Morris County, New Jersey Genealogy

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== County Courthouse   ==
 
== County Courthouse   ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Morris-County-New-Jersey-Courts.htm Morris County Courthouse]<br>Hall of Rec Admin Bldg; <br>Court St; PO Box 315<br> Morristown, NJ 07963<br> Phone: 973.285.6120&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records 1795-1881, <br>court records 1739-1978, land records from 1785, <br>slave records 1804-1820, naturalization records<br> from 1816 and military discharge records from 1945; <br>County Surrogate has probate records; Clerk Superior<br> Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morris County, New Jersey page 465, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Morris-County-New-Jersey-Courts.htm Morris County Courthouse]<br>Hall of Rec Admin Bldg; <br>Court St; PO Box 315<br> Morristown, NJ 07963<br> Phone: 973.285.6120<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records 1795-1881, <br>court records 1739-1978, land records from 1785, <br>slave records 1804-1820, naturalization records<br> from 1816 and military discharge records from 1945.<br>County Surrogate has probate records. <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morris County, New Jersey page 465, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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== Quick Facts  ==
 
== Quick Facts  ==

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Morris County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Morris County
Location in the state of New Jersey
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Jersey
Location of New Jersey in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 15, 1739
County Seat Morristown
Courthouse
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Address Morris County Courthouse
Hall of Rec Admin Bldg

Court St, PO Box 315
Morristown, NJ 07963
Phone: (973) 285.6120
Morris County Website

Contents

County Courthouse 

Morris County Courthouse
Hall of Rec Admin Bldg;
Court St; PO Box 315
Morristown, NJ 07963
Phone: 973.285.6120

County Clerk has marriage records 1795-1881,
court records 1739-1978, land records from 1785,
slave records 1804-1820, naturalization records
from 1816 and military discharge records from 1945.
County Surrogate has probate records.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce records. [1]

http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/morris/index.htm
Washington & Court Sts.
Morristown, NJ 07960-0910
973-656-4000

Quick Facts

  • Morris County was first settled by the white man in the early 1700s.
  • Named after Lewis Morris, who was then the Governor of the Province of New Jersey
  • Beginning in 1740 Morris County had 3 Municipal Subdivisions (Hanover Twp., Morris Twp., and Pequannock Twp.)
  • Beginning of the 19th century (1800) Morris County had 7 Municipal Subdivisions (Hanover, Morris, Pequannock, Chester, Mendham, Roxbury and Washington Townships).
  • Beginning of the 20th century (1900) Morris County had 25 Municipal Subdivisions.
  • Beginning of the 21st century (2000) Morris County is composed of 39 Municipal Subdivisions.

Parent County

  • 15 March 1739: Morris County was created by an Act of the State Legislature separating it from Hunterdon County. (Worldcat)

Boundary Changes

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Essex | Hunterdon | Passaic | Somerset | Sussex | Union | Warren

Resources

Census and Directories

Cemeteries

Church History and Records

Court Records

Land Deeds and Property

History

Maps and Gazetteers

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Many Naturalization and Citizenship Records for Morris County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Newspapers

Probate Records

  • Many Probate Records for Morris County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details.

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

  • Many Taxation Records for Morris County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details.

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museum

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morris County, New Jersey page 465, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.