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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;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;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;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;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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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*New Brunswick
 
*New Brunswick
  
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== 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>  
 
[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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== '''Obtaining Copies of County 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:  

Revision as of 18:11, 5 December 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png New Jersey Gotoarrow.png Middlesex County

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

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

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Middlesex County, New Jersey Genealogy for settlers included:[2]

Military

Newspapers

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

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 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
  2. Handybook, 847-61.
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