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P.O. Box 307
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307

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Department of Health - Bureau of Vital Statistics (Birth, Marriage and Death Records)


The State Archives holds original birth, marriage and death records for the period May 1848 - December 1913. Consult the reference policy linked below for information on how to request a vital records search for this time period.

The Archives also holds microfilm copies of: births, 1878-1923; marriages, 1878-1940; and deaths, 1878-1955. These materials are available for in-person use only. Search service for post 1913 records is provided by the Bureau of Vital Statistics (linked below).

Consult the Reference Services page for information about research services available by mail through the State Archives.


See also: County Marriage Records
County Birth and Burial Records
Municipal Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Series:
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1848-1878
Control #:
SHEVS001
Format:
85 c.f. (113 registers, 26 indexes, 7 boxes); 117 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological and by place
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1878-1923
Control #:
SHEVS002
Format:
32 c.f. (64 vols. and 1 folder); 1020 reels (73 reels 35-mm; 947 reels 16-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological/geographical
Notes:
1914-1923 not availabile for mail reference services
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Marriage Certificates and Indexes, 1878-1940
Control #:
SHEVS003
Format:
20 c.f. (40 vols. and 1 folder); 698 reels (44 reels 35-mm; 654 reels 16-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological/geographical
Notes:
1914-1940 not availabile for mail reference services
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Death Certificates and Indexes, 1878-1955
Control #:
SHEVS004
Format:
30 c.f. (60 vols. and 1 folder); 1028 reels (62 reels 35-mm; 966 reels 16-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological/geographical
Notes:
1914-1955 not availabile for mail reference services
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Delayed Birth Certificates, 1848-1900
Control #:
SHEVS005
Format:
26 reels (16-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by child's name
Notes:

Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Birth Certificate Corrections, 1848-1903
Control #:
SHEVS006
Format:
36 reels (16-mm)
Arrangement:
By date span/year, then child's name
Notes:
Corrections for period 1848-1900 are grouped together in one alphabetical series; 1901, 1902 & 1903 alphabetized within year.
1901-1903 not available for mail reference services
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Stillbirth Indexes, 1878-1903
Control #:
SHEVS007
Format:
3 c.f. (5 vols.); 7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By year, then geographical
Notes:
Archives has originals through 1900; film continues to 1903.
1901-1903 not available for mail reference services
Finding Aid:
Click here!


Related records:


Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Annual Reports of the Registry and Returns of Marriages, Births and Deaths in the State of New Jersey, 1852-1876
Control #:
SSTSE102
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box.)
Notes:
Includes 1852, 1854, 1856, 1867-1869, 1872, 1874-1876; also includes 1863 laws relative to births, deaths and marriages.


~ The collections listed on this page represent 170.25 c.f. of paper records and 2830 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


For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:


New Jersey Vital Statistics - Customer Service Unit, Department of Health and Senior Services, P.O. Box 370, Trenton, NJ 08625-0370, tel. 609-292-4087, website: www.state.nj.us/health/vital


This page last updated 05/17/2006