Welcome to the Richard L. Strickler Research Center, an invaluable source of historical Ocean County information for visitors, writers, history aficionados, students and fellow researchers. With its wealth of marriage and births certificates, cemetery and census records, as well as real estate documents, maps, engineering surveys, land record files, and Ocean County newspapers dating as far back as 1852, the Research Center is a treasure trove of Ocean County historical data.
The Research Center fields inquiries from around the world and is open from 1:00-4:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and the first Saturday of the month. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 732-341-1880.
Guidelines for Visiting
If you are not a member of the Ocean County Historical Society, the daily fee is $2.00. Should you require photocopies, the reference staff will make them for you for a fee of .10 each (members) or .25 each (non-members). The reference staff will retrieve and re-file all materials for you. Materials cannot be borrowed or checked out. Laptop computers are allowed. Food and beverages are not permitted.
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 of $15. 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)
Includes research time, photocopies, and postage.
A request for a specific piece of information (for example, an obituary, a funeral record, or a Bible record) $5.00.
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