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  • Archives & Projects
  • Atlantic County Historical Society (Atlantic County Heritage Center)
    907 Shore Road, PO Box 301,
    Somers Point, New Jersey 08244,
    (609) 927-5218

  • Atlantic County Library System
    40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, NJ 08330
    phone: (609) 625-2776 | TTY: (609) 625-5043 | fax: (609) 625-8143

  • Atlantic NJ County Clerk:
    Michael J. Garvin
    5901 Main St.,
    Mays Landing, NJ 08330-1701
    Phone: 609-625-4011 or 645-7867
    Fax: 609-625-4738
    Official Atlantic County Website

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  • Look-Ups
  • Please follow these guidelines when requesting a look-up.
    • 1. Put name of county and LOOKUP in caps in subject of message. This will ensure that your request is not accidentally overlooked or deleted.
    • 2. Put name of book or CD you are requesting the lookup from in the first line of the message. Many of these wonderful volunteers have more than one book or CD and need to know what you are looking for in order to try to help you.
    • 3. Limit your request to 1 or 2 specific names. Asking for ALL the marriages on a surname of Brown or Jones or Smith will probably be ignored or request denied.

    4. Don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time and trouble.
    IF you have a resource on Atlantic or Gloucester County New Jersey, and you are willing to offer a FREE look-up service by email, please contact me at the webmaster link below along with your name, email address, and books/documents/databases where you are offering to look up information.

    List of resources available for look-ups: (UPDATED November 2006)

    >>> Janice Brown will research the United States Census from 1840-1930 for ONE complete name (first and last). The individual/family must be believed to be residing in Atlantic County New Jersey. You MUST put "ATLANTIC COUNTY" in the Subject line, and include as much as you know about the person who is to be researched, in order to receive the best benefit.

    >>> Irene Smith has offered to do lookups from the following sources (verified November 2006)

    -- NJ Index of Wills, Inventories, Etc. in the office of the Secretary
    of the State, prior to 1901
    -- State of New Jersey Index of Wills, Inventories, Etc. prior to 1901, 3 volumes, 21 counties.
    -- Calendar of NJ Wills (abstracts 1670-1785, 1791-1809, 1814-1817)
    -- Archives of the State of New Jersey, newspaper extracts (1751-1755, 1766-1767, 1772-1773, 1778-1780)
    -- New Jersey Patents and Deeds 1664-1703
    -- Genealogies of New Jersey Families (two volumes, compiled from Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey)
    -- New Jersey Marriage Records by William Nelson 1665-1800
    -- New Jersey in 1793 (militia census)
    -- South Jersey Church Records by Jeanine Hammell (volume 1 only)
    -- Early Church Records of Burlington County, by Charlotte Meldrum, 3 volumes (quaker records)
    -- Marriage records by H.Stanley Craig (counties, Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, also South Jersey Marriages)
    -- Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, New Jersey
    -- New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes by William Nelson
    -- Salem Wills (abstracts 1804-1860)
    -- American Marriage Records Before 1699 by William M Clemens
    -- Census lookups, statewide

    The following is a list of publications available FREE, through HeritageQuest. Simply contact your local library to see if they have a subscription (many libraries do). If yes, you can access this at the library. Simply search for "Atlantic County" under the PLACE search. The following (and more) will show up. Some county and local libraries allow you to access this from your home--ask your local librarian about this.

    -- Belisle's Atlantic City directory for the year 1874 containing the names of the inhabitants, places of business, hotels, cottages, city officers, &c.; Camden, N.J.: Robert F.S. Belisle, 1874, 82 pgs.
    -- Sketches of old Port Republic by Harriet S. Sander; United States: unknown, 1964?, 47 pgs.
    -- May's Landing by William H. Hopping; Hammonton, N.J.: Mirror Job and Book Printing, 1885, 39 pgs.
    -- Historical discourse delivered Sunday morning, October 28, 1906
    Atlantic City, N.J.: The Church?, 1906, 21 pgs. by William Aikman
    -- Historical discourse delivered in the Presbyterian Church May's Landing, N.J., April 2d, 1899 on
    the occasion of its fifty-eighth anniversary, by Joel S. Gilfillan; Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott, 1899, 43 pgs.
    -- History of the Methodist Episcopal Society at Bargaintown, now Zion M. E. Church, in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey, formerly Blackman's Meeting House from 1814 to 1909; Ocean City, N.J.: Ledger Print, 1909, 33 pgs. by William Lake
    -- A history of the Somers Mansion by Herbert N. Moffett; Somers Point, N.J.: Atlantic County Historical Society, 1942, 26 pgs.
    -- Atlantic County, New Jersey marriage records; Merchantville, N.J.: H.S. Craig, 19--?, 93 pgs.
    -- The affair at Egg Harbor New Jersey, October 15, 1778, by William S. Stryker; Trenton, N.J.: Naar, Day & Naar, 1894, 34 pgs.
    -- History of Atlantic City by A.L. English; Philadelphia, Pa.: Dickson & Gilling, 1884, 229 pgs.
    -- Absegami : annals of Eyren Haven and Atlantic City, 1609 to 1904 : being an account of the settlement of Eyren Haven or Egg Harbor ... by Alfred M. Heston; Camden, N.J.: A.M. Heston, 1904, 808 pgs.
    -- The Daily Union history of Atlantic City and County, New Jersey : containing sketches of the past and present of Atlantic City and county, with maps and illustrations specially prepared; Atlantic City, N.J.: Daily Union, 1900, 520 pgs. by John F. Hall
    -- Atlantic County tombstone inscriptions; United States: unknown, 19--, 57 pgs.
    -- Eric Mullica and his descendants : a Swedish pioneer in New Jersey together with a description of the Mullica River region in Burlington and Atlantic counties, N.J., and an account of the early generations of the family in the vicinity of Mullica Hill and Swedeboro, Gloucester County, N.J. by Charles J. Werner; New Gretna, N.J.: C.J. Werner, 1930, 117 pgs.
    -- South Jersey : a history, 1664-1924; New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1924, 1889 pgs.
    -- Genealogical and memorial history of the state of New Jersey : a book of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation; New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1910, 1962 pgs



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