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State Resources — New Jersey

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State office has birth and death records since June 1878.

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Call (609) 292-4087 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370

For records from May 1848 to May 1878, contact the address below.

Write to:
New Jersey Department of State
Division of Archives and Records Management
P.O. Box 307
Trenton, NJ  08625-0307
Cost: $4.00. Additional copies of same record ordered at same time are $2.00 each. If the exact date is unknown, the fee is an additional $1.00 per year searched. Check or money order should be made payable to New Jersey State Department of Health. Personal checks are accepted.

Divorce Records

Write to:
Public Information Center
CN 967
Trenton, NJ 08625
Cost: $10.00 for a certified Blue Seal copy. Make check payable to Clerk of the Superior Court.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have vital records from 1848, church records, court records, colonial petitions and correspondences, state census records, military records, newspapers, tax records, cemetery records, probate records, maps, and federal census records from 1790-1910.

Write to:
NJ State Archives
Department of State Building
225 West State Street - Level 2
Dept of State Bldg P.O. Box 307
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307
Telephone: (609) 292-6260

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Genealogical Society of New Jersey
P.O. Box 1291
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00, Saturday (during the school year) 1:00-5:00, closed Sunday
  Publications: The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Newsletter


Genealogy Club of the Library of the New Jersey Historical Society
230 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07104
Hours: Third Saturday of the month, September-May

  Publications: Newsletter
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