New Jersey Marriage Records (Salem, Gloucester, Hunterdon, and Bergen Counties) Online Now at WorldVitalRecords.com

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WorldVitalRecords.com recently launched its first marriage records from New Jersey, including records from Salem, Gloucester, Hunterdon, and Bergen Counties. Each of these databases will be FREE to access until April 22nd.

Click on the links below to access the databases:

Salem County, New Jersey Marriages (Free Until April 22nd)
Gloucester County, New Jersey Marriage Records (Free Until April 22nd)
Marriage Records of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 1795 – 1875, Volume 1 (Free Until April 22nd)
Bergen County, New Jersey Marriage Records (Free Until April 22nd))

The first marriage license act in New Jersey requiring license bonds to be filed in the Secretary of State’s office was passed in 1719 (although by a previous practice earlier bonds were filed there), and this practically remained the law until 1795, when bonds were no longer required, although some were filed there as late as 1800.

After 1975 all records of marriages were to be filed in the clerk’s office of the county wherein marriages were solemnized. In 1876, the Legislature provided that reports of marriages should be transmitted to boards of health, and, while changes have been made since as to the particular local official to whom the records should be sent, there has been no return to the older system of sending them to the county clerk’s office, and hence that custom more or less ended with 1876.

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