New Jersey Vital Records

Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.

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New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Vital Statistics Registration
P. O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
609-292-4087

One Year Search and One Certified Copy of a Vital Record $4.00
Additional Copies Ordered At the Same Time $2.00 Each
Creation of a New Certificate Following Adoption (Including Certified Copy) $6.00
Court Ordered Legal Change of Name (Including Certified Copy) $6.00
Census $2.00
  • Application for Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate         PDF(59K) Word (261K)
  • Application for Certified Copy of a Death Certificate       PDF(59K) Word (261K)
  • Application for Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate  PDF(59K) Word (261K)


MLA Source Citation:

AccessGenealogy.com United States Vital Records. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 30 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/vital-records/new-jersey-vital-records.htm - Last updated on May 11th, 2013


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