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Union County - Clerk's Office, Courts and Miscellaneous


Union County was formed from the southern portion of old Essex County on 19 March 1857. Consult the Essex County page linked below for pre-1857 records.

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

Consult the Organizational Chart for Pre-1948 Court System for infomration on court jurisdictions.


See also: Essex County - Clerk's Office


Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Marriage Records, 1850-1878
Control #:
CUNCL001
Format:
1.25 c.f. (5 boxes); 3 reels (1 16-mm, 2 35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by officiant
Notes:
Consult indexed Union County marriage book [#1] for name of officiant.

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Non-Resident Marriage Licenses, Applications and Certificates, 1901-1910
Control #:
CUNCL002
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box); 0.5 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Numerical/chronological
Notes:
Licenses #11 and #13 are not on the GSU film.

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Incorporation Papers, 1857-1904
Control #:
CUNCL003
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Chancery Court Case Papers, 1873-1912
Control #:
CUNCL004
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
County Physician's Death Certificates and Precepts, 1874-1884
Control #:
CUNCL005
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Military Papers [Civil War], 1861-1866
Control #:
CUNCL006
Format:
1.75 c.f. (2 boxes, 4 map folders)
Arrangement:
Chronological (month and year)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous Filings, ca. 1857-1972
Control #:
CUNCL007
Format:
8.75 c.f. (18 boxes)
Arrangement:
By file number

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Releases of Mortgages and Judgements, 1880-1901 and Indexes, 1880-1972
Control #:
CUNCL008
Format:
13 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Road Returns, 1882-1902
Control #:
CUNCL009
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Road Applications and Agreements, 1860s-1920s
Control #:
CUNCL010
Format:
4 c.f. (4 boxes)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Index to Miscellaneous Records, 1857-1940
Control #:
CUNCL011
Format:
0.75 c.f. (1 vol.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
Indexes various records, including coroner's inquests, Circuit Court and Common Pleas cases, etc.

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Supreme Court Case Papers, 1860-1933
Control #:
CUNCL012
Format:
2 c.f. (2 boxes)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Lis Pendens, 1860-1904 and INdexes, 1860-1972
Control #:
CUNCL013
Format:
5 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Exempt Firemen's and Military Certificates, 1865-1926
Control #:
CUNCL014
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Public Officials' Oaths, Appointments, Bonds, and Resignations, ca. 1850-1920
Control #:
CUNCL015
Format:
1.5 c.f. (2 boxes)
Notes:
Includes filings from ca. 1850-1867 and 1902-1920

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Medical Certificates, 1857-1921
Control #:
CUNCL016
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement
By year, then alphabetical
Notes:
Includes copies of diplomas and certificates of physicians, nurses, osteopaths, midwives, veterinarians, and chiropractors.

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Papers relating to Sewers, ca. 1909-1914
Control #:
CUNCL017
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
May include papers relating to other types of municipal improvements.

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Warrants, 1871-1897
Control #:
CUNCL018
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous Court Records, 1819-1925
Control #:
CUNCL019
Format:
5.25 c.f. (6 boxes)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Mortgages, 1857-1870 and Indexes 1857-1914
Control #:
CUNCL020
Format:
31 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Indexes continue through 1914.

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Assignments of Mortgages, 1857-1900 and Indexes, 1857-1972
Control #:
CUNCL021
Format:
26 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Indexes continue through 1972.

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Discharged Mortgages, 1869-1902
Control #:
CUNCL022
Format:
4 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Police Complaints, 1834-1908
Control #:
CUNCL023
Format:
8 c.f. (8 boxes)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Partnership Bonds, 1858-1915
Control #:
CUNCL024
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Jail Lists, 1860-1895
Control #:
CUNCL025
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Commitments, 1894-1904
Control #:
CUNCL026
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Records of Condemnations of Land, 1863-1917
Control #:
CUNCL027
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Union County
Clerk's Office
Appeals, 1857-1910
Control #:
CUNCL028
Format:
3 c.f. (3 boxes)

Series:
Union County
Court of Common Pleas
Peddler's Licenses, 1857-1870
Control #:
CUNCP001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Union County
Court of Common Pleas
Loose Papers, 1855-1925
Control #:
CUNCP002
Format:
4 c.f. (4 boxes)

Series:
Union County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1845-1945
Control #:
CUNCP003
Format:
28.5 c.f. (12 vols. and 22 boxes); 105 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Union County
Court of Common Pleas/Court of Quarter Sessions
Licenses, 1844-1919
Control #:
CUNCP004
Format:
8.25 c.f. (17 boxes)
Notes:
Mostly tavern license petitions; some early records from the Court of General Quarter Sesions, most from Court of Common Pleas.

Series:
Union County
Coroner's Office
Inquests, 1857-1914
Control #:
CUNCR001
Format:
8 c.f. (16 boxes); 9 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Included in the Index to Miscellaneous Filings.

Series:
Union County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Loose Papers, 1882-1915
Control #:
CUNQU001
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Union County
Register of Deeds
Deeds, 1857-1875, and Indexes 1857-1909
Control #:
CUNRD001
Format:
61 reels (35-mm)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 100 c.f. of paper records and 259.5 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:

Union County Clerk's Office, Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Room 115, Elizabeth, NJ 07207, tel. 908-527-4787, website: www.ucnj.org/ctyclerk


This page last updated 04/23/2013