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Birth Records (404)
Cemetery Records (3,335)
Census Records (1,206)
Church Records (3,272)
City Directories (3,113)
Court Records (60)
Death Records (361)
Histories and Genealogies (1,596)
Immigration Records (148)
Land Records (211)
Map Records (1,206)
Marriage Records (625)
Military Records (468)
Minority Records (107)
Miscellaneous Records (141)
Newspapers and Obituaries (1,987)
Probate Records (241)
School Records (2,425)
Tax Records (87)

By County

Atlantic County (680)
Bergen County (1,319)
Burlington County (1,069)
Camden County (1,006)
Cape May County (386)
Cumberland County (661)
Essex County (2,076)
Gloucester County (700)
Hudson County (1,071)
Hunterdon County (704)
Mercer County (1,161)
Middlesex County (1,358)
Monmouth County (1,315)
Morris County (1,074)
Ocean County (468)
Passaic County (1,006)
Salem County (559)
Somerset County (765)
Sussex County (558)
Union County (1,532)
Warren County (544)

By City

Aberdeen (in Monmouth County) (43)
Absecon (in Atlantic County) (69)
Alexandria (in Hunterdon County) (52)
Allentown (in Monmouth County) (74)
Alloway (in Salem County) (48)
Alpha (in Warren County) (39)
Amwell (in Hunterdon County) (52)
Andover (in Sussex County) (50)
Annandale (in Hunterdon County) (53)
Arlington (in Bergen County) (63)
Asbury (in Warren County) (58)
Asbury Park (in Monmouth County) (134)
Atco (in Camden County) (39)
Atlantic (in Monmouth County) (92)
Atlantic City (in Atlantic County) (177)
Atlantic Highlands (in Monmouth County) (54)
Audubon (in Camden County) (53)
Augusta (in Sussex County) (39)
Avenel (in Middlesex County) (41)
Barnegat (in Ocean County) (50)
Basking Ridge (in Somerset County) (59)
Bass River (in Burlington County) (42)
Bayonne (in Hudson County) (100)
Bayville (in Ocean County) (41)
Beach Haven (in Ocean County) (38)
Bedminster (in Somerset County) (62)
Belleville (in Essex County) (120)
Bellmawr (in Camden County) (37)
Belmar (in Monmouth County) (48)
Belvidere (in Warren County) (86)
Bergen (in Hudson County) (53)
Bergenfield (in Bergen County) (71)
Berkeley Heights (in Union County) (46)
Berlin (in Camden County) (48)
Bernards (in Somerset County) (46)
Bernardsville (in Somerset County) (71)
Bethlehem (in Hunterdon County) (50)
Beverly (in Burlington County) (89)
Blackwood (in Camden County) (47)
Blairstown (in Warren County) (69)
Bloomfield (in Essex County) (181)
Bloomsbury (in Hunterdon County) (55)
Bogota (in Bergen County) (50)
Boonton (in Morris County) (75)
Bordentown (in Burlington County) (87)
Bound Brook (in Somerset County) (83)
Branchburg (in Somerset County) (44)
Branchville (in Sussex County) (41)
Brick (in Ocean County) (44)
Bridgeport (in Gloucester County) (43)
Bridgeton (in Cumberland County) (181)
Bridgewater (in Somerset County) (67)
Buena (in Atlantic County) (40)
Buena Vista (in Atlantic County) (41)
Burlington (in Burlington County) (187)
Butler (in Morris County) (64)
Byram (in Sussex County) (42)
Caldwell (in Essex County) (95)
Califon (in Hunterdon County) (51)
Camden (in Camden County) (352)
Cape May (in Cape May County) (79)
Cape May Court House (in Cape May County) (47)
Carlstadt (in Bergen County) (54)
Carneys Point (in Salem County) (54)
Carteret (in Middlesex County) (49)
Cedar Grove (in Essex County) (59)
Cedarville (in Cumberland County) (47)
Chatham (in Morris County) (74)
Cheesequake (in Middlesex County) (44)
Cherry Hill (in Camden County) (70)
Chester (in Morris County) (57)
Chesterfield (in Burlington County) (51)
Chews Landing (in Camden County) (35)
Churchtown (in Salem County) (52)
Cinnaminson (in Burlington County) (53)
Clark (in Union County) (51)
Clarksboro (in Gloucester County) (51)
Clayton (in Gloucester County) (56)
Cliffside Park (in Bergen County) (48)
Clifton (in Passaic County) (91)
Clinton (in Hunterdon County) (86)
Closter (in Bergen County) (52)
Cohansey (in Cumberland County) (43)
Collingswood (in Camden County) (84)
Colonia (in Middlesex County) (43)
Colts Neck (in Monmouth County) (47)
Columbia (in Warren County) (42)
Columbus (in Burlington County) (48)
Cranbury (in Middlesex County) (80)
Cranford (in Union County) (100)
Cream Ridge (in Monmouth County) (41)
Cresskill (in Bergen County) (44)
Crosswicks (in Burlington County) (47)
Daretown (in Salem County) (54)
Deckertown (in Sussex County) (41)
Deerfield (in Cumberland County) (56)
Delanco (in Burlington County) (42)
Delaware (in Warren County) (39)
Delaware Township (in Hunterdon County) (51)
Delran (in Burlington County) (49)
Demarest (in Bergen County) (54)
Denville (in Morris County) (60)
Deptford (in Gloucester County) (59)
Dividing Creek (in Cumberland County) (43)
Dover (in Morris County) (93)
Downe (in Cumberland County) (42)
Dumont (in Bergen County) (56)
Dunellen (in Middlesex County) (64)
East Amwell (in Hunterdon County) (53)
East Brunswick (in Middlesex County) (67)
East Hanover (in Morris County) (49)
East Millstone (in Somerset County) (41)
East Newark (in Hudson County) (49)
East Orange (in Essex County) (141)
East Rutherford (in Bergen County) (51)
East Windsor (in Mercer County) (40)
Eatontown (in Monmouth County) (53)
Edgewater (in Bergen County) (49)
Edison (in Middlesex County) (67)
Egg Harbor (in Atlantic County) (101)
Elizabeth (in Union County) (382)
Elizabethtown (in Union County) (48)
Elmer (in Salem County) (54)
Elmwood Park (in Bergen County) (50)
Emerson (in Bergen County) (47)
Englewood (in Bergen County) (107)
Englishtown (in Monmouth County) (45)
Essex Fells (in Essex County) (54)
Estell Manor (in Atlantic County) (43)
Ewing (in Mercer County) (58)
Fair Lawn (in Bergen County) (66)
Fairfield (in Cumberland County) (56)
Fairfield in Essex County (in Essex County) (50)
Fairmount (in Hunterdon County) (51)
Fairton (in Cumberland County) (56)
Fairview (in Bergen County) (50)
Fanwood (in Union County) (46)
Farmingdale (in Monmouth County) (49)
Flanders (in Morris County) (45)
Flemington (in Hunterdon County) (112)
Florence (in Burlington County) (58)
Folsom (in Atlantic County) (40)
Fords (in Middlesex County) (50)
Fort Lee (in Bergen County) (63)
Franklin (in Somerset County) (58)
Franklin Lakes (in Bergen County) (50)
Franklin Park (in Middlesex County) (48)
Franklin in Sussex County (in Sussex County) (45)
Franklinville (in Gloucester County) (55)
Freehold (in Monmouth County) (133)
Frelinghuysen (in Warren County) (39)
Frenchtown (in Hunterdon County) (77)
Friesburg (in Salem County) (47)
Galloway (in Atlantic County) (60)
Garfield (in Bergen County) (63)
Garwood (in Union County) (40)
Gibbsboro (in Camden County) (39)
Gladstone (in Somerset County) (48)
Glassboro (in Gloucester County) (78)
Glen Gardner (in Hunterdon County) (57)
Glen Ridge (in Essex County) (74)
Glen Rock (in Bergen County) (48)
Gloucester City (in Camden County) (83)
Great Meadows (in Warren County) (43)
Green (in Sussex County) (39)
Green Brook (in Somerset County) (41)
Greenville (in Hudson County) (38)
Greenwich (in Cumberland County) (65)
Greenwich in Gloucester County (in Gloucester County) (43)
Greenwich in Warren County (in Warren County) (40)
Hackensack (in Bergen County) (172)
Hackettstown (in Warren County) (73)
Haddon Heights (in Camden County) (61)
Haddonfield (in Camden County) (101)
Hainesport (in Burlington County) (54)
Haledon (in Passaic County) (56)
Hamburg (in Sussex County) (47)
Hamilton (in Mercer County) (90)
Hamilton Square (in Mercer County) (43)
Hamilton in Atlantic County (in Atlantic County) (42)
Hammonton (in Atlantic County) (80)
Hampton (in Hunterdon County) (60)
Hanover (in Morris County) (76)
Hardwick (in Warren County) (47)
Hardyston (in Sussex County) (41)
Harmony (in Warren County) (43)
Harrington Park (in Bergen County) (43)
Harrison (in Hudson County) (87)
Harrison in Gloucester County (in Gloucester County) (43)
Harrisonville (in Gloucester County) (44)
Hasbrouck Heights (in Bergen County) (43)
Hawthorne (in Passaic County) (52)
Hazen (in Warren County) (40)
Hazlet (in Monmouth County) (46)
Helmetta (in Middlesex County) (41)
High Bridge (in Hunterdon County) (56)
Highland Park (in Middlesex County) (57)
Highlands (in Monmouth County) (42)
Hightstown (in Mercer County) (84)
Hillsborough (in Somerset County) (57)
Hillsdale (in Bergen County) (47)
Hillside (in Union County) (71)
Ho-Ho-Kus (in Bergen County) (50)
Hoboken (in Hudson County) (168)
Holmdel (in Monmouth County) (67)
Hopatcong (in Sussex County) (40)
Hope (in Warren County) (47)
Hopewell (in Mercer County) (66)
Hopewell in Cumberland County (in Cumberland County) (43)
Howell (in Monmouth County) (42)
Irvington (in Essex County) (90)
Iselin (in Middlesex County) (42)
Jackson (in Ocean County) (51)
Jacobstown (in Burlington County) (41)
Jamesburg (in Middlesex County) (57)
Jefferson (in Morris County) (45)
Jersey City (in Hudson County) (428)
Keansburg (in Monmouth County) (48)
Kearny (in Hudson County) (76)
Kenilworth (in Union County) (46)
Keyport (in Monmouth County) (72)
Kingston (in Somerset County) (46)
Kingwood (in Hunterdon County) (59)
Kinnelon (in Morris County) (48)
Knowlton (in Warren County) (42)
Lacey (in Ocean County) (37)
Lafayette (in Sussex County) (41)
Lake Hopatcong (in Morris County) (43)
Lakehurst (in Ocean County) (44)
Lakewood (in Ocean County) (76)
Lambertville (in Hunterdon County) (97)
Lamington (in Somerset County) (46)
Laurel Springs (in Camden County) (35)
Lawnside (in Camden County) (39)
Lawrence (in Mercer County) (41)
Lawrenceville (in Mercer County) (56)
Lebanon (in Hunterdon County) (72)
Leonia (in Bergen County) (46)
Lincroft (in Monmouth County) (46)
Linden (in Union County) (65)
Linwood (in Atlantic County) (44)
Little Egg Harbor (in Ocean County) (40)
Little Falls (in Passaic County) (56)
Little Ferry (in Bergen County) (44)
Little Silver (in Monmouth County) (48)
Livingston (in Essex County) (62)
Lodi (in Bergen County) (64)
Long Branch (in Monmouth County) (61)
Long Valley (in Morris County) (45)
Lower (in Cape May County) (43)
Lumberton (in Burlington County) (46)
Lyndhurst (in Bergen County) (58)
Madison (in Morris County) (98)
Mahwah (in Bergen County) (62)
Malaga (in Gloucester County) (43)
Manahawkin (in Ocean County) (43)
Manalapan (in Monmouth County) (47)
Manasquan (in Monmouth County) (63)
Manchester (in Ocean County) (37)
Mannington (in Salem County) (47)
Mansfield (in Burlington County) (44)
Mantua (in Gloucester County) (54)
Manville (in Somerset County) (46)
Maple Shade (in Burlington County) (58)
Maplewood (in Essex County) (61)
Margate City (in Atlantic County) (40)
Marlboro (in Monmouth County) (50)
Marlton (in Burlington County) (43)
Martinsville (in Somerset County) (42)
Matawan (in Monmouth County) (76)
Maurice River (in Cumberland County) (44)
Mays Landing (in Atlantic County) (66)
Medford (in Burlington County) (67)
Mendham (in Morris County) (84)
Merchantville (in Camden County) (72)
Metuchen (in Middlesex County) (92)
Middle Township (in Cape May County) (42)
Middlebush (in Somerset County) (43)
Middlesex (in Middlesex County) (41)
Middletown (in Monmouth County) (97)
Midland Park (in Bergen County) (45)
Milford (in Hunterdon County) (56)
Millburn (in Essex County) (72)
Millstone (in Somerset County) (44)
Milltown (in Middlesex County) (46)
Millville (in Cumberland County) (107)
Monmouth Junction (in Middlesex County) (41)
Monroe (in Gloucester County) (43)
Monroe Township (in Middlesex County) (42)
Montague (in Sussex County) (55)
Montclair (in Essex County) (198)
Montgomery (in Somerset County) (43)
Montvale (in Bergen County) (45)
Montville (in Morris County) (54)
Moorestown (in Burlington County) (96)
Morris Plains (in Morris County) (43)
Morristown (in Morris County) (244)
Mount Holly (in Burlington County) (137)
Mount Laurel (in Burlington County) (50)
Mountain Lakes (in Morris County) (44)
Mountainside (in Union County) (45)
Mullica (in Atlantic County) (40)
Mullica Hill (in Gloucester County) (58)
Navesink (in Monmouth County) (49)
Neptune (in Monmouth County) (61)
Neshanic (in Somerset County) (41)
Netcong (in Morris County) (49)
New Brunswick (in Middlesex County) (360)
New Egypt (in Ocean County) (43)
New Milford (in Bergen County) (44)
New Providence (in Union County) (65)
New Vernon (in Morris County) (44)
Newark (in Essex County) (753)
Newfield (in Gloucester County) (48)
Newport (in Cumberland County) (42)
Newton (in Sussex County) (116)
North Arlington (in Bergen County) (63)
North Bergen (in Hudson County) (66)
North Branch (in Somerset County) (41)
North Brunswick (in Middlesex County) (57)
North Caldwell (in Essex County) (44)
North Plainfield (in Somerset County) (69)
North Wildwood (in Cape May County) (45)
Northampton (in Burlington County) (41)
Northfield (in Atlantic County) (42)
Norwood (in Bergen County) (43)
Nutley (in Essex County) (67)
Oak Ridge (in Passaic County) (41)
Oakhurst (in Monmouth County) (42)
Oakland (in Bergen County) (55)
Ocean City (in Cape May County) (83)
Ocean Grove (in Monmouth County) (61)
Ocean View (in Cape May County) (45)
Old Bridge (in Middlesex County) (55)
Old Tappan (in Bergen County) (45)
Oldwick (in Hunterdon County) (57)
Oradell (in Bergen County) (49)
Orange (in Essex County) (225)
Oxford (in Warren County) (47)
Pahaquarry (in Warren County) (39)
Palisades Park (in Bergen County) (44)
Palmyra (in Burlington County) (63)
Paramus (in Bergen County) (76)
Park Ridge (in Bergen County) (54)
Parlin (in Middlesex County) (48)
Parsippany (in Morris County) (75)
Passaic (in Passaic County) (181)
Paterson (in Passaic County) (479)
Pattenburg (in Hunterdon County) (50)
Paulsboro (in Gloucester County) (70)
Peapack (in Somerset County) (54)
Pedricktown (in Salem County) (45)
Pemberton (in Burlington County) (57)
Pennington (in Mercer County) (84)
Penns Grove (in Salem County) (72)
Penns Neck (in Mercer County) (37)
Pennsauken (in Camden County) (60)
Pennsville (in Salem County) (62)
Pequannock (in Morris County) (44)
Perth Amboy (in Middlesex County) (185)
Petersburg (in Cape May County) (44)
Phillipsburg (in Warren County) (101)
Pilesgrove (in Salem County) (50)
Pine Brook (in Morris County) (43)
Pine Hill (in Camden County) (38)
Piscataway (in Middlesex County) (96)
Pitman (in Gloucester County) (56)
Pittsgrove (in Salem County) (72)
Pittstown (in Hunterdon County) (53)
Plainfield (in Union County) (250)
Pleasant Mills (in Atlantic County) (42)
Pleasantville (in Atlantic County) (87)
Pluckemin (in Somerset County) (44)
Point Pleasant (in Ocean County) (49)
Pompton Lakes (in Passaic County) (53)
Pompton Plains (in Morris County) (56)
Port Elizabeth (in Cumberland County) (49)
Port Norris (in Cumberland County) (43)
Port Republic (in Atlantic County) (47)
Princeton (in Mercer County) (237)
Prospect Park (in Passaic County) (41)
Quakertown (in Hunterdon County) (53)
Quinton (in Salem County) (47)
Rahway (in Union County) (155)
Ramsey (in Bergen County) (62)
Rancocas (in Burlington County) (41)
Randolph (in Morris County) (62)
Raritan (in Somerset County) (73)
Raritan in Hunterdon County (in Hunterdon County) (50)
Readington (in Hunterdon County) (83)
Red Bank (in Monmouth County) (99)
Ridgefield (in Bergen County) (48)
Ridgefield Park (in Bergen County) (52)
Ridgewood (in Bergen County) (106)
Ringoes (in Hunterdon County) (65)
Ringwood (in Passaic County) (39)
River Edge (in Bergen County) (43)
River Vale (in Bergen County) (43)
Riverside (in Burlington County) (70)
Riverton (in Burlington County) (70)
Rockaway (in Morris County) (85)
Rocky Hill (in Somerset County) (41)
Roebling (in Burlington County) (42)
Roselle (in Union County) (79)
Roselle Park (in Union County) (52)
Roxbury (in Morris County) (45)
Rumson (in Monmouth County) (48)
Rutherford (in Bergen County) (82)
Saddle Brook (in Bergen County) (59)
Saddle River (in Bergen County) (52)
Salem (in Salem County) (124)
Sand Brook (in Hunterdon County) (51)
Sayreville (in Middlesex County) (50)
Scotch Plains (in Union County) (98)
Sea Girt (in Monmouth County) (45)
Secaucus (in Hudson County) (43)
Sergeantsville (in Hunterdon County) (53)
Sewell (in Gloucester County) (45)
Short Hills (in Essex County) (53)
Shrewsbury (in Monmouth County) (75)
Sicklerville (in Camden County) (39)
Skillman (in Somerset County) (47)
Smithville (in Atlantic County) (42)
Somers Point (in Atlantic County) (49)
Somerset (in Somerset County) (47)
Somerville (in Somerset County) (130)
South Amboy (in Middlesex County) (65)
South Bound Brook (in Somerset County) (41)
South Branch (in Somerset County) (41)
South Brunswick (in Middlesex County) (59)
South Orange (in Essex County) (89)
South Plainfield (in Middlesex County) (50)
South River (in Middlesex County) (61)
Sparta (in Sussex County) (60)
Spotswood (in Middlesex County) (57)
Spring Lake (in Monmouth County) (43)
Springfield (in Union County) (85)
Stafford (in Ocean County) (39)
Stanhope (in Sussex County) (45)
Stillwater (in Sussex County) (48)
Stockton (in Hunterdon County) (51)
Succasunna (in Morris County) (56)
Summit (in Union County) (115)
Sussex (in Sussex County) (76)
Swedesboro (in Gloucester County) (83)
Tabernacle (in Burlington County) (44)
Teaneck (in Bergen County) (55)
Tenafly (in Bergen County) (63)
Tennent (in Monmouth County) (52)
Three Bridges (in Hunterdon County) (50)
Tinton Falls (in Monmouth County) (46)
Toms River (in Ocean County) (108)
Totowa (in Passaic County) (54)
Trenton (in Mercer County) (532)
Tuckerton (in Ocean County) (53)
Union City (in Hudson County) (102)
Union in Hunterdon County (in Hunterdon County) (51)
Union in Union County (in Union County) (54)
Upper Freehold (in Monmouth County) (44)
Upper Montclair (in Essex County) (48)
Upper Pittsgrove (in Salem County) (46)
Ventnor City (in Atlantic County) (43)
Vernon (in Sussex County) (52)
Verona (in Essex County) (64)
Vincentown (in Burlington County) (44)
Vineland (in Cumberland County) (141)
Voorhees (in Camden County) (39)
Waldwick (in Bergen County) (47)
Wall (in Monmouth County) (53)
Wallington (in Bergen County) (50)
Walpack (in Sussex County) (49)
Wanaque (in Passaic County) (44)
Wantage (in Sussex County) (62)
Waretown (in Ocean County) (41)
Warren (in Somerset County) (61)
Washington (in Warren County) (78)
Washington in Gloucester County (in Gloucester County) (43)
Watchung (in Somerset County) (43)
Waterford (in Camden County) (36)
Wayne (in Passaic County) (72)
Weehawken (in Hudson County) (51)
Wenonah (in Gloucester County) (60)
West Amwell (in Hunterdon County) (51)
West Caldwell (in Essex County) (44)
West Creek (in Ocean County) (38)
West Deptford (in Gloucester County) (43)
West Long Branch (in Monmouth County) (64)
West Milford (in Passaic County) (59)
West New York (in Hudson County) (55)
West Orange (in Essex County) (95)
West Paterson (in Passaic County) (44)
West Windsor (in Mercer County) (40)
Westampton (in Burlington County) (41)
Westfield (in Union County) (178)
Westmont (in Camden County) (36)
Westwood (in Bergen County) (59)
Weymouth (in Atlantic County) (40)
Wharton (in Morris County) (45)
Whippany (in Morris County) (56)
Whitehouse (in Hunterdon County) (56)
Wildwood (in Cape May County) (64)
Williamstown (in Gloucester County) (68)
Willingboro (in Burlington County) (55)
Winslow (in Camden County) (42)
Wood-Ridge (in Bergen County) (48)
Woodbine (in Cape May County) (45)
Woodbridge (in Middlesex County) (173)
Woodbury (in Gloucester County) (108)
Woodbury Heights (in Gloucester County) (43)
Woodstown (in Salem County) (81)
Woolwich (in Gloucester County) (47)
Wrightstown (in Burlington County) (45)
Wyckoff (in Bergen County) (58)

Overview of New Jersey Genealogy Records

  • History: New Jersey was first settled in the 1620s and became a state in 1787.
  • Birth records: A few birth records were kept in New Jersey as early as 1675, but they were very incomplete. State registration of births began in 1848 with complete records by 1920. Birth records for 1848 to 1920 can be obtained from the New Jersey State Archives. Birth records for 1921 and later can be obtained from the New Jersey Department of Health.
  • Marriage records: A few marriage records were kept in New Jersey as early as 1673, but they are very incomplete. State registration of marriages began in 1848 with complete records by 1920. Marriage records for 1848 to 1930 can be obtained from the New Jersey State Archives. Marriage records for 1931 and later can be obtained from the New Jersey Department of Health.
  • Death records: A few death records were kept in New Jersey as early as 1675, but they were very incomplete. State registration of deaths began in 1848 with complete records by 1920.  Death records for 1848 to 1930 can be obtained from the New Jersey State Archives. Death records for 1931 and later can be obtained from the New Jersey Department of Health.
  • Divorce records: The New Jersey Clerk of the Superior Court has divorce records starting in 1850.
  • Census records: The first federal census available for New Jersey is 1830. There are federal censuses publicly available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, and 1950. There was a state census taken in 1895.
  • Probate records: The New Jersey Secretary of State has many older probate records. Probate records from 1804 to the present can be obtained from the individual county surrogate courts.
  • County records: Court, land, naturalization, and tax records were kept by the individual counties.
  • Other records: Many cities and towns had newspapers, records kept by churches, cemeteries, histories, school, city directories, and other records that can be located on the city pages on this site. Records specific to minority groups can be found in the Minority Records section.
  • All records: Online indexes and images of many of the above records can be found by using the links on this site.
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