Our New Jersey genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in New Jersey, including:
- Gloucester County Historical Society Library
Extensive collection of census records, vital records, maps, church records, local histories, city directories, genealogical charts, and many other records.
- Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey
Organizational documents, historical records, photographs, oral histories, area Jewish newspapers, and other research materials.
- National Archives Northeast Region
Records created by federal agencies in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Naturalization records, internal revenue service records, customs lists, and records of the U.S. District Court of Appeals. The archives also has microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, passenger arrival lists, military records, and other historical resources.
- 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.
- 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 State Library
Printed genealogies, maps, church records, local histories, city directories, legislative reports, legal digests, and periodicals. It also has microfilm copies of federal censuses of the eastern states, New Jersey state censuses, and major New Jersey newspapers.
- 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.
- Public Libraries in: Middlesex, Union, Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Morris, and Passaic counties
- 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.
Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.
If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.
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