Land Records Part 2 – Union County

Shortly after Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi spoke at the Genealogy Society of the West Fields in October, I met her at Monmouth County Archives and History Day.  I mentioned that I would like to share my notes from her talk about the Union County Land Records and she was kind enough to send me the current inventory of the most frequently used documents. (As of October 2013)

Union County Record Room Inventory

Union County, New Jersey

  • Index of Chattel Mortgages: 1857 – 1962
(Individual Books are archived on film)
  • Mortgages: 1857- 1984 (1985 – current: online)
  • Deeds: 1857 – 1984 (1985 – current: on-line)
  • Assignments: 1857 – 1991 (1992 – current: on-line)
  • Discharges: 1857 – 1991 (1992 – current: on-line)
  • Liens: 1857 – 1984 (1985 – current: on-line)
  • Church Corporations: 1857- present
  • Construction Lien: (1994 – current: on-line)
  • Lis Pendens: 1861 – 1994 (1995 – current: on-line)
  • Release of Mortgage: 1857 – 1991 (1992 – current: on-line)
  • Peddlars License: 1960 – current
  • Chattel Mortgages: 1857 – 1962
Written document which made a Chattel (tangible personal asset) security for a loan.
It has been replaced by security agreements designated as UCC-1 (Uniform Commercial Code)
  • Revenue Stamps
From 1933 to 1968 Revenue Stamps were used on deeds to indicate the payment of the state’s deed transfer tax.
Value of stamps $1.10 per thousand dollars of consideration.

e.g. $7.70 of stamps = $7,000 of tax

 *Courtesy of Joanne Rajoppi, Union County Clerk, Union County, New Jersey


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