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Ocean County
New Jersey
Genealogy and History

Finding Ancestors
   ....wherever their trails led



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County Townships

Barnegat Township
Berkeley Township
Brick Township
Eagleswood Township
Jackson Township
Lacey Township
Lakewood Township
Little Egg Harbor Township
Long Beach Township
Manchester Township
Ocean Township
Plumsted Township
Stafford Township
Toms River Township


County Seat:
Toms River

Surrounding Counties:
Monmouth County, New Jersey - north
Atlantic County, New Jersey - southwest
Burlington County, New Jersey - west

New Jersey State Site

Ocean County Historical Museum Website

Ocean County was established in 1850 from portions of Monmouth County.

Municipalities within County

Barnegat Light
Bay Head
Beach Haven
Beach Haven West
Cedar Glen Lakes
Cedar Glen West
Crestwood Village
Dover Beaches North
Dover Beaches South
Forked River
Harvey Cedars
Holiday City-Berkeley
Holiday City South
Holiday Heights
Island Heights
Lakewood CDP
Lanoka Harbor
Leisure Knoll
Leisure Village

Leisure Village East
Leisure Village West-Pine Lake Park

Mystic Island
New Egypt
North Beach Haven
Ocean Acres (part)
Ocean Gate
Pine Beach
Pine Ridge at Crestwood
Point Pleasant
Point Pleasant Beach
Seaside Heights
Seaside Park
Ship Bottom
Silver Ridge
South Toms River
Surf City
Vista Center


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Online Data

Recent Website Updates:
December 2014: News-Births: Beth Ellen Harrelson - transcribed by Jim Dezotoll
November 2014: Obit: John Hopkins Worcester, Jr., D.D. - transcribed by Kim Mohler
May 2014: Military: 1883 Pensioners List

Nov 2012
Obits: Warren C. Abbee, Francis O. Applegate, Anthony V. Bird, Abraham Baldwin Frazee, Margaret Hughes, Mrs. James A. Skirm, Henry Wortelman
MARRIAGES: Applegate - Wilbert, Brouwer - Kirk

July 2011:
Deborah Woolley Death Notice