Guide to the Burlington County, New Jersey Birth Register 1770-1785 MG 178


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Guide to the Burlington County, New Jersey
Birth Register 1770-1785
MG 178 

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Inventory prepared by James Lewis, July 2001, as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. February 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burlington County (N.J.)
Title: Burlington County, New Jersey
Birth Register
Dates: 1770-1785
Abstract: Consists of a Burlington County, NJ birth register from 1770-1785.
Quantity: .02 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 178

Historical Note

The Act of Assembly of 1694 first established the boundaries of Burlington County, New Jersey, which were further delineated by the act of January 21, 1709/1710. The county was reduced by the creation of Hunterdon County and Mercer County on March 11, 1713/14 and February 22, 1838 respectively. By 1883, Burlington County was bounded on the north by Crosswicks Creek; on the northeast by Keith’s province line; on the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean; on the southwest by Little Egg Harbor; and on the northwest by the Delaware River.

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Scope and Content Note

The Burlington County Birth Register dates from 1770-1785 and measures 0.02 linear feet. The register has entries for the date the birth was registered, parent (s) (usually only the father’s name is given), sex of the baby, day of birth (i.e. 4th day of week) and three columns of numerical data (possibly representing the baby’s weight and length). Of note is the recording of African-American births.

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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Topics:
African Americans–New Jersey–Burlington County.
Registers of births, etc.–New Jersey–Burlington County.
Vital statistics–New Jersey–Burlington County.
Subject Places:
Burlington County (N.J.)
Document Types:
Birth registers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 178, Burlington County, New Jersey
Birth Register, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection was the gift of Hiram E. Deats in 1918.

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Schermerhorn, William E. The History of Burlington, New Jersey.(Burlington, NJ: Enterprise Publishing, 1927).

Woodward, Major E.M. and Hageman, John F. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey with Biographical Sketches of many of their Pioneers and Prominent Men (Philadelphia, PA: Everts and Peck, 1883).

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Container List


Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Birth register 1770-1785

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