New Jersey Family History Societies (C-L)

This section lists county associations from Cape May to Little Egg Harbour providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1927 and their aim is to preserve the history of Cape May County for future generations.

They opened a Historical Museum in 1930 which was in Cape May Co. Court House building.  They moved from this location to 504 Route 9 North in 1976 as their collection grew. Their exhibits are housed in three historic buildings.

A number of resources are available at the Society's Library, which include:

  • Bible Records
  • Births 1835-1878(Marshallville) and 1877-1926(Tuckahoe)
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Church Registers
  • Craig's Marriage Records 1700's-1800's
  • Federal Census Returns
  • Mayflower Families
  • New Jersey Marriages 1665-1800
  • Photographs
  • Surrogate Index to Wills 1800-2000
  • Town Photographs

A number of databases are on the site, which include:

  • Berkey's List of Early Cape May Co. Deeds
  • Dorwart's List of Early Whalers/Yeomen
  • Early Landowners by Dr Maurice Beesley
  • Lewis T. Stevens List of Early Cattle Earmarks
  • Wills of Early Settlers of Cape May

Gloucester County Historical Society

A number of resources are available at the Society's Library, which include:

  • Account Books
  • African American Sources
  • Atlases and Maps
  • Cemetery and Church Records
  • City Directories
  • Civil War Letters Index
  • Family Files
  • Genealogical Charts
  • Private Survey Collection
  • Road Surveys Collection

For further information about resources held, please download the appropriate Finding Aid from their site.  They also have a Library Catalogue.

A number of databases are on the site, which include:

  • Burlington Co. Cemeteries
  • Burlington Co. Vital Statistics
  • Cemetery Records(1700's-1900's)
  • Deaths 1686-1939
  • Index to Slaves and Servants in the NJ Calendar of Wills 1670-1817
  • Marriages 1686-1939

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Bible Records
  • Church Registers
  • Cumberland Co. Cemeteries
  • Families Information
  • Gloucester Co. Residents in 1850
  • Marriages
  • Salem Co. Census 1860
  • Testaments

Hudson County Genealogical and Historical Society

A number of databases are on the site, including:

  • Bayonne City Directory 1914-1915
  • Bayonne Herald and Greenville Register Death Notices
  • Bayonne Times Death Notices 1915-1945
  • Civil War Veterans buried in Speer and Jersey City/Harsimus Cemeteries
  • Funeral Home Records
  • Holy Name Cemetery Burial Index
  • Hudson Co. Civil War Veterans
  • Hudson Observer Death Notices

Databases also include:

  • Jersey Journal Death Notices
  • Old Bergen Reformed Church Marriages and Deaths
  • Saint Mary of the Sea Bayonne Baptisms 1884-1889
  • Union City Deaths 1936-1946
  • Union City Street Name Changes
  • Union Hill Soldier Deaths during World War I
  • West New York Memorial High School Yearbooks 1922-1923

They also have a number of Photographs, Genealogies and Documents.


Hunterdon County Historical Society

The largest collection of Genealogical material is available in The Hiram E. Deats Memorial Library.  This collection includes:

  • 6000 Printed Volumes
  • Broadsides
  • Deeds
  • Federal Census Returns covering 1830-1910 for Hunterdon, Mercer and Somerset Counties
  • Genealogies
  • Histories
  • Hunterdon Co. State Census Returns 1855-1885
  • Hunterdon Co. Wills before 1807
  • Hunterdon Co. Wills post 1807

Their collection also includes:

  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Private Genealogical Research Notebooks compiled by Hiram E. Deats
  • Tax Maps and Records
  • Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Various Church Records

Some Resources are also held in their environmentally-controlled Archives Building at 67 River Road in Raritan Township.  These include:

  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Deeds
  • Family Bibles
  • Genealogies of over 1200 Hunterdon Families
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Newspapers from 1825
  • Photographs
  • Wills

Little Egg Harbour Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club of Little Egg Harbour was established in 1999 to encourage and promote interest in Family History and Genealogy. 

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is on the site, along with a wide range of links to other sites you may find of use.