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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 & Township Library 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 needed to access from home)
US newspaper obituaries and death notices from 1977-present.

 

American Periodical Series
(Morristown & Township Library Card needed to access from home) 
Text and images from American magazines and journals published, 1740-1900.

HeritageQuest
(Morristown & Township Library Card 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.

 

Search New Jersey Historical Newspapers (Newsbank)
(Morristown & Township Library Card needed to access from home) 
Search through the following historical New Jersey newspaper titles, in addition to many others.

Centinel Of Freedom (Newark) 1796 - 1876 
Genius of Liberty (Morristown) 1798 - 1811 
Jersey Journal (Jersey City) 1867 - 1962 
The Jersey Journal (Jersey City) 1999 - Current 
Jewish Chronicle (Newark) 1921-1943 
Jewish Journal (New Brunswick) 1956-1971 
Newark Star Ledger 1964 and 1984 
New-Jersey Journal (Elizabethtown) 1786 - 1818 
Palladium of Liberty (Morristown) 1808 - 1822 
The Star-Ledger (Newark) 1989 - Current 
The Times (Trenton) 1993 - Current 
Trenton Evening Times 1883 - 1993 
Trenton Federalist 1800 - 1824 
Trenton State Gazette 1847 - 1898 
True American (Trenton) 1801 - 1818

 

 


 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

HarpWeek
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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