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How to Obtain New Jersey Death Certificates

There are many US states who were only restricted to the town-wide registration of the vital events in the early times especially in the early eighteenth century. 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. Before that time, there was no kind of official registration and the registration of the vital events taking within the jurisdiction of the specific county was the duty of the county clerk to register the vital event occurred within his/her jurisdiction. However, later on a department named, The New Jersey State Archives was introduced via legislation which started to index every birth record after the year 1923 for births and for marriages and deaths after the year 1940. The data collection in the state has been always good since old days as they very well maintained town-wide data of vital events and there remained no kind of major flaws in the system of administrative failure in the vital records registration (birth, death and marriage) throughout the state exception to some cases if they occurred in any specific county or town.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, 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.

New Jersey County Death Records

Atlantic County
Bergen County
Burlington County
Camden County
Cape May County
Cumberland County
Essex County
Gloucester County
Hudson County
Hunterdon County
Mercer County
Middlesex County
Monmouth County
Morris County
Ocean County
Passaic County
Salem County
Somerset County
Sussex County
Union County
Warren County


New Jersey Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

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