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Introduction to New Jersey Genealogy

photo__6_Thank you to everyone who attending the Introduction to New Jersey Genealogy class held Monday October 24th! I enjoyed meeting you and reviewing how to get started researching your New Jersey ancestors. As I stated at the end of our meeting, please feel free to contact me with any feedback on both the presentation or the Genealogy Research Guide.

A couple of updates/corrections (these will be reflected in the Genealogy Guide and handouts offered in the presentation):

  1. The New Jersey State Archives has additional Marriage Records available for in-person use! Both the marriage certificates and the Brides’ Index now contain records through December 1946.
  2. The New Jersey Archives Series Calendar of New Jersey Wills abstracts estate documents through 1817. This is a great resource for Colonial or early 19th Century Probate Records, which can help you identify a record of interest, or help you to understand to content of faded or damaged documents.
  3. The Index to New Jersey Wills call number is being corrected and updated in the State Library catalog. The volumes will still be shelved in the same location!

NJSA Microfilm CabinetsPlease visit the Genealogy Research Guide to get additional copies of the handouts from the presentation, plus additional information sheets on creating a laundry list, visiting repositories, and detailed descriptions of important primary documents collections in the State. Pages dedicated to Genealogical Resources at the State Library, the State Archives, and County Offices are also available.

Again, thank you so much for attending, and I look forward to helping you research your New Jersey ancestors!

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About Regina Fitzpatrick

I’m the Genealogy Librarian here at the State Library. I love researching New Jersey Family History, and am always happy to help researchers delve further into their ancestries. Please feel free to stop by and say hello!