FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has received the 2020 “Women in American History” Award and Medal from the New Jersey State Society, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NJDAR).

The NJDAR “Women in American History” Award is awarded to a notable woman who is making a difference in her community and who serves as an example through her contributions. The purpose of the NJDAR “Women in American History” Award is to place emphasis on the role of women, past and present, and to acknowledge their outstanding contributions to American History.

“It is a true honor to be recognized for my work while serving as the County Clerk for the County of Monmouth, which is often referred to as the ‘Keeper of the Records’,” said Clerk Hanlon. “I have a passion for history, and am proud of all that the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office has accomplished with regard to preserving and protecting Monmouth County’s history for generations to come. Thank you to the New Jersey State Society, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for this recognition.”

“[Hanlon’s] work in preserving Monmouth County history has been outstanding,” said Deborah Hvizdos, NJDAR State Historian. “There is no doubt Christine Giordano Hanlon will continue working hard to preserve history as long as she is in her position as Monmouth County Clerk.”

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Washington, DC. DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. The New Jersey State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1891 and is dedicated to historic preservation and education, and patriotic activities.

Hanlon is currently serving a five-year term as Monmouth County Clerk and was elected on November 3, 2015.

As County Clerk, Hanlon is responsible for the maintaining of real property transfer records and oversees the Monmouth County Archives in Manalapan, which is dedicated to the preserving and protecting of Monmouth County’s government and other historical records.

“As County Clerk, improving and updating the preservation process of our precious County government records is a a top priority,” said Clerk Hanlon. “We have invested in better technology, equipment, and storage to further protect these records and to make them more readily available to the public.”

“I have also worked to make Monmouth County’s historical records come to life by implementing educational programs, video projects, and social media campaigns for residents of all ages,” said Clerk Hanlon.

Hanlon and the Archives Division host the Annual Monmouth County Archives and History Day, which draws over 300 attendees and 60 history vendors and organizations from across the State, and features seminars and panel discussions that are open to the public. The event is held during American Archives Month and celebrates local and State history, while focusing on a specific time-period or theme, based on the Archives’ annual history exhibit and catalog. Hanlon also hosts an Archives Day contest for middle school students each year to involve our young people in the celebration of our County’s history.

For more information about the “Women in American History” Award, visit the New Jersey State Society, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NJDAR) website at

For more information about Clerk Hanlon and the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, please visit or email

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