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Municipal Birth, Marriage and Death Records


The State Archives' holdings constitute only a sampling of local vital records. Municipalities were required to keep duplicate birth, marriage and death registers beginning in 1848; however, many pre-1910 records have not survived.

Counties were required to file marriage returns beginning in 1795. State-level recording of births, marriages and deaths began in 1848. Consult the pages linked below for further information on vital records.

Additional and/or more recent records will be available at the municipal level.

Consult the Collecting Policy for additional information about the State Archives' accessioning guidelines.


See also: County Marriage Records
County Birth and Burial Records
Department of Health - Bureau of Vital Statistics (Birth, Marriage and Death Records)

Series:
City of Absecon (Atlantic County)
Clerk's Office
Marriage License Applications and Returns, 1903-1922
Control #:
MABCL001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Bernards Township (Somerset County)
Clerk's Office
Vital Records, 1866-1955
Control #:
MBECL001
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Boonton (Morris County)
Clerk's Office
Vital Records, ca. 1908-ca. 1950
Control #:
MBNCL001
Format:
2.9 reels (35-mm)
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Caldwell Township (Essex County)
Clerk's Office
Birth and Death Returns, 1863-1864
Control #:
MCACL001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (2 returns); 0.1 reel (part of one 35-mm reel)
Notes:
Birth and death returns for the year May 1863 - May 1864; recorded in VS Book I, p. 449, and Book J, p. 613, respectively.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Centre Township (Camden County)
Board of Health
Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1921-1926
Control #:
MCEHE003
Format:
0.5 c.f. (3 vols.)

Series:
Clayton Township (Gloucester County)
Clerk's Office
Returns of Marriages, Births and Deaths, 1857-1878
Control #:
MCICL002
Format:
0.4 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Clementon Township (Camden County)
Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1903-1929
Control #:
MCL00003
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Ewing Township (Mercer County)
Clerk's Office
Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1848-1878
Control #:
MEWCL001
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological within record type

Series:
Garwood Borough (Union County)
Clerk's Office
Marriage License Applications, 1910-1920
Control #:
MGACL001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
This series was accessioned as a sample of the record type; these are not scheduled as permanent records.

Series:
Green Township (Sussex County)
Township Clerk's Office
Birth, Marriage, and Death Returns, 1848-1878
Control #:
MGRCL001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Harrington Township (Bergen County)
Board of Health
Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1882-1916
Control #:
MHGHE002
Format:
0.5 c.f. (3 vols.)
Notes:
First volume includes Board of Health minutes, April 1880 - August 1890.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Hillsborough Township (Somerset County)
Township Clerk's Office
Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths, 1874-1878
Control #:
MHLCL001
Format:
0.3 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Lawrence Township (Mercer County)
Clerk's Office
Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1848-1878
Control #:
MLACL003
Format:
0.5 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Millham Township (Mercer County)
Board of Health
Minutes and Vital Records, 1882-1890
Control #:
MMHHE001
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Millville City (Cumberland County)
Clerk's Office
Vital Records, 1866-1915
Control #:
MMICL001
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Moorestown Township (Burlington County)
Clerk's Office
Marriage License Applications, 1910-1920
Control #:
MMOCL001
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Notes:
This series was accessioned as a sample of the record type; these are not scheduled as permanent records.

Series:
New Hanover Township (Burlington County)
Clerk's Office
Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1848-1879
Control #:
MNECL001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Palisades Township (Bergen County)
Clerk's Office
Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1892-1915
Control #:
MPCCL001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (2 vols.)
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Union Township (Union County)
Assessor's Office
Returns of Birth, Death and Marriage for the period 1 May 1872 - 1 May 1873
Control #:
MUUTB001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological
Finding Aid:
Click here!


~ The collections listed on this page represent 5.4 c.f. of paper records and 7.5 reels of microfilm ~

To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us


This page last updated 05/17/2006