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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}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
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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:'''''  
*[[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|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 48}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1759226 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
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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>  
 
*[[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>  
 
*[[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>  
 
*[[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" />  
 
*[[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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*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>
 
*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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[[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]]  
 
[[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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=== Migration Routes  ===
 
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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 [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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*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;
 
*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.
 
*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]]  
 
*[[New Jersey County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]  
 
*[[New Jersey County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]  
*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]]  
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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]]  
*[http://www.jerseyhistory.org/genealogy.html Genealogists' Guide] -- The New Jersey Historical Society.
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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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*[[New Jersey Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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*[[New Jersey County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersery County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[New Jersey 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey 1885State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_Jersey_Births_and_Christenings_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) New Jersey Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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*[[New Jersey Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_Jersey_Deaths_and_Burials_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) New Jersey Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_Jersey_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) New Jersey Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 23:39, 31 January 2013

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Welcome to New Jersey,
the Garden State
Boardwalk at Ocean City, NJ.

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

 

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Things you can do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:


Wiki Volunteers Wanted

To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here:

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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