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Genealogy Resources

New Jersey Genealogy Resources

  • Atlantic County, NJ (includes Atlantic City), 1860-1923. Has over 5,000 newspapers in the digitized collection.

  • Bailey, Rosalie Fellows. Dutch Systems in Family Naming, New York-New Jersey. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1965, 1999.

  • Cranbury Press, Cranbury, NJ, from 1886-1926, from the archives of the Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society.

  • Family Tree Maker: The New Jersey Biographical Index 1800s. Novato, California: Broderbund, 1997.
     
  • Gibson, George and Florence. Marriages of Monmouth County, New Jersey, 1795-1843. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2006, 1981.
     
  • Gordon, Thomas F. Gazetteer of the State of New Jersey. Reprinted Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 2004, 1834.
     
  • Hutchinson, Richard S. East New Jersey Land Records, 1702-1717 (Books H, I and "Little K") Lewes, DE: Colonial Roots, 2008.

  • Hutchinson, Richard S. East New Jersey Land Records, 1737-1747 (Books E-2 and F-2) Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2006.
     
  • Hutchinson, Richard S. East New Jersey Land Records, 1747-1757. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2005.
     
  • Hutchinson, Richard S. East New Jersey Land Records, 1763-1766 (Books A-3 and B-3) Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2006.

  • Hutchinson, Richard S. East New Jersey Land Records, 1766-1772 (Books D3, E3 and F3) Lewes, DE: Colonial Roots, 2008.
     
  • Nelson, William. New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 2005 reprint, 1916.

  • New Brunswick, New Jersey Newspaper Archive. Every newspaper in the database is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content.

  • New Jersey Archives: Genealogical and Colonial Records.
     
  • New Jersey Archives: Genealogical Holdings.

  • New Jersey Archives: Searchable Databases.

  • New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980. Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of New Jersey. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.  FamilySearch.

  • New Jersey, Calvary United Methodist Church Records, 1821-2003. Church records of the Calvary United Methodist Church (formerly known as Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church) in Keyport, New Jersey. This collection is being published as images become available. FamilySearch.

  • New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956. Name index of county marriage records for New Jersey. Currently this collection is 100% complete. Due to contract restrictions some images from the following counties may not be available for view: Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Union, and Warren. FamilySearch.

  • New Jersey, County Naturalization Records, 1749-1986. Naturalization records and digitized indexes from county courthouses in New Jersey. The record content and time period varies by county. FamilySearch.

  • New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988. Name index to death and burial records from the state of New Jersey. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 1,122,330 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.  FamilySearch.

  • New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Death Records since 1878, restricted for 40 years after the event,

  • New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management.
     
  • New Jersey GenWeb Project.
     
  • New Jersey Index to Marriage Records, 1666-1799. Index includes the Secretary of State's Marriage Bonds and Licenses, 1711 to 1795, and marriages recorded in colonial deed books and other collections.
     
  • New Jersey Index to Marriage Records, 1848-1867. May 1, 1848 to May 31, 1867.
     
  • New Jersey Local Name Search

  • New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985. Name index to marriage records from the state of New Jersey. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.  FamilySearch.

  • New Jersey, Middlesex County Probate Records, 1830-1921. Probate records (bound volumes) from the Middlesex County Surrogate Court in New Brunswick, New Jersey. These records augment the microfilms we filmed in 1972. This collection is being published as images become available. FamilySearch.

  • New Jersey, Probate Records, 1678-1980. Images of probate records from various court houses in New Jersey. Most records end in 1920 but some counties have records up to the year 1970. FamilySearch.
     
  • New Jersey State Archives Imaged Collections. Portraits of soldiers, historic structures, sites and parks, New Jersey Institutions, and military monuments. Over 3,000 images from their photograph and manuscript collection
     
  • New Jersey State Census, 1895. Original state census manuscripts at the New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ. Microfilm by the archives, complete for all New Jersey counties. Visit the New Jersey Archives site for a reel list for all State Censuses on microfilm.

  • New Jersey, State Census, 1885. Name index of the New Jersey state census taken in 1885. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and family history centers. FamilySearch.

  • New Jersey, State Census, 1905. Name index of the 1905 Census of New Jersey which includes all residents in all counties. FamilySearch.

  • New Jersey Vital Statistics: Find a Local Registrar.
     
  • Official Register of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War.
     
  • Ricord, Frederick W., preparer. General Index to the Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey: first in Series, in ten volumes; Published under and by Virtue of of an Act Entitled "An act for the better preservation of the early records of the state of New Jersey," passed March twenty-ninth, one thousand and eight hundred and seventy-two. New, New Jersey, 1888. Reprint: Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans, 1994.
     
  • Watring, Anna Miller. Early Church Records of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2004.

  • Watson, Judith Green. Somerset County Articles in the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey Summary & Descriptions, 1925-2006. Breaks down the articles from the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey into categories (census records, church records, court records, family and Bible records, genealogies, gravestones, marriage records, military records, miscellaneous records, obituaries, and tax records), giving the author, volume(s) and page number(s) as well as a brief description of the article. Order from the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, P.O. Box 1476, Trenton, NJ 08607-1476.
     
  • Wright, F. Edward. Colonial Families of New Jersey, Volume 1: Middlesex and Somerset Counties. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2004.