Salem County, New Jersey

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(dig church)
(24 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States|United States ]] > [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] > Salem County''  
+
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Salem County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
+
'''Salem 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.
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Salem-County-New-Jersey-Courts.htm Salem County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;92 Market Street <br>Salem, NJ 08079-1913<br> Phone: 856.935.7510&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records 1675-1912, <br>court records from 1707, land records from 1695, <br>naturalization records 1808-1958, military records<br> from 1715 and newspapers from 1819; <br>County &nbsp;Surrogate has probate records from 1804; <br>City Clerks have birth and death records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Salem County, New Jersey page 465, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
+
{{NJDC}}  
  
== History  ==
+
{{Infobox U.S. County
 +
| county = Salem County
 +
| county_map = Nj-salem.png
 +
| state = New Jersey
 +
| state_map = New Jersey in United States.svg.png
 +
| founded year = 1694
 +
| founded date =
 +
| seat wl = Salem
 +
| building image = Salem Court House.JPG
 +
| building address = Salem County Courthouse<br>92 Market Street<br>Salem, NJ 08079-1913<br>Phone: (856) 935-7510 <br>[http://www.salemcountynj.gov/cmssite/ Salem County Website]}}
  
 +
<br>
 +
 +
== Salem County, New Jersey Historical Facts  ==
 +
<div style="width: 147%; float: left">
 
'''1642-1643:''' The [[New Sweden|New Sweden]] Colony expanded from present-day Wilmington, Delaware east to New Jersey. Fort New Elfsborg (Nya Älfborg), now west of Salem, Salem, New Jersey was built as part of [[New Sweden|New Sweden]] in 1643 and garrisoned until 1651.<ref>Amandus Johnson, "[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycoloni/nswamap.html 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.</ref><ref>Munroe, 24. “When ordered to build a fort so situated as to enable the Swedes to control all shipping on the Delaware, Printz constructed Fort Elfsborg on the Jersey shore, south of Salem Creek.”</ref><ref>“[http://runeberg.org/nfbt/0095.html Kartskiss öfver Nya Sverige 1638-55 (Efter Amandus Johnson)]” a map image in the article “Nya Sverige” in ''Nordisk familjebok. Uggleupplagan. 20. Norrsken - Paprocki'' (Stockholm: Nordisk familjeboks förlags, 1914; digitized by Projekt Runeberg, 2002), 153-54.</ref>  
 
'''1642-1643:''' The [[New Sweden|New Sweden]] Colony expanded from present-day Wilmington, Delaware east to New Jersey. Fort New Elfsborg (Nya Älfborg), now west of Salem, Salem, New Jersey was built as part of [[New Sweden|New Sweden]] in 1643 and garrisoned until 1651.<ref>Amandus Johnson, "[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycoloni/nswamap.html 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.</ref><ref>Munroe, 24. “When ordered to build a fort so situated as to enable the Swedes to control all shipping on the Delaware, Printz constructed Fort Elfsborg on the Jersey shore, south of Salem Creek.”</ref><ref>“[http://runeberg.org/nfbt/0095.html Kartskiss öfver Nya Sverige 1638-55 (Efter Amandus Johnson)]” a map image in the article “Nya Sverige” in ''Nordisk familjebok. Uggleupplagan. 20. Norrsken - Paprocki'' (Stockholm: Nordisk familjeboks förlags, 1914; digitized by Projekt Runeberg, 2002), 153-54.</ref>  
  
Line 15: Line 28:
 
'''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.<ref>"New Netherland" in Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
'''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.<ref>"New Netherland" in Wikipedia.</ref>  
  
==== Parent County  ====
+
=== Parent County  ===
  
 
*1681, part of West Jersey  
 
*1681, part of West Jersey  
*Created 17 May 1794, from the Colonial lands. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
+
*Created 17 May 1794, from the Colonial lands. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''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  ===
  
 
*1700, part of [[Cape May County, New Jersey|Cape May]] County added.  
 
*1700, part of [[Cape May County, New Jersey|Cape May]] County added.  
 
*1710, boundaries clarified.  
 
*1710, boundaries clarified.  
*19 January 1748, part set off to become part of [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
+
*19 January 1748, part set off to become part of [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*1822, water boundaries established and clarified in 1846.  
 
*1822, water boundaries established and clarified in 1846.  
 
*1867, Pittsgrove twp. to [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumerland]] County and returned in 1868.
 
*1867, Pittsgrove twp. to [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumerland]] County and returned in 1868.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
+
=== Record Loss  ===
 +
</div>
  
== Places/Localities ==
+
== Salem County, New Jersey Genealogical Resources ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
+
[[Image:Njsalem.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
+
==== Bible ====
 
+
[[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]] | [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]] | '''Delaware''' counties: [[Kent County, Delaware|Kent]] | [[New Castle County, Delaware|New Castle]]
+
 
+
== Resources  ==
+
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
+
==== Census ====
 +
 
 +
==== Church Records ====
  
 
:*'''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.''
 
:*'''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.''
  
 
::Contains the church records of:  
 
::Contains the church records of:  
::*Daretown: Pittsgrove Baptist Church
+
::*Daretown: Pittsgrove Baptist Church
 +
::*Salem: Broadway United Methodist Church; St. John's Episcopal Church
 +
::*Upper Penn's Neck: First Baptist Church
  
 
===== Lutheran  =====
 
===== Lutheran  =====
Line 53: Line 67:
 
Settlers from Penns Neck attended a Swedish Church at Crane Hook as early as 1667.<ref>"The Story of Church Boats; First Ferries of the Delaware River," ''SwedishHeritage.US,'' http://www.swedishheritage.us/, accessed 14 May 2012.</ref>  
 
Settlers from Penns Neck attended a Swedish Church at Crane Hook as early as 1667.<ref>"The Story of Church Boats; First Ferries of the Delaware River," ''SwedishHeritage.US,'' http://www.swedishheritage.us/, accessed 14 May 2012.</ref>  
  
1754 and 1786 membership lists of Penns Neck Parish are preserved in ''Archivum Americanum'' at the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal in Sweden.<ref>Charles J. Stillé, "Archivum Americanum in the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 15 (1891):482. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].</ref>
+
1754 and 1786 membership lists of Penns Neck Parish are preserved in ''Archivum Americanum'' at the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal in Sweden.<ref>Charles J. Stillé, "Archivum Americanum in the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 15 (1891):482. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].</ref>  
  
==== Court  ====
+
==== Court Records ====
  
==== Land ====
+
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
+
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Maps ====
+
==== Gazetteers ====
 +
 
 +
==== Genealogy ====
 +
 
 +
==== Land and Property ====
 +
 
 +
==== Maps ====
 +
 
 +
==== Migration ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 +
 +
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 +
==== Occupations ====
 +
==== Periodicals ====
 +
==== Poorhouse, Almshouse ====
  
==== Probate  ====
+
==== Probate Records ====
  
==== '''Obtaining Copies of County 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:  
 
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:  
Line 77: Line 104:
 
In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:  
 
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<br>  
+
[http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court Clerk of the Superior Court]<br>Records Information Center<br>P.O. Box 967<br>Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>Phone: (609) 292-4978<br>Fax: (609) 777-0094  
:Records Information Center<br>  
+
:P.O. Box 967<br>  
+
:Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>  
+
:Telephone: 609-292-4978<br>  
+
:Fax: 609-777-0094<br>
+
:Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court
+
  
<br>
+
==== Repositories ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
+
===== Archives =====
 +
===== Courthouse =====
 +
County Clerk has marriage records 1675-1912, court records from 1707, land records from 1695, naturalization records 1808-1958, military records from 1715 and newspapers from 1819. County Surrogate has probate records from 1804. City Clerks have birth and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Salem County, New Jersey page 465, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Vital Records  ====
+
===== Family History Centers =====
 +
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
+
===== Libraries =====
 +
===== Museums =====
 +
===== Societies =====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
+
==== Schools ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
==== Taxation  ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
+
==== Vital Records ====
 +
 
 +
== Salem County, New Jersey Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Salem|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Salem|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
+
== Salem County, New Jersey Places  ==
 +
 
 +
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 +
 
 +
{{US county navigation box
 +
| county  = Salem County
 +
| state = New Jersey
 +
| collapse_state={{{collapse_state|collapsed}}}
 +
| template_name = Salem County, New Jersey
 +
| color = #ccf
 +
| map_image = Nj-salem.png
 +
| map_size = 100x100
 +
| seat = Salem
 +
 
 +
| title1 = Neighboring Counties
 +
| body1  =
 +
{{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland}} {{!}}}}
 +
{{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester}} {{!}}}}
 +
{{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Kent County, Delaware|Kent, Delaware}} {{!}}}}
 +
{{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|New Castle, Delaware|New Castle, Delaware}} }}
 +
 
 +
}}<noinclude>
 +
[[Category:New Jersey county navigational boxes|{{PAGENAME}}]]
 +
[[Category:Atlantic County, New Jersey| ]]
 +
</noinclude>
 +
 
 +
== Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy References  ==
  
 
<references />  
 
<references />  
  
{{New Jersey|New Jersey}}  
+
{{New Jersey|New Jersey}} {{-}}  
{{New Jersey-stub}}
+
 
 
[[Category:Salem_County,_New_Jersey]]
 
[[Category:Salem_County,_New_Jersey]]

Revision as of 17:07, 21 March 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png New Jersey Gotoarrow.png Salem County

Salem 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.

link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/New Jersey_Online_Genealogy_Records New Jersey
Online Records


Salem County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Salem 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 1694
County Seat Salem
Courthouse
Salem Court House.JPG
Address Salem County Courthouse
92 Market Street
Salem, NJ 08079-1913
Phone: (856) 935-7510
Salem County Website


Contents

Salem County, New Jersey Historical Facts

1642-1643: The New Sweden Colony expanded from present-day Wilmington, Delaware east to New Jersey. Fort New Elfsborg (Nya Älfborg), now west of Salem, Salem, New Jersey was built as part of New Sweden in 1643 and garrisoned until 1651.[1][2][3]

1654-1655: In 1654 New Sweden captured Fort Casimir (now New Castle, Delaware) from the Dutch without a fight and renamed it Fort Trinty (Trefaldighets).[4] In 1655 New Netherland returned with a large army and all of New Sweden in presend-day Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey submitted to Dutch rule.[5]

1664: As part of the Second Anglo-Dutch War New Netherland including West Jersey was surrendered to the English.[6]

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.[7]

Parent County

  • 1681, part of West Jersey
  • Created 17 May 1794, from the Colonial lands. [8]

Boundary Changes

  • 1700, part of Cape May County added.
  • 1710, boundaries clarified.
  • 19 January 1748, part set off to become part of Cumberland County. [8]
  • 1822, water boundaries established and clarified in 1846.
  • 1867, Pittsgrove twp. to Cumerland County and returned in 1868.

Record Loss

Salem County, New Jersey Genealogical Resources

Njsalem.jpg

Bible

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Contains the church records of:
  • Daretown: Pittsgrove Baptist Church
  • Salem: Broadway United Methodist Church; St. John's Episcopal Church
  • Upper Penn's Neck: First Baptist Church
Lutheran

Settlers from Penns Neck attended a Swedish Church at Crane Hook as early as 1667.[9]

1754 and 1786 membership lists of Penns Neck Parish are preserved in Archivum Americanum at the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal in Sweden.[10]

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Occupations

Periodicals

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. 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

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records 1675-1912, court records from 1707, land records from 1695, naturalization records 1808-1958, military records from 1715 and newspapers from 1819. County Surrogate has probate records from 1804. City Clerks have birth and death records. [8]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Schools

Taxation

Vital Records

Salem County, New Jersey Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Salem County, New Jersey Places

Neighboring Counties


Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy References

  1. 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.
  2. Munroe, 24. “When ordered to build a fort so situated as to enable the Swedes to control all shipping on the Delaware, Printz constructed Fort Elfsborg on the Jersey shore, south of Salem Creek.”
  3. Kartskiss öfver Nya Sverige 1638-55 (Efter Amandus Johnson)” a map image in the article “Nya Sverige” in Nordisk familjebok. Uggleupplagan. 20. Norrsken - Paprocki (Stockholm: Nordisk familjeboks förlags, 1914; digitized by Projekt Runeberg, 2002), 153-54.
  4. "New Sweden" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Sweden (accessed 7 November 2008).
  5. "New Sweden" in Wikipedia.
  6. "New Netherland" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_netherland (accessed 13 December 2008).
  7. "New Netherland" in Wikipedia.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  9. "The Story of Church Boats; First Ferries of the Delaware River," SwedishHeritage.US, http://www.swedishheritage.us/, accessed 14 May 2012.
  10. Charles J. Stillé, "Archivum Americanum in the Consistory Court of the Archbishop of Upsal," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 15 (1891):482. For free online access, see WeRelate.