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Middletown Town Book Two 1699-1848

This is a transcription by Lynn Klemens of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society of original town records held by the Monmouth County Historical Association.  Old Middletown Town Book 1677-1700 was published in Volume 2 of John E. Stillwell’s Historical and Genealogical Miscellany.

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Cornelius Walling complete will 9627M dated August 22, 1825 from Book B wills folio 461 from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office


Cornelius Walling inventory 9627M dated January25, 1826 from Book C inventories p. 144  from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office

Sunday, January 11, 2015

 MCGS General Meeting at 1:30PM

Owning New Jersey

Joe Grabas will show how land
records reveal New Jersey’s history

Joe Grabas will use his warmly received new book, Owning  New Jersey, to demonstrate the value of and records research at the MCGS general meeting. 

In Owning New Jersey Joe transforms the bare facts found in deeds, mortgages, and leases into essays or vignettes that bring to life the people who built New Jersey.  From the Duke of York and the Proprietors Berkeley and Carteret through penniless apprentices early Black freemen, and slandered maidens, Joe helps us understand the sometimes confusing history of our state nd teaches us how to draw out the very human characteristics of our ancestors. 

The history of slavery and abolition in New Jersey and the accomplishments of free Blacks are a specialty for Joe.  Articles by Joe on these topics have appeared in TMC. He also specializes in colonial New Jersey, house histories, and land platting.

New Jersey’s land records and deeds are unlikely
sources for a thrilling tale but reveal little-known,

fascinating history.

Joe’s book’s popularity has created a demand for him as a speaker. He is scheduled to appear before historical and genealogical societies through August of next year. Among his upcoming appearances are New Jersey State Library, Trenton, January 7, 2015 - 12 noon and the Atlantic County Library, Egg Harbor Twp., March 2, 2015 from 6 pm to 7 pm.

Recognized as the leading land title educator in New Jersey, Joe is the founder of the Grabas Institute for continuing Education, a member of the Monmouth County Historical Commission and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). He has 36 years of experience in the title research profession and has performed extensive title research in five states, all twenty one counties in the State of New Jersey.

As an active member of MCGS Joe initiated and directed our hands-on research sessions at the County Clerk’s office. These sessions provide unique opportunities for MCGS members to search the county’s deeds and other land records and get one-on-one help from Joe himself or from members of the County Clerk’s staff.

January 2015

Refreshments are at 1:30: and the meeting will start at 2PM  at the Eatontown Community/Senior Center . Guests are welcome.

German Special Interest Group

The next German Special Interest Group will meet Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck from 10AM to 12PM

At this time we don't have a group leader but if anyone is interested in taking over this position, it would be very welcome. 

If you aren't already on the email list, please contact  Debbie White at debra.white1@verizon.net so that you can be added to the list and informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.




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