These indexes offer researchers a number of opportunities!
Citations are added everyday by BCLS staff and volunteers, so don't forget to search them frequently!
Vital records, i.e., records that document the major “highlights” of our lives - birth, marriage and death - offer some of the most important clues for solving the genealogy puzzle. In many cases, church records of baptisms, marriages, etc., may substitute when civil records are not readily available. For example, the State of New Jersey began systematic recording of births, marriages, and deaths in May 1848. Before this date, other sources, like Quaker Meeting minutes, must be consulted. No matter the source, vital record documents are the factual framework on which our family histories are constructed .