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Camden County, New Jersey

Camden County

Camden County was established on March 13, 1844 from Gloucester County. The county was named in honor of Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714–1794), an English supporter of the colonists during the American Revolution .

The Camden County Seat is located in Camden plus the county government website is

Locales surrounding Camden County are Burlington County (east), Atlantic County (southeast), Gloucester County (west), Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (northwest).

Cities and towns to be found in Camden County are made up of Camden, Gloucester. Communities include Ashland, Barclay-Kingston, Blackwood, Cherry Hill Mall, Echelon, Erial, Erlton-Ellisburg, Glendora, Golden Triangle, Greentree, Sicklerville, Springdale.

Townships include Berlin, Cherry Hill, Gloucester, Haddon, Pennsauken, Voorhees, Waterford, Winslow. Boroughs include 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.

Camden County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are present for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Camden Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Camden Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Camden Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. You can get free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms that can help with your research.

Camden County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Camden County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Camden County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the advantages of Camden County court, probate, and land records data as a source of genealogy and family history information. Hidden away in New Jersey courthouses and archives everywhere are often the dreams and worries of the many New Jersey citizens.

The odds are great that your chosen ancestors have left a in-depth document of at least some elements of their lives in the Camden County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

You should call the clerk's department to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars before visiting or asking for information because of many times changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of employees will help individuals in finding the materials, however it's up to the man or women to do the basic research.

The following information and facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records are usually in Camden County. The years stated below are considered the first widely known records data for this particular county.

  • Camden County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 520 Market Street, Camden, New Jersey 08102
  • Camden County Clerk  is responsible for land records, including deeds and mortgages, naturalizations, marriages (usually 1795-1840s), and various county court records. A few original county justice of the peace dockets are at the New Jersey State Archives.
    • Phone: (856) 225-5300
    • Land Records: 1844
    • Marriage Records: 1844
  • Camden County Surrogate Court / Orphan's Court probates Wills, appoints Administrators, appoints Guardians for minors, handles applications for Adult Incapacitated Persons, Conservatorships, Adoptions, contested Probate matters, Accountings, Trusts and most other matters involving Estates.
    • Address: 600 Market Street, Camden, New Jersey 08102
    • Phone: (856) 225-7282
    • Probate Records: 1844
  • Camden County Treasurer is responsible for the collection of taxes.
  • New Jersey Department of Health has copies ofBirth, Marriage and Death records from 1878 to the present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

Camden County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Camden County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is merely a list which has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most popular Camden County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Camden Co. NJ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Camden Co. NJ Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Camden Co. NJ Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Camden Co. NJ Census Records

Camden Co. NJ Cemeteries & Graveyards

Camden Co. NJ Church & Bible Records

Camden Co. NJ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Camden Co. NJ General and History Websites

Camden Co. NJ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Camden Co. NJ Military Records

Camden Co. NJ Schools & Directories

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