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Presentation to the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, NJ, a GSBC Extra!

New Jersey Land Records at the New Jersey State Archives

A review of New Jersey land records with a concentration on records held by the New Jersey State Archives and how they can be a resource for genealogical research. [Recorded 13 September 2021.]

Presentation Handout >

Read-up about what the New Jersey State Archives holds for family researchers by visiting their website >

Learn more about the New Jersey Early Land Records Project (including an introduction to the Database, below) >

Use the New Jersey State Archives online Early Land Records, 1650-1900s, Database >


Catherine Stearns Medich, MA, MLIS, is a Reference Archivist and head of Reference Services at the New Jersey State Archives. With more than 25 years of public service, she is integral in managing the reference section of the Archives, and assisting users with the many, varied collections maintained at the State Archives. Catherine has particular knowledge of the military collections, including the State's Civil War collections, and the New Jersey State Militia records, which she was also responsible for processing and organizing. She is a frequent guest speaker at local genealogical conferences and clubs, where she reviews and explains the types of records held at the New Jersey State Archives, and how to access them. Catherine is a graduate of Dickinson University with a Bachelor's Degree in History and holds two Master's Degrees from Rutgers University, in Art History and Library Service. 

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