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New Jersey marriage records are not meant for the public and therefore can’t be searched online through the state. The state maintains records through the Vital Records office dating back to 1901 and you can also search through the county records where the marriage occurred. For records dating from 1848 to 1900, the records can be found at the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Archives and Records Management. When searching for New Jersey marital records, be sure that the information you provide is accurate and up-to-date, including spelling of the names of the bride and groom and the date the event took place. The first thing you need to do is fill out a “Request for Certified Copy of a Vital Record” obtained from the Vital Statistics department of New Jersey. Send the application along with a check or money order for $25 to the following address:
New Jersey Vital Statistics and Registration
P.O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
Phone: (866) 649-8726
New Jersey requires that you state your relationship to at least one person on the document and that you provide a copy of photo identification. Non-genealogical requests may take as long as eight to ten weeks while genealogical requests can take from twelve to fourteen weeks. There are many reasons why a person may need to search through New Jersey marriage records, including proof for immigration purposes, proof that a marriage took place or to research your family tree. A wealth of information can be found by obtaining a marriage certificate. Unfortunately, with most states you’ll only receive a minimal amount of information. If you want to get the most bang for your buck, you’ll want to consider going through a private online search service to research New Jersey marital records.
Internet, fee-based search services provide a quick and easy way to search through vital records and receive a thorough and easy-to-read report usually within minutes after submitting the request. These private search services are those used by professionals who search for legal or genealogical information on a daily basis – but they can help you too if you’re just going to need one search. Powerful search engines and extreme databases cut through the chase by being able to reach out for data much further than a state-based service. You won’t have to state your reason for the request or reveal personal information. Simply enter some data, pay a reasonable fee and submit the request online to receive a full report about the New Jersey marriage records you requested. Click on the link to find out more information.
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