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GSNJ Collections

The Society's manuscript collection is housed at Special Collections and University Archives, Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. GSNJ's collection is an invaluable aid to genealogists researching New Jersey families, and include the following:

Cemetery Records | Family Records | Military Records

Requesting Collections Research...

Found an item that interests you? Please contact our Corresponding Secretary to obtain copies.
Note: GSNJ reserves the right to limit copy requests on a case by case basis.

Cemetery Records

New Jersey Cemetery Records
Records: Transcribed inscriptions from over 800 cemeteries.
Finding Aid: Card index arranged by county and name of cemetery in drawer #1 of cabinet #8 in genealogy area. There are finding aids (revised 2002) on a small table in the genealogy area.
Call Slip: Enter "GSNJ Cemetery Records, [county name], [cemetery name]"

Inventory of GSNJ Files of New Jersey Cemeteries by County   
Compiled by Dorothy A. Stratford and Janet Riemer, GSNJ Trustees
[Compilation Date: October 1988; Revised: April 2002]

Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden
Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester
Hudson Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex
Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic
Salem Somerset Sussex Union
Warren

New Jersey Gravestone Inscriptions
Records: 16 file drawers of cards with transcribed inscriptions arranged alphabetically by surname. Only selected cemeteries. Collection located in cabinets #8-9 in genealogy area.
Finding Aid: Not needed.


Family Records

Bible and Family Records
Records: Over 5,830 original, photocopied, or transcribed records arranged and numbered in accession order. Primarily pre-1850. Records #1 through #4899 have been photocopied and bound. The bound volumes have black covers and are located on the back of the range of shelves next to the window. Access to records #4900+ by call slip.
Finding Aid: Card index arranged by head of family in drawers #1-3 of cabinet #10 in genealogy area. Also separate bound indexes, shelved with volumes, for all surnames in records #1-4000.

  Bible and Family Records Online Index  
#3991-4199 #4200-4399 #4400-4599 #4600-4799
#4800-4999 #5000-5199 #5200-5399 #5400-5599
#5600-5799 #5800-5887
UPDATED
   

Emigrant Register
Records: Data sheets in 22 binders on New Jersey residents who emigrated from the state in or before the 19th century. Filed alphabetically by surname.
Finding Aid: Not needed.
Call Slip: Enter "GSNJ Emigrant Register, [surname]"

Genealogical Society of New Jersey General Collection
Records: Miscellaneous family notes, compilations, and correspondence regarding
primarily New Jersey families.
Finding Aid: Card index arranged by surname. Also includes information arranged by geographic location. Index located in drawer #4 of cabinet #10 in genealogy area.
Call Slip: Enter "GSNJ Coll., [surname]; or GSNJ Geographic File, [location]"

Helen P. Alleman / Patricia A. Weibezahl Collection
Records: Materials on families in northwestern New Jersey.
Note: There are two categories, notebooks and folders.
Finding Aid: Found on small table in genealogy area or ONLINE. 

Father Clement (Harold R.) Bloomfield Papers
Records: Containing information on Bloomfield, Tiffany, Ball & Whitney families of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and New York states.
Finding Aid: Found on small table in genealogy area or ONLINE. 

Eleanor Bloomfield Papers
Records: Research papers and correspondence of Eleanor Bloomfield.
Finding Aid: Found on small table in genealogy area or ONLINE. 

Warren P. Coon Collection
Records: 20,000 cards on families of Sussex and Warren Counties. Filed alphabetically by surname. Primarily 19th century. Collection located in cabinet #2 in genealogy area.
Finding Aid: Not needed.

John P. Dornan Collection
Records: Materials on individual families (primarily southern New Jersey) and incomplete abstracts of Quaker meeting records.
Finding Aid: Card index arranged by surname or name of Quaker meeting. Index located in drawer #5 of cabinet #10 in genealogy area.
Call Slip: Enter "GSNJ, Dornan Collection, [surname, or meeting name]"

D. Stanton Hammond Collection
Records: Cards, arranged alphabetically by surname, with excerpts primarily from 19th century records: marriage and death notices from Paterson and other newspapers, Passaic County and justice of the peace marriage records, and selected area church and cemetery records. Also card index to Rev. Fisher's 1824-1832 censuses of Paterson. Collection located in cabinet #3 in genealogy area.
Finding Aid: Not needed.

LaRue/Rue & Rue/LaRue Collection
Records: Correspondence and Research Notes - Gift of Mary M. Middleton
Finding Aid: Found on small table in genealogy area or ONLINE. 

Mead / Dey Papers
Records: Correspondence and Research Notes
Finding Aid: Found on small table in genealogy area or ONLINE. 

Rutan Collection
Records: Correspondence and research notes on the Rutan (Ruttan) family in the United States and Canada.
Finding Aid: Found on small table in genealogy area.
Call slip: Enter "GSNJ, Rutan Collection, [information from finding aid]"

Esther Serviss Collection
Records: Materials on central New Jersey (especially Middlesex County) families.
Finding Aid: Found on small table in genealogy area or ONLINE. 

Albert L. Stokes Collection
Records: Correspondence on over 50 families, chiefly from Middlesex County area.
Finding Aid: Found on small table in genealogy area or ONLINE. 

Collections on Specific Families
  BERRIEN--14 notebooks in 2 boxes.
  DRAKE--in part cards in metal containers on top of file cabinets #1-2 in genealogy area; access to remainder through finding aid on small table.
  GULICK--24 notebooks; one is a name index.
  MEEKER--finding aid on index cards located in drawer #5 of cabinet #10 in genealogy area. Note: There are two categories, notebooks and envelopes.
  SELOVER--5 notebooks.
  VAN DUYN--most in GSNJ General Collection, the balance on cards in drawer #4 of cabinet #3 in genealogy area.
Call Slip: Enter "GSNJ, [collection name], [information from finding aid (if relevant)] "


Military Service Records

Chester N. Jones Collection
Records: 30,000 cards on New Jersey soldiers in the Revolution. Filed alphabetically by surname. Collection located in cabinet #1 in genealogy area.
Finding Aid: Not needed.


Donating Materials to GSNJ...

The Society invites contributions of family papers or genealogists' research to its collections. If you are interested in making a donation of manuscript material, contact the Manuscripts Committee Chair:

Janet T. Riemer
GSNJ Manuscripts Committee
P.O. Box 1476
Trenton, NJ 08607-1476

WebPage updated: 21 June 2009