New Jersey, United States Genealogy

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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


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. See the catalog entry for more details.
  • 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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  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 (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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