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Directories listing the names, addresses, and occupations of adults have been published for at least 120 municipalities and for some New Jersey counties.

Resources for New Jersey Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

The Newark Business Library, 34 Commerce Street, Newark, NJ 07102 has more than 2,000 New Jersey city directories. The New Jersey State Library, Library of Congress, and New York Public Library also have large collections.

For further directories in these and other cities, see:

  • Brown, Michael. Guide to New Jersey City Directories. Kendall Park, New Jersey, New Jersey: New Jersey Information Services, 1993. (Family History Library book 974.9 E43b) (Shows city, year, and title, but not repository.

Also check the city directories for New York City and Philadelphia if your ancestor lived near these metropolitan areas. The New Jersey home addresses of people who worked in Philadelphia or New York are often listed.

Directories Online[edit | edit source]

Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of New Jersey including:


1852-1860 Family History Library fiche 6044005-6, 6044008-10,
1861-1901 Family History Library  films 1376941-56
1902-1926 Family History Library films 1929185-90

Jersey City

1849-1860 Family History Library fiche 6044004-11
1861-1901 Family History Library  films 1376941-56
1902-1926 Family History Library  films 1929185-90


1835-1860 Family History Library fiche 6044170-98
1861-1901 Family History Library  films 1377110-36
1902-1935 Family History Library  films 1611849-74
1938 Family History Library  film 1320616 item 1


1844-1845, 1854, 1857,
1859, 1867-1935
(intermittent years)
13 fiche beginning with 6044540; films 1841636-52 
1930 Family History Library film 1425566 item 4

To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:


Websites[edit | edit source]