MANALAPAN, NJ – The Monmouth County Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce that Julia Telonidis of Ocean Township has joined the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office as the County’s new Archivist. Ms. Telonidis replaces long-time County Archivist Gary D. Saretzky who retired in October of 2019.

Telonidis has more than 20 years of archival and management experience, most recently at the Moore and Talbott Libraries of Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ where she served as Archives Specialist. In this capacity, she curated many archival exhibitions and processed numerous archival collections. She is also highly experienced with the digitization of archival collections.

Prior to that, Telonidis was Acting Library Director and Curator of Manuscripts at The New Jersey Historical Society and has worked at the United Nations Archives and the Newark Public Library doing consulting and archival processing work. She has also served as Senior Librarian at the New York Public Library, working on a large-scale digitization project.

“Julia brings a wealth of knowledge and two-decades of experience in archival science to the Monmouth County Archives Division,” said Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon. “Julia is well-prepared to serve as County Archivist and I am thrilled to welcome her to the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.”

“I am excited to join the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office and to help lead the way in preserving and promoting Monmouth County’s special and significant history,” said Julia Telonidis, County Archivist. “I have a deep passion for local history and I look forward to further engaging the public with the many collections housed in the Archives Division.”

Telonidis received her BA Degree in English and History from Rutgers University, an MA in History from the University at Albany, and an MLS from the School of Communication, Information and Library Science at Rutgers University.

Founded in 1994 by then Monmouth County Clerk Jane G. Clayton, the Monmouth County Archives Division of the County Clerk’s Office acquires, indexes, and preserves many of the County’s historic records dating back to the 1600s. These records are then made readily available to the public for historical, genealogical, and other research. The Archives Division is located on the lower level of the Monmouth County Library Headquarters at 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan.

For more information about the Monmouth County Archives, please visit or call 732-308-3771.

For additional information, please contact the County Clerk’s Office by phone to 732-431-7324 or email to

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