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Hudson County - Clerk's Office, Courts & Miscellaneous


Hudson County was formed from the southern portion of Bergen County on 22 February 1840. Consult the Bergen County page linked below for pre-1840 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 information on court jurisdictions.


See also:
Bergen County - Clerk's Office, Courts & Miscellaneous

Series:
Hudson County
Clerk's Office
Midwife Licenses, 1892-1906
Control #:
CHDCL001
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by licensee

Series:
Hudson County
Clerk's Office
Non-Resident Marriage License Applications, 1897-1910
Control #:
CHDCL002
Format:
5 c.f. (10 boxes)
Arrangement:
By number (roughly chronological)

Series:
Hudson County
Clerk's Office
Court of Oyer and Terminer Trial Book [Minutes], 1873-1874
Control #:
CHDCL003
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Hudson County
Clerk's Office
Physician's License, 1903
Control #:
CHDCL004
Format:
0.01 c.f. (1 folder)
Notes:
The license of Dr. Jane Beck Smith, 28 March 1903.

Series:
Hudson County
Clerk's Office
Chancery Court Case Files, 1842-1908
Control #:
CHDCL005
Format:
3 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date

Series:
Hudson County
Clerk's Office
Court of Errors and Appeals Case Files, #6933, 1886
Control #:
CHDCL006
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Hudson County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Case Files, ca. 1855-1915
Control #:
CHDCL007
Format:
14.5 c.f. (29 boxes)
Arrangement:
By file number
Notes:
Most date from between 1855 and 1870.

Series:
Hudson County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Judgments, 1854-1927
Control #:
CHDCL008
Format:
141 c.f. (282 boxes)
Arrangement:
By book and page number

Series:
Hudson County
Clerk's Office
Court of Oyer and Terminer Lists of Indictments and Indexes, 1884-1924
Control #:
CHDCL009
Format:
3 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
By surname first letter, then chrono.

Series:
Hudson County
Court of Common Pleas
Case Files, 1873-1926
Control #:
CHDCP001
Format:
11 c.f. (22 boxes)
Arrangement:
by file number
Notes:
Indcludes a few misc. items: name changes, insolvencies, road records, commitments, mortgage cancellations and correspondence.

Series:
Hudson County
Court of Common Pleas
Veteran's Peddler Licenses, 1905-1931
Control #:
CHDCP002
Format:
11 c.f. (22 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date

Series:
Hudson County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1834-1920
Control #:
CHDCP003
Format:
18 c.f. (36 boxes, 1 portfolio); 156 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Most of the collection is loose naturalization papers, 1834-1906; also includes some affidavits for duplicate certificates, 1853-1920

Series:
Hudson County
Court of Common Pleas
Case Papers from the Court of Small Causes, 1874-1917
Control #:
CHDCP004
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By case number (roughly chronological)
Notes:
Other Small Causes cases included with series Court of Common Pleas / Case Papers

Series:
Hudson County
Court of Common Pleas
Tavern License Petitions [incomplete], 1901-1907
Control #:
CHDCP005
Format:
3 c.f. (6 boxes)
Arrangement:
By file number
Notes:
Includes petitions for taverns in Secaucus and Weehawken only. A draft name index is available in the Manuscript Room.

Series:
Hudson County
Court of Common Pleas
Certificates of Lunacy/Non-Criminal Commitments, 1849-1921
Control #:
CHDCP006
Format:
23 c.f. (46 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Most files are pre-1911.
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential as per NJSA 30:4-24.3

Series:
Hudson County
Coroner's Office
Inquests, 1889-1910
Control #:
CHDCR001
Format:
11.6 c.f. (22 boxes)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological by inquest date

Series:
Hudson County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Minutes, 1868-1911
Control #:
CHDQU001
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Hudson County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Case Papers, 1870
Control #:
CHDQU002
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date

Series:
Hudson County
Register of Deeds and Mortgages
Deeds and Indexes, 1805-1901
Control #:
CHDRD001
Format:
634 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Indexes continues through 1925.

Series:
Hudson County
Register of Deeds and Mortgages
Mortgages and Indexes, 1805-1866
Control #:
CHDRD002
Format:
49 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Indexes continue through 1907.

Series:
Hudson County
Register of Deeds and Mortgages
Releases of Mortgages and Judgments, 1880-1893 and Index, 1880-1913
Control #:
CHDRD003
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date

Series:
Hudson County
Register of Deeds and Mortgages
Miscellaneous Records, 1812-1901
Control #:
CHDRD004
Format:
11 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Contains bills of sale, leases, bonds, etc. Index continues through 1907.


~ The collections listed on this page represent 247.61 c.f. of paper records
and 857 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:

Hudson County Clerk's Office, Hudson Co. Plaza, 4th Floor, 257 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, tel. 201-369-3470, Ext. 2756, website: www.hudsoncountyclerk.org

Hudson County Register of Deeds & Mortgages, Hudson Co. Plaza, 257 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, tel. 201-395-64760, Ext. 2870, website: http://www.hudsoncountynj.org/county-register.aspx