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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. 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. Some of the most frequently used directories at the Family History Library are:
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=== Hoboken ===
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==Online Resources==
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/nj New Jersey Online Historical Directories] - listed by county
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== History ==
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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.
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== Resources for New Jersey Directories ==
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===Libraries and Archives===
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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.
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For further directories in these and other cities, see:
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:*Brown, Michael. ''Guide to New Jersey City Directories''. Kendall Park, New Jersey, New Jersey: New Jersey Information Services, 1993. (Family History Library book {{FHL|626999|title-id|disp=974.9 E43b}}) (Shows city, year, and title, but not repository.
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<br> 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.
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===Directories Online===
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*Ancestry.com ($) has city directories available online for a large number of New Jersey cities in its [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1540 U.S. City Directories] collection.
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*Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_124/city_directories_newark Newark City Directories 1861-1923] (8 yrs. missing) available online.
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===Family History Library===
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The [[Family History Library]] has city directories for various years from throughout the state of New Jersey including:
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'''Hoboken'''
  
 
{| class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
{| class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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| 1852-1859 <br>
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|1852-1860
| FHL fiche 6044005-6, 6044008
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|Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|529129|title-id|disp=fiche 6044005-6, 6044008-10}},
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| 1859-1860
 
| FHL fiche 6044010
 
 
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| 1861-1901
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|1861-1901
| FHL films 1376941-56
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|Family History Library&nbsp; {{FHL|529129|title-id|disp=films 1376941-56}}
 
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| 1902-1926
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|1902-1926
| FHL films 1929185-90
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|Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|529129|title-id|disp=films 1929185-90}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
=== Jersey City ===
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'''Jersey City'''
  
 
{| class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
{| class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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| 1849-1860
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|1849-1860
| FHL fiche 6044004-11 <br>
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|Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|529129|title-id|disp=fiche 6044004-11}} <br>
 
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| 1861-1901
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|1861-1901
| FHL films 1376941-56
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|Family History Library&nbsp; {{FHL|529129|title-id|disp=films 1376941-56}}
 
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| 1902-1926
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|1902-1926
| FHL films 1929185-90
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|Family History Library&nbsp; {{FHL|529129|title-id|disp=films 1929185-90}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
=== Newark ===
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'''Newark'''
  
 
{| class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
{| class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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| 1835-1860
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|1835-1860
| FHL fiche 6044170-98 <br>
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|Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|544798|title-id|disp=fiche 6044170-98}} <br>
 
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| 1861-1901
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|1861-1901
| FHL films 1377110-36
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|Family History Library&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|544798|title-id|disp=films 1377110-36}}
 
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| 1902-1935
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|1902-1935
| FHL films 1611849-74
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|Family History Library&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|544798|title-id|disp=films 1611849-74}}
 
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| 1938
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|1938
| FHL film 1320616 item 1
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|Family History Library&nbsp; {{FHL|146484|title-id|disp=film 1320616 item 1}}
 
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|}
  
=== Trenton ===
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'''Trenton'''
  
 
{| class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
{| class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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| 1844-1845, 1854, 1857, <br>1859, 1867-1935 <br>(intermittent years) <br>
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|1844-1845, 1854, 1857, <br>1859, 1867-1935 <br>(intermittent years) <br>
| On 13 FHL fiche beginning with 6044540; films 1841636-52&nbsp; <br>
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|13&nbsp;fiche beginning with {{FHL|538227|title-id|disp=6044540; films 1841636-52&nbsp; }}<br>
 
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| 1930
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|1930
| FHL book 974 E4f, film 1425566 item 4)
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|Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|140127|title-id|disp=film 1425566 item 4}}
 
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For further directories in these and other cities, see:
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To find directories, consult the [[FamilySearch Catalog Place Search|Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog]] under:
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::NEW JERSEY, [COUNTY] — DIRECTORIES
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::NEW JERSEY, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — DIRECTORIES
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==Websites==
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*[http://www.uscitydirectories.com/nj.htm US City Directories] This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.
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*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/microform/uscity/nj.html U.S. City Directories on Microfilm in the Microform Reading Room - New Jersey] (Library of Congress)
  
Brown, Michael. ''Guide to New Jersey City Directories''. Kendall Park, New Jersey, New Jersey: New Jersey Information Services, 1993. (FHL book 974.9 E43b.) Shows city, year, and title, but not repository.
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<br>
  
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.
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{{New Jersey|New Jersey}} {{U.S. Directories}}
  
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[[Category:New Jersey, United States|Directories]]
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[[Category:United States Directories]]

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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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:

Hoboken

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

Newark

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

Trenton

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:

NEW JERSEY, [COUNTY] — DIRECTORIES
NEW JERSEY, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — DIRECTORIES

Websites[edit | edit source]