Gloucester Co NJ - History & Genealogy  
 
G E N E A L O G Y    R E S E A R C H
in Gloucester County New Jersey
 

Vital Records
Birth, Marriage, Death
Cemetery Records
(also see below under Vital Records)

Church Records
(list of churches)

Queries (and Archives)

Other Sources
Revolutionary & Civil War Records
Libraries & Search Engines
Look-Ups
Several volunteers will do "look-ups" of your ancestors in the books listed here
Personal Web Pages
Submit/View

Genealogies (partial)

Descendants of John Browne of Upton, Gloucester County NJ (PDF format & FTW format) [note: FTW is for use with Family Tree Maker software only.

Carpenter | Ladd | Haines | Hannold
Tomlinson | Pancoast | Mickle | Ogden
Lippincott | Peaslee | Owen
Descendants of Edward Tonkin (PDF)

Biographies

A few biographies

Dr. Luther Halsey of Williamstown & sons Dr. Luther M., and Dr. Joseph G. Halsey [family in Swedesboro]

VITAL RECORDS

Birth, Marriage & Death Records
are maintained at both the city/town/borough AND State levels. You should contact the local clerk (see the Municipalities section for contact info) to see if they have records, or contact the State of New Jersey


Family Search - New Jersey Historical Record Collections [a FREE searchable resource of birth, marriage, death, christenings, probate and census records]

The records of Trinity Episcopal Church (Old Swedes), Swedesboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey, 1785-1975 - Minotty, Paul

NJ GenWeb Archives - a variety of vital records for Gloucester Co NJ

Early Birth Records St. Paul's Church, Thorofare, NJ (searchable - Rootsweb)

Obituaries in the Courier Post

USGenweb Tombstone Project
- Gloucester Co NJ

USGenweb Tombstone Project - ALL NJ Counties

Obituaries in New Jersey - a great page full of obituary links

Transcriptions of Tombstones in Selected Gloucester County NJ Cemeteries - Internment.net

Political Graveyard for Gloucester Co NJ

Online Books

Notes on old Gloucester County, New Jersey, Volume 1
By New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania, Gloucester County Historical Society (N.J.) - Google Ebook

The True Origin of Old Gloucester County, NJ, by Dr. Carlos E. Godfrey, 1922

Stewart's genealogical and historical miscellany Volume 1 (1918) [about early families of Gloucester Co NJ] index by Mrs. Jeanne M. Hammel, by Frank H. Stewart [and volume II here]

Early history of Atlantic County, New Jersey: record of the first year's ... By Atlantic County Historical Society, Mrs. M. R. M. Fish - Google EBook

Genealogies of New Jersey Families: Families A-Z (Preview Only) - Google Ebooks

Biographical, genealogical and descriptive history of the first congressional district of New Jersey; illustrated .. (Volume 1) - Lewis Publishing Company
[VOLUME 2 here]

A brief account of Woodbury Creek Dam (1919) Woodbury NJ mentioning early settlers of Gloucester Co. NJ by Frank H. Stewart

Sketches of the first emigrant settlers in Newton Township, old Gloucester County, West New Jersey - Clement, John, 1877

History of the medical profession of Camden County, N.J.: including a brief By E. L. B. Godfrey - Google EBook

Gloucester County's most famous citizen, General Franklin Davenport, 1755-1832, by Frank H. Stuart, 1921

The Farm journal directory of Gloucester County, New Jersey (1913)

The State of New Jersey maintains Birth, Marriage & Death Records - original vital records from May 1848 to present

New Jersey municipalities also have these records if the event occurred in their city/town or borough. See HERE for list of town/city/borough clerks in Gloucester County.

The cost is $4 or more per search. The link above provides information on how to obtain these documents and an application form. Telephone and FAX requests are available, using a credit card to order the documents.

The NJ State Archives
also has birth, marriage,
and death records from
May 1848-1878
only.
[As of Jan 4, 2005 this area is under construction].

Social Security Death Index (searchable) - free at Rootsweb
New Jersey Marriages, 1684-1895
Taken from microfilm copies of original county documents, each record provides spouses' names, marriage date, and county of residence.

Gloucester County records cover 1684 to 1850. The county is located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia and was formed in 1686 from nearby Burlington County.

Original data: Gloucester County, New Jersey Marriages, 1684-1850.

County court records located at
Gloucester County
Clerk
1 N. Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
08096-7376
(609) 853-3200

Map & Driving Directions


The Gloucester County Historical Society

has information on some older births, marriages and deaths
available through their online database (for a small fee)
in addition to a vast library with family genealogies and resources!


You may also contact the New Jersey Archives
Reference Section for additional information
regarding Marriage bonds prior to 1795
D I V O R C E    D E C R E E S
Divorce records for
1900-1989 are kept
by the Records Information Center of
the state Superior Court. For records after 1989 contact the NJ county court that issued the divorce decree.

Obtain a Divorce Decree
or Document

A certified copy of a decree is $10, payable by check or money order. Your request should include:
-
Docket number
(if possible)
- First and last names of the parties
- Year of decree or (at least) a 5-to-10 year range
- Legal size, self-addressed, stamped envelope
L A N D   R E C O R D S   &   D E E D S

Many historical records are recorded in the County Clerk’s Office dating back to 1686, the year that Gloucester County was incorporated. In fact, the deed of the first property purchased by the United States Government dated July 5, 1776 is one of the documents on record here along with other countless recordings that affect real estate title. These records include deeds, mortgages, judgments, and other land attachments.

LAND RECORDS AND DEEDS
FOR GLOUCESTER CO. NJ
are in the
OLD GLOUCESTER COUNTY COURT HOUSE
1 North Broad Street
Woodbury, N.J.

RESEARCH HOURS FOR DEEDS/LAND RECORDS ARE:
8:30 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 129
Woodbury, N.J. 08096

CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
RECORDS ROOM: 856.853.3346
COUNTY CLERK: 856.853.3237

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Additional info:
James N. Hogan, Gloucester County Clerk
ADDRESS
1 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Telephone: 856-853-3241
TTY/TTD Number 856-853-3254
Fax Number - 856-853-3327

P R O B A T E   R E C O R D S (WILLS)
For wills filed from 1901 to the present contact:
For recent material (after 1952) contact:
Superior Court Records Management Center
171 Jersey Street
PO Box 967
Trenton, NJ 08625-0967
Telephone 609-777-0092 or 0093
For intestate (no will) estates, administrations of estates, wills, and guardianships from 1785 to the present contact the county surrogate's office where the estate was filed.
The State Archives' holdings from the Superior Court include the 1901-1952 wills and limited post-1948 court records.
New Jersey
State Archives


also SEE NJ Superior Court
Earlier records are part of the New Jersey Archives XXI 1664-1790 maintained at the Secretary of State's Office. These are indexed in Colonial Conveyances: Provinces East & West New Jersey 1664-1794, 2 Vols.
A D O P T I O N S
New Jersey Dept. of Human Services
Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS)
Adoption Registry
NJ Department of Children and Families
Division of Youth and Family Services
Adoption Registry Coordinator
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
609- 984-6800 or 609-292-8816
Fax: 609-984-5449

Cyndi's List - Adoptions
American Revolution   R E S O U R C E S
NJGenWeb Archives
(scroll down the page to NJGenWeb Archives Menu)
Records include: Bible, Biographies, Births, Tombstone Photo, Cemeteries, Census, Colonial Records, Marriages, Military and Ship Records.
GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL   S O C I E T I E S
Gloucester County Historical Society
An incredible resource - they have a museum, a library,
and an online database (paid subscription)

New Jersey Historical Society
T A X   I N F O R M A T I O N
County Tax Ratables, 1772-1822 (Available at the Gloucester County Historical Society) each tax ratable book covers a specific township or municipal ward for a specific year and enumerates the taxable assets of all landowners, household heads, and single adult males. Several partially complete name indexes are available in printed form.
Preserving Your Audio Keepsakes
Do you have old tape recordings of your family members, or of other special events in your life that are still on cassettes? Some day (sooner than you think) those cassettes are going to be outdated. How may people have a phonograph player in their house now? See what I mean.

In 2007 I found a company in Pitman, New Jersey who copied my family's tape-recorded voices from cassette tape to a CD that could be played both on a music CD player and on my computer. His rates are reasonable and I highly recommend his services.

DIGITAL KEEPSAKE
Call 856-582-8210 Ext 302 or email: ben@ansmann.us

If you do not live locally, he will accept a mailed cassette, but you need to speak with him before sending it to him.

See/Download attached PDF file and print out for your future information.
M E S S A G E   B O A R D S

Rootsweb New Jersey (Unknown County)

Rootsweb New Jersey - Gloucester County
Revolutionary War Records

Military records for Revolutionary War, militia list of 1792,
wars of 1794-1815, and Mexican War - from
the New Jersey State Archives


Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey
in the Revolutionary War
- NJ State Library [searchable]


African American Freedom Fighters [archived version]

The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies

The Continental Line, State Troops and Militia - New Jersey

1840 New Jersey Pensioners


Civil War Records
Military records for
Civil War and
National Guard
from the
New Jersey
State Archives


Civil War Treasures - from the NY Historical Society
RECORD OF OFFICERS
AND MEN OF NEW
JERSEY IN THE
CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865 (searchable database)

Civil War Resources in the Library of Congress
Other Wars
World War I Draft Registration Cards; Microfilm Roll List, M1509: New Jersey (126 rolls)

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

Rootsweb's GUIDE TO SEARCHING YOUR FAMILY TREE


Gloucester Co NJ - USGenWeb Archives
Limited resources, includes: Bibles, Cemetery Records, Church Records, Military Records, Wills, and Vital Statistics

Gloucester Co NJ - Information at Rootsweb

Cyndi's List - New Jersey

Locate a New Jersey State Grange

Gloucester County Library System

New to Genealogy Research?
Help is here!

Corporations of New Jersey
A searchable online version of Corporations of New Jersey. PART I contains list of corporations in existence December 31st, 1911. PART II contains list of corporations whose existence expired prior to 1912.

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