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Former Coordinators
Sue Loder 1999-2006
Janice Brown 2007-2008
Last Updated
(and all links checked)
December 29, 2014
Current Coordinator
Laverne Tornow

Welcome to Cape May County

(UPDATED June 2007)

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 type of information 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.

There is no charge for these look ups, however you may be asked to reimburse copy fees or other expenses if any are incurred. Any arrangements between you and a volunteer should be made prior to the volunteer incurring any expenses on your behalf. These arrangements are strictly between you and the individual volunteer and NJGenWeb will not be responsible for any disputes arising from these PRIVATE arrangements.
* 5. IF you have a resource on CAPE MAY COUNTY New Jersey, and you are willing to offer a FREE look-up service by email, please contact me at the along with your name, email address, and books/documents/databases where you are offering to look up information.

Irene Smith has offered to do lookups from the following sources

-- 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