GENEALOGY AND HISTORY SITES THAT ARE FREE TO ACCESS AND FREE TO USE

Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
For more information about Jerry Reed - Voice Talent visit:
http://jerryreed.com

I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.



Saturday, November 1, 2008

New Jersey State Archives Databases

The New Jersey Department of State has six searchable databases on line that include about 336,000 entries in the State Archive Collections as follows:
Supreme Court Case Files, 1704-1844
Marriage Records, 1666-1799
Index to Marriages, 1848-1867
1885 Census
Legal Name Changes, 1847-1947
Revolutionary War Damages, 1776-1782

These on-line databases gives you the basic information. In the case of Index to Marriages, you see the groom and bride's names, location or place of marriage, place of registration, the date and the original document reference number. If you need the original document there are instructions on how to order, as well as some ordering limitations. The information here on line is free to access and free to use.
Here's the link:
www.state.nj.us/state/darm/links/databases.html

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