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=== ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Middlesex County''' &lt;/b&gt;<br> ===
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Middlesex County'''  
  
=== County Courthouse<br><br> ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Middlesex County
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| county_map = Nj-middlesex.png
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| state = New Jersey
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| state_map = New Jersey in United States.svg.png
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| founded year = 1675
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| founded date =&nbsp;
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| seat wl = New Brunswick
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| building image =&nbsp;
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| building address = Trenton County Courthouse<br>Old Bridge, 235 Ticetown Road<br>New Brunswick, NJ 08857<br>Phone: (732) 745-3005<br>[http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/countyclerk/index.asp Middlesex County Website]}}
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/countyclerk/index.asp Middlesex County Courthouse]<br>Old Bridge; 235 Ticetown Road; <br>New Brunswick, NJ 08857<br>Phone: 732.745.3005  
 
[http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/countyclerk/index.asp Middlesex County Courthouse]<br>Old Bridge; 235 Ticetown Road; <br>New Brunswick, NJ 08857<br>Phone: 732.745.3005  
  
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records;<br>County Surrogate has probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Middlesex County, New Jersey page 464, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records.<br>County Surrogate has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Middlesex County, New Jersey page 464, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
Historical Facts  
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==== Historical Facts ====
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*26 May 1688, part taken for [[Somerset County, New Jersey|Somerset]] County.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*26 May 1688, part taken for [[Somerset County, New Jersey|Somerset]] County.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*1710, some boundary changes  
 
*1710, some boundary changes  
 
*1714, part of [[Somerset County, New Jersey|Somerset]] County taken back  
 
*1714, part of [[Somerset County, New Jersey|Somerset]] County taken back  
 
*1790, some boundary changes with [[Somerset County, New Jersey|Somerset]] County  
 
*1790, some boundary changes with [[Somerset County, New Jersey|Somerset]] County  
 
*1822, water boundary established  
 
*1822, water boundary established  
*22 February 1838, West Windsor and part of East Windsor twps. to [[Mercer County, New Jersey|Mercer]] County.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*22 February 1838, West Windsor and part of East Windsor twps. to [[Mercer County, New Jersey|Mercer]] County.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*1844, part of Monroe twp. to [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]] County  
 
*1844, part of Monroe twp. to [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]] County  
 
*1844, part of Monroe twp. to [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]] County and returned in 1845  
 
*1844, part of Monroe twp. to [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]] County and returned in 1845  
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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:*'''1708-1985''' - [http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985] at [http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] – $, free to members of the society; Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry.com] – $; 7,542,774 entries. ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
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::Contains the church records of:
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::*Monroe: Methodist Church
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===== Quakers  =====
  
 
:*'''1687-1825''' - Vail, Hugh D. "Records of Rahway and Plainfield (N.J.) Monthly Meeting of Friends (Formerly Held at Amboy and Woodbridge) from 1687 to 1825," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct. 1877):176-181; Vol. 9, No. 1 (Jan. 1878):28-37; Vol. 9, No. 2 (Apr. 1878):64-71; Vol. 9, No. 4 (Oct. 1878):174-180; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan. 1879):20-23; Vol. 10, No. 3 (Jul. 1879):139-143; Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan. 1880):42-46. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|1181533|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 8-11}}. Internet Archives has digitized [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkgenealog789gree Vols. 8-9], [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkgenealog10newy Vol. 10], and [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkgenealog00socigoog Vol. 11] - free.<ref>WeRelate contributors, "Source:New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)," in ''WeRelate,'' http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:New_York_Genealogical_and_Biographical_Record_%28New_York_Genealogical_and_Biographical_Society%29, accessed 17 February 2012.</ref> Includes births, marriages.<br>
 
:*'''1687-1825''' - Vail, Hugh D. "Records of Rahway and Plainfield (N.J.) Monthly Meeting of Friends (Formerly Held at Amboy and Woodbridge) from 1687 to 1825," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct. 1877):176-181; Vol. 9, No. 1 (Jan. 1878):28-37; Vol. 9, No. 2 (Apr. 1878):64-71; Vol. 9, No. 4 (Oct. 1878):174-180; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan. 1879):20-23; Vol. 10, No. 3 (Jul. 1879):139-143; Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan. 1880):42-46. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|1181533|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 8-11}}. Internet Archives has digitized [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkgenealog789gree Vols. 8-9], [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkgenealog10newy Vol. 10], and [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkgenealog00socigoog Vol. 11] - free.<ref>WeRelate contributors, "Source:New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)," in ''WeRelate,'' http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:New_York_Genealogical_and_Biographical_Record_%28New_York_Genealogical_and_Biographical_Society%29, accessed 17 February 2012.</ref> Includes births, marriages.<br>
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:*'''1826-1889''' - Haviland, Frank. "Records of Rahway and Plainfield (N.J.) Monthly Meetings of Friends (Formerly Held at Amboy and Woodbridge)," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 114, no. 1 (Jan. 1983):23-36. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 114}}.
 
:*'''1826-1889''' - Haviland, Frank. "Records of Rahway and Plainfield (N.J.) Monthly Meetings of Friends (Formerly Held at Amboy and Woodbridge)," ''The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record,'' Vol. 114, no. 1 (Jan. 1983):23-36. Digital version at [http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrary New York Family History] ($); {{FHL|161380|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 114}}.
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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===== LDS Ward and Branch Records =====
  
 
*New Brunswick
 
*New Brunswick
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
[https://mcrecords.co.middlesex.nj.us/records/index.jsp Middlesex County Land Records Search website]<br>Middlesex County land records are freely searchable online back to January 1950. Watermarked copies are free to print; printing clean copies is a paid service. Cookies must be enabled for the site to function properly and be sure to read the User Guide.<br>
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[https://mcrecords.co.middlesex.nj.us/records/index.jsp Middlesex County Land Records Search website]<br>Middlesex County land records are freely searchable online back to January 1950. Watermarked copies are free to print; printing clean copies is a paid service. Cookies must be enabled for the site to function properly and be sure to read the User Guide.<br>  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
The Sanborn Map Company is the oldest mapping company in the United States. Founded in 1866, the company created detailed building maps of cities and towns all across the country, primarily for use by insurance companies. These maps also have been used extensively by local government agencies for over a century in conducting their daily operations efficiently. Genealogists, local history buffs, city planners, architects, and countless others have been drawn to the quality of detail found in them. Digital archive provided by Princeton University.<br>
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The Sanborn Map Company is the oldest mapping company in the United States. Founded in 1866, the company created detailed building maps of cities and towns all across the country, primarily for use by insurance companies. These maps also have been used extensively by local government agencies for over a century in conducting their daily operations efficiently. Genealogists, local history buffs, city planners, architects, and countless others have been drawn to the quality of detail found in them. Digital archive provided by Princeton University.<br>  
  
 
*[http://library.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/aids/sanborn/middlesex/perth-amboy.html Sanborn Maps of New Jersey: Perth Amboy]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://library.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/aids/sanborn/middlesex/perth-amboy.html Sanborn Maps of New Jersey: Perth Amboy]&nbsp;  
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*Woodbridge Leader (1926 -1939)
 
*Woodbridge Leader (1926 -1939)
  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:  
 
In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:  
  
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:Clerk of the Superior Court<br>
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:Clerk of the Superior Court<br>  
:Records Information Center<br>
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:Records Information Center<br>  
:P.O. Box 967<br>
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:P.O. Box 967<br>  
:Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>
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:Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>  
:Telephone: 609-292-4978<br>
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:Telephone: 609-292-4978<br>  
:Fax: 609-777-0094<br>
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:Fax: 609-777-0094<br>  
 
:Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court
 
:Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>  
  
[[New Jersey, Middlesex County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey, Middlesex County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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[[New Jersey, Middlesex County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey, Middlesex County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
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Online Records



Middlesex County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Middlesex County
Location in the state of New Jersey
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Jersey
Location of New Jersey in the U.S.
Facts
Founded  , 1675
County Seat New Brunswick
Courthouse
[[Image: |center|200px]]
Address Trenton County Courthouse
Old Bridge, 235 Ticetown Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08857
Phone: (732) 745-3005
Middlesex County Website


County Courthouse

Middlesex County Courthouse
Old Bridge; 235 Ticetown Road;
New Brunswick, NJ 08857
Phone: 732.745.3005

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records.
County Surrogate has probate records.[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

  • 1675, original part of East Jersey
  • 1 March 1683, created as a county from the Colonial lands. [1]

Boundary Changes

  • 26 May 1688, part taken for Somerset County.[1]
  • 1710, some boundary changes
  • 1714, part of Somerset County taken back
  • 1790, some boundary changes with Somerset County
  • 1822, water boundary established
  • 22 February 1838, West Windsor and part of East Windsor twps. to Mercer County.[1]
  • 1844, part of Monroe twp. to Monmouth County
  • 1844, part of Monroe twp. to Monmouth County and returned in 1845
  • 1847, piece of Monroe twp. to Monmouth County
  • 1850, part of Franklin twp. of Somerset County to North Brunswick twp.; water boundary clarified
  • 1855, some changes to boundary with Somerset County and again in 1858
  • 1860, part of Woodbridge twp. to Rahway, Union County
  • 1871, boundary with Plainfield, Union County changed
  • 1878, boundary at Kingston, Somerset County clarified
  • 1892, water boundary further clarified
  • 1939, land to Matawan, Monmouth County.

Neighboring Counties

Mercer | Monmouth | Somerset | Union | Richmond (Staten Island) county, New York

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Church Records

Contains the church records of:
  • Monroe: Methodist Church
Quakers
  • 1687-1825 - Vail, Hugh D. "Records of Rahway and Plainfield (N.J.) Monthly Meeting of Friends (Formerly Held at Amboy and Woodbridge) from 1687 to 1825," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct. 1877):176-181; Vol. 9, No. 1 (Jan. 1878):28-37; Vol. 9, No. 2 (Apr. 1878):64-71; Vol. 9, No. 4 (Oct. 1878):174-180; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan. 1879):20-23; Vol. 10, No. 3 (Jul. 1879):139-143; Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan. 1880):42-46. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 8-11. Internet Archives has digitized Vols. 8-9, Vol. 10, and Vol. 11 - free.[2] Includes births, marriages.
  • 1826-1889 - Haviland, Frank. "Records of Rahway and Plainfield (N.J.) Monthly Meetings of Friends (Formerly Held at Amboy and Woodbridge)," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 114, no. 1 (Jan. 1983):23-36. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 114.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
  • New Brunswick

Court Records

History

Land and Property

Middlesex County Land Records Search website
Middlesex County land records are freely searchable online back to January 1950. Watermarked copies are free to print; printing clean copies is a paid service. Cookies must be enabled for the site to function properly and be sure to read the User Guide.

Maps

The Sanborn Map Company is the oldest mapping company in the United States. Founded in 1866, the company created detailed building maps of cities and towns all across the country, primarily for use by insurance companies. These maps also have been used extensively by local government agencies for over a century in conducting their daily operations efficiently. Genealogists, local history buffs, city planners, architects, and countless others have been drawn to the quality of detail found in them. Digital archive provided by Princeton University.

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Middlesex County, New Jersey Genealogy for settlers included:[3]

Military

Newspapers

  • Woodbridge Township Newspapers digitized archive freely available via the Woodbridge Township Public Library
  • Carteret Press (1925 -1965)
  • Fords Beacon (1936 - 1961)
  • Independent Leader (1940 -1965)
  • Leader Press (1967 - 1970)
  • The Independent Hour (1876 - 1877)
  • The Weekly Register (1898 - 1902)
  • The Woodbridge Leader (1927 - 1928)
  • The Woodbridge News (1899 - 1902)
  • Woodbridge Independent (1919 - 1938)
  • Woodbridge Leader (1926 -1939)


Probate

Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records

Copies of recorded probate records and the estate files can be obtained from the surrogate's offices for a fee. Addresses of surrogate's offices are found in:

  • Eichholz, Alice, Editor. Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. Revised Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992. (Family History Library book 973 D27rb 1992.) Explains state-by-state history, vital records, census, background sources, periodicals, archives, libraries, societies, maps, land, probate, court, tax, cemetery, church, and military records. Includes county boundary map and table which shows when each county was created and the parent counties.

In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:


Clerk of the Superior Court
Records Information Center
P.O. Box 967
Trenton, NJ 08625-0967
Telephone: 609-292-4978
Fax: 609-777-0094
Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

New Jersey, Middlesex County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Courthouses

Family History Centers

Societies

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Places

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Middlesex County, New Jersey page 464, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. WeRelate contributors, "Source:New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society)," in WeRelate, http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:New_York_Genealogical_and_Biographical_Record_%28New_York_Genealogical_and_Biographical_Society%29, accessed 17 February 2012.
  3. Handybook, 847-61.
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