New Jersey Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




Project 9: U.S.—New Jersey

Explore research in New Jersey.


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Goal 1: Learn about New Jersey research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your New Jersey ancestors.

  1. Learn about basic New Jersey research strategies.
    FS—Basic New Jersey Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for New Jersey research on Ancestry.
    AC—New Jersey Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for New Jersey research.
    AC—New Jersey State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the New Jersey Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—New Jersey Record Finder




Goal 2: Learn about New Jersey archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Jersey archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about New Jersey archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: New Jersey Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the New Jersey state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for New Jersey.
  4. Explore New Jersey Dept. of Archives collection.
  5. Explore the Books We Own site for New Jersey genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.

B. Learn about New Jersey city directories.

  1. Learn about New Jersey city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Directories
  2. Explore New Jersey city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore New Jersey city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore New Jersey historical directories by county.


Goal 3: Learn about New Jersey vital and census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Jersey vital records.

  1. Learn about New_Jersey vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: New Jersey Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the New Jersey Public Health site.
  3. Search for online New Jersey vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore New Jersey birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore New Jersey birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.

B. Explore New Jersey marriage and death records.

  1. Explore links for New Jersey marriage records.
  2. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for New Jersey death records.
  3. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for New Jersey obituaries.
  4. Explore New Jersey death records, indexes, and obituaries.

C. Explore New Jersey census and voter records.

  1. Get an overview of New Jersey censuses in this article.
    FS—New Jersey Census
  2. Learn about New Jersey census records.
    Census Records for New Jersey
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for New Jersey state and county census records.
  4. Explore New Jersey census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Learn about New Jersey voting registers in this article.
    FS—New Jersey Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about New Jersey church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Jersey church records.

  1. Get an overview of New Jersey church records in this article.
    FS—New Jersey Church Records
  2. Learn about New Jersey church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—New Jersey Church Records

B. Explore New Jersey cemetery records.

  1. Explore New Jersey cemetery records in this article.
    FS—New Jersey Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for New Jersey cemetery records.
  3. Search for New Jersey cemetery records online.
  4. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  5. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  6. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about New Jersey emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Jersey emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about New Jersey emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about New Jersey migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Migration


Goal 6: Learn about New Jersey military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Jersey military records.

  1. Get an introduction to New Jersey military records.
    New Jersey Military Records
  2. Learn about New Jersey military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Military Records
  3. Explore New Jersey military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about New Jersey probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Jersey probate, land and court records.

  1. Learn about New Jersey probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: New Jersey Probate Records
  2. Learn about New Jersey land and property records.
    FS—New Jersey Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about New Jersey land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—New Jersey Land Records

B. Learn about New Jersey court records.

  1. Learn about New Jersey court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Court Records
  2. Learn about New Jersey court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: New Jersey Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about New Jersey maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Jersey maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about New Jersey maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Maps
  2. Learn about New Jersey maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: New Jersey Maps
  3. Learn about New Jersey gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Gazetteers

B. Explore New Jersey maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of New Jersey maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of New Jersey.
  3. Explore historical New Jersey maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for New Jersey maps.


Goal 9: Learn about New Jersey newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Jersey newspapers.

  1. Learn about New Jersey newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Newspapers
  2. Learn about New Jersey newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: New Jersey Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore New Jersey newspapers.

  1. Search for New Jersey historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search New Jersey newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search New Jersey newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search New Jersey newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore New Jersey newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for New Jersey research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 11: Search records from New Jersey.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or New Jersey County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for New Jersey.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the New Jersey Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your New Jersey research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the New_Jersey Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the New_Jersey Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Genealogical Society of New Jersey page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. Northeast Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for New Jersey.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for New Jersey research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about New Jersey research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for New Jersey research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the New Jersey research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about New Jersey research.

C. Learn about New Jersey genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in New Jersey in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Societies">
  2. Learn about genealogy societies in New Jersey in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Jersey Societies
  3. Explore New Jersey genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




New Jersey Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Atlantic    A    L Bergen    A    L Burlington    A    L Camden    A    L Cape May    A    L Cumberland    A    L
Essex    A    L Gloucester    A    L Hudson    A    L Hunterdon    A    L Mercer    A    L Middlesex    A    L
Monmouth    A    L Morris    A    L Ocean    A    L Passaic    A    L Salem    A    L Somerset    A    L
Sussex    A    L Union    A    L Warren    A    L