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Salem County - Surrogate's Office


The Salem court was established in the Province of West Jersey in 1681; Salem County was formed from the Salem Tenth on 17 May 1694. Its southern portion was set off as Cumberland County in 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:
Salem County
Surrogate's Office
Index to Administrations, 1804-1970
Control #:
CSASU001
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Salem County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Administration, 1883-1900
Control #:
CSASU002
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Salem County
Surrogate's Office
Probates and Applications of Executors, 1883-1908
Control #:
CSASU003
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Salem County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1804-1923 and Indexes, 1804-1970
Control #:
CSASU004
Format:
13 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Salem County
Surrogate's Office
Bonds and Letters of Administration, 1804-1901
Control #:
CSASU005
Format:
6 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Salem County
Surrogate's Office
Divisions of Land, 1785-1898
Control #:
CSASU006
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Salem County
Surrogate's Office
Guardianship Records, 1804-1913
Control #:
CSASU007
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Salem County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Minutes and Indexes, 1802-1908
Control #:
CSASU008
Format:
6 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Salem County
Surrogate's Office
Miscellaneous Estate Papers, 1748-1845
Control #:
CSASU009
Format:
0.03 c.f. (3 items); 4 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Film includes loose accounts, divisions of property, letters of administration and miscellaneous Orphan's Court papers.

Series:
Salem County
Surrogate's Office
Surrogate's Minutes, 1855-1895
Control #:
CSASU010
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 0.03 c.f. of paper records and
39 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:

Salem County Surrogate's Court, 92 Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079, tel. 856-339-8621, website: www.salemcountynj.gov/cmssite/default.asp?contentID=749


This page last updated 04/23/2013