MANALAPAN, NJ – History was on tap recently as Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon hosted a “Meet and Greet” of the local Monmouth County Historians on Thursday, March 27, 2019 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan.

The meeting gave historians from all 53 municipalities of Monmouth County the opportunity to meet, share ideas, and discuss issues. During the event, the historians learned about each other’s organizations and the many resources the County provides to local historical groups and municipalities. Freeholder Lillian Burry, widely recognized for her deep historic knowledge of the county, was in attendance. Also present was the Director of the Monmouth County Historical Commission John Fabiano, and the new Executive Director of the Monmouth County Historical Association, Meg Sharp Walton.

Monmouth County Archivist Gary D. Saretzky, who oversees the County Archives Division of the County Clerk’s Office, presented information about the history of the Monmouth County Archives and the many types of records that the office preserves and stores. Saretzky also made a presentation showing how to navigate the Archives Division’s Searchable Databases on the County Clerk’s Office website at 

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“I was proud to host this meeting which ultimately brought local historians from all over the County together to share ideas and network,” said Clerk Hanlon. “Our local historians and historical societies work tirelessly to preserve our County’s rich and distinct history and I am glad to have helped open the lines of communication so that we can learn from each other.”

Want to learn more?

For more information about the County Clerk’s Archives Division, please call 732-308-3771, email, or visit

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