Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey

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Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey
Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey

Contact Information[edit | edit source]



222 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Telephone:[1]  732-249-4894

Directions, maps, and public transportation:  {Optional}

Internet sites and databases:

  • Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey events, about our society, collections, gallery, bulletin, contact us, genealogy, events, publications, speakers' bureau, and links.
  • Genealogy brief description of their collection. Also a narrative case study of how to trace Jewish family history.

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The archival collection includes organizational documents, historical records, photographs, oral histories, area Jewish newspapers, individual family files, and other research materials.[2]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives at New York City, censuses,, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, passenger indexes, New York port and shipping, naturalizations, inventions. Federal court and agency records of New Jersey, and New York.
  • National Archives at Philadelphia records of federal agencies and courts for Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, and military records.[3]
  • New York Public Library Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New Jersey and New York censuses, directories, and vital records.

Similar Collections

  • YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York City, East European Jewish immigrant studies, gazetteers, yizkor books (Holocaust town memorial books), biographical directories, Landsmanshaft records.

Neighboring Collections

  • County Vital Records Office
  • City Vital Records Office
  • County Archives
  • County Orphan's Court
  • County Probate Court
  • County Recorder
  • County Coroner
  • U.S. District Court
  • County and local historical societies
  • County and local genealogical societies
  • Public Libraries
  • Museums and heritage societies
  • Repositories in surrounding New Jersey counties: Mercer, Monmouth, Somerset, Union, and in a nearby New York county: Richmond.
  • State Vital Records Office
  • New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, wills 1670-1900, births 1848-1923, marriages and deaths 1848-1940, deeds 1660s-1880s, court records 1680-1850, and NJ state censuses 1855-1915.[4]
  • New Jersey State Library, Trenton, published sources such as genealogies, guides, how-to books, indexes, maps and atlases, church records, local histories, city directories, and periodicals.[4]
  • New Jersey Historical Society Library, Newark, NJ books, censuses, maps, city directories, local histories, vital records, church records, family folders, and indexes to New Jersey family history sources.[5]
  • State Genealogical Society
  • Princeton University Firestone Library a huge manuscript collection with histories and biographies.[4]
  • Rowan University Campbell Library Delaware Valley history, and nearly all early Quaker lines in NJ.[4]
  • Repositories in surrounding states: Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania.
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, has early Quakers, Germans, Scots-Irish and other ethinc groups in PA, NJ, DE, and states east of the Mississippi River, Balch Institute passenger arrival lists, huge manuscript collection including many indexes, and Philadelphia neighborhood records.[6]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Contact Us in Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey (accessed 15 September 2015).
  2. Collectons in Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey (accessed 15 September 2015).
  3. Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia in National Archives (accessed 20 December 2013).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 77. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  5. The New Jersey Historical Society Library in New Jersey Historical Society (accessed 15 September 2015).
  6. Dollarhide and Bremer, 95.