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*'''Look in all censuses:''' Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. [[United States Census Online|Search U.S. Censuses]].
 
*'''Look in all censuses:''' Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. [[United States Census Online|Search U.S. Censuses]].
  
=== [STATE] Record Finder  ===
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=== New Jersey Record Finder  ===
  
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. '''For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].'''
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This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. '''For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[New Jersey Record Finder]].'''
  
 
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Birth information  
 
Birth information  
 
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*[[How to Find [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]]
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*[[How to Find New Jersey Birth Records|Birth records]]
*[[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
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*[[How to Find New Jersey Death Records|Death records]]
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[New Jersey Obituaries|Obituaries]]
*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]  
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*[[New Jersey Church Records|Church records]]  
 
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*[[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[New Jersey Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[New Jersey Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
*[[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]]
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*[[New Jersey Bible Records|Bible records]]
*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military records]]  
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*[[New Jersey Military Records|Military records]]  
 
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*[[How to Find [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage records]]
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*[[How to Find New Jersey Marriage Records|Marriage records]]
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[New Jersey Obituaries|Obituaries]]
*[[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]]  
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*[[New Jersey Bible Records|Bible records]]  
 
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*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]
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*[[New Jersey Church Records|Church records]]
*[[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]]
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*[[New Jersey Probate Records|Probate records]]
*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military records]]
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*[[New Jersey Military Records|Military records]]
 
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*[[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death Records]]
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*[[How to Find New Jersey Death Records|Death Records]]
*[[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[New Jersey Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
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*[[New Jersey Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
 
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*[[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[New Jersey Probate Records|Probate Records]]
*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[New Jersey Church Records|Church Records]]
*[[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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*[[New Jersey Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
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*[[How to Find [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]]
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*[[How to Find New Jersey Birth Records|Birth records]]
*[[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
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*[[How to Find New Jersey Death Records|Death records]]
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[New Jersey Obituaries|Obituaries]]
*[[[STATE] Census|Census]]
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*[[New Jersey Census|Census]]
*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]  
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*[[New Jersey Church Records|Church records]]  
 
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*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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*[[New Jersey Biography|Biography]]
*[[[STATE], United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[New Jersey, United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
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Maiden name  
 
Maiden name  
 
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*[[How to Find [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find New Jersey Marriage Records|Marriage Records]]
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[New Jersey Obituaries|Obituaries]]
*[[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]]  
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*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[New Jersey Church Records|Church Records]]
*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]  
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*[[New Jersey Military Records|Military Records]]  
 
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Immigration date  
 
Immigration date  
 
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*[[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[New Jersey Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[New Jersey Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
*[[[STATE] Census|Census]]  
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*[[New Jersey Census|Census]]  
 
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*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[New Jersey Obituaries|Obituaries]]
*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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*[[New Jersey Biography|Biography]]
*[[[STATE] History|History]]
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*[[New Jersey History|History]]
 
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Naturalization  
 
Naturalization  
 
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*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[New Jersey Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
*[[[STATE] Census|Census]]
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*[[New Jersey Census|Census]]
*[[[STATE] Court Records|Court Records]]  
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*[[New Jersey Court Records|Court Records]]  
 
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*[[[STATE] Voting Records|Voting Records]]
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*[[New Jersey Voting Records|Voting Records]]
*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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*[[New Jersey Biography|Biography]]
*[[[STATE] Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[New Jersey Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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Physical description  
 
Physical description  
 
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*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] (after 1906)  
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*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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*[[[STATE] History|History]]
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*[[New Jersey History|History]]
 
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=== Further [STATE] Research  ===
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=== Further New Jersey Research  ===
*'''Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].'''
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*'''Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[New Jersey Record Finder]].'''
*For online record collections, go to [[[STATE] Online Genealogy Records|'''[STATE] Online Genealogy Records.''']]
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*For online record collections, go to [[New Jersey Online Genealogy Records|'''New Jersey Online Genealogy Records.''']]
*For more research on [STATE], including research at the county level, visit the [[[STATE], United States Genealogy|'''[STATE]''']] page on the Research Wiki.
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*For more research on New Jersey, including research at the county level, visit the [[New Jersey, United States Genealogy|'''New Jersey''']] page on the Research Wiki.
 
*Search all of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/42?region=United%20States%20of%20America New Jersey record collections] at FamilySearch.<br>  
 
*Search all of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/42?region=United%20States%20of%20America New Jersey record collections] at FamilySearch.<br>  
  
 
[[Category:New Jersey, United States]][[Category:United States Research Strategies]]
 
[[Category:New Jersey, United States]][[Category:United States Research Strategies]]
 
[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]

Revision as of 21:54, 24 September 2020

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Purpose of Research Tips and Strategies Wiki Page

The New Jersey Research Tips and Strategies page consists of links to specific research strategies for New Jersey. It also contains general tips and other resources for finding your ancestors in this locality.



New Jersey Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in New Jersey

New Jersey Research Tips[edit | edit source]

These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in New Jersey.

  • Birth information: The first laws requiring town clerks to register vital records were made in 1675 and 1682, but few clerks complied. In 1848 New Jersey became the second state (after Massachusetts) to require statewide registration, but the early registration was not complete. At least 100,000 births in the period before 1920 were not recorded. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
  • Finding Parents: Statewide registration of deaths began in 1848. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search New Jersey death records
  • Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.

New Jersey Record Finder[edit | edit source]

This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see New Jersey Record Finder.

1. What you are looking for: 2. Try these records first: 3. Other useful records

Birth information

Marriage information
Death information
Parents

Maiden name

Immigration date

Naturalization

Physical description

Further New Jersey Research[edit | edit source]