Tuesday, May 30, 2006

New Jersey State Archives Searchable Databases

New Jersey is building an impressive collection of searchable databases on its website. The Index to Marriage Records, 1666-1799 has "Secretary of State's Marriage Bonds and Licenses, 1711-1795, as well as marriages recorded in colonial deed books and other collections," while the Index to Marriage Records, 1848-1867 covers state marriage returns for the period. The Index to Supreme Court Cases, 1704-1844 has about 65,000 entries, indexed by plaintiff and defendant. Though each search page links to a schedule of fees, online ordering isn't available. This means that you'll have to leave your computer desk long enough to mail the check.