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'''Burlington 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.
  
'''Burlington County, New Jersey''' genealogy and family history 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 =  Burlington County Court House<br>49 Rancocas Road<br>PO Box 6000<br>Mount Holly, NJ 8060<br>Phone: (609) 265-5122<br>[http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/ Burlington County Website]}}  
 
| building address =  Burlington County Court House<br>49 Rancocas Road<br>PO Box 6000<br>Mount Holly, NJ 8060<br>Phone: (609) 265-5122<br>[http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/ Burlington County Website]}}  
  
== Burlington County, New Jersey Historical Facts  ==
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=== County Information ===
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==== Burlington County Record Dates  ====
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=== Burlington County, New Jersey Historical Facts  ===
  
 
*1681, court established in province of West Jersey.  
 
*1681, court established in province of West Jersey.  
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=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*17 May 1677, Burlington County is the first county created in what is now New Jersey, from the Colonial lands. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 464. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*17 May 1677, Burlington County is the first county created in what is now New Jersey, from the Colonial lands. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 464. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
*1692, boundary set with [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]] County.  
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*1692, boundary set with [[Gloucester County, New Jersey Genealogy|Gloucester]] County.  
*1693, [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]] County boundary repealed.  
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*1693, [[Gloucester County, New Jersey Genealogy|Gloucester]] County boundary repealed.  
 
*1710, boundaries more definite.  
 
*1710, boundaries more definite.  
*7 March 1837, part set off to form [[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]] County. <ref name="HBG" />  
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*7 March 1837, part set off to form [[Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy|Atlantic]] County. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 464. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
*1838, part transferred to [[Mercer County, New Jersey|Mercer]] County.  
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*1838, part transferred to [[Mercer County, New Jersey Genealogy|Mercer]] County.  
*15 February 1850, [[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]] County set off. <ref name="HBG" />*1857, boundary with [[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]] County clarified.  
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*15 February 1850, [[Ocean County, New Jersey Genealogy|Ocean]] County set off. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 464. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>*1857, boundary with [[Ocean County, New Jersey Genealogy|Ocean]] County clarified.  
*1891, Egg Harbor township transferred to [[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]] County.  
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*1891, Egg Harbor township transferred to [[Ocean County, New Jersey Genealogy|Ocean]] County.  
*1902, parts added from [[Camden County, New Jersey|Camden]] and [[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]] counties.
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*1902, parts added from [[Camden County, New Jersey Genealogy|Camden]] and [[Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy|Atlantic]] counties.
  
=== Record Loss  ===
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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.
  
== Burlington County, New Jersey Genealogical Resources  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
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== Burlington County, New Jersey Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Bible  ====
 
==== Bible  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=1909&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|339358|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=1909 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://burlington.njgen.com/cemeteries.htm NJGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Burlington+New+Jersey&qt=results_page 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=Burlington&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/newjer/burlington.htm NJTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/nj/burlington.htm NJInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=18183&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=35&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
 
:*'''1745''' - Godfrey, Carlos E. "A List of the Freeholders for the City and County of Burlington, and in each Respective Township, taken this 15th Day of April 1745," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 29 (1905):421-426. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/pennsylvaniamag08penngoog#page/n454/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.
 
:*'''1745''' - Godfrey, Carlos E. "A List of the Freeholders for the City and County of Burlington, and in each Respective Township, taken this 15th Day of April 1745," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 29 (1905):421-426. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/pennsylvaniamag08penngoog#page/n454/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.
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:*'''1855''' {{RecordSearch|2469955|New Jersey, State Census, 1855}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1865''' {{RecordSearch|2475024|New Jersey, State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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:*'''1895''' {{RecordSearch|2659407|New Jersey, State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== 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://www.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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Additional churches:  
 
Additional churches:  
  
*'''St Mary Parish''', Founded:1837- Address: 45 Crosswicks St, Bordentown, NJ 08505 - Phone: (609) 298-0261 Fax: (609) 298-7178 - Website: [http://www.stmarysbordentown.org/ www.stmarysbordentown.org/]<br>
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*'''St Mary Parish''', Founded:1837- Address: 45 Crosswicks St, Bordentown, NJ 08505 - Phone: (609) 298-0261 Fax: (609) 298-7178 - Website: [http://www.stmarysbordentown.org/]<br>
  
 
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===== Episcopalian  =====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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Lyght, Ernest. Path of Freedom: the Black Presence in New Jersey's Burlington County, 1659-1900 - Cherry Hill, N.J.&nbsp;: E. and E. Pub. House, c. 1978. - 108p. F142.B9 L93
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== History ====
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==== History ====
  
{{NJ History}}
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{{NJ History}}  
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for settlers included:<ref>''Handybook'', 847-61.</ref>  
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 464. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_River Delaware River] a pre-historic pathway serving as the border between [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] and [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] rises in [[Schoharie County, New York|Schoharie County, New York]] and flows by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_Canal Lehigh Canal] in Pennsylvania, [[Frenchtown, New Jersey|Frenchtown]], [[Trenton, New Jersey|Trenton]] where river meets tidewater, and past [[Bordentown, New Jersey|Bordentown]] in New Jersey, [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia]] in Pennsylvania to empty into the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean North Atlantic Ocean].  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_River Delaware River] a pre-historic pathway serving as the border between [[New Jersey Genealogy|New Jersey]] and [[Pennsylvania Genealogy|Pennsylvania]] rises in [[Schoharie County, New York Genealogy|Schoharie County, New York]] and flows by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_Canal Lehigh Canal] in Pennsylvania, Frenchtown, Trenton where river meets tidewater, and past Bordentown in New Jersey, [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia]] in Pennsylvania to empty into the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean North Atlantic Ocean].  
*[[Delaware and Raritan Canal]] 1834 connected [[New Brunswick, New Jersey]] on the Raritan River (and NY City) to [[Bordontown, New Jersey]] on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_River Delaware River] and parts of [[Pennsylvania]] including Philadelphia.
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*[[Delaware and Raritan Canal]] 1834 connected [[New Brunswick, New Jersey]] on the Raritan River (and NY City) to Bordontown, New Jersey on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_River Delaware River] and parts of [[Pennsylvania Genealogy|Pennsylvania]] including Philadelphia.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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{{NJnewspaper abstracts|Burlington}}  
 
{{NJnewspaper abstracts|Burlington}}  
  
'''Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index''' http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/newspapers/nni/  
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'''Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index''' [http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/newspapers/nni/ Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index]
  
 
The "Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index" includes citations to birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices, obituaries, and other related news items gathered from over twenty-five Burlington County area newspapers and publications.  
 
The "Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index" includes citations to birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices, obituaries, and other related news items gathered from over twenty-five Burlington County area newspapers and publications.  
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'''Bordentown Register''' http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/newspapers/bordentown/  
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'''Bordentown Register'''[http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/newspapers/bordentown/ Bordertown Register]
 
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The "Bordentown Palladium" was founded in 1845 as a weekly community paper serving the Bordentown region of Burlington County, New Jersey, an area six miles south of Trenton. The newspaper was renamed "Bordentown Register" in 1851 and renamed again in 1966 to"Register-News". Over its 160 years of publication, the newspaper has chronicled the history of the Bordentown region, including local news for surrounding towns of Fieldsboro, Florence, Roebling, Columbus, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Yardville, marriages and death notices, legislative news, judicial announcements, business and social concerns of the area. Of special note is the news of hometown soldiers in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Wars and subsequent.
The "Bordentown Palladium" was founded in 1845 as a weekly community paper serving the Bordentown region of Burlington County, New Jersey, an area six miles south of Trenton. The newspaper was renamed "Bordentown Register" in 1851 and renamed again in 1966 to"Register-News". Over its 160 years of publication, the newspaper has chronicled the history of the Bordentown region, including local news for surrounding towns of Fieldsboro, Florence, Roebling, Columbus, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Yardville, marriages and death notices, legislative news, judicial announcements, business and social concerns of the area. Of special note is the news of hometown soldiers in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Wars and subseqent.
 
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
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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:  
  
[http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court 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  
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[http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court 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
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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 $
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*'''1670 – 1760''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4723 Calendar of New Jersey Wills 1670-1760] at [http://search.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://search.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
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
  
 
===== Archives  =====
 
===== Archives  =====
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===== Courthouses  =====
 
===== Courthouses  =====
  
[http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/ Burlington County Courthouse]<br>49 Rancocas Road; PO Box 6000; <br>Mount Holly, NJ 8060<br> Phone: (609) 265-5122 <br><br>County Clerk has land and military records. County Surrogate has probate records. County library has naturalization records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burlington 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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[http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/ Burlington County Courthouse]<br>49 Rancocas Road; PO Box 6000; <br>Mount Holly, NJ 8060<br> Phone: (609) 265-5122 <br><br>County Clerk has land and military records. County Surrogate has probate records. County library has naturalization records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burlington County, New Jersey page 464, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
<br> "Welcome to Burlington County, New Jersey"<br>[http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/index.htm Board of Chosen Freeholders of Burlington County]<br>49 Rancocas Road<br>Mount Holly, NJ 08060&nbsp;  
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<br> "Welcome to Burlington County, New Jersey"<br>[http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/201/Board-of-Chosen-Freeholders Board of Chosen Freeholders of Burlington County]<br>49 Rancocas Road<br>Mount Holly, NJ 08060&nbsp;  
  
 
*Former seat was Burlington, but when the population moved away from the Delaware River, a new center was needed.
 
*Former seat was Burlington, but when the population moved away from the Delaware River, a new center was needed.
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
===== Libraries<br>  =====
 
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===== Societies  =====
 
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'''Burlington County Genealogy Club'''<br>PO Box 2449, R.D. #2<br>Mt. Holly<br><br>
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'''Burlington County Historical Society'''<br>457 High Street<br>Burlington City, NJ 08016-44514<br>Telephone: 609-386-4773<br>Fax: 609-386-4282<br>[http://burlington1677.blogspot.com/2011/09/burlington-county-historical-society.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Burlington County Historical Society'''<br>457 High Street<br>Burlington City, New Jersey 08016<br>Telephone: 609-386-4773<br>[http://www.burlingtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Bordentown Historical Society'''<br> 211 Crosswicks Road<br> Bordentown, NJ 08505<br>Telephone: 609-298-1740<br>E-mail:[mailto:skelly.michael@gmail.com skelly.michael@gmail.com]<br>[http://bordentownhistory.org/Contact_Us/index.html Website]<br><br>
  
 
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== Burlington County, New Jersey Web Sites ==
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== Burlington County, New Jersey Websites ==
  
 
{{NJ History}}  
 
{{NJ History}}  
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njburlin/ The Burlington County NJGenWeb Project], an member of [[NJGenWeb|The NJGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njburlin/ The Burlington County NJGenWeb Project], an member of [[NJGenWeb|The NJGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/newjersey/burlington-county.html Burlington County, New Jersey History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NJ/Burlington-County.htm Burlington County NJ Genealogy]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/nj/burlington/burlington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Burlington County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/nj/burlington/burlington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Burlington County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/nj/burlington/burlington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Burlington County. (Backup site)  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/nj/burlington/burlington.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Burlington County. (Backup site)  
*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Burlington|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Burlington County  
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*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Burlington|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Burlington County  
 
*[http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/newspapers/nni/ 1810-1980s Newspaper Notices Index (Search)]<br>
 
*[http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/newspapers/nni/ 1810-1980s Newspaper Notices Index (Search)]<br>
  
 
== Burlington County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties  ==
 
== Burlington County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties  ==
  
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United States
New Jersey
Burlington County

Burlington 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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Burlington County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Burlington 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 17 May, 1694
County Seat Mount Holly
Courthouse
Address Burlington County Court House
49 Rancocas Road
PO Box 6000
Mount Holly, NJ 8060
Phone: (609) 265-5122
Burlington County Website


County Information

Burlington County Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1790

Burlington County, New Jersey Historical Facts

  • 1681, court established in province of West Jersey.
  • 1694, formed by union of "1st and 2nd tenths"

Parent County

  • 17 May 1677, Burlington County is the first county created in what is now New Jersey, from the Colonial lands. [1]

Boundary Changes

  • 1692, boundary set with Gloucester County.
  • 1693, Gloucester County boundary repealed.
  • 1710, boundaries more definite.
  • 7 March 1837, part set off to form Atlantic County. [2]
  • 1838, part transferred to Mercer County.
  • 15 February 1850, Ocean County set off. [3]*1857, boundary with Ocean County clarified.
  • 1891, Egg Harbor township transferred to Ocean County.
  • 1902, parts added from Camden and Atlantic counties.

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.

Burlington 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:
  • Beverly: Beverly Presbyterian Church; First Presbyterian Church
  • Burlington: Episcopal Church; Providence Presbyterian Church of Bustleton; St. Mary's Hall Church
  • Cinnaminson: Asbury United Methodist Church
  • Hainesport: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Medford: Medford Methodist Church
  • Moorestown: First Presbyterian Church; First United Methodist Church; Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Mount Holly: First United Methodist Church; Perinchief Funeral Home; St. Andrew's Episcopal Church; Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Palmyra: Central Baptist Church of Riverton and Palmyra; Epworth United Methodist Church
  • Pemberton: Grace Episcopal Church
  • Riverton: Calvary Presbyterian Church
  • Southampton: Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Tabernacle: Indian Mills Charge Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Vincentown: Vincentown Methodist Church

Additional churches:

  • St Mary Parish, Founded:1837- Address: 45 Crosswicks St, Bordentown, NJ 08505 - Phone: (609) 298-0261 Fax: (609) 298-7178 - Website: [1]
Episcopalian
  • 1702-1836 - "Register of St. Mary's Church, Burlington, N.J.," Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jun. 1903):241-302. For online access, see WeRelate; see also FHL Book 974.8 B2p. Includes baptisms, marriages, marriage banns, and burials.
Quakers
  • 1685-1730 - "Marriages at Chesterfield, New Jersey, 1685-1730. Certificates Records in the Minutes of the Chesterfield (N.J.) Monthly Meeting," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 9 (1885):347-352. For free online access, see WeRelate.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

African American

Lyght, Ernest. Path of Freedom: the Black Presence in New Jersey's Burlington County, 1659-1900 - Cherry Hill, N.J. : E. and E. Pub. House, c. 1978. - 108p. F142.B9 L93

Gazetteers

  • United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for Burlington County  (over 1150 entries)
    (may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)

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.


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.


Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Burlington County, New Jersey Genealogy for settlers included:[4]

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index

The "Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index" includes citations to birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices, obituaries, and other related news items gathered from over twenty-five Burlington County area newspapers and publications.

The oldest citations in this index date back to 1810 and are from the Rural Visitor, a newspaper published in Burlington City, from July 1810 to July 1811. The majority of the citations in the database are death notices and marriage announcements from the mid-1800's and 1910-through the WW II era. Most of the birth announcements date from the 1970's-early 1980's. However, no newspaper in the Burlington County Library System microfilm collection has been indexed from the first issue to the last.


Bordentown RegisterBordertown Register The "Bordentown Palladium" was founded in 1845 as a weekly community paper serving the Bordentown region of Burlington County, New Jersey, an area six miles south of Trenton. The newspaper was renamed "Bordentown Register" in 1851 and renamed again in 1966 to"Register-News". Over its 160 years of publication, the newspaper has chronicled the history of the Bordentown region, including local news for surrounding towns of Fieldsboro, Florence, Roebling, Columbus, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Yardville, marriages and death notices, legislative news, judicial announcements, business and social concerns of the area. Of special note is the news of hometown soldiers in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Wars and subsequent.

Occupations

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate Records

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Burlington 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 Burlington 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).

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
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Courthouses

Burlington County Courthouse
49 Rancocas Road; PO Box 6000;
Mount Holly, NJ 8060
Phone: (609) 265-5122

County Clerk has land and military records. County Surrogate has probate records. County library has naturalization records.[5]


"Welcome to Burlington County, New Jersey"
Board of Chosen Freeholders of Burlington County
49 Rancocas Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060 

  • Former seat was Burlington, but when the population moved away from the Delaware River, a new center was needed.
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.

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Burlington County Genealogy Club
PO Box 2449, R.D. #2
Mt. Holly


Burlington County Historical Society
457 High Street
Burlington City, NJ 08016-44514
Telephone: 609-386-4773
Fax: 609-386-4282
Website

Burlington County Historical Society
457 High Street
Burlington City, New Jersey 08016
Telephone: 609-386-4773
Website

Bordentown Historical Society
211 Crosswicks Road
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Telephone: 609-298-1740
E-mail:skelly.michael@gmail.com
Website

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.


  • 1684 - Thompson, John J. "A Burlington County, New Jersey, Assessment List, 1684," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 15 (1891):346-349. For free online access, see WeRelate.

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.


Voting Records

  • 1739 - Thompson, John J. "'Poll Book of an Election in 1739' Burlington County, New Jersey," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 18 (1894):185-193. For free online access, see WeRelate.
  • 1787 - Shinn, Henry C. "An Early New Jersey Poll List," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 44 (1920):77-81. For free online access, see WeRelate.


Burlington County, New Jersey Websites

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.


Burlington County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties

Burlington County

Burlington County, New Jersey Genealogy References

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