Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Top Surnames

view all

Profiles

  • George Isaac Helms, I (1720 - 1800)
    Revolutionary War Soldier
  • Leah Cozad (1743 - 1827)
    GEDCOM Source @R-1884656085@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. This information comes from 1 or ...
  • Joseph Riggs (1740 - 1829)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for New Jersey. DAR Ancestor #: A096665 GEDCOM Source @R-1884656085@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Fam...
  • Elizabeth Sutton (1724 - 1758)
    Here is a list of books written about the Sutton family. 1. Descendants of the Sutton-Beasley Family of Brown Co., Ohio. 2. An Ancestral Chart and Handbook by Olive B. Rowland, 1935. 3. Genealogi...

This subportal is part of the USA Portal.

New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state but the 11th-most populous and the most densely populated of the 50 United States. New Jersey lies entirely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia and is the second-wealthiest U.S. state by per capita income as of 2014.

New Jersey was inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, with historical tribes such as the Lenape along the coast. In the early 17th century, the Dutch and the Swedes made the first European settlements. The English later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey after the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey, and granting it as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. New Jersey was the site of several decisive battles during the American Revolutionary War in the 18th century.

In the 19th century, factories in cities such as Camden, Paterson, Newark, Trenton, and Elizabeth helped to drive the Industrial Revolution. New Jersey's geographic location at the center of the Northeast megalopolis, between Boston and New York City to the northeast, and Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., to the southwest, fueled its rapid growth through the process of suburbanization in the second half of the 20th century. In the first decades of the 21st century, this suburbanization began reverting to consolidation of New Jersey's culturally diverse populace toward more urban settings within the state, with towns home to commuter rail stations outpacing the population growth of more automobile-oriented suburbs since 2008.

Please do not add profiles to the State of New Jersey project. Add them to the appropriate sub-project.


Projects

Please add your projects both to this index and the Related Projects list at right.

Research Resources