New Jersey Vital Records: What? How? Where? in 2018

I’ve updated a 2015 (originally published in 2013) JRG post on accessing vital records in New Jersey:

Yes, unfortunately, obtaining vital records can be a challenge in New Jersey if you don’t know where to start your search. On March 3, 1848 New Jersey passed “An ACT relating to the registry and returns of births, marriages, and deaths, in the state of New Jersey” which required town clerks to annually submit a certified copy of births, marriages and deaths that occurred in their jurisdictions. This law created a wonderful set of records, we as genealogists, use to solidify our family branches, twigs and roots.

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2017: Will I see you this Fall?

20170720_142647.jpgAs busy genealogists, we often head out to our local or not so local meetings to learn about a new topic or meet up with old friends. And sometimes, I don’t always do a good job at letting fellow genealogists and friends know when I’ll be in their neighborhood.  With that in mind, here are upcoming events where I’d love to catch-up with my followers.

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Reclaim the Records adds New Jersey Marriage Index, 1901-2016 to its Online Database

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

The following announcement was written by the folks at Reclaim the Records:

Hello again, from your favorite open records activists at Reclaim The Records! Do you remember how at the end of our last newsletter we promised you 116 years of brand new records, coming soon to a computer near you? Well, we might have made a tiny mistake, because we stink at math. It’s only 115 years. And here they are!

New Jersey Marriage Index
Introducing the NEW JERSEY MARRIAGE INDEX, 1901-2016! These records are now totally digital, and totally free — forever! Now you can research anyone who got married in the Garden State right from your home, still in your pajamas.

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Genealogical Society of New Jersey’s 96th Annual Meeting

GSNJSaturday, 4 November 2017, 10:30am
Pane Room, Alexander Library, Rutgers University
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Keynote Presentation:

Must-Have Resources for New Jersey Genealogy

Presentation by Michelle Tucker Chubenko, Legacy Tree Genealogists and Jersey Roots Genealogy

Many of New Jersey’s best reference materials and web resources require detailed explanation in order to be used effectively. We’ll discover how to find and use a variety of published reference books, journals, source material, finding aids, as well as explore some websites vital for New Jersey genealogical research.

Online RSVP: http://www.gsnj.org/2017-annual-meeting/

 

EVENT: Preserving Our Past in Photographs

The Mendham Borough Historical Society meets on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Garabrant Center, 4 Wilson Street, Borough. The program at 7:45 p.m. features Jim DelGiudice presenting, “Preserving Our Past in Photographs.” Old photos were kept in the end-table drawer, but now they are everywhere – computers, DVDs, ‘the cloud.’ Is that safer? Continue reading

Tri-County History Fair: Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties

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

Walking Tour of Mt. Hebron Cemetery Led by Montclair Historical Society

Date: October 22, 2016
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Founded in 1863, the Mt. Hebron Cemetery was established on farmland donated by the area’s earliest Dutch settlers. Plots include some of the oldest family names in Speertown (Upper Montclair) and Cranetown (Montclair). The 30-acre cemetery is the smallest in Montclair, and perhaps one of the most beautiful, with stunning views from its location on the eastern slope of First Mountain.

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