Ocean County Vital
records prior to 1850 see Monmouth County
For B, M, D records, from
1848-1878, held at the State Archives click here.
Copies of Vital Records
can be obtained
from the town where the event occurred. Contact the individual
town for more information on what's available.
The State of New Jersey
required filing of marriage records at the state level beginning 1 May 1848. This database indexes marriage returns filed with
the Secretary of State for the period May 1848 through 31 May 1878.
These records were later maintained by the Department of Health's
Bureau of Vital Statistics, and were transferred to the State Archives
Search NJ Archives Index to Marriage Records,
The Secretary of State’s Office was responsible for the state filing of death records prior to 1878, and beginning in May 1848. This database indexes death records recorded by the New Jersey Department of Health for the period June 1878 through June 1884. Records include death certificates, as well as some burial, reburial, transit, and disinterment permits (denoted by "BP", "RP", "TP", and "DI" respectively).
Search NJ Archives Index to Death Records, June 1878-June 1884