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Hunterdon County - Surrogate's Office


Hunterdon County was formed from the northern portion of original Burlington County on 11 March 1714. Consult the Burlington County page linked below for pre-1714 records.

The northern portions of original Hunterdon County were set off as Morris County in 1739. The southern portion 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:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Accounts, 1871-1905
Control #:
CHNSU001
Format:
5 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Administration, 1804-1915
Control #:
CHNSU002
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Divisions of Land, 1815-1876
Control #:
CHNSU003
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Guardianship, 1828-1887
Control #:
CHNSU004
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Bonds of Guardians, Administrators and Executors, 1861-1896
Control #:
CHNSU005
Format:
4 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Miscellaneous Records, ca. 1797-1898
Control #:
CHNSU006
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Minutes, 1785-1906
Control #:
CHNSU007
Format:
10 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Administration, 1888-1906
Control #:
CHNSU008
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
Continues from Applications for Probate of Wills and Administration.

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Receipts, 1812-1901
Control #:
CHNSU009
Format:
8 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1810-1919
Control #:
CHNSU010
Format:
12 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Probate of Wills and Administration, 1878-1888
Control #:
CHNSU011
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Continued as two separate series.

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Index to Estates, 1804-1965
Control #:
CHNSU012
Format:
4 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Minors Estates and Indexes, 1800-1900
Control #:
CHNSU013
Format:
21 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Probate of Wills, 1888-1905
Control #:
CHNSU014
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Continues from Applications for Probate of Wills and Administration.

Series:
Hunterdon County
Surrogate's Office
Card File of Abstracts of Surrogate's Records, ca. 1785-1953
Control #:
CHNSU015
Format:
4 reels (16-mm)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 81 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:


Hunterdon County Surrogate's Office, Hunterdon County Justice Center, 65 Park Avenue, PO Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822-2900, tel. 908-788-1156, website: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/surrog/message.htm


This page last updated 04/23/2013