
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*Eichholz, Alice, Editor. ''Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.'' Revised Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992. ({{FHL|611946|title-id|disp=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.
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In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:
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:Clerk of the Superior Court<br>
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:Records Information Center<br>
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:P.O. Box 967<br>
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:Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>
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:Telephone: 609-292-4978<br>
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:Fax: 609-777-0094<br>
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:Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
&nbsp;[http://www.cmcmuseum.org/ Cape County Historical Museum and Genealogical Society]  
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*[http://www.cmcmuseum.org/ Cape County Historical Museum and Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.cmclibrary.org/Default.asp Cape May County Library]
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*[http://www.capemayhistory.org/ Greater Cape May Historical Society]
  
[http://www.cmclibrary.org/Default.asp &nbsp;Cape May County Library]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
[http://www.capemayhistory.org/ &nbsp;Greater Cape May Historical Society]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njcapema/ The Cape May County NYGenWeb Project], a member of [[NJGenWeb|The NJGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=188965&subject_disp=New+Jersey%2C+Cape+May&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nj/capemay/capemay.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cape May County.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nj/capemay/capemay.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cape May County. (Backup site)
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*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Cape+May|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Cape May County.<br>
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{reflist}} {{New Jersey|New Jersey}}
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Cape May County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Cape May 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  , 1685
County Seat Cape May Court House
Courthouse
[[Image: |center|200px]]
Address Cape May County Court House
4 Moore Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: (609) 465-1010
Cape May County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Cape May County Courthouse
;4 Moore Road;
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: 609.465.1010

County Clerk has military records 1795-1878,
land records from 1692, Court Records 1793-1948,
Military are cords from 1919 and naturalization records 1900-1960.
County Surrogate has probate records from 1783. [1]

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 County, added to Upper twp.
  • 1891, part of Maurice River twp., Cumberland County, 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

Njcapemay.jpg

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Contains the church records of:
  • Ocean View: Calvary Baptist Church

Court

Gazetteers

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), Cape May County, New Jersey page 464, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.