Resources Rooted in Elizabeth & New JerseyThis page compiles resources for genealogical and historical research for Elizabeth, Union County, the State of New Jersey, as well as general resources mentioned in this blog. I will add resources to it as I blog about them.
I have indicated with a ($) any websites that require a paid subscription.
Elizabeth, New Jersey
- Church of Sts. Peter and Paul
- Elizabeth, New Jersey: Then & Now (Second Edition, 2015), by Robert J. Baptista, : via Internet Archive : Pictorial history of Elizabeth, New Jersey industry, commerce, neighborhoods, architecture, schools, churches and culture. The author also makes a pdf document available for download at his website. A highly recommended resource!
- See my post Resource Roundup : Elizabeth City Directories for a variety of on-line, local and county, university, and federal sources of City Directories.
- Elizabeth Daily Journal digital collection from the Elizabeth Public Library. So far the years 1872 - 1915 are available, and searchable. A highly recommended resource!
- New Jersey State Archives
- New Jersey State Census : 1895 : via Ancestry.com ($)
- New Jersey State Census : 1905 : via FamilySearch
- New Jersey State Census: 1915 : via FamilySearch
General Genealogy Resources
- Ancestry.com : Search records, create a tree ($)
- Board for Certification of Genealogists : Standards, skill building
- Evidence Explained : Elizabeth Shown Mills : Writing citations for your resources.
- "The A–Files : Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor" : (PDF) National Archives
- Search for your immigrant ancestor in the National Archives database
- Alien Files (A-Files) at the National Archives in Kansas City
- Immigrant Ancestor Checklist : (PDF) organize your information for finding Naturalization Records
- Immigration Rules : National Archives
Other Great Resources
- Internet Archive
- Library of Congress
- American Folklife Center : Library of Congress
- NY Public Library Digital Collections
- The Social Historian : Inspiring writing that gives a real glimpse into our ancestors' lives.
- The Family Curator : Tips for preserving and sharing your family photos and heirlooms.
- Dan's Genealogy Blog : Blogger with Jersey roots.
Tools, Apps, Software, Websites
Please note: This list is provided for your convenience and mine. While I make every effort to keep it up to date, I hope that if you find a broken link you'll be so kind as to let me know. Naturally, you are responsible for following the rules for use of the resources you find on any of these sites.