Genealogy is one of THSSH's most requested areas of interest. While THSSH has limited space to store family historical information, we do have the ability to help you get started on your search and do have a number of family files in our
However, at this time we do not have a research assistant volunteer to support email requests.
However, in partnership with the Bernards Township Library, there is a dedicated group there that might be able to assist with your research requests. There is also a tremendous amount of information at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church records in Basking Ridge.
Please make sure you add any relevant historical information to your
request. e.g. dates of birth, relatives,
marriage dates etc. If you have any relevant stories, please feel free to add those as well. You will also need to submit your email address so someone can contact you if they find anything.
Bernards Township Vital Records 1850-present
Health Dept. (908) 204-2520
262 S. Finley Ave.
Basking Ridge, 07920
Family History Interest Group (FHIG) (www.bernards.org/library/btlap.htm)
meets in the Bernards Township Library
32 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge
4th Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. Coffee is served at 6:30 pm.
Call the Ref. Dept. (Ruth Lufkin) at (908) 204-3031 extension 4 for more information.
Basking Ridge Presbyterian (www.brpc.org)
Cemetery Burial Records
Tombstone Inscriptions at Jones Genes (www.jonesgenes.com/cemetaries/brpc/BRPHOME.htm)
Liberty Corner Presbyterian (www.libertycorner.org)
Morristown Presbyterian Church
Who's Who in the Graveyard (www.pcmorristown.org/cogwhoswho/index.html)
Somerset Co. Historical Society (home.att.net/~somersetcountyhistoricalsociety/)
9 Van Veghten Dr., Bridgewater
Jim Kurtzenberger, Pres.
Dorothy Stratford VP (908) 218-1281 - Open Tue. noon-3 & 2nd Sat. Dec Apr. 1 - Dec. 15
Morris Area Genealogy Society (www.rootsweb.com/~njmorris/mags.htm)- Lynn Forester
PO Box 105
Convent Station, NJ 07961-0105
See State Historical Societies below.
Somerset County, NJ Genealogy Forum at genforum.genealogy.com/nj/somerset/
"Somerset County Historical Quarterly", 8 volumes 1912-1919
Includes: Inscriptions of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Churchyard (Vol. 1),
Somerset County Marriages 1795-1879 (Vol. 1, 2,7)
Allan Duncan (ADuncan282@aol.com)
Has put the cemetery records from this in a binder titled
"Somerset Burial Grounds" at the Somerset Co. Historical Soc.
"The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey"
Published by (The Genealogical Society of New Jersey (GSNJ))
has periodical articles on "Somerset County Gravestones".
Vol. 39:3, 1964 has the "Liberty Corner Presbyterian Churchyard" gravestones, copied by members of the Genealogical Society in 1922 and checked again in 1940.
(Note: The author of this page is working on an update to that document.)
"Notices from New Jersey Newspapers 1791-1795",
published 2002, Thomas Wilson and Dorothy Stratford
"Cemetery Records of Warren Township", Alan A. Siegel
avail. at: The Somerset Co. Historical Soc.
The Bernardsville Public Library
The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills
Bernards Township Library - (908) 204-3031 (www.bernards.org/library/)
32 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge
Bernardsville Public Library - (908) 766-0118 (www.bernardsville.org/)
1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville
Local History Room (www.bernardsville.org/local.htm) Tue. & Thu. 1 - 5 PM
Clarence Dillon Public Library - Bedminster (908) 234-2325 (www.clarencedillonpl.org/)
2336 Lamington Rd., Bedminster
Joint Free Public Library of Morristown - (973) 538-6161
Local History and Genealogy Dept. - (973) 538-3473 (www.jfpl.org/gene.htm)
1 Miller Rd. and South St. (next to the church above), Morristown NJ
Somerset County GenWeb Project (www.rootsweb.com/~njsomers/)
Somerset County Resource List at:
Cindi's List (www.CyndisList.com/nj-local.htm#S)
Somerset County, NJ Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com/nj/somerset/)
Mail List: Send a message with "subscribe" in the Subject, to:
County Cemetery Locations at GNIS (geonames.usgs.gov/)
The Political Graveyard (Somerset Co.) - (politicalgraveyard.com/geo/NJ/SO.html)
New Jersey State Archives May 1848-May 1878
Division of Archives and Records Management (NJDARM)
M-F 8:30 - 4:30 - (609) 292-6260, 6265
State Library Building
225 West State St., Trenton, NJ 08608-1101
New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics 1878-1940
M-F 8:30 - 5:00 (609) 292-4087
Departmenet of Health and Senior Services
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey (GSNJ) (www.rootsweb.com/~njgsnj/main.htm)
"The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey", the GSNJ Newsletter,
New Jersey History Room
Alexander Library Rutgers U (732) 932-7851
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
New Jersey Historical Society (www.jerseyhistory.org/)
52 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Tu-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Jersey GenWeb Project (www.rootsweb.com/~njgenweb/subindex.htm)
List of New Jersey Historical Societies
New Jersey Church & Cemetery Records (www.negenealogy.com/nj/nj_records/church.htm) at NorthEastern Genealogy Online
Presbyterian Historical Society Web Site (www.history.pcusa.org)