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New Jersey: County Histories

Resources, both printed and digital, to assist in performing research on New Jersey history.

County Histories

Atlantic

Atlantic County Historical Society. Early History of Atlantic County, New Jersey. Kutztown, PA: Kutztown Publishing Company, 1915.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.A8A8

Hall, John F. The Daily Union History of Atlantic City and County, New Jersey. Containing Sketches of the Past and Present of Atlantic City and County... Atlantic City, NJ: Daily Union Printing Company, 1900.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F144.A8H2

Bergen

Clayton, W. W., and William Nelson. History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey : with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.B4C6 1882a

Van Valen, James M. History of Bergen County, New Jersey, Illustrated. New York: New Jersey Publishing and Engraving Company, 1900.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.B4V36 1900

Burlington

Woodward, E. M., and John F. Hageman. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey : with Biographical Sketches of Many of Their Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883.
History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey... (Volume 1)
History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey... (Volume 2)
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.B9W6 1990z (1990 reprint)

Camden

Prowell, George R. The History of Camden County, New Jersey. Camden, NJ: Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission, 1974. [Originally published 1886.]
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.C16P9 1974

Cape May

Beesley, Maurice, 1804-1882. Sketch of the Early History of Cape May County, to Accompany the Geological Report of the State of New Jersey for Said County. Trenton, NJ: Office of the True American, 1857.
SPCOL/UA SNCLX F142.C2B4

Stevens, Lewis T. The History of Cape May County, New Jersey : From the Aboriginal Times to the Present Day. Cape May City, NJ: Lewis T. Stevens, Publisher, 1897.
Lewis T. The History of Cape May County, New Jersey... (Volume 1)
Lewis T. The History of Cape May County, New Jersey... (Volume 2)
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.C2S8 1897

Cumberland

Cushing, Thomas, and Charles E. Sheppard. History of the Counties of Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland, New Jersey, with Biographical Sketches of Their Prominent Citizens. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.G5C9

Elmer, Lucius Q.C. (Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus). History of the Early Settlement and Progress of Cumberland County, New Jersey; and of the Currency of This and the Adjoining Colonies. Bridgeton, NJ: G. F. Nixon, 1869.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.C9E4

Essex

Ricord, Frederick W. and Sophia B. Ricord (ed.). Biographical and Genealogical History of the City of Newark and Essex County, N.J. New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1898.
Biographical and Genealogical History of the City of Newark and Essex County... (Volume 1)
Biographical and Genealogical History of the City of Newark and Essex County... (Volume 2)
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.E8B6 v.1 & v. 2

Shaw, William H. History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1884.
History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey (Volume 1)
History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey (Volume 2)
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.E8S5 v.1 & v. 2

Gloucester

Cushing, Thomas, and Charles E. Sheppard. Notes on Old Gloucester County, New Jersey. Camden, NJ: New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania, 1917-.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.G5S85 v. 1
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.G5S85 v. 2
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.G5S85 v. 3
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.G5S85 v. 4
[Note: Only volume 1 is available online.]

Stewart, Frank H. History of the Counties of Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland, New Jersey, with Biographical Sketches of Their Prominent Citizens. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.G5C9

Hudson

Shaw, William H. History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1884.
History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey (Volume 1)
History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey (Volume 2)
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.E8S5 v.1 & v. 2

Hunterdon

Snell, James P., and Franklin Ellis. History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, New Jersey : with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.H9S6

Mercer

Woodward, E. M., and John F. Hageman. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey : with Biographical Sketches of Many of Their Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883.
History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey... (Volume 1)
History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey... (Volume 2)
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.B9W6 1990z (1990 reprint)

Middlesex

Clayton, W. W. History of Union and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Their Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1882.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.U5C62

Wall, John P. (Ed.). History of Middlesex County, New Jersey, 1664-1920, Under the Associate Editorship of John P. Wall and Harold E. Pickersgill, Assisted by an Able Corps of Local Historians. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. 1921.
History of Middlesex County, New Jersey... (Volume 1)
History of Middlesex County, New Jersey... (Volume 2)
History of Middlesex County, New Jersey... (Volume 3)
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.M6W3 v. 1-3

Monmouth

Salter, Edwin. A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties : Embracing A Genealogical Record of Earliest Settlers in Monmouth and Ocean Counties and Their Descendants, the Indians, their Language, Manners and Customs, Important Historical Events ... Bayonne, N.J.: E. Gardner & Son, Publishers, 1890.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.M7S2 1890

Morris

Halsey, Edmund D. History of Morris County, New Jersey : with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens and Pioneers. New York: W.W. Munsell & Co., 1882.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.M8H2

Ocean

Salter, Edwin. A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties : Embracing A Genealogical Record of Earliest Settlers in Monmouth and Ocean Counties and Their Descendants, the Indians, their Language, Manners and Customs, Important Historical Events ... Bayonne, N.J.: E. Gardner & Son, Publishers, 1890.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.M7S2 1890

Passaic

Clayton, W. W., and William Nelson. History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey : with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.B4C6 1882a

Salem

Cushing, Thomas, and Charles E. Sheppard. History of the Counties of Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland, New Jersey, with Biographical Sketches of Their Prominent Citizens. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.G5C9

Somerset

Snell, James P., and Franklin Ellis. History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, New Jersey : with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.H9S6

Sussex

Snell, James P., and W.W. Clayton. History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey : Compiled by James P. Snell, Assisted by Prof. W.W. Clayton and a Numerous Corps of Writers. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.S9S6

Union

Clayton, W. W. History of Union and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Their Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1882.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.U5C62

Warren

Snell, James P., and W.W. Clayton. History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey : Compiled by James P. Snell, Assisted by Prof. W.W. Clayton and a Numerous Corps of Writers. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881.
SPCOL/UA SNCLNJ F142.S9S6

 

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