GSNJ Bible and Family Records Collection

For more than 50 years, GSNJ has been processing. collecting, and indexing family Bible records and other family records and notations submitted by researchers. The collection continues to grow and contains more than 6,100 records, primarily pre-1850, and arranged in accession order.


The majority of records are copies of original family records, such as those found in the family Bible, with births and deaths, but some contain transcribed family information or copies of published lineages. Some non-English records have not been translated.

Most of this collection has been photocopied and bound. The bound photocopies are available on GSNJ’s open shelves, without call slip, at SC/UA Rutgers. Entries not found in the bound books are available by call slip only.

Please note that the index compilation is a major initiative and the database will continue to improve and grow with the collection. If you find an error in the indexing, please let us know so that we may correct the index.


GSNJ Collections Research

Researchers may use the GSNJ collections, free of charge, by visiting the Special Collections and University Archives (SC/UA) at Rutgers University during normal operating hours.

Special Collections and University Archives, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163
Phone: 848-932-7006

The Special Collections and University Archives (SC/UA) at Rutgers University contains a vast amount of historical and genealogical materials, maps, photographs, publications about New Jersey history, and manuscript materials. Please note that all researchers must check bags, coats, and other materials as requested in the lockers provided at the facility. Non-flash photography is with permission. Scanning equipment is not allowed. Photocopies are available for a small fee. See the SC/UA Rutgers website for complete rules and regulations.

GSNJ cannot complete research requests for materials outside of our collection. We encourage you to visit the SC/UA Rutgers in-person and explore this wonderful resource for New Jersey genealogy and history.

If you are unable to visit the SC/UA Rutgers in person, or have specific questions about GSNJ’s Collections, contact GSNJ’s Corresponding Secretary.


Donating Materials to the GSNJ Collections

The Society invites contributions of family papers or genealogists’ research to its collections. If you are interested in making a donation of manuscript material, contact:

Janet T. Riemer, GSNJ Manuscripts Committee Chair, P.O. Box 1476 Trenton, NJ 08607-1476

GSNJ also welcomes contributions of Bible and Family Records (originals or photocopies) for its collection. Please see the instructions on the Bible Records Submissions page for more information.

[Note: This is the same index as located on the “GSNJ Collections, Indexes, and Finding Aids” page.]

Bible Record Index