African American Resources for New Jersey

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Introduction

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

Online Resources

The Faces of Science: African American sin the Sciences

Research Strategy

History

  • 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

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census Records

Church Records

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.

Emancipation Records

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Land and Property

Plantation

Oral Histories

Other Records

Military Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Reconstruction Records

Freedman’s Bank

Freedmen's Bureau

School Records

Slavery Records

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Voting Registers

Archives and Libraries

Societies

References