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The MCHA Research Library and Archives is a valuable repository for Monmouth County genealogical research. Some of the resources we offer to genealogists include:


Bible Records

  • 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century Bible records, indexed by family surname

  • Vital records

  • Freehold Township vital records, 1844-1866: births, marriages, deaths, bastard cases, guardianship cases

  • Ocean Township vital records, 1855-1930: births, marriages, deaths, communicable diseases

  • Marriage records of various circuit preachers 

Church Records

  • Original, microfilm copies, and transcriptions of baptismal, marriage and death/funeral records

  • Click here for a list of our church records 


  • Monmouth County Wills / Estates, 1693-1800 (microfilm)

  • Unrecorded New Jersey wills (microfilm)

  • Abstracts of Wills, 1670-1801

Cemetery Records

  • Cemetery gravestone transcriptions for most Monmouth County cemeteries

Newspaper Obituary Abstracts and Indexes:

Monmouth Inquirer, July 1830-1888

  • Monmouth Democrat, July 1830-Dec 1884

  • Freehold Transcript, September 1888-1919

  • Red Bank Register, June 1878-Dec 1988

Directories and Censuses

  • County and city directories

  • Town tax ratables, 1778-1820

  • Federal and New Jersey state censuses

Other Genealogical Resources

  • Family genealogy book collection

  • Genealogist research files for thousands of family surnames

  • Michael Adelberg’s Database of the American Revolution in Monmouth County, and Biographical File of the People of Revolutionary-Era Monmouth County

  • Fire Insurance Records for Western Monmouth County, 1885-1928

  • Shrewsbury Overseer of the Poor Records, 1743-1802

  • Abstracts of Colonial Conveyances of East & West Jersey, 1664-1794

  • Access to FamilySearch,, military records, and

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