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Recent Content

Venue or Virtual? How Covid changed NJ history speaker events and what will the "new normal" might look like...

Back in June Garden State Legacy ran a survey asking how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted New Jersey history speaker events and what the future of such programs might look like as a consequence. Some of the results were expected, but others reflect some interesting trends and dynamics between presenters, coordinators, and attendees.

I reviewed the results for a GSL special article you can read here.

Summer issue of NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal now available

The summer issue of NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is now live! As always, NJ Studies is free and open to all. Thank you to all of our authors and peer reviewers, our editorial board, and all others who helped bring this issue to fruition! Click here to access: New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (rutgers.edu)

In this issue:

Staats Family of NJ

Hello All,

I understand the name Staats has an important history in NJ. I believe the family moved there around 1710. The Abraham Staats House was built by my 8th great-grandfather. Since John (my direct ancestor) did not need the house, his brother Abraham got it.

I would love to know more about my family history and the importance they played in NJ.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

I hope to receive enough information to write a book based around the family and highlighting the Abraham Staats House.

Thank you for your help.