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*1710, boundaries changed.  
 
*1710, boundaries changed.  
 
*1714, part back to [[Middlesex County, New Jersey|Middlesex]] County.  
 
*1714, part back to [[Middlesex County, New Jersey|Middlesex]] County.  
*13 March 1714, part set off to be [[Hunterdon County, New Jersey|Hunterdon]] 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;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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*13 March 1714, part set off to be [[Hunterdon County, New Jersey|Hunterdon]] 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;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*1741, part from [[Essex County, New Jersey|Essex]] County.  
 
*1741, part from [[Essex County, New Jersey|Essex]] County.  
 
*1749, boundary with [[Morris County, New Jersey|Morris]] County defined.  
 
*1749, boundary with [[Morris County, New Jersey|Morris]] County defined.  
 
*1790, boundary changes with [[Middlesex County, New Jersey|Middlesex]] County and again in 1855, 1858 and 1878.  
 
*1790, boundary changes with [[Middlesex County, New Jersey|Middlesex]] County and again in 1855, 1858 and 1878.  
*22 February 1838 1838, part of Montgomery twp set off to form [[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;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 1838, part of Montgomery twp set off to form [[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;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, Tewksbury twp. from [[Hunterdon County, New Jersey|Hunterdon]] County and restored in 1845.  
 
*1844, Tewksbury twp. from [[Hunterdon County, New Jersey|Hunterdon]] County and restored in 1845.  
 
*1850, part of Fanklin twp. added to to North Brunswick twp., [[Middlesex County, New Jersey|Middlesex]] County.  
 
*1850, part of Fanklin twp. added to to North Brunswick twp., [[Middlesex County, New Jersey|Middlesex]] County.  
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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 17:41, 5 December 2011

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

Historical Facts

Parent County

Boundary Changes

  • 1710, boundaries changed.
  • 1714, part back to Middlesex County.
  • 13 March 1714, part set off to be Hunterdon County.[1]
  • 1741, part from Essex County.
  • 1749, boundary with Morris County defined.
  • 1790, boundary changes with Middlesex County and again in 1855, 1858 and 1878.
  • 22 February 1838 1838, part of Montgomery twp set off to form Mercer County. [1]
  • 1844, Tewksbury twp. from Hunterdon County and restored in 1845.
  • 1850, part of Fanklin twp. added to to North Brunswick twp., Middlesex County.
  • 1876, Union County boundary clarified.
  • 1965, Hunterdon County boundary clarified.

Neighboring Counties

Hunterdon | Mercer | Middlesex | Morris | Union

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Newspapers

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
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

Places

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 465. 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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