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New Jersey Death Index - 2001 through 2017

1,219,818 records.
This index was obtained by Reclaim The Records from the New Jersey Department of Health through the New Jersey Open Public Records Act. Reclaim the Records has placed this free index on their web site:, and has made it available for any person or organization to use. This site also has over 500,000 free digitized images of the death index for the years 1901-1903, 1920-1929, and 1949-2000. After some minor cleanup we have added years 2001 through 2017 to the GGG database collection as a single database.

See for information about other records that they have obtained and made available to the public.

Death certificates for this range of years are not generally available, but for further information see:

Records Search: NJ Death Index 2001-2017

Please note that the Surname (e.g. Last Name) is a required entry field. But since exact spellings are not always known, to aid your search we offer three different ways to specify Surnames...

  1. Exact Match ("is exactly") - This is the default surname search method.
  2. Soundex ("sounds like") - This option enables you to specify a surname spelling it out as best you can, and it will return results that "sound" similar to what you spelled out.
  3. Wild Card - With this option you can replace part of the surname with a * to match any number of letters, or _ to match a single letter. E.g., Sch* will return all names starting with Sch. Similarly, Schl_tz might return results such as Schlitz or Schlotz. 

NOTE: The wild card option applies ONLY to the surname. You can just enter the first few letters of a First Name; the search automatically adds a wild card to the end of the First Name.

For whichever of the above surname search options you would like to use, simply select the appropriate radio button option below the input field on the form. Although the additional form fields are optional, providing as much information as you can helps narrow your search. The more specific your search, the less time you need spend scrolling through search results!


* Matches multiple characters. 
_ Matches one single character.

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The German Genealogy Group wishes to thank the "Reclaim The Records" group, who obtained and made available the index to these records!

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