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From Gary D. Saretzky, Archivist and Shelagh Reilly at the Monmouth County Archives:


Regarding the Monmouth County Naturalizations Database, 1907-1991


Until 1991, naturalizations were performed in Freehold by the County Clerk.  You may be interested to know that this database has just been added to the Monmouth County Archives webpage at http://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?ID=1990


It contains more than 29,000 naturalization records based on our records here, 1907-1991.   The records may be requested by clicking on the relevant links when you get search results.  Like our other databases available on the same webpage, including one for earlier naturalizations, it is intended to make our records more accessible to the public.  We hope it may be useful to you at some point in the future.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

 MCGS General Meeting at 1:30PM

Italian-Americans: Finding your Roots in the Old Country

Rich Venezia will present "Italian-Americans: Finding Your Roots in the Old Country." at the MCGS March General meeting. His talk will include identifying the place of origin of our Italian immigrants and the part naturalization records play in this, and then what to do when we discover our ancestral home towns. He will discuss online records and resources as well as records available through the Family History Library (FHL) and familysearch.org’s "huge digitization of Italian records."

Rich is a full-time professional genealogist who has been "hooked on" genealogy research ever since coming across a family history his late grandmother had started. Although that grandmother was of Irish, German, English and Welsh descent, his ancestry is 75% Italian. Rich began studying Italian in high school and is becoming fluent in that language.

His company, Rich Roots Genealogy, specializes in, but is not limited to, Italian and Irish immigrant research, particularly in the New Jersey/New York area. As a life-long resident of Somerset County he is well-versed in Central Jersey history. His Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Point Park University and his work as an actor have given him the skills needed to present his talks in a lively and audience-engaging manner.

He has traveled widely, lived for a time in Dublin, and has researched in Europe as well as in several states in the USA.

March 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, April 18, 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.

Now Available!!!

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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Also available here:

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





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