Ocean County NJ GenWeb


Ocean County Court Records

(If you are looking for records prior to 1850 see the Monmouth County GenWeb Project)

Ocean County Government Website
County Clerk - Land records from 1850, Marriages & Naturalizations
Surrogate Court - Probate Records from 1850, Orphans Court Records
NJ Judiciary - Ocean Vicinage


NJ State Archives Ocean County court records: Regular filings in the Clerks' Offices include deeds, mortgages, early marriage returns (1795-1878), tavern licenses, etc. In some counties, deeds and mortgages are filed by a County Register of Deeds. Naturalizations prior to 1948 were granted by the former Courts of Common Pleas and by other courts. Probate and estate-administration filings, guardianship and adoption records, and minutes of the Orphans Courts are filed in the Surrogate's Offices.

Pre 1948 Court System Oraganizational chart for NJ
OC - Clerk's office Courts & Misc. records
OC - Surrogate's office records
Records relating to Taverns -Ocean County Court of Common Pleas Applications for Tavern Licenses 1850-1895: Control # COCCP001. Card file index avail., records from 1850-1859. The State Archives' holdings relating to taverns vary depending on the county. Additional records may be available in county clerks' offices.

Tavern Records from the Family History Library:

    Petitions for tavern licenses, 1850-1859 FHL US/CAN Film 94685

Tax Records available from the Family History Library:

    Tax ratables, Monmouth Co., 1778-1822; Howell Township, 1837-1844 Includes township of Dover (area now in Ocean Co.), Freehold (area now partly in Monmouth Co. and partly in Ocean Co.), Middletown (area in north Monmouth Co.), Shrewsbury (area now partly in Monmouth Co., and partly in Ocean Co.), Stafford (area now in Ocean Co.), Upper Freehold (area now partly in Monmouth Co., and partly in Ocean Co.), Howell (area now partly in Monmouth Co., and partly in Ocean Co.)

    Dover - Shrewsbury 1778-1822 FHL US/CAN Film 865479
    Stafford - Upper Freehold 1778-1822 FHL US/CAN Film 865480
    Howell Township 1837-1844 FHL US/CAN Film 865481

Guardianship Records

The Family History Library has guardianship records on microfilm. See this text file for a list of items available.

Wills and Estates

See this text file for Will and Estate records held by the Family History Library available on Microfilm.

LAMB, Charles 1909

Deeds and Land

See this text file for Land and Property records held by the Family History Library available on Microfilm.

BEAN, James M. & Rachel E., New Egypt - Public sale of land
Isaac S. JENNINGS 1886, Long Beach
Sales from Newark Office, Silverton Land Company 1926-32


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