Somerset County, New Jersey Genealogy Guide2016-06-15T19:06:03+00:00

Somerset County, New Jersey Genealogy Guide

Somerset County, New Jersey (Map It) was created on May 14, 1688 from Middlesex County. The county was named for the county of Somerset in England . Learn More About State of New Jersey History

Somerset County is bordered by Morris County (north), Union County (east), Middlesex County (southeast), Mercer County (south), Hunterdon County (west).

Somerset County Cities and Towns include Bernardsville, Bound Brook, Far Hills, Manville, Millstone, North Plainfield, Raritan, Rocky Hill, Somerville, South Bound Brook, Watchung. Communities include Basking Ridge, Belle Mead, Blackwells Mills, Blawenburg, East Millstone, Flagtown, Griggstown, Harlingen, Lamington, Martinsville, Middlebush, Neshanic, North Branch, Pleasant Plains, Six Mile Run, Somerset, South Branch, Zarephath.

Somerset County Townships include Bedminster, Bernards, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Franklin, Green Brook, Hillsborough, Montgomery, Warren.

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

Somerset County, New Jersey Courthouse Records


Somerset County, NJ Courthouse

The Somerset County Courthouse is located in Somerville, 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 Somerset 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. In 1779 the courthouse, then at Millstone, was burned.

  • Somerset County Clerk has Land Records from 1765 mortgages /1785 deeds and Marriage Records from 1765. 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.
  • Somerset CountySurrogate Court / Orphan's Court has Probate Records from 1794 orphans' court minutes /1804 surrogates' records. 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.
  • Somerset 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.

Somerset County, New Jersey Census Records

Somerset County, New Jersey Vital Records

Somerset County, New Jersey Resources

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