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Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)


See the Tax Ratables referenced below as a substitute for early census records.

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Series:
Department of State
Census Bureau
1855 State Census of New Jersey
Control #:
SSTCE001
Format:
2.25 c.f. (3 vols.); 4 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county
Notes:
No records exist for the following counties: Burlington, Cape May, Mercer, Middlesex, Ocean and Salem. Several others are incomplete.
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Series:
Department of State
Census Bureau
1865 State Census of New Jersey
Control #:
SSTCE002
Format:
3 c.f. (4 vols.); 6 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
No records exist for the following counties: Cape May, Mercer, Morris, Ocean, Somerset and Warren. Several others are incomplete.
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Series:
Department of State
Census Bureau
1875 State Census of New Jersey
Control #:
SSTCE003
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes); 11 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Incomplete records exist for the following counties only: Essex, Hunterdon and Sussex.
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Series:
Department of State
Census Bureau
1885 State Census of New Jersey
Control #:
SSTCE004
Format:
35 c.f. (45 vols.); 44 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county
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Series:
Department of State
Census Bureau
1895 State Census of New Jersey
Control #:
SSTCE005
Format:
45 c.f. (54 vols.); 54 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county
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Series:
Department of State
Census Bureau
1905 State Census of New Jersey
Control #:
SSTCE006
Format:
65 c.f. (74 vols.); 49 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county
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Series:
Department of State
Census Bureau
1915 State Census of New Jersey
Control #:
SSTCE007
Format:
80 c.f. (99 vols.); 70 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county
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Series:
Department of State
Division of Commercial Recording
Name-Change Judgments, 1876-1947
Control #:
SSTCM001
Format:
31 c.f. (62 boxes)
Arrangement:
Numbered roughly in date order
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Statistics of Orphanage resulting from the Civil War, 1865-1867
Control #:
SSTSE016
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes and 1 vol.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county/municipality
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Deeds, Surveys and Commissions, ca. 1650-1856
Control #:
SSTSE023
Format:
100 c.f. (141 vols., 38 boxes, 1 mss. folder); 69 reels (60 35-mm, 9 16-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological within sub-series
Notes:
Commissions are indexed by card file in Manuscript Reading Room; deeds are indexed by "Colonial Conveyances of New Jersey."
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Letters and Miscellaneous Records, 1738-1842
Control #:
SSTSE024
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Wills and Inventories, ca. 1670-1900
Control #:
SSTSE033
Format:
680 c.f. (208 vols. & 1,206 boxes); 1536 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By will packet number
Notes:
Published indexes available in Microfilm Reading Room. Vol. 20 [unit 44] includes minutes of the Council of New Jersey, 1773-1775.
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Marriage Bonds and Licenses, 1711-1795
Control #:
SSTSE036
Format:
13 c.f. (33 vols., 19 card boxes); 8 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By first letter of husband's surname
Notes:
Indexes by groom & bride available in the microfilm search room. Abstracts published as "New Jersey Colonial Marriage Records."
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Administration Bonds, 1716-1775
Control #:
SSTSE040
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
These bonds are indexed in the 3-volume index to wills, under the county of residence of the decedent.
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
AM Papers, 1693-1905
Control #:
SSTSE052
Format:
17 c.f. (26 boxes)
Arrangement:
By AM number
Notes:
"AM" apparently stands for "Autographed Manuscript." The series consists of legislative papers predominantly (mostly pre-1850).


Related records:


Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
1855 State Census Schedules for Cumberland County
Control #:
CCUCL004
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By municipality

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
1865 State Census Schedules for Cumberland County
Control #:
CCUCL006
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
By municipality

Series:
Essex County
Clerk's Office
1875 State Census Schedules for Essex County
Control #:
CESCL008
Format:
7 c.f. (14 boxes)
Arrangement:
By municipality
Notes:
Film cataloged under Department of State/ Census Bureau/ 1875 State Census of New Jersey.

Series:
Essex County
Clerk's Office
1855 State Census Schedule, City of Newark, 7th Ward
Control #:
CESCL026
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
Film cataloged under Department of State/ Census Bureau/ 1855 State Census of New Jersey.

Series:
Essex County
Clerk's Office
1865 State Census Schedules
Control #:
CESCL028
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By municipality
Notes:
Film cataloged under Department of State/ Census Bureau/ 1865 State Census of New Jersey.

Series:
New Jersey General Assembly
Tax Ratables (Duplicates), 1768-1846
Control #:
SAS00001
Format:
79 c.f. (120 boxes, 3 card file boxes); 27 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county/municipality
Notes:
Bulk dates are 1772-1822.

Series:
Superior Court of New Jersey
Probate Division
Wills of Prominent New Jerseyans, 1804-1994
Control #:
SSUPR001
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by testator


~ The collections listed on this page represent 1164.6 c.f. of paper records and 1880 reels of microfilm ~


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This page last updated 05/17/2006