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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Middlesex County'''  
  
==== County Courthouse  ====
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'''Middlesex County, New Jersey''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
  
[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
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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>
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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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| founded year = 1675
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| seat wl = New Brunswick
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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]}}  
  
==== Historical Facts  ====
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== Middlesex County, New Jersey Historical Facts  ==
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
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*1 March 1683, created as a county from the Colonial lands. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 464. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
*1 March 1683, created as a county from the Colonial lands. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 464. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== 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;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;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;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;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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*1939, land to Matawan, [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth ]]County.
 
*1939, land to Matawan, [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth ]]County.
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Record Loss ===
  
[[Mercer County, New Jersey|Mercer]] | [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]] | [[Somerset County, New Jersey|Somerset]] | [[Union County, New Jersey|Union]] | [[Richmond (Staten Island) County, New York|Richmond (Staten Island) county]], New York
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== Middlesex County, New Jersey Genealogical Resources  ==
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Bible ====
  
=== Resources ===
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
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==== Census ====
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
==== History ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*Woodbridge Leader (1926 -1939)
 
*Woodbridge Leader (1926 -1939)
  
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==== Occupations<br> ====
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Periodicals ====
  
'''Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records'''  
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==== Poorhouse, Almshouse  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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===== '''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:  
 
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:  
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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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[http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court Clerk of the Superior Court]<br>Records Information Center<br>P.O. Box 967<br>Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>Phone: (609) 292-4978<br>Fax: (609) 777-0094  
 
 
:Clerk of the Superior Court<br>  
 
:Records Information Center<br>  
 
:P.O. Box 967<br>  
 
:Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>  
 
:Telephone: 609-292-4978<br>  
 
:Fax: 609-777-0094<br>
 
:Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court
 
  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>  
 
'''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)]]  
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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===== Archives =====
  
=== Repositories ===
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===== Courthouses =====
  
==== Archives, Libraries, and Museums  ====
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[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
  
==== Courthouses  ====
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records. 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>
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[East Brunswick New Jersey Family History Center]]
 
*[[East Brunswick New Jersey Family History Center]]
  
==== Societies ====
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===== Libraries =====
  
=== Web Sites  ===
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===== Museums  =====
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== Middlesex County, New Jersey Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Middlesex|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|New+Jersey%2C+Middlesex|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
=== Places ===
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== Middlesex County, New Jersey Places  ==
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Middlesex County, New Jersey genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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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
Address Trenton County Courthouse
Old Bridge, 235 Ticetown Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08857
Phone: (732) 745-3005
Middlesex County Website


Middlesex County, New Jersey 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.

Record Loss

Middlesex County, New Jersey Genealogical Resources

Bible

Cemeteries

Census

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

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

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)

Occupations

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate Records

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
Phone: (609) 292-4978
Fax: (609) 777-0094

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

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

Repositories

Archives
Courthouses

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]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Schools

Taxation

Vital Records

Middlesex County, New Jersey 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

Middlesex County, New Jersey Places


Middlesex County, New Jersey Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 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.