New Jersey Resources
Discover the genealogical resources available in the Local History and Genealogy Department of this fine New Jersey library. The library maintains an extensive collection of genealogical materials with emphasis on Morristown, Morris Township, Morris County and New Jersey areas.
This facility is the repository of all of New Jersey's official public documents. This includes "all New Jersey colonial and state government records of enduring historical value." In addition to public papers and state records, this includes birth, death and marriage records from 1848 - mid 20th century, New Jersey wills, census records, military records and more. Click on Collections to determine the specific dates for the collection records. The web site also gives the hours of operation along with the address, phone numbers and directions.
Located at 52 Park Place in Newark, the Historical Society has been collecting New Jersey historical materials since the mid 1800s. The Library has a very well known and respected collection of New Jersey local history and family history materials, in addition to vertical files, periodicals, genealogical charts, city directories, Census records, manuscript collections, and other materials. Use this site to determine if the Society might be the holder of the information for which you are searching. Hours of operation are limited, so check the site for exact information.
The University Special Collections division contains an extremely rich source of family history materials for New Jersey researchers. The bulk of the materials comes from the collections donated by the Genealogical Society of New Jersey and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The historic collection of Sanborn Company fire insurance maps for New Jersey has now been organized, cataloged and scanned. The starting point for the online maps is an Excel spreadsheet. Sheets are listed in alphabetical order by county, then by town/city and then by date. Clicking on the individual sheet brings up the high resolution image. Post 1922 images are not available online due to copyright restrictions, however, information about where and how to view them is shown.
This database includes 3,427 name entries of NJ men who were killed in action or otherwise died while in the United States service during World War I, 1917 - 1918.
Search by surname, first name, town and county of residence, birth state and country, cause of death and race. You can also search by Card ID# if you know the database assigned number for more direct searching. The database contains an information card or photograph, or often both for each serviceman. The information cards provide the following data: name; service number; race; residence; place and date of enlistment; place and date of birth; organizations served in and dates of assignment/transfer; date killed or otherwise died (if not killed in action, cause of death); wounds or injuries received; and the name and address of the person notified of the death. The photographs included in the series measure 3.5"x5.5", and contain (usually) an oval-shaped, reproduced image (frequently from a military portrait).