15:16 PM

Garden State Court Records

By Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist


Guess what? They’re not all online

So it’s a New Jersey courts kind of day — or evening, actually — for The Legal Genealogist, as the Central Jersey Genealogical Club wants to hear about early Garden State courts and their records at its meeting at the Hamilton Library tonight.

And boy would I ever like to be able to point them to a single online location for these early records.

But preparing for this presentation had me surveying the scene and… well… you already know the reality, right?

They’re not all online. Not even most of them are online. In fact, it’s pretty dismal for ready online access to records of this type.

But that doesn’t mean it isn’t out there.

The New Jersey State Archives is a great place to start.

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