Quick Reference Guide
by John O’Brien 1995

Very special thanks are in order to John for sending me this wealth of information for use on my web site, and thereby sharing it with all of us.


Towns and Townships

As of 1824 Warren County consisted of the following townships (as spelled on Map of Warren, by T. Gordan, 1825)

Over the years other towns and township were formed from the above original townships.  Here is a list.

Measurement information for plotting a deed

Where to find it

At the Sussex County Hall of Records
4 Park Place, Newton, NJ 07860     (973) 579-0920
(Information for Warren County)

1) County Clerk's office

2)Surrogates Office
    Probate Records (Wills, trusts, and probates  from 1804 to 1824).

At the Warren County Courthouse, Belvidere, NJ.    (908) 475-6161

1) County Clerk's office

2) Surrogate's Court At the Alexander Library, Rutgers University,
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
  At the Warren County Library
199 Hardwick St, Belvidere, NJ    (908) 475-1721
  At the Sussex County Library    (973) 383-4810

1) Federal Census records (with Indexes up to 1860)

2) New Jersey State Census 3) New Jersey Genealogical Magazine, with index
4) Genealogies for Warren and Sussex Counties
5) Historical Resource material
    Many Warren County related books
6) Newspapers
    This library has microfilm copies of the
     New Jersey Herald 1849 -
     Stanhope Eagle 1885 - 1950
     Sussex  Independent 1871 - 1952
     Sussex Register 1814 - 1943*

*Note: Warren was part of Sussex until 1824

At the New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ

1) Federal Census Records for New Jersey

2)State Census Records 3) New Jersey county and local histories (Such as  Snell's History of Warren County, Etc.)
5) Genealogical reference tools for the beginning and advanced researcher (guides, indexes, how-to books and other general information).
 6) Genealogical periodicals, yearbooks, and registers
7) Standard historical works
8) Maps (a hand drawn map of Beattystown from about 1804, 1825, Warren County map, and other Warren  County maps).

At the New Jersey State Archives
185 West State Steet,  Trenton, NJ

1) Vital records (birth, deaths and marriage records)
2) Deeds
   - Colonial deeds, 1664-1800
   - Miscellaneous sources: Supreme Court lost deeds;  original deed collections; county loan office records
   - County mortgages on film, beginning 1766
   - County deeds on film, beginning 1785
3) Probate Records (Wills), 1600-1900
4) Military Records
   - Pension records for Revolutionary War veterans,

      Some records of New Jersey at the National archives  in Washington, D.C. are missing.  During the war of  1812 the capital was burned along with the records.    When they went back to the states to recopy the   records, all of the records were not copied from New Jersey.  The State Archives have these records.

  - War of 1812
  - Civil War
  - Post Civil War Records
5) Census records, state and federal
6) Tax Ratables, 1773 to 1822
7) Naturalization's
8) Court Records
9) County Records
10) Miscellaneous Collections
   - Inquisitions on the dead, 1688-1798
   - Insolvent debtors' petitions, 1747-1818
   - Newspapers on microfilm

At the Sussex County Historical Society, 92 Main St., Newton, NJ.

  Many genealogies, vital records, local histories and  works dealing with New Jersey and New York State.

At the Hackettstown Historical Society,
106 Church St., Hackettstown, NJ.    (908) 852-8797

At the Warren County Historical and Genealogical Society
313 Mansfield Ave, Belvidere, NJ.    (908) 475-4246 At the Marx Room of the Easton Public Library, 6th & Church Streets, Easton, PA

At the Morristown - Morris Township Joint Public Library
South Street, Morristown, Morris County, NJ

This library has a large verify of historical and genealogical information.
Such as

just to name a few.

At the Phillipsburg Public Library
200 Frost Ave, Phillipsburg, NJ    (908) 454-3712

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