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New Jersey

The photograph, above, was taken August 2009 on Barnagat Bay, NJ

New Jersey, USA, the Garden State
Colony founded 1664; 3rd State; Statehood, 1787; Capital City, Trenton

Some family names associated with New Jersey:

History & Overview. According to the History Channel Website:

One of the original 13 colonies, New Jersey was an important battleground during the American Revolution. Located in the heart of the bustling Atlantic corridor and nestled between New York and Pennsylvania, New Jersey has the highest population density of any U.S. state. New Jersey was named for the island of Jersey in the English Channel. Its long and beautiful coastline has long made New Jersey a popular vacation destination, with over 50 seaside resort towns including Asbury Park, Atlantic City and Cape May. The state also boasts an impressive musical legacy–Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Frank Sinatra all hail from New Jersey. It is known as industrial center, but earns its “Garden State” nickname–New Jersey is a leading producer of cranberries, blueberries and tomatoes.

Useful Websites for New Jersey research:


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