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you to the table of contents for our site where you will be able to search for information.
- Do you have a web site with Ocean County material or family information?
If so, send us the link and we will add it to the Ocean County Resources page.
you can gather or transcribe resource materials, please let us know as
we'd be happy to put Ocean County related material online that you
would be willing to contribute. Please contact us or submit your data here.
you have any Ocean County books or CD's and would like to volunteer to
do look-ups please contact us.
note that we are unable to fulfill research requests.
Ocean County has been settled since colonial times, its presence as a
entity is of relatively recent origin. The County was created in
February of 1850
from 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. It was comprised of the communities of
Brick, Dover, Jackson, Plumsted, and Union (Barnegat), which had
previously been the portion of Monmouth County lying south of the
Manasquan River. Toms River is the county seat.
much of its early history, the
County was a rural, agricultural and fishing center. During the latter
part of the 1800's and through the 1900's, the resort industry of the
New Jersey Shore was developed, and the commercial activities
associated with seasonal resorts quickly became the County's economic
Ocean County is bordered on the
North by Monmouth
County, on the West by Atlantic
County, on the South by Burlington
County and on the East by the
you are looking for records prior to 1850 please
visit the Monmouth County GenWeb Project.
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