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Mercer County - Surrogate's Office


Mercer County was formed 22 February 1838 as follows: Trenton, Ewing, Hopewell and Lawrence Twps. from Hunterdon; Nottingham (Hamilton) Twp. from Burlington; East & West Windsor from Middlesex; and part of Montgomery Twp. (now Princeton) from Somerset.

Consult the Hunterdon, Burlington, Middlesex and Somerset County pages linked below for pre-1838 records.

Consult the Secretary of State page linked below for original estate records for the 1660s-1900 period.

The State Archives' holdings vary from county to county. Consult the Collecting Policy for additional information about our accessioning guidelines.


See also: Hunterdon County - Surrogate's Office
Burlington County - Surrogate's Office
Middlesex County - Surrogate's Office
Somerset County - Surrogate's Office
Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Accounts, 1871-1883
Control #:
CMESU001
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Administration Bonds, 1861-1911
Control #:
CMESU002
Format:
9 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Appointments of Administrators, 1899-1920
Control #:
CMESU003
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Petitions for Administration, 1884-1908
Control #:
CMESU004
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Probate of Wills, 1884-1904
Control #:
CMESU005
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Sundry Bonds, 1861-1904
Control #:
CMESU006
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Appointments of Guardians, 1899-1916
Control #:
CMESU007
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Guardianship and Administration, 1838-1878
Control #:
CMESU008
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
The filing is split into two series after 1878.

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Guardian Inventories, 1838-1884
Control #:
CMESU009
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Petitions for Guardianship, 1916-1926
Control #:
CMESU010
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Guardian Bonds, 1861-1909
Control #:
CMESU011
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Record of Federal Inheritance Taxes, 1870-1872
Control #:
CMESU012
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Inventories of Estates, 1838-1897
Control #:
CMESU013
Format:
5 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Minutes 1838-1913 and Indexes, 1838-1958
Control #:
CMESU014
Format:
15 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Divisions and Partitions of Land, 1798-1900
Control #:
CMESU015
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Releases and Discharges, 1839-1918
Control #:
CMESU016
Format:
16 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Index to Estates, 1838-1939
Control #:
CMESU017
Format:
4 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Journals, 1838-1912
Control #:
CMESU018
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1838-1913
Control #:
CMESU019
Format:
15 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Bonds on Proceeding to Sell Land, 1861-1937
Control #:
CMESU020
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Guardianship, 1878-1909
Control #:
CMESU021
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
This series is continued from Letters of Guardianship and Administration.

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Administration, 1878-1910
Control #:
CMESU022
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
This series is continued from Letters of Guardianship and Administration.

Series:
Mercer County
Surrogate's Office
Divisions of Real Estate by Commissioners, 1847-1934
Control #:
CMESU023
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 88 reels of microfilm ~

To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us

For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:

Mercer County Surrogate's Office, Mercer County Civil Court House, 175 South Broad Street, Fourth Floor, Room 420, PO Box 8068, Trenton, NJ 08608-0068, tel. 609-989-6331, website: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/officials/surrogate/


This page last updated 05/17/2006