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''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ocean County'''
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'''Ocean 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.{{New Jersey-stub}}   
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Ocean County
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| county_map = Nj-ocean.png
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| state = New Jersey
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| state_map = New Jersey in United States.svg.png
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date =
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| seat wl = Toms River
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| building image = 
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| building address = Ocean County Courthouse<br>118 Washington Street<br>PO Box 2191<br>Toms River, NJ 08754<br>Phone: (732) 929-2018<br> [http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/ Ocean County Website]}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/ Ocean County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;118 Washington Street<br> PO Box 2191; <br>Toms River, NJ 08754<br> Phone: 732.929.2018&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has probate and court records from 1850. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ocean County, New Jersey page 465, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*Named for the Atlantic Ocean.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*1850, created from [[Monmouth_County,_New_Jersey|Monmouth]] County with some more added in 1851; 1857, boundary with Burlington County clarified; 1869, part of Plumsted twp. to Monmouth County; 1891, received Little Egg Harbor twp. from Burlington County; 1906, coastal boundary defined; 1928, part of Howell twp. from Monmouth County.
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*15 February 1850, created from [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]] County with some more added in 1851. <ref name="HBG">[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;referer=brief_results ''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  ====
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*1857, boundary with [[Burlington County, New Jersey|Burlington]] County clarified.
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*1869, part of Plumsted twp. to [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]] County.
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*1891, received Little Egg Harbor twp. from [[Burlington County, New Jersey|Burlington]] County.
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*1906, coastal boundary defined.
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*1928, part of Howell twp. from [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]] County.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Atlantic_County,_New_Jersey|Atlantic]]
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[[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]] | [[Burlington County, New Jersey|Burlington]] | [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]]  
*[[Burlington_County,_New_Jersey|Burlington]]
 
*[[Monmouth_County,_New_Jersey|Monmouth]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]  
 
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]  
  
US Vol. 1 page 20 - Torry Cemetery, at Lakehurst
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US Vol. 1 page 20 - Torry Cemetery, at Lakehurst  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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:*'''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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::Contains the church records of:
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::*Barnegat City: St. Peter's Chapel
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::*Beach Haven: Holy Innocents Church
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::*Beachwood: St. Paul Lutheran Church
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::*Toms River: First United Methodist Church
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::*Tuckerton: First Presbyterian Church
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== '''Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records'''  ====
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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:
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*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:
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:Clerk of the Superior Court<br>
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:Records Information Center<br>
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:P.O. Box 967<br>
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:Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>
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:Telephone: 609-292-4978<br>
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:Fax: 609-777-0094<br>
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:Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Toms River New Jersey Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=189087&subject_disp=New+Jersey%2C+Hudson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Hudson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References == {{reflist}}
  
== References  ==
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{{New Jersey|New Jersey}}
  
 
[[Category:Ocean_County,_New_Jersey]]
 
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Ocean 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.Template:New Jersey-stub 

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Ocean County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Ocean 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 1850
County Seat Toms River
Courthouse
[[Image: |center|200px]]
Address Ocean County Courthouse
118 Washington Street
PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone: (732) 929-2018
Ocean County Website


County Courthouse

Ocean County Courthouse
 118 Washington Street
PO Box 2191;
Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone: 732.929.2018 

County Clerk has probate and court records from 1850. [1]

History

  • Named for the Atlantic Ocean.

Parent County

  • 15 February 1850, created from Monmouth County with some more added in 1851. [1]

Boundary Changes

  • 1857, boundary with Burlington County clarified.
  • 1869, part of Plumsted twp. to Monmouth County.
  • 1891, received Little Egg Harbor twp. from Burlington County.
  • 1906, coastal boundary defined.
  • 1928, part of Howell twp. from Monmouth County.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Atlantic | Burlington | Monmouth

Resources

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records

US Vol. 1 page 20 - Torry Cemetery, at Lakehurst

Church

Contains the church records of:
  • Barnegat City: St. Peter's Chapel
  • Beach Haven: Holy Innocents Church
  • Beachwood: St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • Toms River: First United Methodist Church
  • Tuckerton: First Presbyterian Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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
Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court


Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ocean County, New Jersey page 465, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content