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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 Information==
*[[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 is a state in the northeast portion of the United States. It is divided into 21 counties.
*[[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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New Jersey was the 3rd State to join the Union on December 18, 1787. It came from the Crown Colony of New Jersey. The State capital is Trenton, New Jersey. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
*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>  
 
*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>
 
*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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<h3>Getting Started with New Jersey Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with New Jersey research.
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*[[Step-by-Step New Jersey Research, 1880-Present]]
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*[[How to Find New Jersey Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find New Jersey Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find New Jersey Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[New Jersey Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
[[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>
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<h3>New Jersey Research Tools</h3>
'''Former Countries:&nbsp;''' [[New Netherland]]{{·}} [[New Sweden]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newjersey Boundary Changes Maps]
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*[[New Jersey Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njgenweb/ NJGenWeb]  
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in New Jersey.  
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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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=== 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]]
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==New Jersey Clickable Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the county level in New Jersey.  Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.
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*[[Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy|Atlantic]]
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*[[Bergen County, New Jersey Genealogy|Bergen]]
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*[[Burlington County, New Jersey Genealogy|Burlington]]
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*[[Camden County, New Jersey Genealogy|Camden]]
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*[[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]]
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*[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cumberland]]
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*[[Essex County, New Jersey Genealogy|Essex]]
  
*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.
 
  
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*[[Gloucester County, New Jersey Genealogy|Gloucester]]
*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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*[[Hudson County, New Jersey Genealogy|Hudson]]
*[[New Jersey County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]  
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*[[Hunterdon County, New Jersey Genealogy|Hunterdon]]
*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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*[[Mercer County, New Jersey Genealogy|Mercer]]
*[http://www.jerseyhistory.org/genealogy.html Genealogists' Guide] -- The New Jersey Historical Society.
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*[[Middlesex County, New Jersey Genealogy|Middlesex]]
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/newjerseygenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - New Jersey]
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*[[Monmouth County, New Jersey Genealogy|Monmouth]]
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*[[Morris County, New Jersey Genealogy|Morris]]
  
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*[[Warren County, New Jersey Genealogy|Warren]]
  
 
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
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==New Jersey Migration Routes==
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[[Ellis Island]]{{·}} [[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} [[King's Highway|Delaware Indian Path or King's Highway]] {{·}} [[Delaware River]]{{·}} [[Passaic River]]{{·}} [[Raritan River]]{{·}} [[Great Shamokin Path]]{{·}} [[King's Highway|King's Highway or Delaware Indian Path]] {{·}} [[Lincoln Highway]]{{·}} [[Delaware and Raritan Canal]]{{·}} [[Morris Canal]]
  
*[[New Jersey Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==FamilySearch Resources==
*[[New Jersey County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersery County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
*[[New Jersey 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey 1885State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[[New Jersey Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*[[New Jersey Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
  
=== Things you can do  ===
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==Additional Resources==
 
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  
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*Early NJ records exist as part of both [[New Sweden]] and [[New Netherland]]
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*[[New Jersey County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/nj/ Cyndi's List] - New Jersey genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/njer/ New Jersey Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of New Jersey
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/new-jersey-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for New Jersey
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/new-jersey-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for New Jersey genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/newjersey-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for New Jersey
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NewJersey.pdf New Jersey Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
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Guide to New Jersey genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


New Jersey Information

New Jersey is a state in the northeast portion of the United States. It is divided into 21 counties. New Jersey was the 3rd State to join the Union on December 18, 1787. It came from the Crown Colony of New Jersey. The State capital is Trenton, New Jersey. [1]

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Getting Started with New Jersey Research

Links to articles on getting started with New Jersey research.

New Jersey Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.


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Genealogy records are kept on the county level in New Jersey Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.

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

Counties

Genealogy records are kept on the county level in New Jersey. Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.


New Jersey Migration Routes

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

FamilySearch Resources

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.