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Mercer County, New Jersey genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Mercer County, New Jersey
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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
Address Trenton County Courthouse
PO Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
Phone: (609) 989-6517
Mercer County Website

Contents

Mercer County, New Jersey 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.

Record Loss

Mercer County, New Jersey Genealogical Resources

Bible

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Occupations

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

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
Phone: (609) 292-4978
Fax: (609) 777-0094

Repositories

Archives
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]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Schools

Taxation

Vital Records

Mercer County, New Jersey 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

Mercer County, New Jersey Places

Mercer County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties

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Mercer County, New Jersey Genealogy References

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

 

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