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A to Z Kids Stuff | New Jersey __ General information about New Jersey for kids including history resources. - From -

The Canal Society of New Jersey ___Information about the Morris Canal and the Delaware and Raritian (D&R) Canal. - - Illustrated - From The Canal Society of New Jersey -

Colonial history of New Jersey __ "European colonialization of New Jersey started soon after the 1609 exploration of its coast and bays by Sir Henry Hudson. Part of the state was settled by Dutch and Swedish as New Netherland and New Sweden."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From Wikipedia -

Colonial New Jersey ___The story of this colony's peaceful history from settlement to statehood. Text only - From Henry William Elson - 

Electronic NJ ___:This site is designed for the in-depth study of the history of New Jersey. The eight topical modules currently available were chosen after careful review of a range of sources... Instructional activities accompany the digital sources located in each topical module." - Illustrated - From Rutgers University Libraries - 

Find a Grave - New Jersey ___Brief biographies of 744 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - 
Historical Museums of New Jersey - A History Guide  __ "New Jersey history museums. Learn about historic New Jersey and discover New Jersey history. Locate New Jersey history museums, New Jersey historic sites, NJ state symbols, old New Jersey photos, old New Jersey newspapers, NJ history timeline and other New Jersey history data." - illustrated - From -


History of New Jersey __ "The written history of New Jersey began with the exploration of the Jersey Coast by Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524, though the region had been settled for millennia by Native Americans. At the time of European contact, the area was populated many tribes of Lenape. The New Jersey region soon came under the control of the Swedes and the Dutch resulting in a struggle in which the Dutch were victorious. However, the Dutch colony of New Netherland was seized by the English in 1664. New Jersey was one of the original 13 colonies that joined the American Revolutionary War in 1776." An encyclopedic article about the history of New Jersey. - From wikipedia -

The History of New Jersey __   A multi-page, in-depth, history of New Jersey. - From -

New Jersey ___A good overview of the history of New Jersey, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease -
New Jersey Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From - 


The New Jersey Historical Society __ "The web site for The New Jersey Historical Society contains information about the society, current and past exhibits, finding aids from its archives collections and library, and educational programs and material for students and teachers." - illustrated - From - 

New Jersey History __ "Biographical, genealogical and descriptive history of the state of New Jersey."  Many click-to-read resources for counties and towns plus much more. - From -

New Jersey History Advocates __ "From the mid 1990's on, the Advocates for New Jersey History has sought to build awareness of the public history activities in the state, to increase support for high quality, responsive and professional state and private agencies..."  Learn about the organization, accomplishments and goals. - From -

New Jersey History for Kids __  Kids multimedia website about New Jersey history. - illustrated - From State of New Jersey -

New Jersey History's Mysteries___"... this site features those places and events that were once famous, feared or revered in New Jersey history, but that few today remember. We feature a new story each month, and strive to answer any and all questions about New Jersey history. If you have a question, click on "Questions About New Jersey History." - Illustrated - From New Jersey History's Mysteries - 

New Jersey Old Photos.... faces and places in the past __ "Old family photographs, postcards, historical pictures, and genealogy about the people and places." - illustrated - From -

New Jersey: State Flag History __ You will find flag history, lesson plans, printouts to color and more. - illustrated - From -

New Jersey, Timeline of State History  __ "Supplies a chronological timeline detailing important events and dates in New Jersey history. Includes a guide to New Jersey's education, facts, figures, and symbols." - From -


NJ History Outline __ A general outline and many resources. - From -

Slavery in New Jersey __ "The west bank of the Hudson River was, like New York and Pennsylvania, originally part of the Dutch colony of New Netherland, and it faced the same chronic shortage of free labor as the rest of the region. The English proprietors who established New Jersey colony after the British take-over in 1664 were even more aggressive than the neighbor states in encouraging African slavery as a means to open up the land for agriculture and commerce. They offered 60 acres of land, per slave, to any man who imported slaves in 1664."  A good overview of slavery in Colonial New Jersey. - From -  

State of New Jersey History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. Historic New Jersey. - Text only - From NorthEastern Genealogy - 

The US50 - A Guide to the State of New Jersey ___A general overview of the history of New Jersey and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and -

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