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This guide will help you become familiar with the wealth of resources for researching local history and family in Burlington County.
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History

Founded in 1694, Burlington County was part of the land settled by the original West Jersey Proprietors. The county's strategic location along the Delaware River and its position across the whole state of New Jersey, "from river to ocean," provided an early haven to diverse populations - Native American, Quaker, Methodist, indentured servant, freeman, farmer, and more.

Indexes to Historical Burlington County Newspapers

These indexes offer researchers a number of opportunities! 

Citations are added everyday by BCLS staff and volunteers, so don't forget to search them frequently!

  • Burlington County Newspaper Notices Index  
      
    This index includes over 140,000 citations to birth and marriage announcements, death notices and obituaries from more than 40 Burlington County newspapers and publications. Also includes citations to WPA grave registration cards, cemetery transcriptions, funeral home records, and more.
  • Batsto Citizens Gazette  
      
    The Gazette was the chief source of news and information on Batsto Village, an open-air museum in the Wharton State Forest, from 1966-1997.
  • Bordentown Register/Register News  
      
    Founded in 1845, this weekly newspaper covers the news from Bordentown and the surrounding area. The index includes citations for both historical and current events.
  • Central Record  
      
    This weekly community paper, begun in 1896, reports the news of Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, and other central Burlington County towns. The index includes citations from January 1980 to the present day.
  • New Jersey Mirror  
      
    The Mirror was published from 1818-1947 in Mount Holly, but included news from the entire county. Here is the full-text of selected articles (births, marriages, death notices, court cases, town news, surrogate cases) from the first issue to the last.
  • Times-Advertiser/Community News Index
    Index to historical and current for two weekly newspapers covering Pemberton Township and the area - "Times-Advertiser" (published 1935-1982) and "Community-News" (published 1983-to date).
  • A-Z Guide to Newspapers for Researching Burlington County People and Places  
      
    An alphabetical guide to newspapers that will help you research Burlington County. Includes years available at BCLS and indexing.

Burlington County on the Web

The following websites will help you familiarize yourself with Burlington County.

Maps and Townships online

These map sites will help you place your ancestors in Burlington County.

BurlCo Families and Personalities

 

These sites contain family trees and information regarding some of the old, familiar families and surnames of BurlCo.

Local History & Genealogy

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Westampton, NJ 08060
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