Sunday, November 13 – Monmouth County Genealogy Society Meeting
Lincroft, NJ– “Tunneling Through German Immigrant Research: A Case Study,” will be the topic of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society meeting at 1:30 P.M. on Sunday, November 13th at the Community Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown. Continue reading
Plainfield Public Library Announces Tri-County History Fair
Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10 am to 4 pm
The Plainfield Public Library is excited to announce the Tri-County History Fair for Middlesex, Union, and Somerset Counties. Join colleagues, friends, and neighbors for a fun day of historical discovery, resource sharing, raffles, and more. On Saturday, October 22nd from 10 am to 4 pm, over 20 local history organizations, museums, and libraries will be exhibiting and promoting their historical collections on the library’s lower level around the area fountain. There will be two exhibits on display at this time: Contemporary Photographs of Plainfield Veterans by Plainfielder Brian Price and Plainfield in Pictures– a selection of images from the library’s historical photograph collections. Continue reading
Check Your Calendar! I will be the host for three events next month as part of the 2016 Family History Month celebration at the Blazing Star Cultural Arts Center in Carteret, New Jersey.
The Monmouth County Genealogy Society will present its Fall Workshop, “An In-Depth Look at Federal Census Records”, on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9 am. to 3:30 pm. at the Community Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown.
Estates from 1967 to 1992 to be available on Surrogate’s Records Room computers
FREEHOLD, NJ – The conversion and indexing of over 80,000 microfiche estate records to a digitized format is under way in the Monmouth County Surrogate’s Office, announced Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters. When the conversion is completed, the records, extending from 1967 to 1992, will be imported into the existing imaging software system and will be available on computers in the Surrogate’s Records Room in the County Hall of Records, Main Street, Freehold.
Late in 2015, Reclaim the Records, a not-for-profit group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and open government advocates, worked with the New Jersey State Archives to acquire the microfilm to the birth, marriage and death annual indexes for 1901, 1902, and 1903. While speaking with the Archives, she was also able to submit a request for the Bride’s Indexes for 1904-09 and 1910-14. You can read more about the project’s Records Request #5: New Jersey Birth, Marriage, and Death Indices, 1901-1903 and 1901-1914 on their website.
A general sentiment that I read quite frequently on the messages boards is that doing research in New Jersey is so difficult. Digging deeper, I find that the trouble is with the time period… the early 20th century. The trouble isn’t with the records themselves; the trouble is the lack of indexes!