Source Information

Ancestry.com. New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:

"New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1931." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

About New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931

This database is an index extracted from more than 2.3 million birth, baptism, and christening records from New Jersey.

What’s in the Index

Volunteers extracted the birth, baptism, and christening details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records from New Jersey. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of birth, baptism, and christening records for the state during this time.

Details in the index entries vary depending on the original record, but they may include

  • name
  • gender
  • race
  • birthplace
  • birth date
  • christening place
  • christening date
  • death date
  • age at death
  • father’s name, age, birthplace
  • mother’s name, age, birthplace
  • paternal grandparents
  • maternal grandparents
  • FHL film number
    • Death dates and ages refer to children who died near or at birth.

      The FHL film number refers to a microfilm copy of the source held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

      Because this database includes details extracted from family records, researchers will want to confirm facts with original and primary sources.