New Jersey Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

As one of the original 13 colonies of the United States, New Jersey boasts a long and illustrious history. For those wishing to trace the origins of their ancestors in this state, the New Jersey family history centers are a good place to start. With offices throughout the state, most New Jersey residents can find a location not far from their homes. These offshoots of the Family History Library in Utah provide a wealth of research material, including print documents, microfilm and technology sources. The offices are owned and operated by the New Jersey LDS church and welcome the general public.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected]

Cherry Hill Family History Center
252 Evesham Ave
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003
(609) 795-8884

Clinton NJ Family History Center
31 Red School House Rd
Clinton, New Jersey 08833
(908) 713-0292

East Brunswick NJ Family History Center
330 Dunhams Corner Rd
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
(732) 254-1480

Eatontown NJ family Hitory Center
14 Reynolds Dr
Eatontown, New Jersey 07757
(732) 542-2691

Vineland NJ Family History Center
Temporarily housed at 624 Zion Rd
Egg Harbor Twp, New Jersey 08234
(609) 926-9511
Notes: The Vineland FHC is closed. A temporary FHC is open at the Linwood Church, 624 Zion Rd., Egg Harbor Twp, NJ.

Emerson NJ Family History Center
840 Soldier Hill Rd
Emerson, New Jersey 07630
(201) 262-7357

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints
30 Youngs Rd
Fardale, New Jersey 07495
(201) 327-1940

Ledgewood Family History Center
154 Mountain Rd
Ledgewood, New Jersey 07852
(201) 347-6833

Morristown Family History Center
283 James St
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
(973) 539-5362

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
209 Mountain Ave
North Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
(201) 226-8975

Princeton Family History Center
Near 600 Alexander Rd
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(609) 452-0802
Notes: enter via drive on Canal Pointe Blvd

Scotch Plains NJ Family History Center
1781 Raritan Rd
Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
(908) 889-0628

Toms River NJ Family History Center
1350 Old Freehold Rd
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
(908) 349-4666

New Jersey Genealogy Resources

New Jersey family researchers will quickly learn that colonial censuses between 1726 -1772 and portions of the United States censuses, 1790-1820, were destroyed. However, to recreate census information for your ancestor, the New Jersey State Archives is a great place to begin. The Archives hosts searchable databases: Colonial Marriage 1665-1799 records, Death Records, 1878-1886, and Propriety Warrants and Land Surveys, 1670-1727. (See Searchable Databases). Selected county marriage records from 1795, land/survey records, as early as 1650, and state and county level naturalizations are also held at the NJ State Archives.

A sizeable collection of early newspapers is held at the Newspaper Archives at the New Jersey Historical Society website where researchers can review the on-site holdings beginning with the 1775 Plaindealer of Bridgeton, Cumberland County.

Rutgers University Special Collections has a rich collection of family histories deposited by the Genealogical Society of New Jersey and the New Jersey State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

New Jersey State Archives Reference (May 1848 - May 1900)
225 West State Street
P.O. Box 307
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307
(609) 292.6260

Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
(732) 932-7006

New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration (1901 to present)
Customer Service Unit - Genealogical Requests
H & A Bldg, 5th Floor
Warren and Market Streets
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 278-2640 x103

New Jersey State Library
Level 4
185 West State St.
Trenton NJ 08625
(609) 278-2640 x103

The New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 596-8500

New Jersey Genealogy Websites

Atlantic County Library System Digitized Newspaper Collection, 1860 - 1923

Red Bank Register Newspaper Archives, 1878-1991

NJ Gen Web Project - At last count, there were more than 30 genealogical and historical societies across the state of NJ. Visit this website for a full listing.

Cyndi's List - New Jersey

Family Search Wiki - New Jersey

African-American Resources for New Jersey

State Formation Map

New Jersey Record Collections

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