- New Jersey Historical Society Library
Extensive collections of New Jersey books, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, card files, vertical files, census microfilms, indexed genealogy manuscript collections, and many other records.
- New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management
Official repository for all colonial and state government records. Includes manuscripts and microfilms of pre-1900 county and town records.
- Newark Public Library
Newspapers and city directories for Newark and microfilm copies of all existing New Jersey federal and state censuses. Serves as a New Jersey State Documents Depository as well as a Regional Depository for U.S. Government Publications.
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Manuscripts, rare books, the University archives, and the collections of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, diaries and journals.
New Jersey State Archives in Trenton, New Jersey.
Search over 1 million database entries in nearly 500,000 documents. Once you find the record you want, simply send us the details and our researchers will email you the digital images. This archive contains:
Birth records for New Jersey from 1848 to 1923. Index from 1848 to 1900 (contained within)
Marriage records for New Jersey from 1848 to 1940. Index from May 1848 to May 1878. (Also county marriage records before 1848, but varies from county to county, and also colonial marriage bonds.)
Death records for New Jersey from 1848 to 1955
Index from June 1878 to June 1890
Index from 1848 to 1900 (contained within)
Divorces from 1629 to 1921
History of New Jersey from 1600s, including development of the New Jersey government and settlement of its lands between 1630 and 1800, covers land grants; early divorces, contested estates; petitions and remonstrance; records of mercantile affairs; and tax valuation lists
State census schedules from 1855 through 1905
Military records from 18th century to early 20th century
New Jersey naturalization records filed at County Clerk Office/Court of Common Pleas and state-level 1885-1931 (not including federal courts); declarations filed after January 1930 generally contain a photograph of the applicant
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Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in New Jersey include:
- Births and deaths were kept by some towns as early as 1675
- Marriages were kept by some towns as early as 1728
- Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1848 to the present
- Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790 (note that census from 1790 through 1820 are missing
- Territorial and colonial censuses were recorded as early as 1671
- New Jersey state census records were recorded in 1855 through 1905
- Land records were kept by proprietors of East and West Jersey as well as by the counties from the time they were settled
- Probate records were kept by the courts from 1670 to the present
- Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
- Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
- Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of New Jersey have also been written
- Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1790
- Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas