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Libraries, Museums, Historical Societies, Historical Sites in Essex County New Jersey and other Genealogical Libraries

 

   

Libraries

 Berkeley Heights Free Public Library
(Union County)
290 Plainfield Ave.
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
908-464-9333

Bloomfield Township Free Public Library
90 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
973-429-9292
Adult Services
973-429-9294
Audio Visual
973-429-9570
Children's
973-429-9591
Reference
973-429-9295

Caldwell Free Public Library
268 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell, New Jersey
973-226-2837

Cedar Grove Free Public Library
Municipal Plaza
Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Family History Center
209 Mountain Ave.
North Caldwell, NJ 07006
908-226-8975

East Orange Public Library
21 South Arlington Ave.
East Orange, NJ 07018
973-266-5600
Administrative Offices
973-266-5607
Audio-Visual Department
973-266-5625
Book Information
973-266-5619
Junior Department
973-226-5627
Reference Department
973-226-5612

Ampere Branch
39 Ampere Plaza
East Orange, New Jersey
973-226-5610

Elmwood Branch
214 Elmwood Ave.
East Orange, New Jersey
973-226-5620

Franklin Branch
192 Dodd
East Orange, New Jersey
973-226-5630

Essex Fells Public Library
261 Hollywood Ave.
Fairfield, New Jersey
973-227-3575

Glen Ridge Public Library
Ridgewood Ave.
Glenn Ridge
973-748-5482

Irvington Public Library
346 16th Ave.
Irvington, NJ 07111-4507
973-372-6403

Livingston Township Free Public Library
Memorial Park
Livingston, New Jersey
973-992-4600

Maplewood Township Public Library

Main Library
51 Baker
Maplewood, New Jersey
973-762-1622
Children's Room
973-762-1560

Hilton Branch
1688 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood, New Jersey
973-762-1688

Millburn Historical Society
P.O. Box 243
Short Hills, New jersey 07078
973-564-9519
"Our Museum, is in the westbound train station building at the Short Hills train station. At the moment we are open on Tuesdays from 10:30-1:00 and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:45. We hope to be open soon from 2:00-4:00 on the first Sunday of the month. We are also open by appointment."

Millburn Library
200 Glen Ave.
Millburn, New Jersey
973-376-1006

Montclair Historical Society
110 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-783-1717

Montclair Township Public Library
50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Hours: Mon.,Wed., Thurs. 10-9; Tues. 10-6; Fri., Sat. 10-5; Sun. 1-5
973-744-0500
Children's Dept
973-744-7476
Audio Visual Dept
973-744-0319
Reference Dept
973-744-4235
TTY-TDD
973-744-0502

Branch
185 Bellevue Av.
Upper Montclair, New Jersey
973-744-2468

Montville Township Public Library
356 US Highway 202
Montville, New Jersey
973-402-0900

New Providence Public Library (Union County)
Elkwood Ave.
New Providence, New Jersey
973-665-0311

New Jersey Historical Society (official web site)

New Jersey Historical Society (unofficial web site, quick information)

Newark Public Library
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07104
973-733-7784

North Caldwell Borough Public Library
there is none. use the library in Caldwell

Nutley Historical Society and Museum
65 Church Street
Nutley, NJ 07110
Closed for extensive renovations. will open with a research room. Should be open the end of April. I will post a notice when open.
973-667-1528

Nutley Free Public Library
93 Booth Drive
Nutley, New Jersey
973-667-0405

Orange City Public Library
348 Main Street
Orange, New Jersey 07051
Mon. 9-8; Tues., Thurs. 9-6; Wed., Fri. 9-7, Sat. 9-1
973-673-0153

Roseland Historical Society
126 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
973-228-1812

Roseland Borough Library
20 Roseland Ave.
Roseland, New Jersey
973-226-8636

Rutgers, The State University
Archibald S. Alexander Library
Genealogical Resources
Telephone 732-932-7510
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm
Monday to Friday
1 pm - 5 pm
Saturdays during Academic Year
Closed: Christmas to New Year’s
Memorial Day, 4th of July
Labor Day & Thanksgiving

Seton Hall University Libraries - Main Page

Information resources for knowledge building
400 South Orange Avenue; South Orange, NJ 07079-2671
973-761-9435 Telephone; 973-761-9432 Fax

Special Collections Center:
Hours for Special Collections Center at Walsh Library
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Seton Hall Students.
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Public (Appointment required).
973-761-9476 Telephone
973-761-9550 Fax

The special collections at Seton Hall contain nineteenth and early twentieth century parish records (baptismal, marriage and death records) and... "correspondence, diaries, ledgers and a large photographic collection record the development of the church and the social history of its constituency for nearly one hundred and fifty years" (quoted from Seton Hall web page)

South Orange Village Public Library
corner of Scotland Road and Comstock Place
South Orange, New Jersey 07079
Hours Mon.,Tues.,Thurs 9-9; Wed., Fri. 9-6; Sat 9-5; Sun 2-5 ..with no weekend hours at all in summer.
973-762-0230

Springfield Township Free Public Library
(in Union County)
66 Mountain Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-376-4930
to reach the reference librarian call the main number and when the recording starts just press 2 or 28 or 29.

Summit City Free Public Library
(in Union County)
75 Maple
Summit, New Jersey
Main Desk
908-273-0350
Reference Desk
908-277-9449
Children's Room
908-277-9453

Verona Township Library-Civic Center
973-857-4848
Children's Room
973-857-4847
Main Desk
973-857-4848
Reference Room
908-857-4846

West Caldwell Township Library
30 Clinton Rd
West Caldwell, New Jersey
973-226-5441

West Orange Public Library
46 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052-4903
Mon.,Wed.,Thurs. 9-9; Tues.,Fri., 9-5:30; Sat. 9-5; Sun 1-5.
973-736-0198
Reference Dept
973-736-0196

Branch
242 Main Street
West Orange, New Jersey
973-736-0452

if busy, call 973-736-0272

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