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Mercer County, New Jersey
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Map of New Jersey highlighting Mercer County
Location in the state of New Jersey
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Location of New Jersey in the U.S.
Facts
Founded  , 1838
County Seat Trenton
Courthouse
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Address Trenton County Courthouse
PO Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
Phone: (609) 989-6517
Mercer County Website

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County Courthouse

Mercer County Courthouse
 PO Box 8068;
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
Phone: 609-989-6517 

County Surrogate has probate records.
County Clerk has court and land records from 1838, judgments, tax maps, and corporation records.[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1838, formed from parts of Hunterdon and Middlesex counties and part of Montgomery twp. from Somerset County. [1]

Boundary Changes

  • 1839, more parts from Hunterdon County added.
  • 1844, Hopewell twp. returned to Hunterdon County and then returned in 1845.

Neighboring Counties

Burlington | Hunterdon | Middlesex | Monmouth | Somerset | Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

History

Land

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Mercer County, New Jersey for settlers included:[2]

Military

Newspapers

Probate Records

Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records

Copies of recorded probate records and the estate files can be obtained from the surrogate's offices for a fee. Addresses of surrogate's offices are found in:

  • Eichholz, Alice, Editor. Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. Revised Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992. (Family History Library book 973 D27rb 1992.) Explains state-by-state history, vital records, census, background sources, periodicals, archives, libraries, societies, maps, land, probate, court, tax, cemetery, church, and military records. Includes county boundary map and table which shows when each county was created and the parent counties.

In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:

Clerk of the Superior Court
Records Information Center
P.O. Box 967
Trenton, NJ 08625-0967
Telephone: 609-292-4978
Fax: 609-777-0094
Internet: http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court

Taxation

Vital Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Places

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mercer County, New Jersey page 464, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook, 847-61.

 

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