Union County, New Jersey Genealogy Guide

Union County, New Jersey (Map It) was created on March 19 1857 from Essex County. The county was named for the union of the United States, which was being threatened by the dispute over slavery . Learn More About State of New Jersey History

Union County is bordered by Essex County (north), Hudson County (east), Richmond County (Staten Island), NY (east), Middlesex County (south), Somerset County (west), Morris County (west).

Union County Cities and Towns include Elizabeth, Linden, Plainfield, Rahway, Summit, Westfield.

Union County Townships include  Berkeley Heights Township, Clark, Cranford, Hillside, Scotch Plains, Springfield Township, Union Township, Winfield Township. Boroughs include Fanwood, Garwood, Kenilworth, Mountainside, New Providence, Roselle Park, Roselle.

A Map of Union County, New Jersey contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Union County, New Jersey Courthouse Records


Union County, NJ Courthouse

The Union County Courthouse is located in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Learn More About State of New Jersey Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Union county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Union County Clerk has Land Records from 1857 and Marriage Records from 1857. The County Clerk is responsible for land records, including deeds and mortgages, naturalizations, marriages (usually 1795-1840s), and various county court records. A few original county justice of the peace dockets are at the New Jersey State Archives.
  • Union County Surrogate Court / Orphan's Court has Probate Records from 1857. The County Surrogate Court / Orphan's Court probates Wills, appoints Administrators, appoints Guardians for minors, handles applications for Adult Incapacitated Persons, Conservatorships, Adoptions, contested Probate matters, Accountings, Trusts and most other matters involving Estates.
  • Union County Treasurer is responsible for the collection of taxes.
  • New Jersey Department of Health has copies of Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1878 to the present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

Union County, New Jersey Census Records

Union County, New Jersey Vital Records

Union County, New Jersey Resources

Union County, New Jersey External Links

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