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Atlantic County - Clerk's Office, Courts & Miscellaneous


Atlantic County was formed from Gloucester County on 7 February 1837. Consult the Gloucester County page linked below for pre-1837 records.

The State Archives' holdings vary from county to county. Consult the Collecting Policy for additional information about our accessioning guidelines.


See also:
Gloucester County - Clerk's Office, Courts and Miscellaneous

Organizational Chart for Pre-1948 Court System for information on court jurisdictions.

Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Justice of the Peace Dockets, 1822-1949 and Index, 1932-1950
Control #:
CATCL001
Format:
22.5 c.f. (50 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by justices' name
Notes:
Index to cases, 1932-1950, is arranged semi-alphabetically by defendant but does not correspond to the exisiting records.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Executions, 1838-1903
Control #:
CATCL002
Format:
0.5 c.f. (5 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Partitions, 1845-1899
Control #:
CATCL003
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Physician and Dentist Licenses, 1850-1940
Control #:
CATCL004
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Deeds and Indexes, 1837-1900
Control #:
CATCL005
Format:
154 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Supreme Court Rough Minutes, 1874-1905
Control #:
CATCL006
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Marriage Books, 1837-1885 and Indexes, 1837-1910
Control #:
CATCL007
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By date of filing
Notes:
Book A is still held by the Atlantic Co. Clerk's Office; State Archives holds Book 2 and film of Books A, 2 and the index.
Index includes references to non-resident marriages 1897-1910.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Record of Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865
Control #:
CATCL008
Format:
0.1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By regiment
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Executive Jury List, 1888-1897
Control #:
CATCL009
Format:
0.75 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Alpha. by municipality, then by name

Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Veterinary Register, 1889-1919
Control #:
CATCL010
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Record of Grand and Petit Jurors, 1901-1905
Control #:
CATCL011
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Chiropody and Osteopathy Licenses, 1908-1942
Control #:
CATCL012
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Chiropody licenses begin 1908; osteopathy licenses begin 1913.

Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Prohibition Enforcement Act Docket and Case Files, 1921
Control #:
CATCL013
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Justice of the Peace Records of Disorderly Persons, 1927-1949
Control #:
CATCL014
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Motor Vehicle and Traffic Act Violation Dockets, 1939-1947
Control #:
CATCL015
Format:
1 c.f. (6 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Minutes, 1841-1905
Control #:
CATCL016
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Road Returns, Volume A, 1837-1900
Control #:
CATCL017
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Clerk's Office
Mortgage Book A, 1837-1862
Control #:
CATCL018
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by recording date
Notes:
Includes index.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Court of Common Pleas
Minutes, 1838-1905
Control #:
CATCP001
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Court of Common Pleas
Certificates of Lunacy/Non-Criminal Commitments, 1855-1926
Control #:
CATCP002
Format:
5 c.f. (10 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes commitments to psychiatric institutions and other hospitals.
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential as per NJSA 30:4-24.3
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1837-1951
Control #:
CATCP003
Format:
30 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological within record type
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Draft Board
World War I Draft Records, 1917
Control #:
CATDR001
Format:
2.5 c.f. (5 boxes)
Arrangement:
By draft number
Notes:
Include: physical examination records, discharge records, affidavits of married draftees and wives, etc.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Atlantic County
Sheriff's Office
Summons Docket of S. E. Johnson, Sheriff, 1893-1896
Control #:
CATSH001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological


~ The collections listed on this page represent 43.3 c.f. of paper records and 188.1 reels of microfilm ~

To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us


For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:


Atlantic County Clerk's Office, 5901 Main Street, PO Box 2005, Mays Landing, NJ 08330, tel. 609-625-4011, website: www.atlanticcountyclerk.org


This page last updated 04/22/2013