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North Jersey History & Genealogy Center

Genealogy and History Research Sources

Federal Archives Record Center

Genealogical Research at NJHC

Genealogy How To Bibliography

New Jersey Archives, Vital Records and Wills

Civil War Bibliography 

Genealogy and History Databases

The North Jersey History & Genealogy Center has a large offering of databases available to help you with your research needs. Most are available only in the library but some are available from home as well. If the database is available from home just click on the title and you will  be taken to our Research from Home Genealogy Database page.

Databases Accessible from Home and in the Library

America's Genealogy Bank
(Morristown & TownshipLibrary Card needed to access from home)

Books, documents & Newspapers 1690-1980
SSDI 1937-present


Civil War Era
(Morristown & Township Library Card
needed to access from home) 
Nearly 2,000
pamphlets and eight complete runs of newspapers
covering 1840-1865, selected to provide a variety
of regional, individual, political and editorial
perspectives from this era.

America's Obituaries & Death Notices
(Morristown & Township Library Card is needed to access from home)
US newspaper obituaries and death notices from 1977-present.


American Periodical Series
(Morristown & Township Library Card
is neededto access from home) 
Text and images
fromAmerican magazines and journals published,

(Morristown & Township Library Card is needed to access from home)
Census records, books, Revolutionary War pension & bounty-land warrant applications, Freedman's Bank Records 1865-1874, US Serials and more.



(A valid library card number from a Morris County Library is needed to gain access from home.)
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 Databases in the Library only


ProQuest Obituaries
Over 10.5 million obituaries and death notices from major US newspapers from 1851 to the present.


ProQuest Historic Map Works
Database of over 200,000 full color digital historic maps; also city directories and phone books to better trace and associate individuals with locations.

Ancestry Library Edition
Historical, census, court, land, probate and vital records; directories, finding aids, periodicals, photos, maps and family trees.


Sanborn Insurance Maps - New Jersey
Digital access to fire insurance maps of New Jersey towns, 1867-1970

Database of Harper's Weekly newspaper.
Jan. 3, 1857 – Dec. 28, 1912


City Directories
Morris County Directories, 1897-1909
Morristown City Directories, 1885-1982

New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Ancestors Magazine and The Great Migration Newsletter
Historical and genealogical records 1847 - Present





Historical Morris County Magazines and Newspapers in electronic format:

  • Craftsman,  Oct. 1901 - Dec. 1916
  • Democratic Banner,  May 5, 1881 - Feb. 8, 1917
  • Dover Iron Era,  Jan. 20, 1872 - Dec. 10, 1905
  • Genius of Liberty,  1798 - 1814
  • The Jerseyman (Morris Cty.),  Nov. 8, 1849- Nov. 28, 1930
  • Madison Eye Opener,  April 1877-August 1882
  • Morris County Chronicle,  Dec. 1877 - Dec. 29, 1914
  • Mt. Tabor Record,  Aug. 16, 1877 - Aug. 30, 1887
  • New Jersey Freeman (Boonton), 1844-1850
  • New Jersey Journal (Chatham), 1779-1783
  • Palladium of Liberty, Mar. 21, 1808 - May 28, 1834, w/gaps
  • Patron of Industry,  May 31 - Sept. 13, 1827
  • Pequannock/Butler/Bloomingdale Argus,  1890-1951

(See Finding Aid  for all historical newspaper titles available in our reading room.)










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