The Jersey Journal has an interesting article which serves to remind us that Universities are often great resources to get some genealogy research. The article highlights Rutgers University’s Special Collections and University Archives as one of those resources especially if you’re researching colonial New Jersey.

Daniel Kline,  author of the article, has first-hand knowledge of the collection since he interned during the last semester of his library science masters program.

The collection’s focus is, as you might guess, on New Jersey History and if your ancestors lived in New Jersey and perhaps you’re bound to want to learn what it was like to live and the circumstances that shaped their lives. If they attended Rutgers University using the university archives yearbooks. Rutgers was founded in 1766 and you might find mention of your ancestors in the archives of the Daily Targum the student university newspaper. It’s the second oldest daily college newspaper in the U.S.

If you’d like to read the article click on The Jersey Journal

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