Welcome to the Richard L. Strickler Research Center, a reference library and archives dedicated to preserving the history of Ocean County. Click below for specific available resource holdings:
The Research Center is open from 1:00-4:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and the first and third Saturday of the month. Our Guidelines for Visiting are listed below. The Research Center, located on the entrance level, is wheelchair accessible.
Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 732-341-1880.
Guidelines for Visiting
Research fee schedule
– Daily usage fee -OCHS member – $0.00
– Daily usage fee – Non-member – $2.00
– Photocopy fee – OCHS member – $0.10 each
– Photocopy fee – Non-member – $0.25 each
Laptop computers are permitted.
Food and beverages are not permitted.
Reference and/or resource materials cannot be borrowed or removed from the Research Center.
The reference staff will retrieve and re-file all materials for you.
We welcome your visit and hope to see you soon.
In order to assist those who are unable to visit, a member of our volunteer staff will conduct research for a per-hour fee. E-mail or call us with a request about a person, family, place, or event, and we will let you know if we have the resources to satisfy your inquiry and what the charge will be. Upon receipt of payment (check, Visa, or MasterCard), we will send you the results.
Full Search $15.00 (non-members) $ 5.00 (members)
Specific piece of information (for example, an obituary, a funeral record, or a Bible record) $5.00 (non-members) $5.00 (members).
Phone: 732-341-1880 (during Research Center hours)
Mail payment to:
Ocean County Historical Society
26 Hadley Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753
Attn: Research Center