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New Jersey State Archives
225 West State Street-Level 2
P.O. Box 307
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307

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Department of State / Secretary of State

New Jersey’s 1776 State Constitution created the Office of the Secretary of State as successor to the former Provincial Secretary. The State Archives’ holdings for the Department/Secretary of State, therefore, include many collections dating back to the colonial period.

Genealogical and Colonial Records
Corporate Filings
Appointments, Oaths and Public Official Bonds
Administrative Records
  Election Results 1860, Lincoln vs. Douglass
Return of the Lincoln-Douglas election of 1860.
Map, Boundary, Riparian and Turnpike Filings
Election Filings
Law and Regulatory Filings
Pardons, Extraditions and Legal Process
Miscellaneous Filings
Records relating to Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Agencies and Programs