Death Records and Death Certificates in New Jersey

New Jersey Death Records

The population of New Jersey was recorded 8,882,190 on July 1, 2019, a 1.03% increase since the 2010 United States Census. The racial makeup of the state as of 2010 was 68.6% White American, 13.7% African American, 8.3% Asian American, 0.3% Native American, 2.7% multiracial American, and 6.4% other races.

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of New Jersey death records. Use the links and the tips below for New Jersey death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain New Jersey death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in New Jersey

New Jersey death records search

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

New Jersey death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in New Jersey.

New Jersey Death Index

New Jersey death records database

Links to New Jersey death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

New Jersey social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in New Jersey with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record New Jersey

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

New Jersey Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in New Jersey

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

New Jersey death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in New Jersey.

New Jersey Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on New Jersey news agencies.

New Jersey counties for death record research

  • 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