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Somerset County - Surrogate's Office


Somerset County was set off from Middlesex County, in the Province of East Jersey, on 14 May 1688. Part of Montgomery Twp. was added to Mercer County (as Princeton Twp./Bor.) 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:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Miscellaneous Estate Papers [Unrecorded], ca. 1770-1987
Control #:
CSOSU001
Format:
3 c.f. (6 boxes); 84 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Numbered within surname first letter
Notes:
Includes material from un-probated estates, along with some early marriage bonds; filmed records cover 1804-1900.

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Administration Bonds, 1868-1913
Control #:
CSOSU002
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Administrations and Guardianships, 1804-1915
Control #:
CSOSU003
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Assignees, 1873-1949
Control #:
CSOSU004
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Assignments of Legacies, 1889-1950
Control #:
CSOSU005
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Division of Lands, 1812-1892
Control #:
CSOSU006
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Guardian Bonds, 1868-1920
Control #:
CSOSU007
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Inventories, 1804-1903
Control #:
CSOSU008
Format:
10 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Miscellaneous Bonds, 1861-1918
Control #:
CSOSU009
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Accounts, 1871-1905
Control #:
CSOSU010
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Minutes, 1794-1908
Control #:
CSOSU011
Format:
11 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Indexes to Proceedings, 1804-1972
Control #:
CSOSU012
Format:
5 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Receipts and Discharges, 1819-1902
Control #:
CSOSU013
Format:
8 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Refunding Bonds and Releases, 1898-1913
Control #:
CSOSU014
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1804-1900
Control #:
CSOSU015
Format:
11 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Probate of Wills and Administrations, 1878-1900
Control #:
CSOSU016
Format:
5 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Somerset County
Surrogate's Office
Estate Index, 1804-1972
Control #:
CSOSU017
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 3 c.f. of paper records and
155 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:


Somerset County Surrogate's Office, 20 Grove Street, PO Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876, tel. 908-231-7003, 908-231-7003, website: www.co.somerset.nj.us/surrogate.html


This page last updated 04/23/2013