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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers in [[New Jersey|New Jersey]]:  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New_Jersey_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''
  
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Many archives and libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about New Jersey. They may have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state. The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers in New Jersey.
  
=== New Jersey Archives and Libraries ===
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=== [http://nj.gov/state/darm/archives.html New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management]<br> ===
  
'''Bureau of Archives and Records Preservation (New Jersey State Archives)'''<br>185 West State Street, (P.O. Box 307)<br>Trenton, NJ 08625-0307<br>Telephone: 609-292-6260<br>Internet: [http://www.njarchives.org/index.html http://www.njarchives.org/index.html&nbsp;]  
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225 West State Street<br>Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0307<br>Telephone: 609-292-6260<br><br>The Division of Archives and Records Management (State Archives) is the official repository for all colonial and state government records. Its collections include manuscripts and microfilms of pre-1900 county and town records. Many of these records are also on microfilm at the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]. The state archives also has several [http://nj.gov/state/darm/databases.html searchable databases online].
  
The Bureau of Archives and Records Preservation, usually referred to as the state archives, is the official repository for all colonial and state government records. Its collections include manuscripts and microfilms of pre-1900 county and town records. Most of these records are also on microfilm at the Family History Library.
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For a useful guide to the collection, refer to:
  
The state archives will make photocopies, answer reference letters, and search some indexed records for an hourly fee. For a useful guide to the collection, refer to:  
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*Barker, Bette Marie, Daniel P. Jones, and Karl J. Niederer. ''Guide to Family History Sources in the New Jersey State Archives''. Second Edition. Trenton, New Jersey: Division of Archives and Records Management, 1990. {{FHL|176883|item|disp=FHL book 974.9 A1 no. 123}}<br>
  
Barker, Bette Marie, Daniel P. Jones, and Karl J. Niederer. ''Guide to Family History Sources in the New Jersey State Archives''. Second Edition. Trenton, New Jersey: Division of Archives and Records Management, 1990. (Family History Library {{FHL|176883|title-id|disp=book 974.9 A1 no. 123<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1223479739108_216" />}}.)
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=== [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/nyc/ National Archives—Northeast Region]  ===
  
'''National Archives—Northeast Region''''<br>201 Varick Street<br>12th Floor<br>(Entrance on Houston Street, between Varick and Hudson)<br>New York, NY 10014<br>Telephone: Toll-free 866-840-1752 or 212-401-1620<br>Fax: 212-401-1738<br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/northeast/&nbsp;
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201 Varick Street<br>12th Floor<br>(Entrance on Houston Street, between Varick and Hudson)<br>New York, New York 10014<br>Telephone: Toll-free 866-840-1752 or 212-401-1620<br>Fax: 212-401-1638
  
The National Archives—Northeast Region has records created by federal agencies in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The archives has naturalization records, internal revenue service records, customs lists, and records of the U.S. District Court of Appeals. The archives also has microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, court records, passenger lists for New York City and other ports, Revolutionary War military records, some Civil War service indexes, and World War I draft registrations. The staff will make photocopies for a fee. The National Archives has announced the records of this branch will be moved to the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green in New York City. The new home will be located in the same building as the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.<br>
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The National Archives—Northeast Region has records created by federal agencies in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The archives has naturalization records, internal revenue service records, customs lists, and records of the U.S. District Court of Appeals. The archives also has microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, passenger arrival lists, military records, and other historical resources.  
  
'''New Jersey State Library'''<br>History and Genealogy Unit<br>185 West State Street, CN 520<br>Trenton, NJ 08625-0520<br>Telephone: 609-292-6200<br>Fax: 609-292-2746<br>Internet: http://www.njstatelib.org/  
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The National Archives has announced that in the fall of 2012 the records of this branch will be moved to the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green in New York City. <br>  
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=== [http://www.njstatelib.org/ New Jersey State Library]  ===
  
The state library collects published sources, including printed genealogies, maps, church records, local histories, city directories, legislative reports, legal digests, and periodicals. It also has microfilm copies of federal censuses of the eastern states and New Jersey state censuses. The library staff will do limited checking of indexes and directories in response to written requests. They will make photocopies for a fee. <br>  
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185 West State Street<br>(mailing address: P.O. Box 520)<br>Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0520<br>Telephone: 609-278-2640<br>Fax: 609-278-2647
  
'''Rutgers University Department of Special Collections and Archives'''<br>Archibald Stevens Alexander Library<br>Rutgers University<br>169 College Avenue<br>New Brunswick, NJ 08903<br>Telephone: 732-932-7509 <br>Internet: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/scua/scua.shtml
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The state library collects published sources, including printed genealogies, maps, church records, local histories, city directories, legislative reports, legal digests, and periodicals. It also has microfilm copies of federal censuses of the eastern states, New Jersey state censuses, and major New Jersey newspapers. The library staff will do limited checking of indexes and directories in response to telephone or written requests. They will make photocopies for a fee.  
  
A guide to the manuscripts at this library is:  
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=== [http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/scua/scua.shtml Special Collections and University Archives]  ===
  
Rutgers University Library. ''A Guide to the Manuscript Collection of the Rutgers University Library''. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Library, 1964. (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|254160|title-id|disp=book 974.942 A3s}}.)
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey<br>169 College Avenue<br>New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1163<br>Telephone: 732-932-7006 <br>Fax: 732-932-7012
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Collections include manuscripts, rare books, the University archives, and the collections of the [http://www.gsnj.org/ Genealogical Society of New Jersey.]
  
 
Diaries and journals are inventoried in:  
 
Diaries and journals are inventoried in:  
  
Sinclair, Donald A., Compiler. ''A Guide to Manuscript Diaries and Journals in the Special Collections Department, Rutgers University''. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Library, 1980. (Not available at the Family History Library.)  
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*Sinclair, Donald A., Compiler. ''A Guide to Manuscript Diaries and Journals in the Special Collections Department, Rutgers University''. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Library, 1980. (Not available at the Family History Library.)
 
 
'''New Jersey Reference Division, Newark Public Library'''<br>Newark Public Library<br>5 Washington Street<br>P.O. Box 630<br>Newark, NJ 07101-0630<br>Telephone: 201-733-7800<br>Email:&nbsp;[mailto:reference@npl.org <u>''reference@npl.org''</u>]''<br>''Internet: http://www.npl.org/pages/Collections/specialcollections1.html
 
 
 
The library has newspapers and city directories for Newark and microfilm copies of all existing New Jersey federal and state censuses. The staff will search and copy obituaries and other records for a fee.
 
 
 
'''The following books provide additional information about New Jersey archives and libraries:'''
 
 
 
Hoelle, Edith. ''Genealogical Resources in Southern New Jersey''. Third Edition. Woodbury, New Jersey: Gloucester County Historical Society, 1989. (Second edition is Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|616147|title-id|disp=book 974.9 D23h 1989}}.) This book is a guide to libraries and collections in the seven southern counties of New Jersey.
 
 
 
Murrin, Mary R., Complier. ''New Jersey Historical Manuscripts: A Guide to Collections in the State''. Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1987. (Family History&nbsp;Library&nbsp;{{FHL|644264|title-id|disp=book 974.9 A3m}}.) This book contains addresses and collection descriptions of 263 public libraries, historical societies, archives, and museums.
 
 
 
Quigley, Mary Alice, Judith A. Fullerton, and Diane E. Kauffman, Compliers. ''Historical Organizations in New Jersey: A Directory. Revised Edition.''Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1983. (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|301018|title-id|disp=book 974.9 H24q}}.) This book contains the addresses to over 450 historical societies, county historians, museums, and lineage societies.
 
 
 
'''Addresses of county courthouses, surrogate courts, and county records centers are found in:'''
 
 
 
Eichholtz, Alice, ed. ''Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', Revised Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992. (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|611946|title-id|disp=book Ref 973 D27rb 1992}}.)
 
 
 
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=== New Jersey Genealogical and Historical Organizations<br>  ===
 
 
 
'''New Jersey Historical Society Library'''<br>230 Broadway<br>Newark, NJ 07104<br>Telephone: 201-483-3939<br>Fax: 201-483-1988<br>Internet: http://www.jerseyhistory.org/librarymain.html<br>Internet: http://www.jerseyhistory.org/
 
 
 
The historical society has extensive collections of New Jersey books, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, card files, vertical files, census microfilms, indexed genealogy manuscript collections, and many other records. The library staff will do a limited amount of research for a fee.
 
 
 
Two pamphlets, available from the historical society upon request, describe the collections: The Collections of the Library of the New Jersey Historical Society and A Guide to Family History and Genealogy Resources in the New Jersey Historical Society Library.
 
 
 
For a valuable guide to other manuscript materials, see: Skemer, Don C. and Robert C. Morris. Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society. Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Historical Society, 1979. (Family History Library .)
 
 
 
'''The Genealogical Society of New Jersey'''<br>P.O. Box 1291<br>New Brunswick, NJ 08903-1291<br>Telephone: 732-932-7510<br>Internet: http://www.gsnj.org/ <br>
 
 
 
'''The Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey'''<br>222 Livingston Ave.<br>New Brunswick, NJ 08901.<br>Internet:&nbsp; http://www.jewishgen.org/jhscj/<br>
 
 
 
"The JHSCJ was organized on November 7, 1977, and now serves Middlesex, Union, Somerset, Mercer, Warren, and Hunterton Counties in New Jersey. Our archival collection includes organizational documents, records, and artifacts of area synagogues and other Jewish organizations, historical records, photographs, tapes of oral histories, memorabilia, and copies of Jewish newspapers. We also have an extensive collection of research materials of interest to genealogists, and books and pamphlets on subjects pertaining to the Jewish-American experience."&nbsp; <br>
 
 
 
'''Gloucester County Historical Society Library'''<br>17 Hunter Street<br>P.O. Box 409<br>Woodbury, NJ 08096<br>Telephone: 609-845-4771<br>Internet: http://www.history.navy.mil/sources/nj/gch.htm <br>
 
 
 
'''US Gen Net New Jersey'''<br>Internet:&nbsp; [http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/nj.html http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/nj.html ]<br>List of On-line Historical and Genealogical Societies<br><br>
 
 
 
=== Web Sites<br>  ===
 
 
 
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from New Jersey in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost. Addresses on the Internet are subject to frequent changes. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:
 
 
 
'''USGenWeb'''
 
 
 
[http://www.usgenweb.com/ http://www.usgenweb.com/] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njgenweb/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njgenweb/]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey) <br>
 
 
 
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
 
 
 
'''USGenWeb Archives'''<br>
 
 
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ http://files.usgwarchives.net/]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
 
 
 
[http://usgwarchives.net/nj/njfiles.htm http://usgwarchives.net/nj/njfiles.htm]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey)
 
 
 
"In June 1996, the USGenWeb Digital Library (USGenWeb Archives) was developed to present actual transcriptions of public domain records on the Internet. This huge undertaking is the cooperative effort of volunteers who either have electronically formatted files on census records, marriage bonds, wills, and other public documents, or are willing to transcribe this information to contribute."&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -- Site authors. <br>
 
 
 
'''Roots-L'''
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/USA/nj/index.html http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/USA/nj/index.html]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey)
 
 
 
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.
 
 
 
'''RootsWeb'''<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~websites/usa/index.html http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~websites/usa/index.html] &nbsp; &nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
 
 
 
[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/NJ.html http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/NJ.html]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey)&nbsp; <br>
 
 
 
"Rootsweb® is the oldest and largest free online community dedicated to family history. You'll find millions of members communicating on thousands of message boards in this expansive environment for learning, collaborating and sharing with others."&nbsp; -- Site authors.&nbsp; Operated by ancestry.com.
 
 
 
'''Linkpendium'''<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NJ http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NJ/]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey)<br>
 
 
 
"Linkpendium is being developed by Karen Isaacson and Brian (Wolf) Leverich, founders of the extremely popular RootsWeb genealogical community site. At the time of its merger with Ancestry in June 2000, RootsWeb had about 600,000 registered users, was serving about 100,000,000 Web page views monthly, and was delivering about 160,000,000 pieces of email monthly to the subscribers of its 18,000 mailing lists. The company had more than 40 employees and operated its own 7,000 square foot data center in Bakersfield, CA."&nbsp; -- Site authors. <br>
 
 
 
'''US Gen Net'''<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/ http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/nj.html http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/nj.html]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey)
 
 
 
On-line Historical and Genealogical Societies<br>
 
 
 
'''Cyndi's List'''<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.cyndislist.com/usa.htm http://www.cyndislist.com/usa.htm] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.cyndislist.com/nj.htm http://www.cyndislist.com/nj.htm]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey)<br>
 
 
 
List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet<br>
 
 
 
'''Live Roots'''<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.liveroots.com/earth/united_states.html http://www.liveroots.com/earth/united_states.html]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.liveroots.com/earth/new_jersey.html http://www.liveroots.com/earth/new_jersey.html]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey)
 
 
 
"Live Roots is a specialized search engine that assists you with locating genealogical resources, including both those that are accessible online and others which may require assistance from another researcher. The concept behind Live Roots was to build a search experience that bridges the gaps between independent genealogy web sites, large commercial ancestry repositories and many other printed family history materials yet to be digitized and published on the World Wide Web."&nbsp; -- Site authors
 
 
 
'''Access Genealogy'''<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ http://www.accessgenealogy.com/] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/newjersey/ http://www.accessgenealogy.com/newjersey/] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (New Jersey)<br>
 
 
 
"From what started out as a simple set of 50 state pages, has blossomed into over 250,000 pages, and millions of records. This feat couldn't have been accomplished without the assistance Judy and I received over the years by countless volunteers. We are indebted to each of you for your assistance in making this project what it has become! Thank You!" ...&nbsp; "It's important for you to understand, though we are known for our Native American data, we actually have more data for the regular American researcher, then we do Native American."&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -- Site authors. <br>
 
 
 
'''Family History 101'''<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.familyhistory101.com/ http://www.familyhistory101.com/]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.familyhistory101.com/newjersey.html http://www.familyhistory101.com/newjersey.html] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (New Jersey)<br>
 
 
 
"While I cannot provide detailed information on all sources available to family historians, Family History 101 covers the basic tools and provides essential instructions. My intention is to suggest some of the easiest ways to find, document, and preserve your family history. "&nbsp; -- Site authors. <br>
 
 
 
'''Genea Search'''<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.geneasearch.com/ http://www.geneasearch.com/]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.geneasearch.com/states/newjersey.htm http://www.geneasearch.com/states/newjersey.htm]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey)<br>
 
 
 
" GeneaSearch has helped search for ancestors, build family trees and find family history with free genealogy lookups, free genealogy sites, family surname newsletters, data, books from genealogy societies and individuals, surname queries, female ancestors, beginner's genealogy guide since 1999. Other genealogy resources are links, lists of societies, and a variety of tools for online research.. See our state genealogy pages for free genealogy databases and genealogy resources for each state." &nbsp; -- Site Authors
 
 
 
'''D'Addezio.com'''<br>
 
 
 
[http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/ http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
 
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/RR-NJ-NDX.html http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/RR-NJ-NDX.html]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey)<br>
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=== [http://www.npl.org/index.html Newark Public Library] ===
  
The mission of D'Addezio.com has been to provide a quality site containing original material, and valuable links to other information on the Internet, in a well-organized manner. The site has grown gradually, keeping the quality of our information as the highest priority. -- Site authors.<br>  
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5 Washington Street<br>P.O. Box 630<br>Newark, New Jersey 07101-0630<br>Telephone: 201-733-7784 or (New Jersey questions) 201-733-7775<br>  
  
'''Olive Tree Genealogy'''<br>
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The library has newspapers and city directories for Newark and microfilm copies of all existing New Jersey federal and state censuses. This library serves as a New Jersey State Documents Depository as well as a Regional Depository for U.S. Government Publications. The staff will search and copy obituaries and other records for a fee.
  
[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/sitemap.shtml http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/sitemap.shtml]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>  
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=== [http://www.jerseyhistory.org/librarymain.html New Jersey Historical Society Library]<br> ===
  
[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/usa/nj/ http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/usa/nj/]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey)<br>  
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52 Park Place<br>Newark, New Jersey 07102<br>Telephone: 973-596-8500<br>Fax: 973-596-6957<br>  
  
"Olive Tree Genealogy has more than 1,900 pages of free genealogy records to help you find your brick-wall ancestors and build your family tree." -- Site Authors<br>
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The historical society has extensive collections of New Jersey books, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, card files, vertical files, census microfilms, indexed genealogy manuscript collections, and many other records. Guides to the collections are available on the library website. Fees are charged to visit the library. The library staff will do a limited amount of research for a fee.  
  
'''Records Project'''<br>
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=== [http://www.jewishgen.org/jhscj/collections.html The Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey]  ===
  
[http://recordsproject.com/ http://recordsproject.com/&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>  
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222 Livingston Ave.<br>New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901<br>  
  
[http://recordsproject.com/public/new-jersey.asp http://recordsproject.com/public/new-jersey.asp] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (New Jersey)<br>  
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The archival collection includes organizational documents, historical records, photographs, oral histories, area Jewish newspapers, and other research materials.<br>  
  
Links to state and county public records.  
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=== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njgchs/Library.html Gloucester County Historical Society Library]  ===
  
'''Kindred Trails'''<br>  
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17 Hunter Street<br>Woodbury, New Jersey 08096-4605<br>Telephone: 856-845-4771
  
[http://www.kindredtrails.com/databases.html http://www.kindredtrails.com/databases.html] &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
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The library has an extensive collection of census records, vital records, maps, church records, local histories, city directories, genealogical charts, and many other records.  
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?i=d&tp=2&p=33&cj=1&o_xid=0001259144&o_lid=0001259144 ancestry.com Databases for New Jersey]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey - Databases at ancestry.com)<br>
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=== [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]  ===
  
[http://www.state.nj.us/state/darm/links/archives.html http://www.state.nj.us/state/darm/links/archives.html] &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey&nbsp; -&nbsp; State Archives)<br>  
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35 North West Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84150<br>Telephone: 801-240-2584
  
Regional Genealogy Databases,&nbsp; ancestry.com,&nbsp; National Archives, State Archives<br>
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The Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints houses a collection of genealogical records that include names of more than three billion deceased people. It’s the largest collection of its kind in the world. Collections include digitized historical records, microfilms and microfiche, books, maps, and much more. Explore at [http://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org].
  
'''ancestry.com&nbsp; $ '''<br>
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[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. You may search your address for a center near you on the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] site. These local centers are staffed by volunteers and have varying hours and resources so call to verify their hours in advance.  
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/default.aspx? http://search.ancestry.com/search/default.aspx?]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (All of the United States)<br>
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Some New Jersey Family History Centers:  
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/New-Jersey/Default.asp http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/New-Jersey/Default.asp]x&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (New Jersey)<br>  
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:[[Cherry Hill New Jersey Family History Center|'''Cherry Hill Family History Center''']]<br>252 Evesham Avenue<br>Cherry Hill, New Jersey<br>Telephone: 856-795-8841
  
ancestry.com&nbsp; Geographic genealogical source search page.&nbsp;&nbsp; Requires US Subscription. <br>  
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*Hoelle, Edith. ''Genealogical Resources in Southern New Jersey''. Third Edition. Woodbury, New Jersey: Gloucester County Historical Society, 1989. This book is a guide to libraries and collections in the seven southern counties of New Jersey.{{FHL|616147|item|disp= FHL book 974.9 D23h 1989}}<br>
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*Murrin, Mary R., Complier. ''New Jersey Historical Manuscripts: A Guide to Collections in the State''. Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1987. This book contains addresses and collection descriptions of 263 public libraries, historical societies, archives, and museums.{{FHL|644264|item|disp=FHL book 974.9 A3m}}<br>  
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*Quigley, Mary Alice, Judith A. Fullerton, and Diane E. Kauffman, Compliers. ''Historical Organizations in New Jersey: A Directory. Revised Edition.''Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1983. This book contains the addresses to over 450 historical societies, county historians, museums, and lineage societies.{{FHL|301018|item|disp=FHL book 974.9 H24q}}
  
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United States go to New Jersey go to Archives and Libraries

Many archives and libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about New Jersey. They may have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state. The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers in New Jersey.

New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management

225 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0307
Telephone: 609-292-6260

The Division of Archives and Records Management (State Archives) is the official repository for all colonial and state government records. Its collections include manuscripts and microfilms of pre-1900 county and town records. Many of these records are also on microfilm at the Family History Library. The state archives also has several searchable databases online.

For a useful guide to the collection, refer to:

  • Barker, Bette Marie, Daniel P. Jones, and Karl J. Niederer. Guide to Family History Sources in the New Jersey State Archives. Second Edition. Trenton, New Jersey: Division of Archives and Records Management, 1990. FHL book 974.9 A1 no. 123

National Archives—Northeast Region

201 Varick Street
12th Floor
(Entrance on Houston Street, between Varick and Hudson)
New York, New York 10014
Telephone: Toll-free 866-840-1752 or 212-401-1620
Fax: 212-401-1638

The National Archives—Northeast Region has records created by federal agencies in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The archives has naturalization records, internal revenue service records, customs lists, and records of the U.S. District Court of Appeals. The archives also has microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, passenger arrival lists, military records, and other historical resources.

The National Archives has announced that in the fall of 2012 the records of this branch will be moved to the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green in New York City.

New Jersey State Library

185 West State Street
(mailing address: P.O. Box 520)
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0520
Telephone: 609-278-2640
Fax: 609-278-2647

The state library collects published sources, including printed genealogies, maps, church records, local histories, city directories, legislative reports, legal digests, and periodicals. It also has microfilm copies of federal censuses of the eastern states, New Jersey state censuses, and major New Jersey newspapers. The library staff will do limited checking of indexes and directories in response to telephone or written requests. They will make photocopies for a fee.

Special Collections and University Archives

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1163
Telephone: 732-932-7006
Fax: 732-932-7012

Collections include manuscripts, rare books, the University archives, and the collections of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey.

Diaries and journals are inventoried in:

  • Sinclair, Donald A., Compiler. A Guide to Manuscript Diaries and Journals in the Special Collections Department, Rutgers University. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Library, 1980. (Not available at the Family History Library.)

Newark Public Library

5 Washington Street
P.O. Box 630
Newark, New Jersey 07101-0630
Telephone: 201-733-7784 or (New Jersey questions) 201-733-7775

The library has newspapers and city directories for Newark and microfilm copies of all existing New Jersey federal and state censuses. This library serves as a New Jersey State Documents Depository as well as a Regional Depository for U.S. Government Publications. The staff will search and copy obituaries and other records for a fee.

New Jersey Historical Society Library

52 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Telephone: 973-596-8500
Fax: 973-596-6957

The historical society has extensive collections of New Jersey books, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, card files, vertical files, census microfilms, indexed genealogy manuscript collections, and many other records. Guides to the collections are available on the library website. Fees are charged to visit the library. The library staff will do a limited amount of research for a fee.

The Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey

222 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

The archival collection includes organizational documents, historical records, photographs, oral histories, area Jewish newspapers, and other research materials.

Gloucester County Historical Society Library

17 Hunter Street
Woodbury, New Jersey 08096-4605
Telephone: 856-845-4771

The library has an extensive collection of census records, vital records, maps, church records, local histories, city directories, genealogical charts, and many other records.

Family History Library

35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Telephone: 801-240-2584

The Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints houses a collection of genealogical records that include names of more than three billion deceased people. It’s the largest collection of its kind in the world. Collections include digitized historical records, microfilms and microfiche, books, maps, and much more. Explore at FamilySearch.org.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site. These local centers are staffed by volunteers and have varying hours and resources so call to verify their hours in advance.

Some New Jersey Family History Centers:

Cherry Hill Family History Center
252 Evesham Avenue
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Telephone: 856-795-8841
Toms River Family History Center
1348 Old Freehold Rd.
Toms River, New Jersey
Telephone: 732-349-5947

Published Resources

The following books provide additional information about New Jersey archives and libraries:

  • Hoelle, Edith. Genealogical Resources in Southern New Jersey. Third Edition. Woodbury, New Jersey: Gloucester County Historical Society, 1989. This book is a guide to libraries and collections in the seven southern counties of New Jersey.FHL book 974.9 D23h 1989
  • Murrin, Mary R., Complier. New Jersey Historical Manuscripts: A Guide to Collections in the State. Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1987. This book contains addresses and collection descriptions of 263 public libraries, historical societies, archives, and museums.FHL book 974.9 A3m
  • Quigley, Mary Alice, Judith A. Fullerton, and Diane E. Kauffman, Compliers. Historical Organizations in New Jersey: A Directory. Revised Edition.Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey Historical Commission, 1983. This book contains the addresses to over 450 historical societies, county historians, museums, and lineage societies.FHL book 974.9 H24q

New Jersey Online Collections

link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/New Jersey_Online_Genealogy_Records New Jersey
Online Records
Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Web Sites

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from New Jersey in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Much of the information is available at little or no cost. Addresses on the Internet are subject to frequent changes. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:

FamilySearch

At this site you can access digitized historical records, the Family History Library Catalog, lists of Family History Centers, and other resources related to family history.

New Jersey GenWeb

A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for New Jersey and each county.

West Jersey History Project

This is an online community sharing and preserving historical information about New Jersey.