New Jersey, Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
New Jersey, 
United States
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Location of New Jersey
Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1901-1903
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites




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

This collection contains the New Jersey Death Index, 1901-1903 acquired by Reclaim the Records and donated to FamilySearch for publishing of images and index. Digital images of the originals are held by Reclaim the Records in Mill Valley, California.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

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

The New Jersey Death Index contains:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The death certificate number

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The approximate year of death

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

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]

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

  • Obtain the death certificate from New Jersey
  • Search for an obituary in local newspapers
  • Search for cemetery records
  • Search for the family in probate records

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

  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

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

"New Jersey, Reclaim the Records, New Jersey Death Index, 1901-1903." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : publication date. Custodian.

Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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