New Jersey Cemeteries

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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

The following have significant cemetery listings for New Jersey State:

  • Search for names at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images
    • List of cemeteries in their database
      • 1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click Search. (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
        • Tip: To switch to a different county, click Cemetery Lookup under Actions at the left.
      • When you have a list, click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

  • New Jersey Cemeteries (at New Jersey Genealogy) Online cemetery inscriptions links organized by county and city.

Published Transcriptions[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.

Indexes[edit | edit source]

New Jersey Cemetery Inscriptions and Indexes, 1700s-1800s. Salt Lake City, Utah : Genealogical Society of Utah, 2000. Microfilms of records at the New Jersey Historical Society. FHL films 2195492-4
Sarapin, Janice Kohl. Old Burial Grounds of New Jersey : A Guide. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 1994. Includes a genealogical index. FHL book 974.9 V3s
County File of Miscellaneous New Jersey Information. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. This is a card index to the Genealogical Society of New Jersey's tombstone inscriptions and church records held at Rutgers University. It is arranged alphabetically by county and name of cemetery. FHL films 855186-88
Source Index of New Jersey Families. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. This is a surname card index to the Genealogical Society of New Jersey's records of families buried in New Jersey cemeteries held at Rutgers University. FHL films 852836-38
New Jersey Civil War Burial Records, 1800s-1900s. Microfilm of records at New Jersey Historical Society. The veterans' burial records are organized alphabetically by New Jersey county, then by cemetery, and finally by name. FHL film 2195517
Eckhardt, Charles and Robert MacEvoy. Our Brothers Gone Before. Hightstown, New Jersey : Longstreet House, 2006. Civil War veterans and soldiers buried in New Jersey. FHL book 974.9 M2e

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of card indexes to the large metropolitan Roman Catholic cemeteries of Mount Olivet Cemetery in Newark, Holy Sepulchre in East Orange, Holy Cross in North Arlington, Madonna in Fort Lee, and Holy Name in Jersey City.

Records[edit | edit source]

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from many New Jersey cemeteries. See New Jersey Genealogy.

Many New Jersey cemetery records have been published in The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey and other periodicals mentioned in New Jersey Periodicals.

For a county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library, see:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library. Index to United States Cemeteries. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. FHL film 1206480