Researching Sussex County NJ From Another State

Researching Sussex County, NJ from another State When I first began researching my ancestors in Sussex County, NJ from the State of Florida where I have lived most of my life, I didn’t think I would be able to find out very much without going to New Jersey periodically, something that really wasn’t feasible at this time in my life. As much as I wanted to do this research, I had a kind of “defeatist attitude” at first. But not being a person who is easily discouraged, I started doing the common sense things that one would do when looking for information on their ancestors. I began asking all my relatives questions, trying to find out what they knew. I wrote letters, made phone calls, and just generally made a pest of myself. But finally I had squeezed these resources dry. What next? Where do I go from here? As luck would have it, my niece came across a notice in the newspaper announcing a meeting of the Indian River Genealogical Society. The meeting was at the Main Branch Library in Vero Beach. It’s only 30 minutes from here. Why not! I decided to go. As it turned out, it was one of the best moves I’d made so far. I found all kinds of helpful people at the meeting as well as discovering what a wonderful genealogical library they had there. ( I go to this library every week now.) After the meeting, one of the ladies approached me and asked if I knew that there was a Family History Library in Ft. Pierce, the town that I...

The U. S. Federal Census

The U. S. Federal Census Prepared by Nancy Pascal PURPOSE: The purpose of the Federal Census was to count the total population every ten years to determine representation in the House of Representatives. In Article I, Section @, the Constitution of the United States states that: “Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several states which may be included with this Union according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all other persons……” The first Federal Census was taken in 1790 and the most recently released Federal Census is the one taken in 1920. The 1930 Census should be released in the year 2002. The Federal Census is a wonderful tool for genealogical research. It contains valuable clues that aid the researcher in locating and identifying their ancestors. It can help determine approximate age, race, nationality, marital status, citizenship, occupation, and a host of other details that can point you in the right direction. Like all research tools, one must use caution. Census records contain many errors and omissions, but the benefits are certainly worth it. Defining ones area of research is probably the single, most important issue to be determined for a genealogist and the Federal Census can certainly help a researcher establish that. Keep in mind, that the Census is limited. The first Census was not taken until 1790 so prior to that time they offer the researcher no help. It was taken every ten years, but from...

Sussex County NJ Cemeteries

Sussex County Cemetery Inscriptions Published in the GMNJ CEMETERY VOL. PG Anabaptish Cemetery (Franklin) 6:53 Beemer Church Cemetery (Beemerville) 6:117 Clove Cemetery (Dutch Reformed) near Sussex 6:47 Coss Farm Burying Ground (Montague Township) 12:24 Decker Family Burying Gound (Montague Township) 12:24 DeKay Burying Grounds (From Two) (Vernon Township) ?:108 Drake-Huston Burying Ground (Newton) 12:22 Everitt Family Burying Ground (Montague Township) 12:23 Frankford Plains Cemetery (Frankford Township) 40:19, 59, 108 Frankford Township Private Burying Ground 12:21 Glenwood Cemetery (Vernon Township) 58:19 Hampton Township Private Burying Ground 1:71 Howell Family Burying Ground, Sussex Mills (Andover Twp) 12:22 Iliff Burying Ground (Andover Township) 12:21 Lafayette Cemetery 6:17 Layton Family Plot (Sandyston Township) 12:22 Lockwood Methodist Cemetery (Byram Township) 46:5 McKeeby Family Burying Ground (Montague Township) 12:24 Methodist Episcopal (1st) Cemetery (Wantage Township) 6:51 Minisink Church Cemetery (Montague Township) 12:23 Montague Dutch Reformed Churchyard 5:103 Montague Township Private Burying Ground 12:24 Mt. Salem Baptist Cemetery (Wantage Township) 48:111; 49:43 Myers Family Burying Ground (Walpack Township) 12:21 Papakating Cemetery (Wantage Township) 7:26, 47, 84, 106; 8:13 Perry Meeting House Burying Ground 6:20 Pleasant Valley M. E. Churchyard (Walpack Township) 59:49 Price Family Burying Ground 5:110 Sammis Family Burying Ground (Vernon Township) ?:104 Shaytown Cemetery (Sandyston Township) 55:45 Snook (Peter) Farm Burying Ground (Frankford Township) 12:22 Sparta Presbyterian Churchyard (old part) 5:65 Van Auken Family Burying Ground (Montague Township) 12:23 Van Horn Family Burying Ground (Stillwater) 12:21 Van Horn (Frank) Farm Burying Ground (Lafayette Township) 12:21 Vernon Cemetry ?:53 Waterloo Methodist Churchyard (Byram Township) 46:6 Westbrook Family Burying Ground (Montague Township)...

About Nancy Pascal

About Me by Nancy Jean (Gould) Pascal (2006) I was born at Newton Memorial Hospital in 1946, the daughter of Gerald Gorden Gould and Beulah Elaine Snook.     At the time of my birth I had one brother, William Edward, four years my senior.     Bill was born just before my dad left for Europe to fight in World War II .   I was one of the ‘Boomer’ babies born just after the war.   The following year another brother, John Daniel, joined our family. We lived at 13 Mason Avenue in Newton until the summer of 1951 when our family, together with my mother’s sister’s family ( Howard and Margery Sprague, and their daughter Karen) all moved to Florida.   Each family pulled a small trailer which were our homes for the next year. Eventually my parents bought a home in Fort Lauderdale where we lived until I was 12.  That summer we moved to Pompano Beach.   It was there, a few years later, that I met my future husband, Ken Pascal.   Ken joined the Air Force in 1961 and the separation made us miserable.   Eventually my parents relented and allowed us to marry in the summer of 1963.   He was 19 and I was 16.   No one expected it to last. This summer we will celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary. In the years that followed we had a daughter, Kari, and a son, Kevin.   Both have grown to wonderful adults, have found perfect mates, and have given us 6 grandchildren.   They are a constant reminder that life continues to evolve and...