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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
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This index covers events from 1660 through 1980.  
 
This index covers events from 1660 through 1980.  
  
== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:  
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This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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* Family Records
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* Church Records
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* Civil Registration
  
*Family Records
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It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
*Church Records
 
*Civil Registration
 
  
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
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There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
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* "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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* "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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* A county or state vital record registration
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These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
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* They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
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* They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
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The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
  
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
  
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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1660 through 1980.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.


Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1660-1980 Marriages, 1678-1985 Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988
Atlantic 4,162 6,102 12,197
Bergen 13,464 7,763 16,618
Burlington 0 6,827 31,311
Camden 10,557 59,693 46,706
Cape May 0 778 3,239
Cumberland 0 9,559 19,474
Essex 156,218 91,560 169,482
Gloucester 7,770 54,159 15,585
Hudson 140,840 97,231 183,967
Hunterdon 0 8,073 12,736
Mercer 8,957 25,564 44,500
Middlesex 12,659 16,372 30,538
Monmouth 0 12,978 30,218
Morris 0 17,086 23,030
New Jersey 1,930,892 342,752 322,934
Ocean 4,466 1,719 6,802
Passaic 0 27,618 60,806
Salem 7,336 36,732 16,086
Somerset 6,683 4,344 11,641
Sussex 8,287 8,612 10,340
Union 22,235 22,255 42,095
Warren 0 13,726 12,025
Total 2,334,526 871,503 1,122,330

How to Use the Collection

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Be aware that the dates at the top of the original documents cover a two year span such as 1880-1881, going from the middle of one year and lapsing around to the middle of the next year. This affects individuals born between January 1 and June 30 making their births dates off by a year.

For example, if your ancestor was born on 1 Jan 1881, the index page would be for 1880-1881. This could make the birth date appear to be 1880.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of some births and christenings throughout New Jersey. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in New Jersey.

Related Web Sites

New Jersey Genealogy Online

New Jersey BERGEN Births

Related Wiki Articles

New Jersey

New Jersey Vital Records

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

"New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 31 March 2011. entry for Francis B. Johnson, baptized 26 November 1861; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1,378,069; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980," index, "FamilySearch" (https://familysearch.org). Index includes the IGI, digital copies of original records, and compiled records. FHL digital and microfilm copies. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.