Barry Caselli travels around South Jersey collecting and taking photos and videos of a wide variety of subjects. His knowledge of and love for all things in and around the Pine Barrens is obvious from his work. He maintains a series of web sites that display his many interests.
A sample video from Barry's You Tube Channel
Barry's You Tube Channelpresents an excellent and wide assortment of slide shows and videos highlighting many aspects of South Jersey and the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
Ghost Towns of Southern New Jersey is a Yahoo group for the discussion of South Jersey nature and the environment, folklore, and local history. It features ghost towns, cemeteries, ruins, historic places, etc, and the books and videos on the subject. The site has the largest selection of Pine Barrens and South Jersey links. A free Yahoo ID is required to join and access the group.
Published between 1966 and 1997, the Batsto Citizens Gazette was the chief source of news and information on Batsto Village, an open-air museum in the Wharton State Forest, Washington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. From 1766 to 1867, Batsto thrived in the heart of the south Central Jersey pinelands as an industrial center first for bog iron production and later for glass making. Articles with themes of the surrounding area are included.
A sub site of the Burlington County Library offers a wide variety of web links for the study of Burlington County history and genealogy. Their collection of over 400 old Burlington County post cards is particularly interesting.
An interesting discussion with photos of the East-West Lawrence Line which runs through Little Egg Harbor. Click on the "NJPineBarrens.com Image Gallery" link, then the "Historic Map Collection" link to download a good variety of historic maps of the South Jersey area. Also, a good article on the Battle of Chestnut Neck.
Includes Photo Galleries, Documents, Maps, Railroads, Plant Life, etc. as well as various Discussion Forums. Of particular interest is the Historical Photos from the Library of Congress on Page 3 of the Photo Gallery section and the "Historical EBooks" links.
An excellent narrative of the history of New Jersey, by R. Craig Koedel, with well thought out chapters. The author presents the following in his introduction . . . "The purpose of this volume is to provide a brief, but comprehensive, account of South Jersey from the early explorations to the present. It is intended, by doing so, to make the reader aware, as well as both proud and critical, of his heritage for whatever personal enjoyment he may derive from it, and that he might be enabled thereby to place South Jersey’s present, with its problems and prospects, in an historical perspective." CLICK HERE to view an on line version.
Visit the offical website of the Tuckerton Seaport whose goals are to preserve, present and interpret the rich maritime history, artistry, heritage, and environment of the Jersey shore and the unique contributions of its Baymen. On a 40-acre site along Tuckerton Creek, you will discover the sights, sounds, and smells that surrounded the lives of the people who lived and worked on the ocean, bays and back creeks of Coastal New Jersey. The authentic working Seaport village currently contains various re-created historical structures representing the various trades and crafts unique to the Barnegat Bay region and to the Baymen. Along with exhibits of the baymen's tools, decoys, and Barnegat Bay boats, there are demonstrations, instructional classes and hands-on workshops to preserve the traditional baymen's trades and craftsmanship.