North Jersey History & Genealogy Center

Research Sources & Databases

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 Caroline Rose Foster 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



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

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

Family Search Affiliate Library
Provides access to domestic and international records that are not available through their free website.

US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. is an extensive archive to help people study Jewish history and genealogy. Includes Jewish cemetery and immigration documents, and a number of information-rich books.

New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Ancestors Magazine and The Great Migration Newsletter
Historical and genealogical records 1847 – Present World Edition
Provides access to Newspapers from across the U.S., 219 Canadian Newspapers, 112 English Newspapers, and 4 Australian Newspapers.

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.)