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OCEAN County

New Jersey, USA

 

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Introduction

     Ocean County is a county located along the Jersey Shore in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its county seat is Toms River.  Ocean County was created on 15 February 1850 and was formed from the southern portion of Monmouth County (Consult the Monmouth County for pre-1850 records.).

     The County was named for its location on the Atlantic Ocean.  Although Ocean County has been settled since colonial times, its presence as a separate political entity is of relatively recent origin. The County was created from lands divided from Monmouth County in 1850. For much of its early history, the County was a rural, agricultural and fishing center. During the latter part of the 1800's and through the 1900's, the resort industry of the New Jersey Shore was developed, and the commercial activities associated with seasonal resorts quickly became the County's economic mainstay.

     Counties that lie adjacent to Ocean are: Monmouth County, New Jersey – north; Atlantic County, New Jersey – south; Burlington County, New Jersey – west.

 

 

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COUNTY RECORDS

Ocean County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754-2191

Phone: (732) 929-2018;   Toll Free: 1-800-722-0291;   Fax: (732) 349-4336
Email Your Comments or Suggestions to cblock@co.ocean.nj.us

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HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY(s)

List of Historical Societies in OCEAN County, New Jersey

 

LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS and ARCHIVES

List of Libraries, Museums and Archives in OCEAN County, New Jersey

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in OCEAN County

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

National Park Service

National Historic Landmarks

National Battlefields

National Historic Sites

National Historical Parks

National Memorials

National Monuments

 

Surnames

surnames

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

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Ancestral 
Gen-Sites

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FAMILY HISTORY NOTES

 

GEN-SITE PROFILE(s)

 

 

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: New Jersey;   County: Ocean;  

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ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE: 

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LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: New Jersey;   County: Ocean;  

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DESCRIPTION: 

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):

 

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: New Jersey;   County: Ocean;  

Place:; Coordinates/Map:

 

 

 

 

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ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:  

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Map of

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Gazetteer of Places in This County

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Map

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gazetteer

Gazetteer

The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestor’s birth, marriage, death dates and the place(s) within this locality at which these events may have occurred.

 

Profiles for 257 Populated Places in OCEAN County, New Jersey

Map of Ocean County New Jersey

Ocean County Physical, Cultural & Historic Features

Ocean County ZIP Codes | Area Codes

Ocean County Land - Property, Farms & Ranches

 

The following is a list of the municipalities in Ocean County. Other, unincorporated areas in the county are listed below their parent municipality (or municipalities, as the case may be). Most of these areas are census-designated places that have been created by the United States Census Bureau for enumeration purposes within a Township.

Index map of Ocean County

 municipalities (click to see index)

State-Wide Resources

For more information about the U.S. State in which this county is located  click  on  these  LINKS:

Where in the world

Where in the World

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Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK

MAPS

GAZETTEERS

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GENERAL RESOURCES

·        Our Genealogy Reference Library (USA Locations)

·        Genealogy Forum: U.S. States

·        Family Search, IGI Batches, Localities

·        Genealogy.com: Resources by county

·        Rootsweb.com - Localities

·        Cyndi's List - General U.S. Sites

·        Family History 101 – Camden County

LOCALITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·         Ocean County (Family History 101.com)

·         Ocean County NJGenWeb

·        Ocean County, NJ Genealogy Forum

·        Ocean County, NJ at Rootsweb

·        Cyndi's List - U.S. – New Jersey - Localities

·        Linkpendium > Genealogy> Ocean County

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books.   Here you may find books about the history and records of this county and other places such as towns and churches.  The collection also contains research works about military units and personnel during America’s wars, in addition too resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who may have settled in this locality.

 

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During our research we have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a variety of localities.  Some of them are presented on this website because we believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

Ocean County Courthouse, Toms River, NJ
Ocean County Website

 

If you have any photographs or other images relating to this ancestral

location, we would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

 

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ANCESTRAL LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHS and IMAGES

 

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Contact Information 

Contact information

Email

Snail mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

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Tom
27 Christopher Dr.
Burton, NB E2V3H4
Canada