The State Library’s Genealogy collection consists of about 18,000 items in book or microform format. Our collection includes resources for all over the United States and even some international resources, so you may follow your New Jersey ancestors out of the state!
Our most popular resources include:
- 6000 Family histories
- 1000 New Jersey City Directories
- Town, Church, or County histories
We also maintain electronic subscriptions to Ancestry.com (Library edition), HeritageQuest, and NewsBank, which members of the public may use in house.
For more information about New Jersey Genealogy, and the holdings of the State Library, State Archives, and County Clerks’ and Surrogates’ Offices, please visit the Genealogy Research Guide.
The Library maintains a large New Jersey newspaper collection. For a complete list of our subscriptions, please visit the Newspapers Research Guide. If you are looking for historic digitized New Jersey newspapers, please visit the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project Research Guide.
If you are looking for New Jersey State primary document records (New Jersey Birth, Marriage, or Death Records, Wills, Deeds, Military Service Records) please contact the New Jersey State Archives.
Need additional research assistance? The Genealogical Society of New Jersey maintains a listing of local professional genealogists.
Contact the Genealogy Librarian