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Genealogy Research

Looking to Research Your Family History in the Somerset Hills?

Genealogy is one of THSSH’s most requested interest areas. 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 Research Library.

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.

Additional Research Topics

Researching your Homes History
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Historic Preservation Awards
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THSSH Members can now create their own myHistory family folder –
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Genealogy Requests

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.

Genealogy Files at the Society

Surnamed folders on hand in the THSSH archives: 206 as of Jan 2014

A

Alexander, Lord Sterling
Allen, Quilts
Allen
Alward
Anderson
Annin

B

Badgley
Baldwin
Barclay
Barkalow
Barker
Barre
Bateman
Bedell
Beers
Bergen
Bird
Blair
Blazier (Blazure)
Boak
Backoven
Bonham
Booth
Boudinout
Boylan
Boyle
Brady
Brownlee
Breese
Bruno
Buck
Bunn

C

Carswell
Chapin
Chapen
Childs
Comption
Condict
Conkling
Connolly
Coon
Cooper, Daniel
Cooper, Peter
Coriell
Cormier
Cory
Craft, Warren
Craig
Crampton
Cross

D

Daggett
Day
Dayton
DeCoster
Dillion
Dorsey
Doty Southard
Douglas
Dreesen
Dryden
Durham

E

Eberhardt
Ellis
Erving
English
Fenwick
Finley

F

Fitzrandolph
Flint
Forbes
Ford

G

Garrabrant
Grant
Greene
Guerin
Gutleber

H

Haas
Hall
Hancock, Rev
Hand
Hankinson
Hannigan
Happe
Harrison
Hart, John
Headley
Heath
Hodges
Helmke
Hilmer (Helmer)
Henry, Dr. Claire
Hine
Holmes
Honeyman
Hasmer
Howlett
Hunter

J

Johnson, William
Jones, FC

K

Kampmier (Kamprnier) ?
Kearns, Anthony
Kemble
Kennedy, Rev. Samuel
King
Kinnan, Mary
Kirkpatrick
Koechlein
Kramer
Kuser

L

Ladd
Lafayette
Lathrop
Lewis
Lindabury
Lindsley, Philip
Line, Joseph (Ling)?
Linn
Looker
Lyon

M

McCain
McCall
McCollum
McDowell
McMurtrie
Matheny
Malone
Meeker, Davis
Meeker, Halsey
Moffett
Moore
Morse, Samuel
Marton
Mundy

N

Naegele
Nishwitz

O

Osborne

P

Palmer
Pelaccio, Giovanni
Penn
Pennington, Dr. William
Peppard, Rev Francis
Philhower
Pitney
Patts
Pyne

Q

Quincy

R

Rankin
Reeve
Reid
Reynolds
Richardt
Rickey
Robison
Rozewski
Riggs
Roberts
Roebling (Brooklyn Bridge)
Rolfe
Ross
Rozewski
Rush

S

Schenck (Scherck)?
Schley
Schiff
Scheuerman
Schmidt
Schumacher
Seney
Sidar, Jean Wilson
Sloan
Smalley
Smith
Snable
Southard
Speer (Spear)
Spencer, Lt. Austin
Spinning, E.S
Stanin
Stelle
Stockton
Sutphen
Sutro
Sutton, Jeremiah
Swody

T

Terrell
Thompson
Tiger
Tunis
Turner
Turpin

V

Vail
Vance
Vanderveer
Van Daren
Van Dorn
Van Nest, Abraham
Voorhees, Dr. Amadee

W

Whitaker
Whitenack
Wilcox
Williams
Wilson
Windes- Cory Family
Winn
Wood
Woodward
Wright

Z

Zander

Additional Genealogy Research Sources

Local Information

Bernards Township Vital Records

1850-present
Health Dept. (908) 204-2520
262 S. Finley Ave.
Basking Ridge, 07920

Family History Interest Group (FHIG)

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.

Local Churches

Basking Ridge Presbyterian

www.brpc.org
Cemetery Burial Records
Tombstone Inscriptions at Jones Genes 

Liberty Corner Presbyterian

Morristown Presbyterian Church

Who’s Who in the Graveyard www.pcmorristown.org

Historical Societies

Somerset Co. Historical Society

9 Van Veghten Dr., Bridgewater
Jim Kurtzenberger, Pres.
Dorothy Stratford VP (908) 218-1281 – Open Tues. noon-3 & 2nd Sat. Dec Apr. 1 – Dec. 15

Morris Area Genealogy Society

Lynn Forester
PO Box 105
Convent Station, NJ 07961-0105

Somerset County, NJ Genealogy Forum

Documents

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 ([email protected])
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

Libraries

Bernards Township Library – (908) 204-3031
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) Tues. & Thu. 1 – 5 PM
Email: [email protected]

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 
1 Miller Rd. and South St. (next to the church above), Morristown NJ

Online Resources

Somerset County GenWeb Project (www.rootsweb.com/~njsomers/)

Somerset County Resource List at:
Cindi’s List (www.CyndisList.com/nj-local.htm#S)
RootsWeb 

Somerset County, NJ Genealogy Forum

Mail List: Send a message with “subscribe” in the Subject, to:
[email protected]

The Political Graveyard (Somerset Co.) – (politicalgraveyard.com/geo/NJ/SO.html)

State Information

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
Department of Health and Senior Services
Trenton, NJ

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
Phone: 973-596-8500
Tu-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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