NE New Jersey Somerset Co. Bernards Township Genealogical Information Sources

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Local Information

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

"Obituary Index", Bernardsville Public Library.

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.

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH)
(Formerly Basking Ridge Historical Society)
PO Box 136 Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
June Kennedy, Historian - 908 647-6029, June Campbell, Chairman of the Board - 908 647-2241,
Answering Machine 908 221-1770
Membership: Individual - $20 , Family - $30, Sr. Citizen Indiv. - $10, life - $150


Basking Ridge Presbyterian (
Cemetary Burial Records
  Tombstone Inscriptions at Jones Genes (

Liberty Corner Presbyterian (

County and Regional Information

Historical Societies and Forums

Somerset Co. Historical Society (
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

The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (see above)

Morris Area Genealogy Society ( Lynn Forester
PO Box 105
Convent Station, NJ 07961-0105

See State Historical Societies below.

Somerset County, NJ Genealogy Forum at


"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 (
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 Historical Society of the Somerset Hills, the Bernards Township Library, and the Bernardsville Public Library.

"Early Church Records of Somerset County"


Bernards Township Library - (908) 204-3031 (
32 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge

Bernardsville Public Library - (908) 766-0118 (
1 Anderson Hill Rd., Bernardsville
    Local History Room ( Tue. & Thu. 1 - 5 PM

Clarence Dillon Public Library - Bedminster (908) 234-2325 (
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


Morristown Presbyterian Church
  Who's Who in the Graveyard (

Online Resources

Somerset County GenWeb Project (

Somerset County Resource List at:
Cindi's List (
RootsWeb (

Somerset County, NJ Genealogy Forum (

Mail List: Send a message with "subscribe" in the Subject, to:

County Cemetery Locations at GNIS (

The Political Graveyard (Somerset Co.) - (

See Also: Somerset Co. Historical Socities

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
Departmenet of Health and Senior Services
Trenton, NJ

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey (GSNJ) (
"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 (
52 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-596-8500
Tu-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Jersey GenWeb Project (

List of New Jersey Historical Societies

New Jersey Church & Cemetery Records ( at NorthEastern Genealogy Online

Presbyterian Historical Society Web Site (

See Also: Somerset Co. Historical Socities

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last updated 11 June 2003