Archive Holdings

The (*) Indicates records which are currently in a computerized index format. Mortgages and Deeds are indexed separately. Other records are not yet indexed.

LAND AND PROPERTY RECORDS

  • Deeds (1715 – 1721)
    Deeds (1796 – Present) separate index
  • Unrecorded Deeds
    Mortgages (1796 – present)
    Chattel Mortgages (1830-1970)
    Conditional Sales (Sheriff Sales)
    Searches (1894-1922)
    Tax Maps (last few years, only)
  • Early Roads (1698-1792)
    General Property Parcel Maps
    State Road Maps

CITIZEN RECORDS

  • Marriage Records (1699-1912)
  • Naturalization Records (1808-1958)
  • Slaves & Indentures (1793-1845)
  • Oaths of Office (1750-1986)
  • Voting Lists
  • Blind & Crippled
  • Ear Marks (1707-1838)
  • Physicians Licenses (1854-1997)
  • Firemen Exemptions (1897-1999)
  • Firearm Permits
  • Bastards (Early 1700’s)
  • Unpaid Taxes (1879-1919)
  • Coroners Inquests (1790-1850)
  • Alms House Records (1813-1930)
  • Veterinary Register (1895-1942)
  • Constables (1802-1835)
  • Pharmacists (1877)
  • Dentists (1886-1889)
  • Notary Public (1829-1963)

CRIMINAL COURT RECORDS

  • Oyer – Terminer (1821-1869)
  • Quarter Sessions (1706-1956)
  • Criminal Court (1898-1956)
  • Circuit Court (1821-1947)
  • Indictments
  • Allegations
  • Accusations
  • Warrants
  • Civil Court Records (1706-1950)
  • Superior Court
  • Court of Common Pleas
  • Court of Chancery (1851-1959)
  • Dockets
  • Executions (1778-1939)
  • Captions
  • Judgments (1810-1951)

NEWSPAPERS

  • Original Copies of Local Newspapers (1848-March 1991)
  • Microfilm Copies (1819-September 2002)

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS

  • Tavern Licenses (1740-1913)
  • Freeholder’s Minutes (1724-1995)
  • Business Names/Owners (1807-Present)
  • Insolvent Debtors (1700’s & on)

MILITARY RECORDS (1715-1948)

  • Discharges
  • Civil War Records
  • Revolutionary War Records
  • Grave Registrations

**Note Flood Zone Maps are available through the Salem County Planning Board Offices.

Please note that while many of these records are in existence, we are still in the process of taking steps for preservation of these documents. Access may not be available to all documents at all times. Many have yet to be indexed as well as documents that are fragile and cannot be handled, such as the older newspapers.