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State of   NEW JERSEY -   (The Garden State)
      The 3rd U.S. State to join the Union:   18-December-1787
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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    African American Griots - West African Griots are historians, storytellers, traditional
         praise singers and musicians. Their roles are hereditary and their surnames identify
         them as Griots.
    DANE - DANE is an acronym for Danish Archive North East. It was chosen to describe
         the records, the books, letters, genealogical information, sociological data
         comprising the collection of Danish heritage in the area.
    Estonian American National Council - to help preserve and promote the Estonian
         cultural heritage in the United States; to foster ties with, and to represent the
         interests of, Estonian Americans and their organizations; and to support the
         maintenance of democratic institutions in, and cultural exchange with, Estonia.
    Jewish Community (UJC) - UJC is YOUR portal to all things Jewish in the MetroWest
         area, to the world of Jewish values, activities, learning, events, and charitable
         works; we are your gateway to Jewish life.
    POINTers In Person - The POINTers In Person program, an autonomous branch of
         POINT; (Pursuing Our Italian Names Together), was founded in 1992. Now,
         The Italian Genealogy Society.

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.


Census and Lists of various kinds:
    1840 Census - Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Services
    First New Jersey Cavalry - Roster of Names, etc..


Descendants of the Founders of New Jersey - Settlers came to East Jersey as early as
         1618 when the Dutch from New Amsterdam settled at Bergen (now Jersey City),
         and in West Jersey as early as 1623 when Fort Nassau was established on the
         Delaware River.

Families and Surnames:
    Biographies Project - State of New Jersey


Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

Historical interest Items, etc.:
    Civil War Heritage Association - New Jersey Goes To War.
    First New Jersey Cavalry - This site is dedicated to the brave "Jersey Cavaliers" who
         fought to defend our nation.
    West Jersey History Project - Multiple Counties and Cities.


Libraries & Newspapers:
    New Jersey State Library - New Jersey Digital Archives; The New Jersey State
         Library has been offering the highest quality service to the executive, legislative
         and judicial branches of state government for more than 200 years.
    Rutgers University Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives received an
         operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of
         the Department of State.


Migrations to, from and through:
    Colonial Families to New Jersey - Tracing the first immigrants from Europe and those
         descendants who lived in, or passed through, New Jersey.


New Jersey Digital Highway - Research Your Family History
New Jersey Local Name Search - This search will list New Jersey local names with
         municipality and county.

Postcards from New Jersey - From the mountains to the shore... and everything in

  • State of New Jersey
  • State Capital City Trenton   (Capital since 1784 - located in   Mercer Co.)

    The State name:  Sir John Berkley and Sir George Carteret received a royal charter for a colony in the new land and named this colony for the island of Jersey in the English Channel. Carteret had been born on Jersey and had spent several years as Lieutenant Governor of the island.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    Co. maps of New Jersey
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

    Vital Records:
        Records of Deaths - Rahway & Plainfield Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends
             (1705 - 1892). A record of our New Jersey ancestors, and to provide a way
             for those long lost cousins to find you!
        Revolutionary War - Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in
             the Revolutionary War.


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