New Jersey Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that New Jersey court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

New Jersey Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.

New Jersey Court Records

New Jersey Land Records

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New Jersey Probate Records

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New Jersey Tax Records

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New Jersey Immigration & Naturalization Records

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New Jersey County & City Government Links

New Jersey contains 21 counties in which are recorded transfers of land, estates, court, and other records. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. These counties together contain 566 municipalities, or administrative entities composed of clearly defined territory; 250 boroughs, 52 cities, 15 towns, 245 townships, and 4 villages. A Board of Freeholders governs each county, with each board keeping its own useful records.

The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a New Jersey county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. New Jersey State Government is located in Trenton.

State of New Jersey County & City Government Links


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Atlantic Mays Landing Middlesex New Brunswick
Bergen Hackensack Monmouth Freehold Borough
Burlington Mount Holly Township Morris Morristown
Camden Camden Ocean Toms River
Cape May Cape May Court House Passaic Paterson
Cumberland Bridgeton Salem Salem
Essex Newark Somerset Somerville
Gloucester Woodbury Sussex Newton
Hudson Jersey City Union Elizabeth
Hunterdon Flemington Warren Belvidere
Mercer Trenton