New Jersey Family History Societies (A-B)

This section lists the state-wide associations of New Jersey.  It then lists county associations from Atlantic to Burlington giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional

County

New Jersey Genealogical Society

The association has a wide range of archives held in Special Collections and University Archives, Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. 

These archives include:

  • Bible Records
  • Cemetery Records
  • Emigrant Register
  • Gravestone Inscriptions
  • Military Service Records: Chester N Jones Collection containing 30000 Cards regarding Soldiers in the Revolution
  • Papers and Collections

They also have an index to Bible Records, which is available on the site.

The association has published a Genealogical Magazine since 1925.  A complete listing of articles that have appeared in the magazine is available to download from the site in PDF Format.

Website:
http://www.gsnj.org


New Jersey Historical Society

The association was established in 1845 and is a museum, library and archives.

Its aim is to collect and preserve the history of the state.

A number of archives are available in the library, which include:

  • Business Records
  • Church Registers
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Pamphlets
  • Personal Papers
  • Photographs
  • Receipt Books
  • Reference Books

There is also an on-line database of collection finding guides.

Website:
http://www.jerseyhistory.org


County Societies


Atlantic County Historical Society

The society is a non-profit making association established in 1913 and their aims are to preserve the history of Atlantic Co. and to promote and encourage the study of local history and genealogy.  

They were briefly renamed Atlantic Heritage Centre in 2006, but restored the original name in 2011. 

They have a Library where a number of archives are available, which include:

  • Account Books
  • Bibles
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Deeds
  • Diaries

Archives available at the Library also include:

  • Letters
  • Manuscripts
  • Marriage Notices
  • Obituary Notices
  • School Record Books
  • Ship's Logs
  • Wills
Website:
http://www.atlanticcountyhistoricalsocietynj.org


Bergen County Genealogical Society

The association has a comprehensive collection of resources that are located in the Local History and Genealogical Centre in Ridgewood Public Library.  These resources include:

  • CD's
  • Genealogies
  • Journals
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals
  • Vital Records relating the region, other NJ Counties and New York

They also have Family Group Sheets.  Most of the books held by the organisation are included in the Library's on-line catalogue.

Website:
http://njgsbc.org


Bergen County Historical Society

The association was established in 1902.  They have a Library where a number of resources are available, which include:

  • Atlases
  • Bible Records
  • Books
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Diaries
  • Genealogies
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • Postcards

They also have a Message Board.

Website:
http://www.bergencountyhistory.org


Burlington County Historical Society

The association was established in 1915.  They have a Library and Archives where a number of resources are available, which include:

  • Business Papers
  • Deeds
  • Family Albums
  • Family Files
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Rare Books
Website:
http://www.burlingtoncountyhistoricalsociety.org