Guide to Genealogy Research at Monmouth County Archives

The Monmouth County Archives, a division of the County Clerk’s Office, is an excellent place to research your county ancestors. Do you know where they lived, who they married, if they owned a tavern, volunteered for the fire department, or served in the military? Monmouth County’s online databases, digitized documents, and other records available only by visiting the Archives, can help you learn about your county ancestors.

Ellis History of Monmouth County

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Start your search online:
Monmouth County Archives offers hundreds of pages of online information that can be used to research your Monmouth County ancestors. Our online Finding Aids explain what is available in each record series. Our online Searchable Databases offer the opportunity to search specific record series for information about your ancestors. When you find a record you want, you can select it online and have a digital scanned copy emailed to you, no charge. Other digitized records are searchable and available on Monmouth County’s Monmouth County’s Open Public Records Search (OPRS).

Online Searchable databases:

Other scanned document resources:

Other resources not at the Monmouth County Archives:

For questions or an appointment to do research on-site at the Archives, email or call (732) 308-3771 x 2.