Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy Guide2016-06-15T19:00:21+00:00

Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy Guide

Atlantic County, New Jersey (Map It) was created on February 7, 1837 from Gloucester County. The county was named for the Atlantic Ocean, which forms the county's eastern border . Learn More About State of New Jersey History

Atlantic County is bordered by Burlington County (north), Ocean County (northeast), Cape May County (south), Cumberland County (southwest), Camden County (northwest), Gloucester County (northwest).

Atlantic County Cities and Towns include Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor, Linwood, Margate City, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic, Somers Point, Ventnor City, Hammonton. Communities include Collings Lakes, Elwood-Magnolia, Landisville, Mays Landing, Pomona, Richland, Smithville, Sweetwater.

Atlantic County Townships include Buena Vista, Egg Harbor, Galloway, Hamilton, Mullica, Weymouth. Boroughs include Buena, Folsom, Longport.

A Map of Atlantic County, New Jersey contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Courthouse Records


Atlantic County, NJ Courthouse

The Atlantic County Courthouse is located in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Learn More About State of New Jersey Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Atlantic county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Atlantic County Clerk has Land Records from earliest land deed was recorded 1837 and Marriage Records from 1837. The County Clerk is responsible for land records, including deeds and mortgages, naturalizations, marriages (usually 1795-1840s), and various county court records. A few original county justice of the peace dockets are at the New Jersey State Archives.
  • Atlantic CountySurrogate Court / Orphan's Court has Probate Records from 1837. The County Surrogate Court / Orphan's Court probates Wills, appoints Administrators, appoints Guardians for minors, handles applications for Adult Incapacitated Persons, Conservatorships, Adoptions, contested Probate matters, Accountings, Trusts and most other matters involving Estates.
  • Atlantic County Treasurer is responsible for the collection of taxes.
  • New Jersey Department of Health has copies of Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1878 to the present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Census Records

Atlantic County, New Jersey Vital Records

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