I was doing a bit of research this morning and while sifting through all the Google hits, I stumbled upon this treasure in New Jersey.
New Jersey has many searchable databases for births, marriages, and deaths, land, probate and court records, military and wartime records, and photographic records. The records are indexed, which means you won’t find all the information they contain if you get a match – you’ll need to request a copy of the record, and that will cost you.
I think it is a good idea to search neighboring states when looking for missing relatives. I found my own great-grandfather living in New Jersey for work while his family lived in Philadelphia. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box, or the state in this case, when doing your family research.