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}}<div style="width: 74%; padding-left: 1px; float: left;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[New_Jersey|New Jersey]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}'''Welcome to New Jersey,<br>the Garden State'''[[Image:{{OceCitBoa}}]]<br>'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*[[New Jersey Census|NJ censuses]] 1790-1820 are missing<ref>Kenn Stryker-Rodda, "That Genealogical Quagmire: New Jersey," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'' 48 (1960): 67. ({{FHL|1190921|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 48}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1759226 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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*[[New Jersey Probate Records|Wills]] are one of the best NJ records<ref name="Digg">Kenn Stryker-Rodda, ''New Jersey: Digging for Ancestors in the Garden State'' (Detroit, Mich.: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1984), 9-10. ({{FHL|259464|item|disp=FHL Book 974.9 A1 no. 2}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22508117 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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*[[New Jersey Probate Records#Prerogative_Court.2C_1670_to_1784|Many 1702-1738 NJ wills]] are filed in New York City, or Albany, New York<ref name="Digg" />
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*Early NJ records exist as part of both [[New Sweden]] and [[New Netherland]]<ref>Claire Keenan Agthe, ''Research in New Jersey'', NGS Special Publication Number 94 (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2009), 8-10. ({{FHL|1767859|item|disp=FHL Book 974.9 D27a}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/658230746 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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*Some NJ [[Gretna Greens in the United States|couples went away]] to New York City, Kings Co, NY, Philadelphia, Delaware, Cecil Co, MD, or Niagara Falls, Ontario to marry<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref><ref>Stryker-Rhoda, "That Genealogical Quagmire: New Jersey," 65. "Many from New Jersey went out of the colony to be married or to have children baptized, primarily to the Dutch churches in New York and Kings County, to the First Presbyterian Church of New York, and to various churches in Philadelphia and Delaware."</ref>
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*If orthodox methods fail, try an alternate state, county, denomination, time period, generation, publication, or name spelling.<ref>Stryker-Rhoda, "That Genealogical Quagmire: New Jersey," 69-70.</ref><ref>Stryker-Rhoda, ''New Jersey: Digging for Ancestors in the Garden State'', 5.</ref>
  
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*The colonial censuses taken in 1726, 1738, 1745, and 1772, as well as&nbsp;the New Jersey portions of the United States censuses of 1790, 1800, 1810 and 1820,&nbsp;were destroyed. Various other records can substitute for censuses. These include lists of petitioners, residents, freeholders, quit renters, jurists, voters, and taxpayers. Many of these lists have been published in periodicals. For a helpful guide in locating these lists, refer to [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=286972&disp=The+United+States+census+compendium%20%20&columns=*,0,0 ''The United States Census Compendium''] by John D. Stemmons (Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1973.) The book is available at the Family History Library on microfiche and in book form. See the catalog entry for more details.
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[[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]]{{·}} [[Bergen County, New Jersey|Bergen]]{{·}} [[Burlington County, New Jersey|Burlington]]{{·}} [[Camden County, New Jersey|Camden]]{{·}} [[Cape May County, New Jersey|Cape May]]{{·}} [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]]{{·}} [[Essex County, New Jersey|Essex]]{{·}} [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]]{{·}} [[Hudson County, New Jersey|Hudson]]{{·}} [[Hunterdon County, New Jersey|Hunterdon]]{{·}} [[Mercer County, New Jersey|Mercer]]{{·}} [[Middlesex County, New Jersey|Middlesex]]{{·}} [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]]{{·}} [[Morris County, New Jersey|Morris]]{{·}} [[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]]{{·}} [[Passaic County, New Jersey|Passaic]]{{·}} [[Salem County, New Jersey|Salem]]{{·}} [[Somerset County, New Jersey|Somerset]]{{·}} [[Sussex County, New Jersey|Sussex]]{{·}} [[Union County, New Jersey|Union]]{{·}} [[Warren County, New Jersey|Warren]] <br>
*Collections of New Jersey maps and atlases are available at numerous public and university libraries and historical societies. The New Jersey Historical Society has a large collection of more than 2,000 maps, and the state library has several hundred maps and atlases from the seventeenth century to the present.<br>
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'''Former Countries:&nbsp;''' [[New Netherland]]{{·}} [[New Sweden]]
  
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[[New Jersey State Archives|New Jersey State Archives]]{{·}} [[New Jersey State Library|New Jersey State Library]]{{·}} [[New Jersey Historical Society|New Jersey Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Princeton University Library|Princeton University Library]]{{·}} [[Rutgers University Libraries|Rutgers University Libraries]]{{·}} [[Seton Hall University Libraries|Seton Hall University Libraries]] {{·}}[[Camden County Historical Society|Camden County Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Gloucester County Historical Society|Gloucester County Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Morristown and Morris Township Library|Morristown and Morris Township Library]]{{·}} [[Newark Public Library|Newark Public Library]]{{·}} [[National Archives Mid Atlantic Region (Philadelphia)]]{{·}} [[National Archives Northeast Region (New York City)]]{{·}} [[New York Public Library]]
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[[Ellis Island]]{{·}} [[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} Delaware River{{·}} Passaic River{{·}} Raritan River{{·}} [[Great Shamokin Path]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]] (or Delaware Indian Path){{·}} [[Lincoln Highway]]{{·}} [[Delaware and Raritan Canal]]{{·}} [[Morris Canal]]
  
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*The colonial censuses taken in 1726, 1738, 1745, and 1772, as well as the New Jersey portions of the United States censuses of 1790, 1800, 1810 and 1820,&nbsp;were destroyed. Various other records can substitute for censuses. These include lists of petitioners, residents, freeholders, quit renters, jurists, voters, and taxpayers. Many of these lists have been published in periodicals. For a helpful guide in locating these lists, refer to &nbsp;{{FHL|286972|title-id|disp= The United States Census Compendium}} by John D. Stemmons (Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1973.) The book is available at the Family History Library on microfiche and in book form.&nbsp;
*[[Cape May County, New Jersey|Cape May]]
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*Collections of New Jersey maps and atlases are available at numerous public and university libraries and historical societies. The New Jersey Historical Society has a large collection of more than 2,000 maps, and the state library has several hundred maps and atlases from the seventeenth century to the present.
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*Join our group of New Jersey researchers on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Jersey-Genealogy-Research-Community/141272549293976 Facebook] &amp; [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]]
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*[[New Jersey County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]  
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*The [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njgenweb/ New Jersey GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links. [[Image:New Jersey flag.png|right|150px|New Jersey flag.png]]  
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*[http://www.jerseyhistory.org/genealogy.html Genealogists' Guide] -- The New Jersey Historical Society.
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/newjerseygenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - New Jersey]
  
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[[New Jersey Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/New_Jersey/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[[New Jersey County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersery County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njgenweb/ The New Jersey GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States
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*[[New Jersey 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey 1885State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*Research Guide:&nbsp; [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewJersey.pdf BYU Research Outline for New Jersey]
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Welcome to New Jersey,
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Most unique genealogical features:






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Counties

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

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Cape May CountyCumberland CountySalem County, New JerseyGloucester CountyCamden CountyBurlington CountyOcean CountyAtlantic CountyMonmouth CountyMercer CountyMiddlesex CountySomerset CountyHunterdon CountyWarren CountySussex CountyMorris CountyPassaic CountyBergen CountyHudson CountyUnion CountyEssex CountyNew-jersey-county-map.gif

Former Countries:  New Netherland · New Sweden

Major Repositories

New Jersey State Archives · New Jersey State Library · New Jersey Historical Society · Princeton University Library · Rutgers University Libraries · Seton Hall University Libraries  · Camden County Historical Society · Gloucester County Historical Society · Morristown and Morris Township Library · Newark Public Library · National Archives Mid Atlantic Region (Philadelphia) · National Archives Northeast Region (New York City) · New York Public Library

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Migration Routes

Ellis Island · Atlantic Coast Ports · Delaware River · Passaic River · Raritan River · Great Shamokin Path · King's Highway (or Delaware Indian Path) · Lincoln Highway · Delaware and Raritan Canal · Morris Canal

Did you know?

  • The colonial censuses taken in 1726, 1738, 1745, and 1772, as well as the New Jersey portions of the United States censuses of 1790, 1800, 1810 and 1820, were destroyed. Various other records can substitute for censuses. These include lists of petitioners, residents, freeholders, quit renters, jurists, voters, and taxpayers. Many of these lists have been published in periodicals. For a helpful guide in locating these lists, refer to  The United States Census Compendium by John D. Stemmons (Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1973.) The book is available at the Family History Library on microfiche and in book form. 
  • Collections of New Jersey maps and atlases are available at numerous public and university libraries and historical societies. The New Jersey Historical Society has a large collection of more than 2,000 maps, and the state library has several hundred maps and atlases from the seventeenth century to the present.

 Research Tools

 

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Sources

  1. Kenn Stryker-Rodda, "That Genealogical Quagmire: New Jersey," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 48 (1960): 67. (FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 48) WorldCat entry.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kenn Stryker-Rodda, New Jersey: Digging for Ancestors in the Garden State (Detroit, Mich.: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1984), 9-10. (FHL Book 974.9 A1 no. 2) WorldCat entry.
  3. Claire Keenan Agthe, Research in New Jersey, NGS Special Publication Number 94 (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2009), 8-10. (FHL Book 974.9 D27a) WorldCat entry.
  4. Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in Genealogy Blog at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).
  5. Stryker-Rhoda, "That Genealogical Quagmire: New Jersey," 65. "Many from New Jersey went out of the colony to be married or to have children baptized, primarily to the Dutch churches in New York and Kings County, to the First Presbyterian Church of New York, and to various churches in Philadelphia and Delaware."
  6. Stryker-Rhoda, "That Genealogical Quagmire: New Jersey," 69-70.
  7. Stryker-Rhoda, New Jersey: Digging for Ancestors in the Garden State, 5.

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