Crowdsourcing Opportunity: You Can Help!

Do you want to help get New Jersey resources online?  If so, here’s your opportunity to lend a hand in a crowd-sourcing project.   FamilySearch indexers and arbitrators make it possible for to publish an average of 1.3 million freely searchable records containing more than three million names each day.

Searchable historic records are made available on through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at  In the FamilySearch indexing system, historical records are indexed by two different volunteers, then an experienced indexer known as an arbitrator reviews and corrects any discrepancies between the two indexers’ work. Only then can records be published for researchers on 

Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access online at to the world’s historical genealogical records.

Here is the list of current projects for New Jersey:

US, New Jersey—1855 State Census, Heads of Household

US, New Jersey—1865 State Census

US, New Jersey—Obituaries, 1980–2014
This is a collection of obituary clippings from various towns and cities in the state of New Jersey. The clippings are from 1980 to 2014.

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