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__NOTOC__''[[United States]][[ImageFile:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Jersey|New Jersey]]'' {{NewJersey-sidebar-new}}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.
Guide to '''New Jersey ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records ==Getting Started =={{NJ| |-sidebar|newsstyle=<!-- Add News Items BELOW "vertical-align:top; padding-right:15px;"|<h3>Getting Started with New Jersey Research</h3>Genealogical Society of Links to articles on getting started with New Jersey research.*[[How to Find New Jersey Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]*[ Events[How to Find New Jersey Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]*[[How to Find New Jersey Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]*[[New Jersey Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]<!-- Add News Items ABOVE -->
|moderator=<!-- Add moderator BELOW -->{{Moderator Wanted| layout style= "vertical| link =| name = State Moderator}} <!-- Add moderator ABOVE -->}}<div style="widthalign: 74%top; padding-left: 10px; float: left;">|<brh3>{{TitleStyle1}}'''Welcome to New Jersey,<br>the Garden State'''Research Tools</divh3> <br>'''''Most unique genealogical features:''''' [[Image:{{OceCitBoa}}]]Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.*[[New Jersey CensusRecord Selection Table|NJ censusesRecord Finder]] 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}}) [ WorldCat entry].</ref> *[[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}}) [ WorldCat entrynewjersey Boundary Changes Maps].</ref> *[[New Jersey Probate Records#Prerogative_Court.2C_1670_to_1784Archives and Libraries|Many 1702-1738 NJ willsArchives and Libraries]] are filed in New York City, or Albany, New York<ref name="Digg" /> *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.worldcatrootsweb.ancestry.orgcom/oclc~njgenweb/658230746 WorldCat entryNJGenWeb].</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://wwwgeonames.arleneeakleusgs.comgov/wordpresspls/2007/02/19/havegnispublic Geographical Names Information System] -you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011)U.</ref><ref>Stryker-Rhoda, "That Genealogical Quagmire: New Jersey," 65S. "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 gazetteer of New Yorkplaces, cemeteries and to various churches post offices 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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|}==New Jersey Clickable Map==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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==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.{| width="99%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders">
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*[[Atlantic County, New Jersey Genealogy|Atlantic]]
*[[Bergen County, New Jersey Genealogy|Bergen]] *[[Burlington County, New Jersey Genealogy|Burlington]]
*[[Camden County, New Jersey Genealogy|Camden]]
*[[Cape May County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cape May]] *[[Cumberland County, New Jersey Genealogy|Cumberland]]
*[[Essex County, New Jersey Genealogy|Essex]]
 | td valign="top" | *[[Gloucester County, New Jersey Genealogy|Gloucester]] *[[Hudson County, New Jersey Genealogy|Hudson]] *[[Hunterdon County, New Jersey Genealogy|Hunterdon]]
*[[Mercer County, New Jersey Genealogy|Mercer]]
*[[Middlesex County, New Jersey Genealogy|Middlesex]] *[[Monmouth County, New Jersey Genealogy|Monmouth]]
*[[Morris County, New Jersey Genealogy|Morris]]
| td valign="top" | *[[Ocean County, New Jersey Genealogy|Ocean]] *[[Passaic County, New Jersey Genealogy|Passaic]] *[[Salem County, New Jersey Genealogy|Salem]] *[[Somerset County, New Jersey Genealogy|Somerset]] *[[Sussex County, New Jersey Genealogy|Sussex]] *[[Union County, New Jersey Genealogy|Union]]
*[[Warren County, New Jersey Genealogy|Warren]]
'''Former Countries:&nbsp;''' [[New Netherland]] {{·}} [[New Sweden]]<br><br> '''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, [[New Jersey Counties Map|click here]]. <center>{{NJimagemap2}}</center> <div style="float: left; width: 100%">=== Major Repositories === [[New Jersey State Archives|New Jersey State Archives]]{{·}} [[New Jersey State Library|New Jersey State Library]]{{·}} [[New Jersey Historical Society Library|New Jersey Historical Society]]{{·}}[[Camden County Historical Society|Camden County Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Gloucester County Historical Society Library|Gloucester County Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey|Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey]]{{·}} [[Morristown and Morris Township Library|Morristown and Morris Township Library]]{{·}} [[Newark Public Library|Newark Public Library]]{{·}} [[Princeton University Firestone Library|Princeton University Firestone Library]]{{·}} [[Rowan University Campbell Library|Rowan University Campbell Library]]{{·}} [[Rutgers University Alexander Library]]{{·}} [[Seton Hall University Libraries|Seton Hall University Libraries]]{{·}} [[Historical Society of Pennsylvania|Historical Society of Pennsylvania]]{{·}} [[National Archives at Philadelphia]]{{·}} [[National Archives at New York City]]{{·}} [[New York Public Library]]  === Migration Routes === [[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]]  === 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,&nbsp;were destroyed. Various other records ==FamilySearch Resources==Below are FamilySearch resources that can substitute for censuses. These include lists of petitioners, residents, freeholders, quit renters, jurists, voters, and taxpayers. Many of these lists have been published assist you in periodicalsresourcing your family. For a helpful guide in locating these lists, refer to &nbsp;{{FHL|286972*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|titleFacebook Communities]] -id|disp= The United States Census Compendium}} by John D. Stemmons (Logan, UtahFacebook groups discussing genealogy research*[https: Everton Publishers, 1973//familysearch.) The book is available at the Family History Library on microfiche and in book formorg/learningcenter/home.&nbsp; html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses*Collections of New Jersey maps and atlases are available at numerous public and university libraries and historical societies[https://familysearch. The New Jersey org/search/ 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 presentRecords]*[ Family History Center locator map]
==Additional Resources= &nbsp;Research Tools === *Join our group Early NJ records exist as part of New Jersey researchers on both [[ FacebookSweden] &amp; ] and [[Join a Skype Research Community|SkypeNew Netherland]]
*[[New Jersey County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]
*[ New Jersey Genealogy - Guide to Ancestry] information on ordering vital records, city and government links, history and facts of counties, printable genealogy forms, list of archives and societies, genealogical terms, and lookup volunteers*[ Cyndi's List] - New Jersey Genealogy Network Group genealogy sites on Facebook] the internet*[ New Jersey Alabama GenealogyTrails] links to - collection of transcribed data for the state of New Jersey genealogy resources *[http new-jersey-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for 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. <br> *[ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasuresnew-jersey-genealogy.[[Image:New Jersey flaghtm Ancestorhunt.png|right|150px|com] - resources for New Jersey flag.png]] genealogy research*For animated maps illustrating New Jersey county boundary changes, [ "Rotating Formation New Jersey County Boundary Maps"Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] (1683-1928) may be viewed Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for free at the website. New Jersey*[http://wwwfiles.lib.jerseyhistorybyu.orgedu/genealogy.html Genealogists' Guide] family-history- The New Jersey Historical Society. <br> '''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  *[[New Jersey Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[New Jersey County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[New Jersey 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[New Jersey Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[New Jersey Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Jersey Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] === Obtain additional help === *[https:library/research-outlines/ Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp; *[https:/US/ Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp; *[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in pdf New Jersey Research|Consult a Professional GenealogistOutline]] === Things you can do === In order to make this wiki a better – Original Family History Library research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:  {| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"|-| <br> | width="30%" | *[[Edit a page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]] *[[Help:Creating a Page|Create a new article]] *[[How to categorize an article|Categorize articles]] | *[[Create an external link|Add external links to articles]] *[[Create an internal link|Add internal outline; contains many out of date links to articles]] *If you are interested in being the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for New Jersey, {{please contact a Sysop}}. |} {{Click|Image:Volunteers wanted sm.png|FamilySearch Wiki:Help wanted on the New Jersey pages|Wiki Volunteers Wanted}}
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