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Passaic County - Surrogate's Office


Passaic County was formed 7 February 1837 as follows: Acquackanonk (Clifton) and Paterson Twps. from Essex County; Manchester (Haledon), Pompton (Bloomingdale/Ringwood/Wanaque/Pompton Lakes) and West Milford Twps. from Bergen County.

Consult the Bergen and Essex pages linked below for pre-1837 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: Bergen County - Surrogate's Office
Essex County - Surrogate's Office
Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Miscellaneous Estate Records [incomplete], ca. 1853-1957
Control #:
CPASU001
Format:
20 c.f. (20 boxes)
Notes:
Apparently only a portion of these records were transfered to the Archives; includes surnames ending in C, D, E, F, K, L & M.

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Administration Bonds, 1861-1902
Control #:
CPASU002
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Miscellaneous Bonds, 1870-1899
Control #:
CPASU003
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Guardianship, 1857-1903
Control #:
CPASU004
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Continue from Letters of Administration and Guardianship.

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Guardians' Bonds, 1861-1904
Control #:
CPASU005
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Estate Inventories, 1837-1902
Control #:
CPASU006
Format:
14 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Petitions for Letters of Administration, 1884-1903
Control #:
CPASU007
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Administration and Guardianship, 1837-1857
Control #:
CPASU008
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
This filing is split into two series in 1857.

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Records, 1837-1900
Control #:
CPASU009
Format:
9 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Requests for Renunciations and Releases, 1871-1900
Control #:
CPASU010
Format:
6 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Sales of Lands, 1870-1904
Control #:
CPASU011
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1835-1911
Control #:
CPASU012
Format:
20 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
See Index to Wills and Proceedings for name-access to testators.

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Petitions for Probate of Wills, 1884-1903
Control #:
CPASU013
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Lodged Wills [Unprobated], 1842-1972
Control #:
CPASU014
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by testator

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Index of Wills and Proceedings, 1835-1919
Control #:
CPASU015
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Adminstration, 1857-1903
Control #:
CPASU016
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
This series continues from Letters of Administration and Guardianship.

Series:
Passaic County
Surrogate's Office
Adoptions, 1880-1901
Control #:
CPASU017
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 21.5 c.f. of paper records and
69 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:

Passaic County Surrogate's Office, 77 Hamilton Street, Paterson, NJ 07505-2018, tel. 973-881-4760, Ext. 208, website: www.passaiccountynj.org/Index.aspx?NID=133


This page last updated 04/23/2013