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Monmouth County - Surrogate's Office


Monmouth County was formed 7 March 1683 as an original county in the Province of East Jersey. The southern portion of old Monmouth County was set off as Ocean County in 1850.

Recording of wills and estate inventories at the county level began in 1804. Orphans Courts were established in 1785. 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: Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)


Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Administration Bonds, 1861-1902
Control #:
CMNSU001
Format:
5 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Administration, 1804-1913
Control #:
CMNSU002
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Petitions for Administration, 1879-1898
Control #:
CMNSU003
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Probate of Wills, 1879-1900
Control #:
CMNSU004
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Index to Estates, 1800-1969
Control #:
CMNSU005
Format:
6 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Guardians' Inventories, 1813-1919
Control #:
CMNSU006
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Guardians' Bonds, 1867-1908
Control #:
CMNSU007
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Minutes 1785-1906 and Indexes, 1785-1867
Control #:
CMNSU008
Format:
12 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Partitions of Real Estate, 1846-1862
Control #:
CMNSU009
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Proceedings Index, 1800-1969
Control #:
CMNSU010
Format:
16 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Report of Sales of Real Estate by Commissions, 1846-1863
Control #:
CMNSU011
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Receipts and Discharges, 1814-1900
Control #:
CMNSU012
Format:
12 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1804-1911
Control #:
CMNSU013
Format:
29 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Monmouth County
Surrogate's Office
Real Estate Bonds, 1868-1898
Control #:
CMNSU014
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 94 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:


Monmouth County Surrogate's Office, Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street, Room 118, Freehold, NJ 07728, tel. 732-431-7330, Ext. 7331, website: www.visitmonmouth.com/surrogate


This page last updated 04/23/2013