Historical and Genealogical Society Links

Westfield NJ Official Town Website
Official home page of the government of the Town of Westfield, including the Westfield Memorial Public Library
Westfield Historical Society
Located in the Reeve History and Cultural Center.
Genealogical Society of the West Fields Dedicated to preserving and making available information of historical and genealogical interest to those researching their family history.
Essex County Genweb A network of Essex County, New Jersey genealogical researchers
Union County Genweb A network of Union County, New Jersey genealogical researchers.
Old Newark A very inclusive Newark, New Jersey site, well worth a visit
New Jersey State Historical Commission Useful for general New Jersey research and inquiry
New Jersey History Online Discussion Group Initiated by Marc Mappen and Howard Green at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Historical professionals and much more.
Sinclair New Jersey Collection "The Sinclair New Jersey Collection is the largest, most comprehensive collection of New Jersey materials in the state and one of the finest collections of state and local history in the country."
Fairview Cemetery Westfield's largest cemetery - always very helpful and accomodating
Family History Center Finder This website assists in locating the LDS Family History Center nearest to you.
New Jersey State Archives - Online Searchable Database! "The State Archives is the official repository for all New Jersey colonial and state government records of enduring historical value." - this is a wonderful database that will assist you in preparing for your research trip to Trenton!
New Jersey Local Names An alphabetical listing of local names of New Jersey towns, with township and county for each one. Very useful.
New Jersey State Library An excellent resource for anyone researching not only New Jersey, but many other states as well. Located next to the New Jersey State Archives in Trention.
New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places Listings include properties and historic districts in New Jersey for which a formal action was taken by the State Historic Preservation Officer or designee.
The New Jersey Historical Society "The New Jersey Historical Society is a state-wide, private, non profit historical museum, library, and archives dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the rich and intricate political, social, cultural and economic history of New Jersey to the broadest possible audiences."
LDS Family Search site The Latter Day Saints website. Includes the IGI, Ancestral file, many U.S. censuses, and more.
The Association of Professional Genealogists If you are considering hiring a professional this is a useful starting point.
The Online Institute For Advanced Loyalist Studies Loyalists in the family? This is the site for you.
Preservation New Jersey A dedicated organization attempting to save New Jersey's historic places!
Officers and Men of NJ in the Civil War Stryker's well-known work; includes searchable online database. If you have a NJ Civil War ancestor, this is a "must use" resource.
Genealogical Society of New Jersey An excellent, venerable source for researching your New Jersey ancestors.
NJ Environmental Digital Library

An excellent collection of New Jersey maps Well worth a visit!

New Jersey Churchscape

A specialized website by Frank L. Greeagel highlighting early New Jersey houses of worship. This ongoing project includes a database and photographic inventory containing more than half the 18th & 19th century churches in the state.

New Jersey Maps
A useful site for viewing historical maps of New Jersey including railroad, Revolutionary War, Colonial, Rutgers, Camp Kilmer and the Raritan River, among other selections for viewing.
The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey
"...to promote and further the improvement, interpretation, and preservation of our historical heritage in New Jersey..."
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
"Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy" - transcriptions of pre-18th to 21st century historic documents, including Surrender of the Proprietors of East and West New Jersey [1702], New Jersey Constitution [1776], etc. [hint - use their search engine]
Art and Architecture of New Jersey

An unusual and informative site administered by Professor Kate Ogden of Stockton College

West New Jersey History Project

"...dedicated to helping, promoting and publishing historical research about West Jersey."

Seton Hall University Catholic Archives
Msgr. William Noe Field Archives and Special Collection Center - located in South Orange, NJ

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