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- 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
- 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
- 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.