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'''Atlantic County, New Jersey ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' 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.
  
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| building address = Atlantic County Courthouse<br>5901 Main Street<br>Mays Landing, NJ 08830-1800<br>Phone: (609) 625-4011 [http://www.aclink.org Atlantic County Website]
 
| building address = Atlantic County Courthouse<br>5901 Main Street<br>Mays Landing, NJ 08830-1800<br>Phone: (609) 625-4011 [http://www.aclink.org Atlantic County Website]
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
  
[http://www.aclink.org/ Atlantic County Courthouse]<br>5901 Main Street<br>Mays Landing, NJ 08830-1800<br>Phone: 609.625.4011<br><br>County Clerk has divorce records 1949, <br>court, land and cemetery records from 1837, and<br>County probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Atlantic County, New Jersey page 464, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Atlantic County Record Dates  ====
  
[http://www.aclink.org/ &nbsp;]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy#Death|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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== Quick Facts  ==
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=== Atlantic County, New Jersey Historical Facts  ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Atlantic County, New Jersey}}  
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*Named for the Atlantic Ocean  
 
*Named for the Atlantic Ocean  
*All of what is known today as [[Atlantic_County,_New_Jersey|Atlantic]] County was once called Egg Harbor Township
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*All of what is known today as [[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]] County was once called Egg Harbor Township
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*7 February 1837, created from [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]] County. <ref>[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;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>
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*7 February 1837, created from [[Gloucester County, New Jersey Genealogy|Gloucester]] County. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''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  ===
  
'''1902:''' part of Hammonton to [[Burlington County, New Jersey|Burlington]] County <br>'''1906:''' coastal boundry established <br>'''1938:''' boundary with [[Camden County, New Jersey|Camden]] and [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]] counties clarified.  
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'''1902:''' part of Hammonton to [[Burlington County, New Jersey Genealogy|Burlington]] County <br>'''1906:''' coastal boundry established <br>'''1938:''' boundary with [[Camden County, New Jersey Genealogy|Camden]] and [[Gloucester County, New Jersey Genealogy|Gloucester]] counties clarified.
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For animated maps illustrating New Jersey county boundary changes, visit [http://www.mapofus.org/newjersey/ "Rotating Formation New Jersey County Boundary Maps"] (1683-1928) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy Resources  ==
 
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{{Atlantic County, New Jersey}}
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==== Bible ====
 
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== Resources ==
 
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=68483 Saint Mary's Cemetery, Buena] BillionGraves
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=68529 Union Cemetery, Mays Landing] BillionGraves
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=33&GScnty=1907&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|590097|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=33&CScnty=1907 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njatlant/cemeteries.html NJGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Atlantic+New+Jersey&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=New%20Jersey&county=Atlantic&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/nj/atlantic/cemet.htm NJGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/newjer/atlantic.htm NJTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/nj/atlantic.htm NJInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=18029&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*'''1855''' {{RecordSearch|2469955|New Jersey, State Census, 1855}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865''' {{RecordSearch|2475024|New Jersey, State Census, 1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1895''' {{RecordSearch|2659407|New Jersey, State Census, 1895}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
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{{NJ Church Intro}}
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:*'''1675-1970''' {{RecordSearch|2106099|New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
:*'''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.''
  
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::*Pleasantville: Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church
 
::*Pleasantville: Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church
  
==== Court  ====
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'''Finding Church Records at Other Repositories'''
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Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''{{PAGENAME}} Church Records''''' in online catalogs like:
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q={{{1}}}+county+New+Jersey+church+records&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
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*{{FHL|{{{2}}}|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search|FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]]).<noinclude>[[Category:Templates for NJ pages]]</noinclude>
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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{{NJ History}}
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:*Balliett, L. Dow, Early History of Atlantic County, New Jersey: record of the first year's work of Atlantic County's Historical Society (Kutztown, Pennsylvania: Kutztown Pub.) {{FHL|261243|item|disp=FHL book 974.984 H2a}}
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13777 The Daily Union History of Atlantic City and County, New Jersey: containing sketches of the past and present of Atlantic City] [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13777]at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]($); digitized book.
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
==== Land ====
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{{NJ Land}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{NJ Land and Property Other Repositories}}
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Military ====
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{{NJnewspapers|Atlantic}}
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''
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{{NJnewspaper abstracts|Atlantic}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{New Jersey Probate Intro}}
  
==== Probate ====
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Probate records for Atlantic County began in 1837 with the creation of the county. The records are held by the Surrogate's Court. Records are housed at the courthouse in Mays Landing, the county seat. Some records are on microfilm the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:
  
==== '''Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records''' ====
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===== 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 (generally $1 per page). Addresses of surrogate's offices are found in:  
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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. ({{FHL|611946|title-id|disp=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.
 
*Eichholz, Alice, Editor. ''Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.'' Revised Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992. ({{FHL|611946|title-id|disp=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.
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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>  
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[http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/superior/ 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>  
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:P.O. Box 967<br>  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
:Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>  
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:Telephone: 609-292-4978<br>  
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*'''1656 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8796 New Jersey Wills and Probate Records 1656-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
:Fax: 609-777-0094<br>
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*'''1670 – 1760''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4723 Calendar of New Jersey Wills 1670-1760] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1670 – 1817''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2793 New Jersey Abstract of Wills 1670-1817] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1678 - 1980''' {{RecordSearch|2018330|New Jersey Probate Records 1678-1980}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — images
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives  =====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.aclink.org/ Atlantic County Courthouse]<br>5901 Main Street<br>Mays Landing, NJ 08830-1800<br>Phone: (609) 625-4011<br><br>County Clerk has divorce records 1949, court, land and cemetery records from 1837, and County probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Atlantic County, New Jersey page 464, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Linwood New Jersey Family History Center]] (Egg Harbor Township)<br>624 Zion Road<br>Egg Harbor, NJ 08215<br>Phone: (609) 926-9511<br>Tue-11-2;
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:Hours: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:30pm; Thursday - 11:00am - 2:00pm; Closures; Wednesday 5 December 2013;Holiday Closing 14 December 2012 - 7 January 2013<br>
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===== Libraries  =====
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[http://www.acfpl.org/ Atlantic City Free Public Library]<br>1 N Tennessee Ave<br>Atlantic City, NJ 08401<br>Phone: (609) 345-2269
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[http://www.atlanticlibrary.org/ Atlantic County Library System]<br>40 Farragut Ave<br>Mays Landing, NJ 08330<br>Phone: (609) 625-2776<br>Fax: (609) 625-8143
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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'''Atlantic County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 301<br>Somers Point<br><br>
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'''Atlantic Highlands Historical Society'''<br>27 Prospect Ave.<br>Atlantic Highlands<br><br>
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'''Atlantic County Historical Society'''<br>907 Shore Road, Box 301<br>Somers Point, NJ 08244<br>Telephone: 609-927-5218<br>E-Mail:[mailto:ACHSinfo@comcast.net ACHSinfo@comcast.net]<br>[http://www.atlanticheritagecenternj.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey'''<br>661 Jackson Road<br>Newtonville, NJ 08346<br>Telephone: 609-704-5495<br>Fax: 609-704-5532<br> E-mail:[mailto:rhunter@aahmsnj.org rhunter@aahmsnj.org]<br>[http://www.aahmsnj.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''ABSECON HISTORICAL SOCIETY'''<br>PO Box 1422<br>Absecon, NJ 0821-1422<br>Telephone: 609-659-9000<br>[http://www.aclink.org/culturalaffairs/mainpages/historicalsocieties_det.asp?soc_id=1 Website]<br><br>
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'''Buena Historical Society'''<br>PO BOx 114<br>Buena NJ 08310<br>[http://www.aclink.org/culturalaffairs/mainpages/historicalsocieties_det.asp?soc_id=25 Website]<br><br>
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'''Egg Harbor City Historical Society'''<br>533 London Ave.<br>Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215-1565<br>Telephone:609-965-9073<br><br>  
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==== Schools  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
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{{NJ Tax Intro}}<br> {{NJ Tax Records Repositories}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{NJ Vital Intro}}
  
[http://www.atlanticheritagecenternj.org/ Atlantic Heritage Center of New Jersey]  
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:*'''1848-1900''', [https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=312728&disp=New+Jersey+index+to+records+of+births%2C%20%20&columns=*,0,0 New Jersey index to records of births, marriages, and deaths]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Birth =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[[Linwood New Jersey Family History Center]] (Egg Harbor Township)<br>
 
  
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:*'''1660-1980''', [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675383 New Jersey, Births and Christenings]
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:*'''1660-1931''', [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2539 New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
== Web Sites  ==
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
  
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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:*'''1682-1956''', [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1803976 New Jersey, County Marriages]<br>
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:*'''1678-1985''', [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675446 New Jersey Marriages]
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:*'''1683-1802''', [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2794 New Jersey, Marriage Records] at [http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/ Ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1837-1880''', [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3970 Atlantic County, New Jersey Marriages] at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13878 Atlantic County, New Jersey marriage records] at Ancestry.com ($)
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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:*'''1837-1886''', [https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=57454&disp=Marriages%2C+1837-1886%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Atlantic County Marriages]
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''<br>
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:*'''1720-1988''', [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675445 New Jersey Deaths and Burials]
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:*'''1798-1971''', [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2540 New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index] at [http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/ Ancestry.com] ($)
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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{{NJ Vitals Repositories|Atlantic|418521}}
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== Atlantic County, New Jersey Websites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newjersey/atlantic-county/ Atlantic County, NJ History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njatlant/ The Atlantic County NYGenWeb Project], a member of [[NJGenWeb|The NJGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njatlant/ The Atlantic County NYGenWeb Project], a member of [[NJGenWeb|The NJGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NJ/Atlantic-County.htm Atlantic County NJ Genealogy]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/nj/atlantic/atlantic.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Atlantic County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/nj/atlantic/atlantic.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Atlantic County.  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/nj/atlantic/atlantic.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Atlantic County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nj/atlantic/atlantic.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Atlantic County. (Backup site)  
*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Atlantic|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Atlantic County.<br>
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*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Atlantic|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Atlantic County.
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*[[Burlington County, New Jersey Genealogy|Burlington]]
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*[[Camden County, New Jersey Genealogy|Camden]]
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*[[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]]
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*[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cumberland]]
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*[[Gloucester County, New Jersey Genealogy|Gloucester]]
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Latest revision as of 23:30, 24 July 2017

United States
New Jersey
Atlantic County

Atlantic County, New Jersey ancestry, family history, and genealogy 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.


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Atlantic County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Atlantic 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  , 1837
County Seat Mays Landing
Courthouse
Address Atlantic County Courthouse
5901 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08830-1800
Phone: (609) 625-4011 Atlantic County Website



County Information

Atlantic County Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1840

Atlantic County, New Jersey Historical Facts

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  • Named for the Atlantic Ocean
  • All of what is known today as Atlantic County was once called Egg Harbor Township

Parent County

Boundary Changes

1902: part of Hammonton to Burlington County
1906: coastal boundry established
1938: boundary with Camden and Gloucester counties clarified.

For animated maps illustrating New Jersey county boundary changes, visit "Rotating Formation New Jersey County Boundary Maps" (1683-1928) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy Resources

Bible


Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NJGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NJGenWeb Archives
NJTombstone Project
NJInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See New Jersey Cemeteries for more information.

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Census

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about denominations, view the New Jersey Church Records wiki page.


Contains the church records of:
  • Absecon: First Presbyterian Church of Absecon
  • Brigantine: Brigantine Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Buena Vista: Richland Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Egg Harbor City: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church; Zion Lutheran Church
  • Pleasantville: Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church

Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records


Emigration and Immigration


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups


Gazetteers


Genealogy


History

Local histories are available for New Jersey counties. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section New Jersey Local Histories.


  • Balliett, L. Dow, Early History of Atlantic County, New Jersey: record of the first year's work of Atlantic County's Historical Society (Kutztown, Pennsylvania: Kutztown Pub.) FHL book 974.984 H2a

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New Jersey Land and Property for information about New Jersey Proprietary land records. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.


Finding Land Records at Other Repositories

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:



Maps


Migration


Military


Naturalization and Citizenship


Newspapers

Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Genealogical Society of New Jersey,  college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the The New Jersey Historical Society.

For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page New Jersey Newspapers.


Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Occupations


Periodicals


Poorhouse, Almshouse


Probate Records

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page New Jersey Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).

Probate records for Atlantic County began in 1837 with the creation of the county. The records are held by the Surrogate's Court. Records are housed at the courthouse in Mays Landing, the county seat. Some records are on microfilm the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

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

Online Probate Records


Repositories

Archives
Courthouse

Atlantic County Courthouse
5901 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08830-1800
Phone: (609) 625-4011

County Clerk has divorce records 1949, court, land and cemetery records from 1837, and County probate records. [2]

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Hours: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:30pm; Thursday - 11:00am - 2:00pm; Closures; Wednesday 5 December 2013;Holiday Closing 14 December 2012 - 7 January 2013
Libraries

Atlantic City Free Public Library
1 N Tennessee Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 345-2269

Atlantic County Library System
40 Farragut Ave
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 625-2776
Fax: (609) 625-8143

Museums
Societies

Atlantic County Historical Society
PO Box 301
Somers Point

Atlantic Highlands Historical Society
27 Prospect Ave.
Atlantic Highlands


Atlantic County Historical Society
907 Shore Road, Box 301
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Telephone: 609-927-5218
E-Mail:ACHSinfo@comcast.net
Website

African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey
661 Jackson Road
Newtonville, NJ 08346
Telephone: 609-704-5495
Fax: 609-704-5532
E-mail:rhunter@aahmsnj.org
Website

ABSECON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PO Box 1422
Absecon, NJ 0821-1422
Telephone: 609-659-9000
Website

Buena Historical Society
PO BOx 114
Buena NJ 08310
Website

Egg Harbor City Historical Society
533 London Ave.
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215-1565
Telephone:609-965-9073




Schools


Taxation

New Jersey tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page New Jersey Taxation.


Finding Tax Records at Other Repositories

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:



Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the New Jersey Vital Records State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. Original marriage records are usually held at the county Bureau of Vital Statistics.


Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Atlantic County, New Jersey Websites


Atlantic County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties

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Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Atlantic County, New Jersey page 464, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.