Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Where Are the Morris County, New Jersey Probate Records in the Family History Library Catalog - UPDATED

I was looking for the Morris County, New Jersey wills from the 1760-1800 period on the Family History Library Catalog tonight, and found this entry:

That's just what I want!  I clicked on the "New Jersey, Probate Records are available online, click here" link and saw:

Where is Morris County on the list?  It should be between Monmouth and Ocean, but it isn't.  So they aren't on the browseable record collection on

All is not lost, however.  The Catalog entry for the early probate records are on digital microfilm:

However, I will have to go to the local FamilySearch Library to see them since there is a key over the photo icon in the right-hand column.

UPDATE:  After I posted this on Facebook, Aine Ni Donneghaile commented that "Morris County was taken down, from Ancestry and FamilySearch, due to contract disagreements with the county. Old news."

I missed that bit of news.  Apparently, the records are at Morris County Archives.

Thank you to Aine for the help!


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1 comment:

A van Helsdingen said...

You don't have to go the FHL in Utah to see the records. The restriction message says:
To view these images you must do one of the following:
Sign in to as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Access the site at a family history center.
Access the site at a FamilySearch affiliate library.