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*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Cape+May|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Cape May County.<br>
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== Cape May County, New Jersey Places ==
== Cape May County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties ==
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== Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy References  ==
== Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy References  ==

Revision as of 18:08, 30 April 2013

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Cape May 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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Online Records

Cape May County, New Jersey
Map of New Jersey highlighting Cape May County
Location in the state of New Jersey
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Jersey
Location of New Jersey in the U.S.
Founded  , 1685
County Seat Cape May Court House
Address Cape May County Court House
4 Moore Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: (609) 465-1010
Cape May County Website

Cape May County, New Jersey Historical Facts

Parent County

Boundary Changes

  • 1685, court set up
  • 1692, county given boundaries in West Jersey
  • 1694, boundaries changed to transfer Great Egg Harbor area to Gloucester County
  • 1710, boundary changed
  • 1822, boundary with Cumberland County clarified
  • 1844, part of Cumberland County added
  • 1845, the 1844 part of Cumberland County returned
  • 1846, coastal boundary established
  • 1878, part of Maurice River twp., Cumberland County, added to Upper twp.
  • 1891, part of Maurice River twp., Cumberland County, added to Dennis twp.
  • 1906, coastal boundary established.

Record Loss

Cape May, New Jersey Genealogical Resources





Church Records

Contains the church records of:
  • Ocean View: Calvary Baptist Church

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups



Land and Property




Naturalization and Citizenship




Poorhouse, Alsmhouse

Probate Records

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



Cape May County Courthouse
4 Moore Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: (609) 465-1010

County Clerk has military records 1795-1878, land records from 1692, Court Records 1793-1948, Military are cords from 1919 and naturalization records 1900-1960. County Surrogate has probate records from 1783. [1]

Family History Centers



Vital Records

Cape May County, New Jersey Web Sites

Cape May County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties


Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002]. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content