New Jersey Genealogy – Free New Jersey Genealogy

This New Jersey state page of our website provides direct links to genealogy databases, books and information found on New Jersey genealogy and history, whether they exist on our site, or across the web.

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New Jersey History

  • Genealogies of the First Settlers of Passaic Valley
    Passaic Valley in New Jersey was first settled in the early 1700's, primarily by families from Long Island, New York and Connecticut. The Family records, or, Genealogies of the first settlers of Passaic Valley and vicinity above Chatham provides genealogies of these early settlers from family records when they could be obtained, otherwise the author used family members to provide the information. Since some of the information comes from memory of individuals, one should validate what is written before relying on it to greatly.
  • Stories of New Jersey
    This volume of stories, composed of historical incidents, or material connected with the history of New Jersey, is not intended to be a record, even in a condensed form, of the rise and progress of the State. The stories are arranged chronologically, but there has been no attempt to give a complete and continuous account of events or epochs.
  • Narratives of early Pennsylvania, West New Jersey and Delaware, 1630-1707

New Jersey Military Records

New Jersey Native American Records

New Jersey Historical Newspapers and Obituaries

  • Burlington County
    • Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index
      The “Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index” includes citations to birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices, obituaries, and other related news items gathered from over twenty-five Burlington County area newspapers and publications. The oldest citations in this index date back to 1810 and are from the Rural Visitor, a newspaper published in Burlington City, from July 1810 to July 1811. The majority of the citations in the database are death notices and marriage announcements from the mid-1800’s and 1910-through the WW II era. Most of the birth announcements date from the 1970’s-early 1980’s. However, no newspaper in the Burlington County Library System microfilm collection has been indexed from the first issue to the last.
  • Monmouth County
    • Belmar Historical Society Newspaper Collection 1881-1974
      The borough of Belmar is located in east central New Jersey in Monmouth County. The Belmar Historical Society has made a newspaper database available on its website. The database covers 1881 through 1974 (limited issues are available for the first several years). Click the year link and then the issue date link. The newspapers can also be searched by keyword. Click the Search link on the home page to begin. You can search the entire database at one time or limit your search to a specific decade or year.
  • Morris County
    • Rockaway Township Free Public Library
      Rockaway Township is located in north central New Jersey in Morris County. The Rockaway Township Free Public Library has made two local newspaper databases available on its website. Both databases can be browsed issue by issue. The Iron Era covers January 1872 through November 1905. The number of available issues per year varies. The Rockaway Record covers November 1899 through December 1935. The number of available issues in the early years is limited.

  • Warren County
    • Belvidere Apollo / Intelligencer / Apollo-Journal Obituary Index
      The Belvidere Apollo was a weekly newspaper, published in Belvidere, NJ from 1826-1953. This comprehensive index, created by Mr. Robert Evans, a volunteer at the Warren County Library System, documents obituaries, death notices and news accounts containing death announcements. The first two volumes of the index, covering 1826-1882, can be browsed alphabetically by last name. The user is referred to the date of publication and the page number. The newspaper itself is available on microfim at the Warren County Library System and potentially at other New Jersey libraries. The user may also request a photocopy of an obituary notice.

New Jersey Vital Records

  • New Jersey Vital Records
  • New Jersey Marriage Index 1901-2016
    Alec Ferretti, a budding genealogist, took upon himself the task of filing an OPRA request with the New Jersey Department of Health, seeking the marriage indices that legally should have been made available to the public (based on the law) but had not been. After being denied his request, he sought the help of genealogist's newest friends, Reclaim the Records. They with their legal team helped Alec successfully challenge the denial, and to make this story short, though it wasn't, they were able to get the indices available opened to the public and published on Archive.org. The setup at archive, not being conducive to a quick search, I have provided the links straight to the data, along with explanation text as provided by Reclaim the Records.
  • Vital Records of Bergen New Jersey