Record Retrieval in County Courthouse (Wills, Deeds)



Probate and property records can shed light onto an ancestor’s family life, the real estate and possessions they owned, and much more. These records can prove valuable tools to prove (or disprove) relationships and bring to life your ancestor’s story.

Probate files often include copies of a will (if filed), death certificates, inventories, and other documents associated with the deceased’s estate.

Property records (deeds) tell you from whom your ancestor bought their property, how much they paid for it, and the exact location of the property. Mortgage information might also be available. Deeds can also be traced forward to find the current owner of the property.

Availability of and access to records will vary by county and courthouse.

Nearly all NJ courthouses can be searched. Closest courthouses are Somerset and Hunterdon counties. Hudson, Mercer, Bergen, Essex, Morris, Middlesex, Essex, and Monmouth all within one hour.

$55.00 /hour + expenses

Retainer upfront; Balance due on completion


New Jersey, United States


Somerset County Administration Building

Hunterdon County Administration Building

Bergen County Administration Building

Essex Hall Of Records

Hudson Justice Brennan NJ Courthouse

Middlesex County Administration Building

Monmouth Hall of Records

Morris County Administration & Records Building

Morris County Surrogate Court

Monmouth County Surrogate Court

Passaic County Clerk's Office - Passaic County Administration Building

Union County Administration Building

Ordering instructions from richroots

Provide as much information as you can for the best results.

Expenses will be charged at the actual rate of copying costs (sometimes $.25/page, sometimes $3/page), as well as mileage and parking fees.

County courthose look-ups can generally be done within 2-3 weeks. Rush ordering available for an extra fee.

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