New Jersey, Birth Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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New Jersey, Birth Index, 1901-1903
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|New Jersey, |
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|Location of New Jersey|
|Record Type||Birth Index|
|New Jersey State Archives|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 3 What Do I Do Next?
- 4 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
New Jersey Department of Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Index 1901 - 1903. The index is arranged alphabetically and includes name and birth certificates. The index is located at the New Jersey Archives.
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This collection contains the New Jersey Birth 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.
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the child
- The approximate year of birth
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
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]
- Use the information found from the index to order the birth certificate
- Search for the family in census records
- Search for additional vital records, such as marriage and death
- Search state and county records for land and probate
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
- 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. 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
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New Jersey.
- How to Find United States Birth Records
- United States, How to Use Birth Records
- How to Find New Jersey Birth Records
- New Jersey Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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