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New Jersey, 
United States
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Location of New Jersey
Record Description
Record Type State Census
Collection years 1895
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
New Jersey State Archive


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes an index and images of the census for the state of New Jersey in the year 1895. It is a printed form that was filled in by hand by the enumerator. It is arranged by county and by township within each county.This census included all counties.

The state of New Jersey took a state census every 10 years beginning in 1855 and continuing through 1915, in the years between federal censuses. The census was compiled to obtain a count of the population to determine how many representatives the state would send to Congress.

The 1890 U.S. Federal Census was damaged and destroyed by fire in 1921. Less than 1 percent of the schedules are available for research today. Because of this problem, the 1895 New Jersey State Census is a highly valuable source as it provides information that would otherwise be found in the Federal Census.

For a list of available and missing New Jersey censuses, see New Jersey Censuses Existing and Lost.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Jersey State Census, 1895.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Census

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Race
  • If foreign born, birthplace
  • Age by class

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The following counties are included in the collection:

County Records
Atlantic 35,216
Bergen 31,061
Burlington 0
Camden 29,056
Cape May 0
Cumberland 0
Essex 71,083
Gloucester 0
Hudson 150,086
Hunterdon 36,674
Mercer 0
Middlesex 0
Monmouth 38,192
Morris 26,654
Ocean 0
Passaic 69,654
Salem 21,194
Somerset 92
Sussex 22,951
Union 0
Warren 0

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The approximate age and residence in 1895
  • The names of family members

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Town or Township to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information and to find additional information. You could get a copy of the original record from the New Jersey State Archive

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the ages listed to determine approximate birth dates and find the family in additional censuses
  • Use the information found in the record to find vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New Jersey.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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