Index to Estate Records for Essex County, NJ
The FamilySearch collection "New Jersey Probate Records 1678-1980" includes many images from microfilm rolls of Essex County "Estates 1783-1900." At the beginning of each microfilm roll, there is an image of a hand-printed note that says "These Papers are indexed in the Index to Surrogates Dockets. Find the name desired in the index and obtain the estate number. Go to the roll of film containing that number." I can't find the Index to Surrogates Dockets -- does anyone know if it exists on the FamilySearch website or anywhere else? It would be HUGELY helpful in figuring out where to look for people I'm researching. Thanks.