New Jersey, Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-1903, 1916-1929
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|Location of New Jersey|
|New Jersey State Archives|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains the Department of Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. New Jersey Death Certificates, 1901-1903 acquired by Reclaim the Records and donated to FamilySearch for publishing of images and index. Digital images of the originals are held by Reclaim the Records in Mill Valley, California.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of the deceased
- Death certificate number
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Image[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the deceased
- The approximate year of death
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Obtain the death certificate from New Jersey
- Search for an obituary in local newspapers
- Search for cemetery records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New Jersey.
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- New Jersey W.P.A. birth and death records, early to 1900
- New Jersey, death index, 1901-1903
- New Jersey, death index, 1916–1929
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988
- New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988
- New Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.