GSNJ’s 100th Annual Meeting: a long legacy of New Jersey genealogy

This week the Genealogical Society of New Jersey will hold its 100th Annual Meeting. This year, it will be held virtually and is followed by a presentation — Reclaim the Records — by Alec Ferretti.

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey—
A History of Genealogical Preservation

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey (GSNJ) was founded in 1921 by a group of genealogical scholars dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey family history. A common interest among GSNJ’s founders was the transcription of tombstone information. Styling themselves “tombstone hounds,” they began organizing “tombstone hunts” at burying grounds around the state.

In 1924, the Society was incorporated with a mission to discover, procure, preserve and publish information pertaining to families and individuals associated with New Jersey. GSNJ’s institutional history has depended extensively on contributions made by volunteers.

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