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General Genealogical Databases (Paid and Free)

Ancestry (Pay site, free at many Libraries and Family History Centers):


Ellis Island:

FamilySearch (Family History Library): (Pay Site):

Fold3 (Formerly, Footnote, Military Records, Pay Site):

Gesher Galicia:

Godfrey Library (Subscription Site):

Heritage Quest (Pay Site):


Steve Morse One-Step Webpages (Free tools for Census, Immigration, and more):

USGenWeb Project:

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National and Regional Resources

Professional Organizations

Association of Professional Genealogists:

Board for Certification of Genealogists:

Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS):

Genealogical Speakers Guild:

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies:

National Genealogical Society (NGS):

US Government Resources

CDC — Where to Order Vital Records in Your State:

Library of Congress:

National Archives & Records Administration (NARA), DC:

National Archives (NARA) at New York City:

US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS):

Social Security Death Index – Ancestry 1935-2014 (Pay Site):

Social Security Death Index – 1935-2014 (Pay Site):

Regional Libraries (See NJ-Specific Links, Below)

Newberry Library, Chicago, IL:

New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA:

Genealogical Link Directory

Cyndi's List:

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State Resources & Libraries

NJ State Archives:

NJ State Archives — Dearchable Databases:

NJ State Library:

NJ State Museum:

NJ Department of Health:


Advocates for New Jersey History:

NJ Historical Commission:

NJ Historical Society:

New Jersey Local Names Search:

Rootsweb NJ

Rutgers University Special Collections & University Archives:

Descendants of Founders of New Jersey:

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NJ County and Local Genealogical Societies, Historical Societies, and Libraries

Atlantic County

Atlantic County Website:

Atlantic Heritage Center Society:

Bergen County

Bergen County Website:

Genealogical Society of Bergen County (GSBC):

Bolger Heritage Center for Genealogy and Local History at the Ridgewood Public Library: / Bolger

Bergen County Historical Society & Library:

Bergen County Inter-Library System:

Burlington County

Burlington County Website:

Burlington County Genealogy Club (BCGC):

Burlington County Historical Society:

Camden County

Camden County Website:

Camden County Historical Society:

Cape May County

Cape May County Website:

Cape May Historical & Genealogical Society:

Cumberland County

Cumberland County Website:

Cumberland County Historical Society:

Essex County

Essex County Website:

Newark Public Library:

NJ Historical Society:

Old Newark:

Gloucester County

Gloucester County Website:

Gloucester County Historical Society:

Hudson County

Hudson County Website:

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society:

Jersey City Free Public Library:

Hunterdon County

Hunterdon County Website:

Hunterdon County Historical Society: www.hunterdonhistory.orgm

Hunterdon Republican Newspaper:

Mercer County

Mercer County Website:

Central Jersey Genealogy Club:

Historical Society of Princeton:

Trenton Historical Society:

Trenton Public Library, Trentoniana Collection:

Middlesex County

Middlesex County Website:

The Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey:

Monmouth County

Monmouth County Website:

Monmouth County Archives:

Monmouth County Genealogy Society:

Monmouth County Historical Society:

Ocean Grove Historical Society: 

Morris County

Morris County Website:

Morris Area Genealogy Society:

Morristown & Morris Township Public Library and North Jersey Genealogical Library:

Morris County Historical Society:

Ocean County

Ocean County Website:

Genealogy Club of Little Egg Harbor:

Ocean County Historical Society:

Ocean County Library:

Passaic County

Passaic County Website:

Passaic County Historical Society — Genealogy Club:

Passaic County Historical Society & Library:

Paterson History:

Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey:

Italian Genealogy Society of Northern NJ:

Salem County

Salem County Website:

Salem County Historical Society:

Somerset County

Somerset County Website:

Somerset County Historical Society:

Sussex County

Sussex County Website:

Sussex County Historical Society:

Union County

Union County Website:

Genealogical Society of the West Fields:

Elizabeth Public Library:

Cranford Historical Society:

Warren County

Warren County Website:

Warren County Historical and Genealogical Society:

Delaware & Lehigh Valley Genealogical Club:

Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission: 

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Nearby States

Connecticut Historical Society:

Connecticut Society of Genealogists:

David Library of teh American Revolution (Excellent collection of British Archives Microfilm and copis of NJ Archives films):

Delaware Genealogical Society:

The Holland Society and Library:

Historical Society of Delaware:

National Archives (NARA) at New York City:

New England Historic Genealogical Society:

New Netherland Institute:

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society:

New-York Historical Society:

New York Municipal Archives and Library:

New York Public Library — Research Divisions:

New York Public Library — Milstein Division of US History, Local History and Genealogy:

New York State Library:

Virtual New York City:

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania:

Historical Society of Pennsylvania:

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For a more complete listing of genealogical links, please visit Cyndi's List:

NOTE: Most sites are available free of charge, those that charge for access are labeled.

Page updated: August 2015