Using the Indexes: New Jersey Births-Marriages-Deaths, 1901-03 and the Bride’s Index, 1901-14

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.

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New Jersey Day Celebration, June 24th

New Jersey Day Celebration
Friday, June 24, 2016
225 West State Street, 1st Floor20160622_111926

In celebration of New Jersey Day, the anniversary of the founding of New Jersey in 1664, several of the State’s cultural agencies have put together a series of exhibits and programs for Friday, June 24, 2016, on the 1st Floor of 225 West State Street, Trenton, N.J.

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Veteran’s Day Tribute: Hidden Gems Online

Today’NJSA Search the Collectionss post is in honor of all those who served our great country.  I hope you’ll find the following collection of hidden gems helpful in your family research.  I’m wondering how many of us really take the time to review all the options on any given website.  Do you take the time to look at collection titles that may not have immediate or apparent interest?  When using the New Jersey State Archives (NJSA) website, my guess is that most of us choose “Search the Collections” from the main webpage.

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Explore Your Jersey Roots Lectures sponsored by GSNJ, CJGC and NJSA

In celebration of New Jersey’s 350th, the State Archives, Genealogical Society of New Jersey (GSNJ) and Central Jersey Genealogy Club (CJGC) have come together to present an evening lecture series and all-day spring program in May-June.

The evening lectures will run on Tuesday/Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (following extended public research hours in the State Archives’ Microfilm Reading Room), as follows: Continue reading

Wednesday Wisdom: Do Your Homework!

Now, sounding like my Mom isn’t what I normally set out to do, especially in my blog.  As researchers, we both like the fact that we can do armchair research with our cups of tea on our desks.  But, I’m sure that she’d agree with me that nothing beats the excitement of doing the hands-on research at a library or archives.

However, before you race out your front door, you need to make a plan for success.  And, don’t think you’re too old for the next line.  Stop, breath and…

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