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Morris County, New Jersey
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Morris County, New Jersey Facts

When was Morris County, NJ Created?
Morris County was established on  March 15, 1739 from Hunterdon County.

What is the County Seat of Morris County, NJ?
The County Seat is located in Morristown plus the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Morris County, NJ?
Bordering Counties are Sussex CountyPassaic CountyEssex CountyUnion CountySomerset CountyHunterdon CountyWarren County.

Morris County, NJ Vital Records

Where can find Morris County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Morris County vital records can be found at the New Jersey Department of Health has copies of Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1878 to the present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New Jerseyi for current fees and application process.

You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for New Jersey Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate  Application to mail.

Morris County, NJ Census Records

What Morris County, NJ census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Morris County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

Morris Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Morris Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Morris 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. See Also New Jersey Census Records Research Guide

Morris County, NJ Courthouse and Government Records

Morris County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Morris County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Morris County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in New Jersey courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New Jersey residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Morris County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also New Jersey Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Morris County, NJ Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Morris County, NJ?
A list of Morris County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New Jersey Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Morris County, NJ Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Morris County, NJ?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Morris County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Morris Co. NJ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Morris Co. NJ Cemeteries & Church Records

Morris Co. NJ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Morris Co. NJ General and History Websites

Morris Co. NJ Immigration & Naturalization

Morris Co. NJ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Morris Co. NJ Military Records

Morris Co. NJ Schools & Directories