New Jersey Research Guide Digital Download

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You'll love this if…
  • You're getting started tracing your ancestors in New Jersey
  • You want new ideas and resources to get past a New Jersey brick wall
  • Your genealogy search is focused mainly on New Jersey —you don't need the full State Research Guides collection
Trace your New Jersey ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
  • a how-to article detailing New Jersey’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
  • the best websites, books and other resources for New Jersey research, handpicked by our editors and experts
  • listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
  • timeline of key events in the state's history
  • full-color map to put your research in geographical context
Here's a sampling of the helpful tips you'll get in the New Jersey guide:
  • From 1673 until 1702, New Jersey was governed as two provinces, East Jersey and West Jersey, with capitals in Perth Amboy and Burlington, respectively.
  • Baptismal certificates, member directories, marriage banns and other church records can stand in for missing vital records.
  • The Duke of York granted the land that would become New Jersey to two friends, who then provided grants to settlers. Surviving land grant records are microfilmed at the New Jersey state archives.
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.
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