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Ocean County, New Jersey
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Ocean County, New Jersey Facts

When was Ocean County, NJ Created?
Ocean County was established on February 15, 1850 from Monmouth County.

What is the County Seat of Ocean County, NJ?
The County Seat is located in  Toms River plus the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Ocean County, NJ?
Bordering Counties are Monmouth CountyAtlantic CountyBurlington County.

Ocean County, NJ Vital Records

Where can find Ocean County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Ocean 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.

Ocean County, NJ Census Records

What Ocean County, NJ census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ocean County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Ocean Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ocean Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ocean 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

Ocean County, NJ Courthouse and Government Records

Ocean County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Ocean County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Ocean 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 Ocean 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.

Ocean County, NJ Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Ocean County, NJ?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Ocean 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.

Ocean Co. NJ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Ocean Co. NJ Cemeteries & Church Records

Ocean Co. NJ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Ocean Co. NJ General and History Websites

Ocean Co. NJ Immigration & Naturalization

Ocean Co. NJ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Ocean Co. NJ Military Records