GSNJ Newsletter

The GSNJ Newsletter provides a wide variety of articles about genealogical research and methodology, reviews of books and genealogical publications, information on repositories and new collections, queries from researchers, recent news of note, and recaps of presentations delivered at GSNJ events. A “hands-on” publication, the GSNJ Newsletter strives to be reflective of our membership’s interests and keep pace with the ever-evolving field of genealogical research.

The GSNJ Newsletter features articles written by subject-matter experts in the field. It is published two to four times a year (publication schedule may be dependent upon a featured author’s availability) with semi-annual issues consisting of double issues. Recent issues have included:

Volume 25, Numbers 1+2, Spring–Summer 2016

“Finding Family in the United States Sanitary Commission Records at the New York Public Library: A New Jersey Sampler,” by Susan P. Waide, New York Public Library
“Using Historic Newspapers for New Jersey Research,” (with more than 200 links to online resources) by Melissa A. Johnson, CG
“Plainfield Public Library’s Local History Collection,” by Joan E. Betacourt
“Meet the GSNJ Trustees: Carol M. Sheaffer”
“GSNJ Queries”
“Of Note”

Volume 25, Numbers 2+3, Summer–Fall 2015

“Using Revolutionary War Federal Pension Files for New Jersey Genealogy,” by Larry Kidder
“Discovering Pension Files—Fold3 Search Tips,” by Michelle D. Novak
“Discovering Immigrant Ancestors’ Stories with USCIS Alien Records,” by Melissa A. Johnson, CG
“GMNJ Special Edition Receives ASG 2015 Jacobus Award”
“Family Reunions of Years Past: What Can They Tell Us?,” by Pamelyn P. Bush
“2015 Spring Program,” by Tom Ankner
“2015 Annual Meeting: Catholic Resources in Context,” Event Recap by Michelle D. Novak; Presentation and Links by Alan DeLozier, D. Litt.
“Book Review: What’s in a Name? History and Meaning of Wyckoff,” Reviewed by C. Arthur Lawton
“New Jersey’s Donald Arleigh Sinclair Inducted Into National Genealogical Society Hall of Fame”
“GSNJ Resource Updates”
“GSNJ Queries”
“GSNJ Information”
“2016 Events of Note”

Submitting a Query to the GSNJ Newsletter

Members and non-members may submit one query per issue of GSNJ Newsletter. Queries are free for GSNJ Members; $5 per for non-members. Please see complete instructions on the Queries page.

Past queries may be found here:
GSNJ Newsletter Queries 2007
GSNJ Newsletter Queries 2001-2002
GSNJ Newsletter Queries 1999-2000

Writing for the GSNJ Newsletter

Submissions of outlines for articles for GSNJ Newsletter are always welcome. Topics should be related to advanced research and/or topics of interest to those researching New Jersey families and must meet the standards of the GSNJ Editorial Committee. Contributors to the GSNJ Newsletter are not paid but will receive by-line credit and three copies of the printed issue.

Please contact the Melissa Johnson, CG, Editor, GSNJ Newsletter to submit an outline for an

GSNJ Newsletter PO Box 1476 Trenton, NJ 08607-1476


Advertising in the GSNJ Newsletter

The GSNJ Newsletter offers a limited number of Sponsor Ads to help offset the costs of the publication printing and mailing. Sponsor Ad sizes range from business card to a full-page and are available to those offering products, memberships, publications, or services related to the field of genealogical and historical research. The GSNJ Newsletter is distributed to all current GSNJ Members as well as institutions and libraries (~750 copies in total).

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Publication Dates

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The Friendly Fine Print

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