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Selected Materials in the New Jersey Information Center
Relative to New Jersey Genealogical Research

Public Records

Journal of the Governor and Council 1631-1776.
(New Jersey Archives 1st Series)
NJ REF 974.9 N461

Privy Council. Minutes, 1772-1789.
NJ REF 974.9 N46a

Laws of the Royal Colony of New Jersey 1703-1775.
(New Jersey Archives 3rd Series)
NJ REF 974.9 N46a

Essex County. Miscellaneous Records:
Incorporations, dockets, lunacy papers, marriage, power of attorney, lease/release, names change, adoption, manumission, right of way, fireman's exemption, judgments, agreements, military discharge, etc., 1785-1979. Microfilm.

Essex County. Road Records. Volume A 1698-1804.
NJ REF 388.10974931 Es7

Records of the Town of Newark 1666-1836.
NJ REF 974.9 N4612

Tax Ratables 1778-1822. Microfilm.

Pension Roll of 1835. 4 Volumes.
NJ REF 929.373 Un32

Vital Records

Marriage Records 1665-1800.
(New Jersey Archives 1st Series)
NJ REF 974.9 N461

Burlington County, New Jersey Marriages.
NJ REF 929.3 C8411

Rockaway Township Cemeteries.
NJ REF 929.374974 IL6ro

Warren Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, Register of Births 1849-1878.
NJ REF 929.37944 W25

Bible Records from the Monmouth County Historical Association Library.
NJ REF 929.374946 B47

Union County. Marriages 1857-1881. Microfilm.

Guide to Vital Statistic Records in New Jersey, V. I: Public Archives; V. II: Church Records.
NJ REF 016.3 Un3

Some Burials in St. John's Church, Newark, NJ 1840-1900.
(New Jersey Manuscripts & Archives: Newark Miscellaneous Cemeteries).

Headstones of the Old Burying Ground Transferred to Fairmount Cemetery Crypt 1889.
(New Jersey Manuscripts & Archives: Newark. Miscellaneous Cemeteries).

The Records of Trinity Church (Old Swedes) 1785-1975.
NJ REF 929.374981 M66

Old Burying Grounds Newark, see New Jersey Historical Society, Proceedings, N.S Volume 10 (1925).

Negroes Named in the Presbyterian Church of Morristown, NJ.
(New Jersey Manuscripts & Archives: New Jersey Genealogy Miscellaneous).
NJ REF 974.9 N46124

Partial List of Those that Died from Cholera, 1854.
(New Jersey Manuscripts & Archives: Newark Public Health).

Land Records/ Personal Property Records

History of the Land Titles in Hudson County, NJ 1609-1871.
NJ REF 929.1 W722

Abstracts of the Partitions and Divisions of Morris County Filed at Morristown, New Jersey 1785-1900.
NJ REF 929.374974 B81

Patents and Deeds and other Early Records of New Jersey, 1664-1703.
NJ REF 929.3 N331

Abstracts of Wills 1670-1813. (New Jersey 1st Series).
NJ REF 974.9 N461 Volumes 23, 30, 36, 37, 39 and 42.

Index to New Jersey Wills 1689-1890.  3 Volumes.
NJ REF 929.3749 N 4203

Deeds of Essex County, NJ 1761-1887.
(New Jersey Manuscripts & Archives: New Jersey Land Conveyances).

Property holders in the Meadowlands, Index 1728-1918.
(card index).

Census Records

Revolutionary Census of New Jersey.
NJ REF 929.3749 St8

The 1693 Census of Swedes on the Delaware.
NJ REF 929.3089397 C84

New Jersey in 1793.
NJ REF 929.3749 N82

New Jersey Census Index.
1830 NJ REF 929.3749 N46
1840 NJ REF 929.3749 N464
1850 NJ REF 929.3749 N46
1860 NJ REF 929.3749 N46 2 Volumes.
1870 NJ REF 929.3749 N46 2 Volumes.

Soundex for the censuses of 1880, 1900, 1920. Microfilm.

The Soundex Reference Guide.
NJ REF 016.9293 So8

New Jersey State Censuses, 1855-1915. Microfilm.

U.S. Censuses, 1830-1920. Microfilm.

Essex County Census 1875.


Newark City Directory. 1835-1965.
Directories for other municipalities also available.

Guide to New Jersey City Directories.
NJ REF 016.9293749 B81

New Jersey Telephone Directories, 1908-

Military Records

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution.
NJ REF 973.3 N32

Orderly Books of the 4th New York and 2nd New York Regiments 1778-1783.
NJ REF 973. 3 T14

The New Loyalist Index.
NJ REF 973.314025 B88

New Jersey Loyalist Papers. Microfilm.

Official Register of the Officers and Men of the New Jersey in the Revolutionary War.
NJ REF 973.3 St8142

Record of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-1865.
NJ REF 929.3749 R245

History of the 11th New Jersey Volunteers.
NJ REF 973.7 M32

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing. State of New Jersey. 1946.
NJ REF 940.5467 W89

Official List of the Names of Residents of the City of Newark, NJ Who Served With the Military Forces of the United States of America..., April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918.
NJ REF 974.932 G39

Soldiers and Sailors of New Jersey in the Spanish-American War...1898.
NJ REF 973.8 M23

Newark Evening News Index to New Jersey Servicemen 1941-1945; 1950-1953.

Private Records

West Jersey Proprietors Records 1681-1952. Microfilm.

Minutes of the Board of the Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey 1685-1794.  4 Volumes.
NJ REF 974.9 B631

Ships Passenger Lists New York and New Jersey 1600-1825.
NJ REF 929.3 Sh62

The Papers of William Livingston 1774-1790.  5 Volumes.
NJ REF 973.3 L76

Dr. Harings' account book ca. 1874.
(New Jersey Manuscripts & Archives: Newark Public Health).

Dr. J.H. Love's medical diaries 1862-1897.
(New Jersey Manuscripts & Archives: New Jersey. Physicians).

Family Records

The Story of an Old Farm: or Life in New Jersey in the 18th Century.
NJ REF 917.49 M48

Our Hudson Family.
NJ REF 929.20973 H86Eb3

Lt. William Barton of Morris County NJ and His Descendants.
(New Jersey Manuscripts & Archives: New Jersey Biography).

The Demarest Family.
NJ REF 929.20944 D39

State, County and Local Histories

History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey.
NJ REF 974.976 Sn27

Jewish Community Blue Book of Newark.
NJ REF 974.932004924 J55

Americans of Italian Descent in New Jersey.
NJ REF 920 C19

First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge Olde East New Jersey.
NJ REF 929.2 M752

Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey.
NJ REF 929.3749 G2861

Biographical and Genealogical History of the City of Newark and Essex County New Jersey.
NJ REF 929.1 R42

Early Germans of New Jersey, Their History, Churches and Genealogies.
NJ REF 929.1 C351


A Glance Back in Time: Life in Colonial New Jersey 1704-1770 as Depicted in News Accounts of the Day.
NJ REF 974.902 G45

A Directory of New Jersey Newspapers 1765-1970.
NJ REF 016.05 W93

The Newark Evening News 1883-1972. Microfilm.

The Newark Evening News Indexes, 1914-1972.
Handwritten print indexes produced by the paper. Divided into three components for each year: biographical, general and New Jersey towns and cities.

Newspaper Abstracts 1704-1782.
(New Jersey Archives 1st Series).
NJ REF 974.9 N461


A New Jersey Biographical Index.
NJ REF 920.0749 Si 6new

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy.
NJ REF 929.3 H59

Some other New Jersey Genealogical materials are located in the New Jersey Information Center.
(New Jersey Manuscripts & Archives: New Jersey. Genealogy).

Periodical Source Index.
NJ REF 016.9291 P41

Index to the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey.
NJ REF 929.3 G282

The Library of Congress: A Guide to Collections in the State.
NJ REF 016.973 N24

New Jersey Historical Manuscripts: A Guide to Collections in the State.
NJ REF 016.9749 M96

Guide to Documentary Collection of the Bergen County Historical Society.
NJ REF 016.974921 B455gu

A Bibliography of American County Histories.
NJ REF 016.973 F47

Calendar of New Jersey State Library Manuscripts Collection.
NJ REF 016.09Un32


Who's Who in New Jersey 1939.
NJ REF 920 W6225


New Jersey State

Vital Statistics
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Basic information about retrieving vital statistics after May 1878 is available here. Also describes the various fees and ways to access birth, marriage and death certificates for citizens of New Jersey.

Military Records, Wills and Colonial Deeds
New Jersey State Archives
Collections include New Jersey wills, New Jersey Military Records from the Revolutionary War – World War I, colonial deeds from the 1660s to 1780, birth records 1848-1923 and marriage and death records from 1848-1940.

Other New Jersey related sources

New Jersey Branches of the Family History Center
Developed by the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints but a collection that encompasses much more than just church members.  This site provides access to links, downloads and forums to share information about research and your personal genealogy with the world.

New Jersey libraries with local history, special collections departments or genealogy collections

Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Township

Plainfield Public Library

Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives

Professional Genealogists in New Jersey

Other Useful Resources

National Archives and Records Administration Genealogy page
Descriptions about finding aids and research tools available on a federal level.  Important information about naturalizations, military records, federal employees, passenger lists and African Americans are accessible through this site.  Some NARA material is also available online here.

Social Security Death Index
Contains listings and information provided by the Social Security Administration.


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