New Jersey Family History Societies (B-H)

This section lists county associations from Bergen Historical to Hudson providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Bergen County Historical Society

The association was established in 1902.  Many archives are accessible in their Library, including:

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

Burlington County Historical Society

The association was established in 1915.  Many resources are available in their Library, which include:

  • Business Papers
  • Deeds
  • Family Albums
  • Family Files
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Rare Books

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.  The society moved from this location to 504 Route 9 North in 1976 as their collection grew. Their exhibits are housed in three historic buildings.

Numerous archives are available at the Society's Library, which incorporate:

  • 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

Many databases are on the site, including:

  • 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

Many resources are available at the Society's Library, which incorporate:

  • 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.  A Library Catalogue is also accessible.

Numerous 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

Many 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

Many 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

Many Photographs, Genealogies and Documents are also held by the society.


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