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New Jersey State Archives Searchable Catalog

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This catalog is constantly being updated and revised, and entries are subject to change. It currently indexes 3,457 record series, including 25,285 cubic feet of records and 22,009 reels of microfilm held by the State Archives. This includes the majority, but not all of our holdings. More modern and/or more recently accessioned collections may also be available. Researchers should contact the Archives for additional information.

This catalog is searchable at the collection level. To browse box, folder, and microfilm lists for a specific collection, click on the “Series No.” link and the full record will open in a new screen.

Tips for searching the catalog:

  • This catalog searches words and phrases in the “Text Search” boxes in the order they are entered (similar to using quotes around a phrase in other search engines).

  • To broaden your search, enter single search terms or phrases in separate "Text Search" boxes.

  • Use the wildcard character * to search variant spellings.

  • You may also search by: selecting a subject heading, department heading, governor, document type, or record group from the drop down menus; and/or setting a date range using the "Earliest" and "Latest" year boxes; selecting a county; or entering a specific series number.

  • To view your results alphabetically by record group, click on the "Record Group and Series" heading.

  • To view your results from earliest to latest date range, click on the "Date Range" heading.

  • To see the complete record, click the series number that is blue and underlined.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Reference Services at njarchives@sos.nj.gov.

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