I am going to collect in this post (and add to it over time) the sources used for the early history of the Province of West New Jersey. It will serve as a way to collect in one place all the sources used, and at the same time, make each post a little less cumbersome to read (I hope). Continue reading »
The articles in this list are bibliographies and source lists for West New Jersey and Hunterdon County. These lists will be added to over time and are not meant to be the last word on the subject. Any suggestions of interesting books, articles or documentary sources are always appreciated.
This article is waiting for some major updating.
Wills and Estates
In this post [under “Early Estates”], I mentioned a source identified by William Nelson in Abstracts of Wills, N. J. Archives, as “Burlington Records.” This mystified me but I did not pursue it. Fortunately for me, a reader, Jeff Moore, took the trouble to visit the State Archives and ask Bette Epstein about it. She informed him that the record is titled “Burlington Records 1680.” Jeff referred me to this link on the NJDARM website where the Records are listed as Reel 6, GSU #459321. Jeff pointed out that the GSU number is the same as the Family History Catalog film number (“FHL”), and that a film of the records can be obtained from the Family History Library.
Sources Pertaining to Hunterdon County
What follows is a list of the more commonly used sources for Hunterdon history and genealogy. This is in addition to archival material to be found in the Hunterdon County Clerk’s Office and the Hunterdon Surrogate’s Court.
Many of these books and pamphlets are out of print and can only be found in libraries. You might find some of them on Google Books, but so far very few have gone online. Some of the Hunterdon sources can be purchased from the Hunterdon County Historical Society. The Hunterdon County Library has a very good list of sources. Use the link to the Library. Continue reading »
This is a subject of some interest to me, especially the development of political parties. I have many books to list here, and will add them as they show up in my posts. People have strong opinions about the value of the books listed below, both pro and con. That’s a subject for another time. Continue reading »
This is a very large category which will take some time to develop. These titles are just a beginning. Continue reading »
In addition to the basic sources for Hunterdon County history and genealogy, there are many sources on New Jersey history that are relevant to research for Hunterdon County. Some might find this list a little peculiar. It is a personal list of favorites, not meant to be definitive. I will be adding to this list as time goes on. Continue reading »