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Cape May County
New Jersey
Genealogy and History
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County Townships
Dennis Township -- Lower Township
Middle Township -- Upper Township

Formed in 1685

The county seat is the Cape May Court House section of Middle Township.


Municipalities within County

 Avalon (borough)
Cape May (town)
Cape May Court House
Cape May Point (borough)
Diamond Beach
North Cape May
North Wildwood (city)
Ocean City
Rio Grande

Sea Isle City
Stone Harbor (borough)
West Cape May (borough)
West Wildwood (borough)
Wildwood (city)
Wildwood Crest (borough)
Woodbine (borough)


Online Data



Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Recent Website Updates:

March 2014: Military: 1883 Pensioners List - transcribed by Jackie McCarty
Nov 2012: OBITS: Robert James Creswell, Michael H. Kearns, John L. Smith, William Townsend; NEWS-MARRIAGES: Budd - Brooks, Cobb - Corson, Godfrey - Broadrick, Hand - Swain, Murphy - Notingham, Leaming - Somers, Matlock - Leaming, McClong - Hand, Murphy - Riggans, Nickerson - Crandle, Stites - Townsend, Swain - Savage, Thompson - Holmes, Ware - Hampton, Woodruff - Gamilton
May 2011
Columbia Hotel Destroyed by Fire - Contributed by Barbara Ziegenmeyer
February 2011: Autobiography of Meg O'Brien - Contributed by Katherine O'Brien-Ketner
Nov 2010: bio for HASWIN
Aug 2010: bio for ALRICH


Surrounding Counties:
Atlantic County, New Jersey - north
Cumberland County, New Jersey - northwest

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