Special Collections and University Archives’ genealogical holdings provide one of the state's richest sources of information on New Jersey family history. The bulk of the records have been deposited by the Genealogical Society of New Jersey and the New Jersey State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Rutgers genealogical collection is smaller, but is also a unique resource. Among the most frequently used are cemetery inscriptions and extensive notes and compilations by professional genealogists, many of whom have spent a lifetime studying the state's early families, both prominent and obscure. Supplementing the materials in Special Collections and University Archives are a variety of source materials on microfilm available in Alexander Library, as well as additional (largely non-New Jersey) printed genealogies and related books in the stacks of Alexander Library.
For more detailed information regarding holdings at Special Collections and University Archives, consult Genealogical Resources in Special Collections & University Archives and the Archibald S. Alexander Library (pdf). For additional information about New Jersey resources view the New Jersey Genealogy libguide.