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Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey

The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey has been published since 1925 by the Genealogical Society of New Jersey. Three numbers of the GMNJ (together comprising one volume), plus an annual full name index are issued each year and are distributed free to members of GSNJ. Subscriptions are $40.00 per volume in advance. There is a $2.00 remailing charge unless timely change of address is received. Previous numbers are available; current prices and availability may be obtained from the Corresponding Secretary. Some volumes are available for sale through www.njgenealogy.com, the Society's online bookstore.

Editorial Policy

January 2004

The current transition in editorship provides an excellent opportunity to review and publicize GMNJ's editorial policy. Two overriding goals have prevailed throughout the history of the Magazine, both relating directly to the Society's mission. First is the emphasis placed on publishing primary-source material. This has traditionally included gravestone inscriptions, Bible and family records, and abstracts of records of governmental bodies, religious institutions and local businesses. The need for an ongoing effort to make such vital resources available to the researching public is evident. GMNJ is, in fact, currently the only journal to regularly publish New Jersey primary-source material-genealogical or historical. The current editors therefore wholeheartedly reaffirm this long-standing policy. We will continue to focus on presenting such information as accurately and completely as possible. Records that are little known, relatively inaccessible or in jeopardy of being lost are of especial interest.

The second goal has been to strive for a geographically balanced journal. Editorial planning and article development will continue with this in mind. However, we note that other considerations apply. For one, early material with general coverage of an original county may also relate to descendant counties. Pre-1830s records with countywide coverage for "old" Gloucester, for example, will pertain to inhabitants of present-day Atlantic and Camden counties as well. We also observe that more developed areas may have produced greater genealogical documentation. While the editors strongly encourage abstracting for localities that might not be attended to otherwise, we nonetheless will consider all submissions of genealogically valuable New Jersey source material.

The new editors also welcome submissions of compiled genealogical accounts for publication. Such articles must rely predominantly on original research into primary sources. They should: a) address a family not sufficiently represented in available literature; b) solve a genealogical mystery or correct widely propagated misinformation; and/or c) identify the origins of a New Jersey progenitor. Good candidates for publication will extend through at least three generations and adequately account for all known descendants. Submissions will be evaluated by the Editorial Committee for thoroughness of coverage, source citations, and soundness of reasoning. Conclusions must be justified and any speculation clearly and fully qualified. Discussions of genealogical problems in need of further inquiry will also be considered for publication; please contact us at the earliest possible time relative to article development.

We invite our readers to assist us in carrying forward The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey's tradition of excellence. We seek both contributions and suggestions for potential articles. Please address related correspondence to: Editors - GMNJ, P.O. Box 1476, Trenton, NJ 08607-1476. Information about preparing articles for publication, style guides, and lists of potential abstracting projects are available upon request.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you!

The Editorial Committee

Recent Articles

 

May 2013:

 

THREE JOHN STRYKERS AND A SILVER-HILTED SWORD

by William N. Stryker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

 

HUNTERDON COUNTY GRAVESTONES:
MOUNT SALEM METHODIST CHURCHYARD, ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP
. . . . 60

 

HENRY HAIRLOCKER’S WILL – A MISSING ABSTRACT

by Alexander D. Everitt, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

 

THE WEAVERS OF PILESGROVE, SALEM COUNTY, AND THEIR COMPATRIOTS
PART II: ALLIED GERMAN FAMILIES (continued): Katts, Calm,
Schwammley, Shaver, and Stonemetz

by Joseph R. Klett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

 

ACCOUNT BOOK OF JOHN SIGLER OF ESSEX COUNTY, 1797–1832

by Janet T. Riemer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

 

BURLINGTON COUNTY GRAVESTONES:
PEMBERTON BAPTIST CEMETERY [continued]

by Judith M. Olsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

 

RECORDS OF THE NEW JERSEY COURT OF OYER & TERMINER,
1749 –1762 [continued]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

 

OYER & TERMINER CASE FILES, OCTOBER 1760

by Thomas B. Wilson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

 

 

 

September 2013:

 

NEW JERSEY’S 350TH ANNIVERSARY — A CALL FOR PAPERS . . . . 98

 

NATHANIEL3 AND ELIZABETH (HEATH)
PETTIT OF HUNTERDON COUNTY
by Rev. Frank C. Baldwin
. . . . . . . . . . 99

 

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT CASES 1704–1760 (continued)

by Thomas B. Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

 

IN MEMORIAM: Judith M. (Lamb) Olsen . . . . 120

 

BURLINGTON COUNTY GRAVESTONES:
PEMBERTON BAPTIST CEMETERY [continued]

by Judith M. Olsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

 

THE WEAVERS OF PILESGROVE, SALEM COUNTY, AND THEIR COMPATRIOTS
PART II: ALLIED GERMAN FAMILIES (concluded): Scheck, Kiger,
Leberger, Denelsbeck, Horner, and Bowers

by Joseph R. Klett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

 

 

January 2014:

 

BIBLE AND FAMILY RECORDS, 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

 

THE SCOTTISH ORIGINS OF JOHN CAMPBELL OF FREEHOLD
Richard L. Bush. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

 

THE CREW OF THE SCHOONER INDEPENDENCE

Contributed by Fred Sisser III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

 

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FREE NEGROES IN MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP,
MONMOUTH COUNTY, FROM THE TAX RATABLES LISTS

Judith Green Watson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

 

STILLWATER TOWNSHIP PAUPER BURIALS
SUSSEX COUNTY — DATED APRIL 12, 1845

Copied by Dorothy A. Stratford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

 

NATHANIEL3 AND ELIZABETH (HEATH) PETTIT OF HUNTERDON COUNTY

Rev. Frank C. Baldwin (continued). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

 

BURLINGTON COUNTY GRAVESTONES:
PEMBERTON BAPTIST CEMETERY [continued]

by Judith M. Olsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

 

For a complete listing of the articles that have appeared in the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, download the following listing in PDF format (1.3 MB). Many back issues are still available for purchase from the Society. For availability and pricing contact check our online bookstore. Visit the contact form to inquire about specific issues that are not yet listed for sale.

     Article Titles & Authors by Volume, Issue & Page
  Volumes 1 thru 88 (1925-2013)
 


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