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Cumberland County - Surrogate's Office


Cumberland County was formed from the southern portion of Salem County on 19 January 1748.

Recording of wills and estate inventories at the county level began in 1804. Orphans Courts were established in 1785. Consult the Secretary of State page linked below for original estate records for the 1660s-1900 period.

The State Archives' holdings vary from county to county. Consult the Collecting Policy for additional information about our accessioning guidelines.


See also:

Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)

Series:
Cumberland County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Minutes, 1785-1904 and Indexes, 1785-1943
Control #:
CCUSU001
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Surrogate's Office
Divisions of Land, 1810-1901 and Index, 1794-1901
Control #:
CCUSU002
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Index includes citations to divisions from 1794-1809 recorded in Orphans Court minute books.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1804-1922 and Indexes, 1804-1970
Control #:
CCUSU003
Format:
15 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Surrogate's Office
Administrations, 1804-1911
Control #:
CCUSU004
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Includes guardianships in Volume A-A.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Surrogate's Office
Guardianship Records, 1818-1954
Control #:
CCUSU005
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Pre-1818 guardianships are found in Volume A-A of Administrations.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Surrogate's Office
Record of Bonds, 1861-1901 and Index, 1861-1944
Control #:
CCUSU006
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Includes bonds of administration and guardianship.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Surrogate's Office
Accounts of Executors and Administrators, 1872-1901 and Index, 1872-1970
Control #:
CCUSU007
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Letters Testamentary, 1878-1907 and Index, 1878-1945
Control #:
CCUSU008
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Book A includes applications for letters of administration, 1879-1890, which are continued/indexed as a separate series.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Surrogate's Office
Adoptions, 1882-1940
Control #:
CCUSU009
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Surrogate's Office
Miscellaneous Records, Volume 1, 1887-1909
Control #:
CCUSU010
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Includes powers of attorney, agreements, bonds, appointments, reports, releases, incorporations, and leases.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Letters of Administration, 1890-1909 and Index, 1879-1970
Control #:
CCUSU011
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Continued from Book A of Applications for Letters Testamentary.
Finding Aid:
Click here!


~ The collections listed on this page represent 38 reels of microfilm ~


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For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:


Cumberland County Surrogate's Office, 60 West Broad Street, Suite A-111, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, tel. 856-453-4801, website: http://www.co.cumberland.nj.us/surrogate

This page last updated 04/22/2013