A broad collection of web sites presented by the Burlington County Library that should be browsed by anyone interested in Burlington County and South Jersey genealogy. Includes Church, Military, Newspaper,Vital Statistics, etc.
The "Newspaper Notices Index" includes birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices, and obituaries gathered from over twenty Burlington County area newspapers and publications. The oldest citations in this index date back to 1810 and are from the Rural Visitor, a newspaper published in Burlington City, Burlington County, NJ, from July 1810 to July 1811. The majority of the citations are death notices and marriage announcements from the 1800’s; the birth announcements are from the 1970’s-early 1980’s.
DistantCousin is an online archive of genealogy records and scanned images of historical documents from a wide variety of sources, such as newspaper obituaries, city directories, census records, ship lists, school yearbooks, military records, and more. In all there are more than 6 million genealogy records from over 1,500 sources online. There are no fees or memberships required to use the records at DistantCousin.
An excellent selection of genealogy information housed at Rutgers University. Most can be found in the Libraries' department of Special Collections and Archives which is housed in the Alexander Library in New Brunswick. In addition to the Libraries' own New Jersey holdings, the collection includes the papers of the New Jersey Daughters of the American Revolution and the papers of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey. Available material includes transcriptions of family Bible records, gravestone inscriptions, church records, papers and genealogical compilations on New Jersey families, and many other printed materials. A detailed guide Genealogical Resources: Archibald S. Alexander Library is available in pdf format..
Nathan Palmer began publishing the "Burlington Mirror" in 1818 in Mount Holly, the county seat for Burlington County, New Jersey, as a weekly newspaper focusing on business and real estate concerns of the county. The newspaper quickly expanded coverage to include news, commentary and social events. Over its 130 years of publication, "Burlington Mirror", later known as "New Jersey Mirror", recorded the history of Burlington County in detail. Of note are the marriage and death notices from 1818-1848 (before NJ began recording vital statistics), excellent coverage of the Civil War (especially the Burlington County Regiment), detailed legislative and agricultural news, and local news from individual townships. LITTLE EGG HARBOR WAS A PART OF BURLINGTON COUNTY UNTIL 3/30/1891. Type in "Tuckerton" or "New Gretna" or a family name such as "Gifford", "Mathis", or "Parker" and see what news items you come up with.
Often information on an individual is more difficult to obtain the closer you get to our present date due to various privacy laws. The Social security Death Index is a good source for current data. There isn't much information there, however, confirming a death date for an individual somethimes can be very important. Give the index a try!