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=== Counties  ===
=== Counties  ===
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[New Jersey Counties Map|click here]]. <center>{{NJimagemap2}}</center><br>  
[[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]]{{·}} [[Bergen County, New Jersey|Bergen]]{{·}} [[Burlington County, New Jersey|Burlington]]{{·}} [[Camden County, New Jersey|Camden]]{{·}} [[Cape May County, New Jersey|Cape May]]{{·}} [[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]]{{·}} [[Essex County, New Jersey|Essex]]{{·}} [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]]{{·}} [[Hudson County, New Jersey|Hudson]]{{·}} [[Hunterdon County, New Jersey|Hunterdon]]{{·}} [[Mercer County, New Jersey|Mercer]]{{·}} [[Middlesex County, New Jersey|Middlesex]]{{·}} [[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]]{{·}} [[Morris County, New Jersey|Morris]]{{·}} [[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]]{{·}} [[Passaic County, New Jersey|Passaic]]{{·}} [[Salem County, New Jersey|Salem]]{{·}} [[Somerset County, New Jersey|Somerset]]{{·}} [[Sussex County, New Jersey|Sussex]]{{·}} [[Union County, New Jersey|Union]]{{·}} [[Warren County, New Jersey|Warren]] <br>
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[New Jersey Counties Map|click here]]. <center>{{NJimagemap2}}</center><br>
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*[[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]]  
*[[Atlantic County, New Jersey|Atlantic]]  
*[[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|Allegheny]]  
*[[Bergen County, New Jersey|Bergen]]  
*[[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]]  
*[[Burlington County, New Jersey|Burlington]]  
*[[Beaver County, Pennsylvania|Beaver]]  
*[[Camden County, New Jersey|Camden]]  
*[[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]]
*[[Cape May County, New Jersey|Cape May]]  
*[[Berks County, Pennsylvania|Berks]]
*[[Cumberland County, New Jersey|Cumberland]]  
*[[Blair County, Pennsylvania|Blair]]
*[[Essex County, New Jersey|Essex]]
*[[Bradford County, Pennsylvania|Bradford]]
*[[Bucks County, Pennsylvania|Bucks]]
*[[Butler County, Pennsylvania|Butler]]
*[[Cambria County, Pennsylvania|Cambria]]
*[[Cameron County, Pennsylvania|Cameron]]
*[[Carbon County, Pennsylvania|Carbon]]
*[[Centre County, Pennsylvania|Centre]]
*[[Chester County, Pennsylvania|Chester]]
*[[Clarion County, Pennsylvania|Clarion]]
*[[Clearfield County, Pennsylvania|Clearfield]]
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*[[Clinton County, Pennsylvania|Clinton]]
*[[Columbia County, Pennsylvania|Columbia]]
*[[Crawford County, Pennsylvania|Crawford]]  
*[[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]]  
*[[Dauphin County, Pennsylvania|Dauphin]]
*[[Delaware County, Pennsylvania|Delaware]]
*[[Elk County, Pennsylvania|Elk]]
*[[Erie County, Pennsylvania|Erie]]
*[[Fayette County, Pennsylvania|Fayette]]
*[[Forest County, Pennsylvania|Forest]]
*[[Franklin County, Pennsylvania|Franklin]]
*[[Fulton County, Pennsylvania|Fulton]]
*[[Greene County, Pennsylvania|Greene]]
*[[Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania|Huntingdon]]
*[[Indiana County, Pennsylvania|Indiana]]
*[[Jefferson County, Pennsylvania|Jefferson]]
*[[Juniata County, Pennsylvania|Juniata]]
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*[[Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania|Lackawanna]]  
*[[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]]  
*[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania|Lancaster]]  
*[[Hudson County, New Jersey|Hudson]]  
*[[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania|Lawrence]]
*[[Hunterdon County, New Jersey|Hunterdon]]  
*[[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania|Lebanon]]
*[[Mercer County, New Jersey|Mercer]]  
*[[Lehigh County, Pennsylvania|Lehigh]]
*[[Middlesex County, New Jersey|Middlesex]]  
*[[Luzerne County, Pennsylvania|Luzerne]]
*[[Monmouth County, New Jersey|Monmouth]]  
*[[Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|Lycoming]]
*[[Morris County, New Jersey|Morris]]
*[[McKean County, Pennsylvania|McKean]]  
*[[Mercer County, Pennsylvania|Mercer]]  
*[[Mifflin County, Pennsylvania|Mifflin]]
*[[Monroe County, Pennsylvania|Monroe]]
*[[Montgomery County, Pennsylvania|Montgomery]]
*[[Montour County, Pennsylvania|Montour]]
*[[Northampton County, Pennsylvania|Northampton]]
*[[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]]  
*[[Perry County, Pennsylvania|Perry]]  
*[[Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia]]
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*[[Pike County, Pennsylvania|Pike]]  
*[[Ocean County, New Jersey|Ocean]]  
*[[Potter County, Pennsylvania|Potter]]  
*[[Passaic County, New Jersey|Passaic]]  
*[[Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania|Schuylkill]]
*[[Salem County, New Jersey|Salem]]  
*[[Snyder County, Pennsylvania|Snyder]]  
*[[Somerset County, New Jersey|Somerset]]  
*[[Somerset County, Pennsylvania|Somerset]]  
*[[Sussex County, New Jersey|Sussex]]  
*[[Sullivan County, Pennsylvania|Sullivan]]
*[[Union County, New Jersey|Union]]  
*[[Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania|Susquehanna]]
*[[Warren County, New Jersey|Warren]]
*[[Tioga County, Pennsylvania|Tioga]]  
*[[Union County, Pennsylvania|Union]]
*[[Venango County, Pennsylvania|Venango]]  
*[[Warren County, Pennsylvania|Warren]]
*[[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington]]
*[[Wayne County, Pennsylvania|Wayne]]
*[[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]]
*[[Wyoming County, Pennsylvania|Wyoming]]
*[[York County, Pennsylvania|York]]
<br> '''Former Countries:&nbsp;''' [[New Netherland]]{{·}} [[New Sweden]]  
'''Former Countries:&nbsp;''' [[New Netherland]]{{·}} [[New Sweden]]  
=== Major Repositories  ===
=== Major Repositories  ===

Revision as of 17:19, 8 March 2013

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Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Cape May CountyCumberland CountySalem County, New JerseyGloucester CountyCamden CountyBurlington CountyOcean CountyAtlantic CountyMonmouth CountyMercer CountyMiddlesex CountySomerset CountyHunterdon CountyWarren CountySussex CountyMorris CountyPassaic CountyBergen CountyHudson CountyUnion CountyEssex CountyNew-jersey-county-map.gif

Former Countries:  New Netherland · New Sweden

Major Repositories

New Jersey State Archives · New Jersey State Library · New Jersey Historical Society · Princeton University Library · Rutgers University Libraries · Seton Hall University Libraries  · Camden County Historical Society · Gloucester County Historical Society · Morristown and Morris Township Library · Newark Public Library · National Archives Mid Atlantic Region (Philadelphia) · National Archives Northeast Region (New York City) · New York Public Library


Migration Routes

Ellis Island · Atlantic Coast Ports · Delaware River · Passaic River · Raritan River · Great Shamokin Path · King's Highway (or Delaware Indian Path) · Lincoln Highway · Delaware and Raritan Canal · Morris Canal

Did you know?

  • The colonial censuses taken in 1726, 1738, 1745, and 1772, as well as the New Jersey portions of the United States censuses of 1790, 1800, 1810 and 1820, were destroyed. Various other records can substitute for censuses. These include lists of petitioners, residents, freeholders, quit renters, jurists, voters, and taxpayers. Many of these lists have been published in periodicals. For a helpful guide in locating these lists, refer to  The United States Census Compendium by John D. Stemmons (Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 1973.) The book is available at the Family History Library on microfiche and in book form. 
  • Collections of New Jersey maps and atlases are available at numerous public and university libraries and historical societies. The New Jersey Historical Society has a large collection of more than 2,000 maps, and the state library has several hundred maps and atlases from the seventeenth century to the present.

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  1. Kenn Stryker-Rodda, "That Genealogical Quagmire: New Jersey," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 48 (1960): 67. (FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 48) WorldCat entry.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kenn Stryker-Rodda, New Jersey: Digging for Ancestors in the Garden State (Detroit, Mich.: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1984), 9-10. (FHL Book 974.9 A1 no. 2) WorldCat entry.
  3. Claire Keenan Agthe, Research in New Jersey, NGS Special Publication Number 94 (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2009), 8-10. (FHL Book 974.9 D27a) WorldCat entry.
  4. Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in Genealogy Blog at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).
  5. Stryker-Rhoda, "That Genealogical Quagmire: New Jersey," 65. "Many from New Jersey went out of the colony to be married or to have children baptized, primarily to the Dutch churches in New York and Kings County, to the First Presbyterian Church of New York, and to various churches in Philadelphia and Delaware."
  6. Stryker-Rhoda, "That Genealogical Quagmire: New Jersey," 69-70.
  7. Stryker-Rhoda, New Jersey: Digging for Ancestors in the Garden State, 5.

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