Some starting places for research in New Jersey.
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2010
Info and maps for New Jersey places.
- Historical Maps of New Jersey
From the special collections of Rutgers University Cartography, this collection of digital historical maps of New Jersey offers a vast variety of maps.
- New Jersey Census Maps, 1790-1930
Animated review of the NJ counties for U.S. Federal Census years.
- New Jersey County 1895 Maps
Online New Jersey atlas from 1895 includes index to towns and cities.
- NJ State Library Digital Books
Search the "Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865," "Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War," and "Corporations of New Jersey: List of Certificates to December 31, 1911."
- The Origin of New Jersey Place Names
From the New Jersey Writer's Project, this list offers the sources for place names in the state.
- Historical Topographic Maps
MyTopo offers digital topographical maps for many New Jersey municipalities and regions. Some maps date from late 1800's.
- New Jersey & National Register of Historic Places
Includes properties and historic districts in New Jersey. The listings are current through the end of 2002.
- NJDOT Geographic Information Systems Maps
PDFs from the NJ Department of Transportation include county maps, road maps, congressional bounderies, highways and more.
New Jersey is one of the original 13 colonies and has a history enriched by the many peoples and cultures that have called New Jersey "home."
- Atlantic County Library's Digital Collections
- Cumberland County Historical Virtual Library
A joint effort of Cumberland County Library and the Cumberland County Historical Society and contains original documents
scanned from the collections of the Cumberland
County Historical Society and the Union House.
- Monmouth County Searchable Databases
Search Monmouth County naturalizations, coroner inquests, marriages, and more. Offered by the Monmouth County Archives.
- New Jersey County Formation Maps, 1683-1928
Shows the shifts in the county lines over the years.
- New Jersey Health Statistics from 1877 to 2000
Links to the digital images of the Annual Reports of the New Jersey Department of Health (1877-1969), including statistics on public health issues, epidemics, and some narratives of family health issues.
- New Jersey History's Mysteries
Dedicated to all the little known and mostly forgotten people, places and events that make New Jersey the interesting state that it is, including pirates, politicians, and heroes.
- New Jersey Place Names
Search a New Jersey place name to identify the current municipality and county.
- NYPL Digital Gallery | Home
Free and open access to over 685,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
- Penny Postcards of New Jersey places
Images of postcards from the era when it only cost 1 penny to mail a postcard.
- The New Jersey Digital Highway
Where history, culture and learning merge.
- West Jersey History
Dedicated to helping to promote and publish online, historical research about West Jersey.
Check out our guide to other locations that might have information on your ancestors, on the places where they lived their lives, and on the times in which they lived.