Contact Us / Links

Please note: The library is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff:

David Harding, Administrator
hunterdonhistoryadm@gmail.com

Don Cornelius, Manuscript Curator
hunterdonhistory@gmail.com

Pamela Robinson, Librarian
HunterdonHistoryInfo@gmail.com

By Telephone: 908.782.1091

By Postal Mail: 114 Main Street, Flemington NJ 08822

Office hours for the Administrator are:

    • Tuesdays 12:30 to 5 p.m.,
    • Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emails are read and answered as quickly as possible. Frequently, queries need to be forwarded to other staff members to be answered; we appreciate your patience. If requesting a photocopy or have questions that involve research, please submit your query via email or mail. Thank you.

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LINKS/RESOURCES

The Flemington Community Partnership and the Hunterdon County Historical Society have produced a new, free self-guided walking tour of historic Flemington—one of New Jersey’s most historic square miles—that is now available online in an eight-page brochure and To DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE. Read an article at NJ.com HERE.

Hunterdon County Historical Society
Online Resources & Websites
Download PDF Here

Blogs & Web Articles
Goodspeed Histories –Marfy Goodspeed
Hunterdon County New Jersey History and Genealogy (Primarily Delaware Twp.)
GoodspeedHistories.com

The Legal Genealogist – Judy Russell, a genealogist with a law degree
LegalGenealogist.com/blog/

New Jersey State Library Genealogy Blog

NJStateLib.org/category/njsl-presents-blog/genealogy-blog/

Church Archives
American Baptist Historical Society (Atlanta, GA)
http://abhsarchives.org/for-researchers/

Archives of the Reformed Church in America
Gardner A. Sage Library/New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NJ)
https://www.rca.org/rca-basics/archives

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Archives (Elk Grove Village, IL)
https://www.elca.org/archives

Friends Historical Society – Swarthmore College (PA)
https://www.swarthmore.edu/friends-historical-library/quaker-history-genealogy
Quaker History and Genealogy

Presbyterian Historical Society (Philadelphia, PA)
https://www.history.pcusa.org/services

United Methodist Archives & History Center (Drew University – Madison, NJ)
http://www.gcah.org/research/genealogy-and-family-research

Genealogy Resources

Bucks County (PA) Genealogical Society (Doylestown, PA)
https://bucksgen.org/

Family Search (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
https://www.familysearch.org/en/
Free family history research website with access “to a collection of billions of records”

Genealogical Society of New Jersey
https://www.gsnj.org/
Dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey Family History. Publishes the quarterly journal, “The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey. Its collections are housed at the Alexander Library, New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University.

New Jersey Chapter of the Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society
https://aahgsnj2018.weebly.com/

The New Jersey Death Index ((Reclaim the Records Project)
https://www.newjerseydeathindex.com/
Free searchable database of 1,275,833 deaths in the state of New Jersey between 2001-2017, and over 500,000 free digitized images of the death index for the years 1901-1903, 1920-1929, and 1949-2000.

Imaged Collections
New Jersey State Archives Imaged Collection – Hunterdon County Children of Slaves
https://www.nj.gov/state/archives/chncl004.html
Imaged collection of original birth certificates from the period 1804-1835. Additional birth certificates of children of Hunterdon County slaves are recorded in the Clerk’s birth and manumission book now in the custody of the Hunterdon County Historical Society in Flemington.

New Jersey State Archives Imaged Collection – Hunterdon County Slave Manumissions
https://www.nj.gov/state/archives/chncl003.html
Imaged collection of 56 original Hunterdon County Slave Manumissions. Over 500 acts of manumission during the period 1787-1856 are recorded in two Hunterdon County manumission books held by the Hunterdon County Historical Society in Flemington.

West Jersey History Project
http://www.westjerseyhistory.org/
Digitized images include Historic Images of Hunterdon County; New Jersey Archives, Volume 21 Calendar of Records, 1664-1703; New Jersey Colonial Conveyances, 1660-1780; maps & surveys.

Libraries & Archives
Easton (PA) Public Library – Henry F. Marx Local History Room
http://eastonpl.org/EAPLMarxRoomHome.html
“Largest collection of local history and genealogy in northeastern Pennsylvania”

Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
https://hsp.org/plan-your-visit/researching-at-hsp-0

Hunterdon County Library – Genealogical Resources (Flemington, NJ)
http://www.hclibrary.us/pdfs/ref/genealogysources.pdf

New Jersey State Archives (Trenton, NJ)
https://www.nj.gov/state/archives/search.html
New Jersey’s official research center for public records including vital records, land documents, probate records and military service papers of the Colony and State of New Jersey. Records date from the founding of New Jersey in 1664 up to the present. The State Archives is also the official repository for microfilm of county clerks’ and surrogates’ records and film of local newspapers.

New Jersey State Library – New Jersey Resources (Trenton, NJ) https://www.njstatelib.org/research_library/new_jersey_resources/
Extensive collection of official New Jersey publications and material about New Jersey from non-official sources.

North Jersey History & Genealogy Center – The Morristown & Morris Township Library
https://mmtlibrary.org/nj-history-genealogy/our-collections/
Research collection of books, newspapers and magazines, photographs, ephemera, posters, maps, and archives & manuscript collections, that document New Jersey and Morris County life and history.

Rutgers Special Collections & University Archives (Alexander Library – New Brunswick, NJ)
https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/scua
Primary sources of a rare, unique, or specialized nature to support advanced study and research in the humanities and social sciences. It also houses the collections of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey including a 6,000+ Bible & Family Record Collection.

Local History Societies & Museums
Bucks County Historical Society – Mercer Museum Research Library
https://www.mercermuseum.org/collections/research-library/

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park–History
https://www.dandrcanal.com/index.php/history

Delaware Township Historical Society
http://dthsnj.org/

East Amwell Historical Society & Clawson House Museum
https://www.eastamwellhistory.org/

Flemington Speedway Historical Society
https://www.flemingtonspeedwayhistoricalsociety.com/
Preserves, protects, and documents the history of the Flemington Fairgrounds and Speedway.

Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum (Lambertville, NJ)
http://www.holcombe-jimison.org/
Dedicated to the preservation of Hunterdon County’s agricultural heritage

Hopewell Valley Historical Society
https://www.hopewellvalleyhistory.org/

Hunterdon County Tricentennial Celebration
http://www.hunterdon300th.org/
2020 – Celebrating Hunterdon’s Historic Hometowns and Hamlets – 305 Years of History

Lambertville Historical Society
https://lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org/

Lebanon Township Museum
http://www.lebanontownship.net/services/museum.aspx

New Jersey Historical Society (Newark, NJ)
https://jerseyhistory.org/

Readington Township Museums
https://www.readingtontwpnj.gov/museum-home
Bouman-Stickney Farmstead and The Wade Wyckoff Barn; Eversole-Hall House; Cold Brook School and Taylor’s Mill.

Red Mill Museum Village (Clinton, NJ)
https://theredmill.org/

Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (Skillman, NJ)
https://www.ssaamuseum.org/

Sussex County (NJ) Historical Society
http://www.sussexhistory.org/

Tewksbury (NJ) Historical Society
http://tewksburyhistory.net/

Union Forge Heritage Association
https://www.unionforgeheritage.org/
Union Forge Heritage Association/1760 Joseph Turner House/ Solitude Heritage Musem

Union Township (NJ) Historical Society
https://www.unionnjhistory.com/

West Portal Historic Society (Bethlehem Twp., NJ)
https://bethlehemnj.org/west-portal-historical-society/

Maps

History Mapping Project – Delaware Township Historical Society
http://historymapping.org/

Princeton University Library – Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
https://library.princeton.edu/special-collections/topics/sanborn-maps-new-jersey
Detailed building maps of cities and towns in the United States, primarily for use by insurance companies. Out-of-copyright Sanborn Maps for New Jersey digitized by Princeton University Library. Digitized Hunterdon County municipalities run from 1885 to 1928.

Rutgers Special Collections & University Archives (Guide to Map Collection)
https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/scua/maps
About 8,000 maps in the repository’s collection depict all areas of the world through about 1920 and New Jersey throughout its history.

NEWSPAPERS

ChroniclingAmerica
Directory of newspapers published in the United States since 1690 identifying what titles exist for a specific place and time.

Hunterdon County Democrat
Hunterdon County Democrat 1838-1888.pdf
Extracts of genealogical data from the Hunterdon County Democrat from Sep. 5, 1838 to Dec. 18, 1888.

Hunterdon Republican Abstracts
Sites.Rootsweb.com
Selected Items containing the names of people who had a relationship with Hunterdon County, NJ, USA. The newspaper was published: 1856 to 1953.

Overall index file from 1856 to 1930 and Text file from 1856 to 1900 and 1928 to 1930 are accessible. Digital Images from 1901 to 1953 are not accessible.

Index to Hunterdon Gazette Weekly Newspaper, 1825-1866
www.usgenwebsites.org/NJHunterdon/HunterdonGazette/GazHead.htm
Index to digital images of the Gazette newspaper pages. DVD of digital images as well as typed and formatted text of newspaper items containing people’s names and events of Hunterdon County, with an overall name and key word index is available for purchase from the Hunterdon County Historical Society Bookstore. Click HERE.

Preservation

Flemington Historic Preservation Commission
https://www.flemingtonhpc.com/

Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission
http://co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/c&h/c&h.htm

Hunterdon Land Trust – Historic Case-Dvoor Farmstead (Flemington, NJ)
“Protecting the Places You Love”
https://www.hunterdonlandtrust.org/

National Register of Historic Places Database (National Park Service)
NP Gallery Digital Asset Search
https://npgallery.nps.gov/nrhp/
Searchable database of National Register Historic Place applications and photographs.

NJ DEP – Historic Preservation Office (Trenton, NJ)
Cultural Resources Geographic Information System (CRGIS)
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/1identify/gis.htm
Records the location and extent of cultural resources in NJ statewide inventory.

NJ DEP – Historic Preservation Office
New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places by County
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/1identify/nrsr_lists.htm