While we do not offer a "look-up" service for obituaries, the Rutgers Libraries will usually (although not always) lend newspapers on microfilm to other libraries via interlibrary loan. So if you are not able to come and use the materials on site, you may have a library that you are affiliated with request that the reels of the newspaper for the period in which you are interested be sent to that library for your use.
Access World News provides access to 95 more recent New Jersey newspapers including: the Jersey Journal 1999- ; the Press of Atlantic City 1988- ; the (Bergen) Record 1985- ; the (Newark) Star-Ledger 1989- ; and the (Trenton) Times 1993- .Rutgers-restricted Access
Atlantic County Digitized Newspapers
Among others, includes South Jersey Republican 1863-1923; the Mays Landing Record 1877-1906; the Atlantic County Record 1908-1917; and the South Jersey Star 1917-1923
The Bayonne Herald. 1869-1915. [Hudson County].
March 1972 to March 2000. [Monmouth County]
Camden Democrat. 1859-1908. [Camden County]
Cranbury Press 1886-1926 [Middlesex County]
Cranford Chronicle 1894-2005 [Union County]
Elizabeth Daily Journal
1872-1915. [Union County]
Franklin Township Newspaper Archives. Includes The Record [1948-1958]; the Franklin News [1954-1958]; and the Franklin News-Record[1958-1978] [Somerset County]
The The Millburn Township Historical Archives include The Budget ; The Short-Hills News Item [1889-1891]; and The Item of Millburn and Short Hills [1889-1891, 1935-1939, and 1941-1950]. [Essex County]
New Jersey Courier
December 1852-December 1922. [Ocean County]
Newspaper Archives of New Brunswick
New Brunswick Daily Times 1871-1916; and the Daily Home News 1887, 1889, 1903-1906 [scattered issues]. [Middlesex County]
Newark Sunday Call. June 1881 to July 1883.
Ocean City Public Library Newspaper Archives. April 1893 to August 1993, includes issues from the: Cape May County Gazette, Daily Reporter, Ocean City Sentinel, The Daily Sentinel, News, et al, Ocean City Daily Reporter, Ocean City Ledger, Ocean City Sentinel Ledger. One issue a month digitized. The Sentinel Ledger is available September 1993-February 1998; Ocean City Sentinel March 1998-December 2011. [Due to copyright restrictions, these are no longer available remotely and can only be accessed within the Ocean City Free Public Library.]
Historical Society of Ocean Grove newspaper collection
Ocean Grove Times, 1875-1974, plus selected issues of the Asbury Park Press and Asbury Park Journal late 1800s and early 1900s.
Red Bank Register Archive
The Red Bank Register, 1878-1964, and the Daily Register, 1964-1991. [Monmouth County]
The Rockaway Township Library has digitized The Iron Era [Dover, Morris County] from 1872 to 1905, and The Rockaway Record [Rockaway, Morris County] from 1900 (scattered issues back to 1890) to 1936.
Scotch-Plains-Fanwood Times (weekly) 1959-2008; and the Union County Local Source [weekly] 2008-present.
South Amboy Citizen
July 2, 1910 through December 29, 2000. [Middlesex County]
Only 1917 to 1922 available for remote use; online access to 1917 to 1987 available at all Ocean County library locations. [Ocean County]
Westfield Historical Newspapers
Includes among others, Westfield Leader 1907-2015; Westfield Record Press 1990-2007; and the Union County Standard 1891-1915. Four or Five issues per month digitized. [Union County]
Woodbridge Township Historic Newspapers
Among others, includes Carteret Press 1925-1965; Fords Beacon 1936-1961; Independent Leader 1940-1965; Woodbridge Independent 1919-1938; and the Woodbridge Leader 1926-1939. [Middlesex County]
If you are interested in information published in New Jersey newspapers, keep in mind that in addition to any original copies that may be housed in the Libraries' Sinclair New Jersey collection, the Alexander Library also maintains an extensive newspaper collection on microfilm.
To find out what the Rutgers Libraries' may own in print or on microfilm, check The Library Catalog under the title of the newspaper in which you are interested. The basic directory of New Jersey newspapers is the
The New Jersey Information Center at the Newark Public Library has online their Inventory of New Jersey Newspapers on Microfilm.
The New Jersey State Archives has over 8,000 master negative reels of nearly 600 New Jersey newspapers on microfilm. Duplicate copies are available for sale; some titles are also available for interlibrary loan.
For some more information on New Jersey newspapers, see the Newspapers guide.
Asbury Park Evening Press
Cape May Newspapers
Hudson County Obituaries
New Brunswick Newspapers