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Middlesex County - Surrogate's Office


Middlesex County was formed 7 March 1683 as an original county in the Province of East Jersey. East and West Windsor Townships, in old Middlesex County, became part of present-day Mercer County in 1838.

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:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Administration, 1804-1903
Control #:
CMISU001
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Administration Bonds, 1862-1902
Control #:
CMISU002
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Administration, 1879-1900
Control #:
CMISU003
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Probate of Wills, 1879-1903
Control #:
CMISU004
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Records of Assignees, 1875-1930
Control #:
CMISU005
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Divisions and Partitions of Land, 1780-1840
Control #:
CMISU006
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Index to Estates, 1804-1971
Control #:
CMISU007
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Minutes, 1786-1900 and Indexes, 1803-1929
Control #:
CMISU008
Format:
27 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Indexes to Proceedings, 1804-1971
Control #:
CMISU009
Format:
16 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Sale of Real Estate Bonds and Miscellaneous Bonds, 1862-1902
Control #:
CMISU010
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Probate Records, 1864-1870
Control #:
CMISU011
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Releases and Discharges, 1827-1901
Control #:
CMISU012
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Renunciations and Caveats, 1882-1901
Control #:
CMISU013
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Unrecorded Estate Papers [Loose], 1783-1900
Control #:
CMISU014
Format:
116 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1804-1913 and Indexes, 1804-1930
Control #:
CMISU015
Format:
21 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Indexes continue through 1930.

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Index to Minors' Estates, 1941-1955
Control #:
CMISU016
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Surrogate's Office
Miscellaneous Bonds, 1862-1930
Control #:
CMISU017
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 210 reels of microfilm ~


To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us

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

Middlesex County Surrogate's Office, Administrative Building, 75 Bayard Street, PO Box 790, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, tel. 732-745-3818, website: www.co.middlesex.nj.us/surrogate


This page last updated 04/23/2013