Warren County, New Jersey

Libraries & Other Research Locations

Genealogical and Historical Societies | Historic Preservation Commissions |Adjoining County Organizations
Warren County Library System | Local Libraries | NJ State Archives | NJ State Library | Other Resources

Genealogical and Historical Societies

Warren County Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 313, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Museum located at 313 Mansfield Street, Belvidere
(908) 475-4246
Website: http://www.rootsweb.com/~njwahs/  <-- NEW
Hours: Sundays 2:00 - 4:00 PM or call for appointment
There are many books on Warren County, NJ and the surrounding area. There are also books on Warren County Cemeteries and information from the Washington Star - a newspaper from Washington, NJ.

Delaware and Lehigh Valleys Genealogy Club
P.O. Box 221, Easton, PA 18044
WebSite: http://www.rootsweb.com/~njdlvgc/
Meetings: Second Monday of each month (except July and August) at 7:00 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, Roseberry Street (across from Hillcrest Shopping Center), Phillipsburg, NJ. Half hour, member lead Roundtable discussions begin at 6:30 PM

Asbury Historical Society
Info: (908) 475-5517
Meetings: On the fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Asbury Methodist Church, Main Street, Asbury.

Hackettstown Historical Society
106 Church Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2206
(908) 852-8797
URL: http://www.hackettstownhistory.com/ URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hackettstownhistoricalsociety/

Hardwick Township Historical Society
Info: Roberta Dodd, president, at 479-1964 or Betty Jane Lindsay at (908) 362-9579
Meetings: On the second Friday of each month from April through December. The meetings are held in the township municipal building, 40 Spring Valley Rd., Hardwick, at 7:30 p.m. A program is usually featured relating to historical subjects. The society has two projects - the preservation of the old Spring Valley Christian Church and Cemetery and the preservation of the historic Vass Farmstead in Hardwick.

Hope Historical Society
High Street, PO Box 52, Hope, NJ 07844
Meetings: First Tuesday (April & November) at 7:30 p.m. in the Museum Building, High Street, Hope.

Oxford Historical Society
PO Box 277, Oxford, NJ 07863
(908) 453-3142
Meetings: Held in the Oxford Municipal Building, 11 Green St., Oxford. Refreshments are offered at 7 p.m., and the program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Phillipsburg Historical Society
Municipal Building, 675 Corliss Avenue, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(908) 454-3478
URL: http://phillipsburghistory.com/

Pohatcong History & Heritage Society
PO Box 921, Alpha, NJ 08865-0921
(908) 387-0357
URL: http://www.pohatconghistory.com
Meetings: On the second Thursday of each month at the Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Finesville.

Shippen Manor Museum
Info: (908) 453-4381
URL: http://www.wcchc.org
Visit a 1754 stone mansion associated with Oxford Furnace, New Jersey's longest running colonial ironworks. Both sites are on the National Register. Tours feature colonial and Victorian rooms, costumed docents, period music, open hearth cooking. The museum is open 1-4 p.m. the first and Second Sunday of each month, except holiday weekends. Midweek scout, school and group tours by appointment.

Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission
c/o Shippen Manor, 8 Belvidere Ave., Oxford, NJ 07863
(908) 453-4381 or email: wcchc@nac.net
URL: http://www.wcchc.org
Meetings: Third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. at Shippen Manor.

Washington Historical Society
c/o Washington Public Library, 20 W. Carlton Ave., Washington, NJ 07882-1202
Meetings: Third Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Public Library.

White Township Historical Society
Route 519, Box 555 A, Belvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 689-7677 or (908) 453-2379
Meetings: 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of March, June and September at the White Township Municipal Building, Routes 519 and 46, Bridgeville. The adjoining museum is open June through October from 2-4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays.

Historic Preservation Commissions in Warren County
Greenwich Preservation Commission
The Greenwich Historic Preservation Commission meet the first Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 321 Greenwich St., Stewartsville.
Harmony Township Historic Preservation
The Historic Preservation Commission of the Harmony Township meetings begin at 6:15 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Harmony Township Municipal Building. The Commission is working to preserve the local cultural, historical, and architectural heritage of Harmony Township. For info call (908) 475-2334.
Knowlton Township Historic Preservation
The Knowlton Township Historic Preservation Commission meet on the third Monday at 7:30 p.m., Municipal Building, 628 Rt. 94, Columbia. For info call (908) 496-4816.
Pohatcong Historic Commission
The Pohatcong Historic Preservation Commission meet the fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at the Municipal Building, 50 Municipal Drive, Phillipsburg. For info, call (908) 995-4059.
Washington Township Historic Preservation
The Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission meet on the third Monday at 7:30 p.m., the Robert Rush Memorial Log Cabin, Mine Hill Road, Washington Township. For info, call (908) 689-7200.
Adjoining County Organizations

Hunterdon County Historical Society
114 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 782-1091
Hours: Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 and by appointment
URL: http://www.hunterdonhistory.org/

Morris Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 105, Convent Station, NJ 07961-0105
URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~njmags/

Morris County Historical Society
68 Morris Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 267-3465
URL: http://www.acornhall.org/

Sussex County Historical Society
82 Main Street, PO Box 913, Newton, NJ 07860
(201) 383-6010
URL: http://sussexcountyhistory.org/

Genealogical Society of New Jersey
PO Box 1476, Trenton, NJ 08607-1476
URL: http://www.gsnj.org/
  Helen P. Alleman Collection focusing on families of Sussex & Warren Counties
on deposit at Special Collections, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Warren County Library System

Headquarters
Court House Annex, 199 Hardwick St., Belvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-6322
URL: http://www1.youseemore.com/warrencl/

  Click here to see a selected list of their genealogical holdings.

Franklin Branch
1502 Route 57, Washington, NJ 07882
(908) 689-7922
URL: http://www1.youseemore.com/warrencl/contentpages.asp?loc=74

Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch
4 Lambert Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825
(908) 362-8335
URL: http://www1.youseemore.com/warrencl/contentpages.asp?loc=63

Northeast Branch
63 US Hwy. 46, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 813-3858
URL: http://www1.youseemore.com/warrencl/contentpages.asp?loc=59


Independent Libraries in Warren County

Alpha Library
East Boulevard and Sampson Avenue, Alpha, NJ 08865
(908) 454-1445

Belvidere Public Library
301 Second Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823
(908) 475-3941

Centenary College Library
Centenary College
400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2100
(908) 852-1400
URL: http://www.centenarycollege.edu/cms/index.php?id=library

Hackettstown Public Library
110 Church Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 852-4936
URL: http://www.hackettstownlibrary.org/

Oxford Public Library
Washington Avenue, Oxford, NJ 07863
(908) 453-2625

Phillipsburg Free Public Library
200 Frost Avenue, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(908) 454-3712
URL: http://www.pburglib.com/

Washington Public Library
20 West Carlton Avenue, Washington, NJ 07882
(908) 689-0201
URL: http://www.washboropl.org/wpl.html


New Jersey State Archives
225 West State Street, PO Box 307, Trenton, NJ 08625-0307
(609) 292-6260/1
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 - Closed on State Holidays.
URL: http://nj.gov/state/darm/index.html
The records stored here include original vital statistics registers, 1848-1878, Dept. of Health records on film 1878-1923/1940, births of children of slaves (beginning 1804), county marriages (beginning 1795), colonial marriage bonds (1711-1795), divorces (1743-1850), federal (1830-1910) and state (1855-1915) censuses, tax and land records, military records (Colonial Wars to WW I), naturalizations, court records, county records, state prison records, election returns, and more.
  For a fee, NJSA offers Mail Reference Service for certain record groups.

New Jersey State Library
Genealogy and Local History Office
185 West State Street, PO Box 520, Trenton, NJ 08625-0520
(609) 292-6220 - located on Level 4 of the building
Records stored here include genealogical reference tools, general periodicals, historical works and family genealogies on colonial and revolutionary periods of the eastern US, ships' passenger lists, county and local histories, NJ census records on microfilm - 1855, 1865 (incomplete, no index), 1885 to 1915 (complete, no index), and more.


Other Resources

Easton Area Public Library
6th and Church Streets, Easton, PA 18042
(610) 258-2917
The Marx Room of Local History has many genealogy books and information including local municipal and county histories, 25 shelves of family histories, 3 file drawers of family folders, local history and photographs, church histories and records, yearbooks from Easton and other area schools, abstracts of wills in County Courthouse (1752-1840), civil war records, revolutionary and early colonial histories, PA and NJ archives series, 74 of 86 newspapers published in Easton from 1793 to present, indexing of marriages and deaths appearing in those papers, cemetery records for some North. County, PA Cemeteries, maps, atlases, tax lists, North. County, PA Census records , and more.
Hours for the Marx Room:
Monday through Friday -- 10AM - Noon & 1:00-4:00PM; Saturdays 9AM - Noon & 1:00-5:00PM

Northampton County (PA) Court Services
669 Washington Street, Easton, PA 18042-7485
(610) 559-3000
Marriage records (1885 to present), birth and death records (1893 to 1936), wills, adoption and many other records for Northampton County, PA.
Hours: Mon. to Fri. 8:30 - 4:30


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