New Jersey

Click on the links below to search free birth, death, marriage, and divorce record databases in New Jersey.

For Birth, Death and Marriage records since 1878, contact the:

New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services
State Registrar Search Unit
PO Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
(609) 292-4087
Fax: (609) 392-4292

Records are $25 each and may take 4 months. You must provide the following:  EXACT name as it appears on the record (first, middle, last), EXACT place (city), EXACT date (month day year), mother's maiden name, father's name (when recorded).

The staff will only search the requested year. Requests for genealogical records must be submitted in writing. Genealogical records are births that occurred more than 80 years ago, deaths that occurred more than 40 years ago, and marriages that occurred more than 50 years ago.

For Birth, Death and Marriage records from May 1, 1848 to May 31, 1878, contact the:

NJ State Archives
Department of State Building
225 West State Street - Level 2, Dept of State Bldg
P.O. Box 307
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307
(609) 292-6260

For Divorce Records:

Superior Court of NJ, Public Information Ctr
171 Jersey Street, CN 967
Trenton, NJ 08625-0967

Make check or money order payable to Clerk of the Superior Court.

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