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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
(A Morristown & Township Library Card is needed to access from home)
America's GenealogyBank is an online collection created for genealogists
containing historical newspapers, books, pamphlets, genealogies, and more
than 23 million obituaries.

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

(A 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 Morristown & Township Library Card is needed to access from home)

An extensive archive to help people study Jewish history and genealogy.
Includes Jewish cemetery and immigration documents, and a number of
information-rich books.

(A valid library card number from a Morris County Library is
needed to gain access from home.)
A leading destination to discover,
share and preserve your family history. Its global user community enjoys
access to a massive library of historical records, an internationally diverse
collection of family trees, and ground breaking search and matching
technologies. MyHeritage is available in 40 languages.

Databases in the Library only

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

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

Eastern European Genealogy
Search historical directories mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, yizkor books, military lists, community and personal histories

Find My Past
British, Irish and Australian record sets US census records

US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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

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 all historical newspaper titles available in our reading room.)



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