The Ocean County Genealogical Society was originally founded by members of the Ocean County Historical Society. Eventually it became a separate organization.


The purpose of the group is to provide a forum for people who are researching their family history.  It allows us to be able to share our genealogical adventures and learn from each other.  We try to schedule speakers on genealogy related subjects and

arrange field trips for research.

New members are always welcome no matter what their level of expertise and we are glad to help beginners.  We meet in the Home Town Dairy Room found on the second floor of the Ocean County Library in Toms River.


Some of our members are doing local research but most are also doing genealogy from other states and countries.

We invite anyone who is interested in researching their

family history to join us.

For those researching Ocean County ancestors and history, we suggest you contact:

The Ocean County Historical Society

PO Box 2191, 26 Hadley Avenue

Toms River, NJ 08754

Phone  (732) 341-1880



Meeting Times: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

1st Wednesday of each month

March through December

(No meetings in January or February)

Location: Home Town Dairy Room

Toms River Branch of the

Ocean County Library

101 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ

Visitors Welcome!

Contact Info:


Or post a message on our:

Message Board

Or call the Ocean County Library’s

Reference Department ~ 732-349-6200


Message Board

Have Fun With Family History!


Share your stories & brick walls


Beginners are welcome!


All levels of experience:






We are a diversified group!

~ What We Do ~

Guest Speakers

Previous Lectures have been:

Genealogy Software

Newspaper Research


Tombstone Research

Land Records

European Genealogy

Preservation of old papers/photographs

How to get organized


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