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General Genealogical Databases (Paid and Free)

Ancestry (Pay site, free at many Libraries and Family History Centers): www.ancestry.com

CensusFinder: www.censusfinder.com/new_jersey.htm

Ellis Island: www.ellisisland.org

FamilySearch (Family History Library): www.familysearch.org Genealogy.com (Pay Site): www.genealogy.com

Fold3 (Formerly, Footnote, Military Records, Pay Site): www.fold3.com

Gesher Galicia: www.geshergalicia.org

Godfrey Library (Subscription Site): www.godfrey.org

Heritage Quest (Pay Site): www.heritagequest.com

Rootsweb: www.rootsweb.com

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

USGenWeb Project: www.usgenweb.org

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National and Regional Resources

Professional Organizations

Association of Professional Genealogists: www.apgen.org

Board for Certification of Genealogists: www.bcgcertification.org

Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS): www.fgs.org

Genealogical Speakers Guild: www.genspeakguild.org

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies: www.jewishgen.org

National Genealogical Society (NGS): www.ngsgenealogy.org

US Government Resources

CDC — Where to Order Vital Records in Your State: www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

Library of Congress: www.loc.gov

National Archives & Records Administration (NARA), DC: www.archives.gov

National Archives (NARA) at New York City: www.archives.gov/nyc

US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS): www.uscis.gov/genealogy

Social Security Death Index – Ancestry 1935-2014 (Pay Site): www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Social Security Death Index – Genealogy.com 1935-2014 (Pay Site): www.genealogy.com/genealogy/gen_ssdisearch.html

Regional Libraries (See NJ-Specific Links, Below)

Newberry Library, Chicago, IL: www.newberry.org

New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA: www.newenglandancestors.org

Genealogical Link Directory

Cyndi's List: www.cyndislist.com

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State Resources & Libraries

NJ State Archives: www.nj.gov/state/archives

NJ State Archives — Dearchable Databases: www.nj.gov/state/archives/searchdatabases.html

NJ State Library: www.njstatelib.org

NJ State Museum: www.state.nj.us/state/museum

NJ Department of Health: www.state.nj.us/health/vital/vital.htm

NJGenWeb: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njgenweb

Advocates for New Jersey History: www.njhistoryadvocates.org

NJ Historical Commission: www.state.nj.us/state/history

NJ Historical Society: www.jerseyhistory.org

New Jersey Local Names Search: www.state.nj.us/infobank/locality.htm

Rootsweb NJ Research:www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/USA/nj/research.html

Rutgers University Special Collections & University Archives: www.libraries.rutgers.edu/alexander

Descendants of Founders of New Jersey: www.njfounders.org

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


Atlantic County

Atlantic County Website: www.aclink.org

Atlantic Heritage Center Society: www.AtlanticHeritageCenterNJ.org


Bergen County

Bergen County Website: www.co.bergen.nj.us

Genealogical Society of Bergen County (GSBC): www.njgsbc.org

Bolger Heritage Center for Genealogy and Local History at the Ridgewood Public Library: www.ridgewoodlibrary.org / Bolger

Bergen County Historical Society & Library: www.bergencountyhistory.org

Bergen County Inter-Library System: www.bccls.org


Burlington County

Burlington County Website: www.co.burlington.nj.us

Burlington County Genealogy Club (BCGC):
www.bcls.lib.nj.us/burlington-county-genealogy-club

Burlington County Historical Society: www.burlingtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org


Camden County

Camden County Website: www.co.camden.nj.us

Camden County Historical Society: www.cchsnj.org


Cape May County

Cape May County Website: www.co.cape-may.nj.us

Cape May Historical & Genealogical Society: www.cmcmuseum.org


Cumberland County

Cumberland County Website: www.co.cumberland.nj.us

Cumberland County Historical Society: www.cchistsoc.org


Essex County

Essex County Website: www.essex-countynj.org

Newark Public Library: www.npl.org/

NJ Historical Society: www.jerseyhistory.org

Old Newark: http://oldnewark.com


Gloucester County

Gloucester County Website: www.co.gloucester.nj.us

Gloucester County Historical Society: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njgchs


Hudson County

Hudson County Website: www.hudsoncountynj.org

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society: www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org

Jersey City Free Public Library: www.jclibrary.org


Hunterdon County

Hunterdon County Website: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us

Hunterdon County Historical Society: www.hunterdonhistory.orgm

Hunterdon Republican Newspaper: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njhrna


Mercer County

Mercer County Website: www.mercercounty.org

Central Jersey Genealogy Club: www.cjgcnj.com

Historical Society of Princeton: www.princetonhistory.org

Trenton Historical Society: www.trentonhistory.org

Trenton Public Library, Trentoniana Collection: www.trentonlib.org


Middlesex County

Middlesex County Website: www.co.middlesex.nj.us

The Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey: www.jewishgen.org/jhscj


Monmouth County

Monmouth County Website: www.co.monmouth.nj.us

Monmouth County Archives: www.visitmonmouth.com/archives

Monmouth County Genealogy Society: www.rootsweb.com/~njmcgs

Monmouth County Historical Society: www.monmouthhistory.org

Ocean Grove Historical Society: www.oceangrovehistory.org 


Morris County

Morris County Website: www.co.morris.nj.us

Morris Area Genealogy Society: www.rootsweb.com/~njmags

Morristown & Morris Township Public Library and North Jersey Genealogical Library: www.jfpl.org/NJHistoryHome.cfm

Morris County Historical Society: www.acornhall.org


Ocean County

Ocean County Website: www.co.ocean.nj.us

Genealogy Club of Little Egg Harbor: www.gcleh.org

Ocean County Historical Society: www.oceancountyhistory.org

Ocean County Library: www.theoceancountylibrary.org

Passaic County

Passaic County Website: www.passaiccountynj.org

Passaic County Historical Society — Genealogy Club: www.rootsweb.com/~njpchsgc

Passaic County Historical Society & Library:  www.lambertcastle.org

Paterson History: www.patersonhistory.com

Jewish Genealogical Society of North Jersey: www.jgsnj.org

Italian Genealogy Society of Northern NJ: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njigc


Salem County

Salem County Website: www.salemcounty.com

Salem County Historical Society: www.salemcountyhistoricalsociety.com


Somerset County

Somerset County Website: www.co.somerset.nj.us

Somerset County Historical Society: www.schsnj.org


Sussex County

Sussex County Website: www.sussex.nj.us

Sussex County Historical Society: www.sussexcountyhistory.org


Union County

Union County Website: www.unioncountynj.org

Genealogical Society of the West Fields: www.westfieldnj.com/gswf

Elizabeth Public Library: www.elizpl.org

Cranford Historical Society: www.cranfordhistoricalsociety.org


Warren County

Warren County Website: www.co.warren.nj.us

Warren County Historical and Genealogical Society: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njwarren

Delaware & Lehigh Valley Genealogical Club: www.rootsweb.com/~njdlvgc/

Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission: www.wcchc.org 


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Nearby States

Connecticut Historical Society: www.chs.org

Connecticut Society of Genealogists: www.csginc.org

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

Delaware Genealogical Society: www.delgensoc.org

The Holland Society and Library: www.hollandsociety.com

Historical Society of Delaware: www.hsd.org

National Archives (NARA) at New York City: www.archives.gov/nyc

New England Historic Genealogical Society: www.newenglandancestors.org

New Netherland Institute: www.newnetherlandinstitute.org

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society: www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org

New-York Historical Society: www.nyhistory.org

New York Municipal Archives and Library: www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/archives/archives.shtml

New York Public Library — Research Divisions: www.nypl.org/research-divisions

New York Public Library — Milstein Division of US History, Local History and Genealogy: www.nypl.org/locations/divisions/milstein

New York State Library: www.nysl.nysed.gov

Virtual New York City: www.virtualny.cuny.edu

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania: www.genpa.org

Historical Society of Pennsylvania: www.hsp.org

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

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

Page updated: August 2015