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New Jersey, United States Genealogy

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Guide to New Jersey genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


New Jersey Information[edit | edit source]

New Jersey is a state in the northeast portion of the United States. It is divided into 21 counties. New Jersey was the 3rd State to join the Union on December 18, 1787. It came from the Crown Colony of New Jersey. The State capital is Trenton, New Jersey. [1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with New Jersey Research

Links to articles on getting started with New Jersey research.

New Jersey Research Tools

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New Jersey Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

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.

Cape May CountyCumberland CountySalem County, New JerseyGloucester CountyCamden CountyBurlington CountyOcean CountyAtlantic CountyMonmouth CountyMercer CountyMiddlesex CountySomerset CountyHunterdon CountyWarren CountySussex CountyMorris CountyPassaic CountyBergen CountyHudson CountyUnion CountyEssex CountyNew-jersey-county-map.gif

Counties[edit | edit source]

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.

New Jersey Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Ellis Island · Atlantic Coast Ports · Delaware Indian Path or King's Highway  · Delaware River · Passaic River · Raritan River · Great Shamokin Path · King's Highway or Delaware Indian Path  · Lincoln Highway · Delaware and Raritan Canal · Morris Canal

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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Additional Resources[edit | edit source]


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.

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