African American Resources for New Jersey

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Resources for researching African American ancestors who lived in New Jersey.

Archives and Libraries


History of the New Jersey A.M.E. Church (online) - Morgan, Joseph H. Morgan's History of the New Jersey Conference of the A.M.E. Church, from 1872 to 1887, and of the several churches, as far as possible, from date of organization with biographical sketches of members of the conference.

Estate Records


  • Wright, Giles R. Afro-Americans in New Jersey: A Short History. Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1988.
  • Freedom Not Far Distant: a documentary history of Afro-Americans in New Jersey; a joint project of the New Jersey Historical Society and the New Jersey Historical Commission / compiled and edited by Clement Alexander Price. - Newark, NJ.: The Society, 1980. - xvii, 334 p. (the Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society; v. 16) E185.93 N54 F73 FHL 974.9 F2fn


Revolutionary War

Civil War


Online Resources

The Faces of Science: African American sin the Sciences