New Jersey Death Records

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

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New Jersey death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing New Jersey death records, New Jersey death ceritificates, New Jersey death notices, New Jersey death indexes, and other related New Jersey genealogy records.

Death 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 death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

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

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

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How to Obtain New Jersey Death 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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