Camden County, New Jersey Genealogy

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Template:New Jersey-stubUnited States > New Jersey  > Camden County

County Courthouse

"Making It Better, Together"
Board of Freeholders
Camden County Courthouse
520 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102


1623: The Dutch of New Netherland intermittently occupied Fort Nassau (now Brooklawn, Camden, New Jersey) starting in 1623.[1][2][3]

1664: As part of the Second Anglo-Dutch War New Netherland including West Jersey was surrendered to the English.[4]

1673-1674: A new war broke out and the Dutch sent a large armada to retake New Netherland for a few months. But as the war ended the colony was ceeded to England for the last time.[5]

Parent County

Boundary Changes

  • 1871, Monroe twp. & most of Washington twp. to Gloucester County
  • 1902, part of Waterford twp. to Burlington County
  • 1926, part of Washington twp., Gloucester County added to Gloucester twp. of Camden County
  • 1938, boundary with Atlantic County clarified
  • 1950, part from Gloucester County

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Boroughs: 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
  • Cities: Camden . Gloucester
  • Townships: Berlin . Cherry Hill . Gloucester . Haddon . Pennsauken . Voorhees . Waterford . Winslow
  • Communities: Ashland . Barclay-Kingston . Blackwood . Cherry Hill Mall . Echelon . Erial . Erlton-Ellisburg . Glendora . Golden Triangle . Greentree . Kirkwood . Sicklerville . Springdale . West Berlin
  • Historical Townships: Centre . Clementon . Delaware . Newton . Stockton . Union

Neighboring Counties

Atlantic | Burlington | Gloucester | Philadelphia County, Philadelphia





Gazetteers of Places/Localities

  • United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for Camden County  (over 900 entries)
    (may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)


Local Histories





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
Telephone: 609-292-4978
Fax: 609-777-0094


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. Amandus Johnson, "Detailed Map of New Sweden 1638-1655" in Amandus Johnson's book The Swedes on the Delaware 1638-1664 (Philadelphia: Swedish Colonial Society, 1915), 392.
  2. "Fort Nassau" in Probert Encyclopaedia of Architecture [Internet site] at (accessed 10 November 2008). "Fort Nassau was a fort erected on the site of the present town of Gloucester, New Jersey by Captain Cornelius Jacobsen Mey, representing the Dutch West India Company in 1623. It was abandoned and rebuilt a number of times, and finally abandoned in 1651."
  3. "Location of Fort Nassau" in Gloucester County, New Jersey History and Genealogy [Internet site] at (accessed 8 November 2008).
  4. "New Netherland" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 13 December 2008).
  5. "New Netherland" in Wikipedia.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].