New Horizons Genealogy

"Specializing in New England and New York Colonial American Ancestry"

Questions from each New Jersey State Census

New Jersey State Census was taken 1855, 1865, 1875 (all partial), 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915.


Original and microfilm copies of the state census records are available at:

New Jersey Division of Archives
Department of State
CN 307
185 W. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

Most libraries with a major genealogical holding have the state census records on microfilm:

New Jersey State Census Records

Census Year, description of what the census contains, and a notation as to what records still exist, either for the whole state or only certain counties.

1855
Name (usually only head of household); number of adults in each household, subdivided by nativity (native-born or foreign-born), race (colored or white), and sex; and number of children aged 5 to 16 in each household, subdivided by race and gender. A few townships list all household members by name.

Incomplete records exist for Atlantic, Bergen, Camden, Cumberland, Essex (including present day Union), Gloucester, Hunterdon, Hudson, Monmouth, MORRIS, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties.


1865
Name (all members of the household), sex, whether native or foreign-born, whether colored or white, and whether school-aged (5 to 16 years).

Incomplete records exist for Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic, Salem, Sussex, and Union counties.


1875
Name (all members of the household), age, sex, native or foreign-born, color, birthplace of individual and parents, and occupation.

Incomplete records exist for Essex and Sussex counties.


1885
Name, sex, race, age in categories of under 5, 5-20, 20-60, and over 60, and native or foreign-born (Irish, German, and other).

Complete for the state.


1895
Name, sex, race, age in categories of under 5, 5-20, 20-60, and over 60, and native or foreign-born (Irish, German, and other).

Complete for the state.


1905
Name, color, sex, month and year of birth, marital status, birthplace, parents' birthplaces, number of years in U.S., citizenship status, occupation, whether literate or fluent in English, and whether home is owned or rented. In urban areas street names and house numbers are provided.

Complete for the state.


1915
Name, color, sex, month and year of birth, marital status, birthplace, parents' birthplaces, number of years in U.S., citizenship status, occupation, whether literate or fluent in English, and whether home is owned or rented. In urban areas street names and house numbers are provided.

Complete for the state.


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