Project: New Jersey

Categories: New Jersey | New Jersey Projects | New Jersey Project

This project is part of the United States Project.

Welcome to the New Jersey Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all New Jersey related projects and resources.

New Jersey Counties
Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon Mercer
Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren


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The leader for this project is Jim Angelo and the coordinator is H. Husted. Please don't hesitate to contact either of them if you have questions.

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of New Jersey or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer the United States Project G2G welcome post and you will be awarded the United States Project badge. Make sure to include the State (s) that you are interested in.
  2. Add UNITED_STATES and NEW_JERSEY to your list of followed tags. You will see all G2G discussions in your G2G Feed. Here is the G2G feed for NEW_JERSEY.
  3. Review our list of goals for some ideas on ways you can help.

For a full list of participants, see the badge report. Please also add your name to the list of New Jersey Project members.


This template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be project protected (PPP'd) and managed by the project. They are not for every single person from New Jersey. A sticker might be used in that circumstance.

The template is {{United States|sub-project=New Jersey}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of New Jersey history.
Join: New Jersey Project
Discuss: New Jersey


The overall goals of the United States Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in New Jersey and the other states in the union. To meet these goals:

  1. Add New Jersey-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources. See Sources-New Jersey for an evolving guide to primary sources, print works, and eBooks helpful for New Jersey genealogy.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Link unconnected profiles to the greater WikiTree
  7. Identify and add missing profiles to New Jersey Notables category

Project List of Things To Do

  1. We need space pages created and developed for New Jersey counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any New Jersey state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the New Jersey Resources Page. Check out this handy list of New Jersey sources.
  3. If you live in New Jersey and can do in-person research, please consider adding your name to the New Jersey Research Assistance page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in New Jersey need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the New Jersey Cemeteries Project
  2. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about New Jersey indigenous peoples.
  3. Find sources for New Jersey's Unconnected and Unsourced profiles.
  4. Add profiles of settlers before 1703 to Category: New Jersey Founders. Note that the Descendants of the Founders of New Jersey has short biographies of many early New Jerseyans.
  5. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from New Jersey for the New Jersey in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

How to Find Sources for New Jersey Genealogy

  • Sources-New Jersey is the project's evolving comprehensive guide to researching New Jersey genealogy, including primary sources, print books, journals, and eBooks.

Historical Projects

Town and County Projects

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

The following projects also include residents of New Jersey

Related New Jersey Categories on WikiTree

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