Includes Place Name Resources, Vital Records, Censuses, Land Records, Estate (Probate) Records, Military Records, Naturalization Records, Court Records, Local Records, Non-Governmental Records, Various Manuscript Collections.
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey (GSNJ) was founded in 1921 by a group of genealogical scholars dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey family history. A common interest among The Genealogical Society of New Jersey's founders was the transcription of tombstone information. Styling themselves “tombstone hounds,” they began organizing “tombstone hunts” at burying grounds around the state.
In 1924, the Society was incorporated with a mission to discover, procure, preserve and publish information pertaining to families and individuals associated with New Jersey. GSNJ’s institutional history has depended extensively on contributions made by volunteers.