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These Six Steps to Discovering Your Family Story give a basic introduction to genealogical research. This is good place to start if you're a beginner genealogist.
This outline guides you through searching census records for genealogical information. It also lists online sources to access census records for free.
This guide to searching through newspapers for genealogical data includes resources in published books, resources at the Salem, Cumberland, and Gloucester County Historical Societies, and resources on websites covering both South Jersey newspapers and newspaper across the nation. The collections include paper copies of newspapers, microfilm, scanned images, and extracted data.
Instructions on Accessing South Jersey Deeds on Family Search, prepared by GSSC Vice President Bonny Beth Elwell.
This outline lists how to search, edit, and add gravestone inscriptions on, a useful free website for finding your ancestors' graves.
Instructions on the elements of a deed, units of measurement, and How to Plot a Deed Using Tract Plotter.