Honoring our Jersey Veterans!

In honor of Veteran’s Day, today’s post highlights the holdings of the New Jersey State Archives for our New Jersey military.  To conduct your New Jersey ancestor’s military research at the NJ State Archives, you should familiarize yourself with their holdings.  Beginning with colonial period through the early 20th century, researchers can access the online finding aids of New Jersey’s Department of Defense, comprised of the Adjutant General’s Office and the post of Quarter-Master General, to determine the scope of the collections.

Also available for researchers are four online databases:

Civil War Service Records, 1861-1865
electronic version of Adjutant General William S. Stryker’s two-volume Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War Payment Vouchers, 1861-1865
treasury vouchers collection includes New Jersey’s payment receipts for military expenditures and wartime purchases from 1861 through 1866

World War I Deaths: Descriptive Cards and Photographs
men killed in action or otherwise died while in United States service during World War I, 1917-1918

New Jersey National Guard Photograph Collection
1,039 photographs collected by the New Jersey National Guard

Happy Searching!!

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