New Jersey Marriage Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search New Jersey marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the New Jersey marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain New Jersey marriage certificates is available below.

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New Jersey marriage records

Marriage records contain information about the marriage of two people, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, sometimes the names of the mothers and fathers, and even the people who witnessed the marriage. Marriage certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residences, and perhaps even the maiden names of the mothers.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing New Jersey marriage records, New Jersey marriage licenses, New Jersey marriage indexes, New Jersey marriage announcements, and other related New Jersey genealogy records.

Marriage records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the marriage takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store marriage records into various online archives. This has brought access to online marriage records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of marriages, and in addition to marriage certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing marriage records of New Jersey. We also suggest searching for "New Jersey marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain New Jersey Marriage Certificates

Among the Mid-Atlantic states, New Jersey has the longest continuing run of statewide registration of births, marriages, and deaths, which began in May 1848. The New Jersey State Archives has these records with indexes through 1923 for births and through 1940 for marriages and deaths. Marriages were also to be kept by the county clerks from 1795.

For birth records through 1923 and marriage and death records through 1940, write:

New Jersey State Archives
Division of Archives and Records Management
185 West State Street
CN 307
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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