General Information Links


Newark Archives Project - The Newark (N.J.) Archives Project is your comprehensive online source of information about primary materials for all periods and all aspects of Newark history, from Colonial times to the 21st Century. Co-sponsored by the Newark History Society and Rutgers University-Newark, the Project cooperates closely with the staffs of the many libraries and archives it surveys. We are creating detailed descriptions of Newark-related material, both catalogued and un-catalogued, located in repositories in Newark, in New Jersey and New York, and ultimately throughout the United States. We survey papers of individuals and families; records of government agencies, organizations, and businesses; photographs and film; audio collections; and more.

Our database of collection descriptions is constantly growing. You can search our detailed descriptions of hundreds of archival collections by keyword, by name, by subject, and by time-period.

Polychrome Terra Cotta Buildings in Newark, New Jersey - Over the past few years my wife and I have been able to explore areas of Newark, New Jersey with friends, who lived there and are architectural junkies like ourselves. What follows is a forshpeis--an appetizer--of Newark’s architectural past.

The Newark Trolley - Hello! We'd love to show you the city of Newark, New Jersey, that you may not know exists. It’s a city rich in history, culture, art, music, beautiful architecture and timeless outdoor sculpture. It’s a place you may not have heard of for all the sensational stories of crime and urban decline. But hidden behind all the hyped-up headlines and the edges of a bygone industrial era that are all you see when you’re passing us by on the highway, is a vibrant downtown alive with world-class galleries, unique shops, amazing restaurants, great people and good times to be had. And then, of course, we have the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Newark Museum and Prudential Center.

Resurgence City - Fotos and text, heavy in contemporary art but not only art, about Newark USA, New Jersey's largest and most cultured city: safer, saner, and more beautiful than almost anyone knows. - An informative and respected website designed to offer resources for obituaries, funerals and genealogy search.

Essex Troop - The history, archives and photos of Essex Troop

Robert Toth - Robert Toth was born in Newark in 1939. He graduated from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art going on to become a Designer for Congoleum Ind. Kearny NJ. He collaborated with Theodore Edison in 1974 while creating a portrait of his father, Thomas Edison. He also created Men of Music Bronze sculptures for Lincoln Center in NYC.

Newark Fire History - LINK BROKEN - This site is dedicated to the members of the Newark, New Jersey Fire Department who have served, who now serve, and who will serve, keeping its rich history and traditions alive in our memories and hearts.

The Newark Experience - a bibliography of Newark-related materials (print and online) from Natalie Borisovets and Ann Watkins.

Newarkology - a page dedicated to the exploration of New Jersey's greatest city. Click on sections of the map at left to be taken to tours in particular wards of the city. - Remembering our town one bit at a time!

has created a database and photographic inventory containing more than half the 18th & 19th century churches in the state and add to it each month. They welcome and solicit all contributions and suggestions from our visitors

East Newark LINK BROKEN - In late spring of the year 1895, a group of citizens, from what was then the First Ward of the Town of Kearny, became dissatisfied with the neglect of their interests. For their tax dollars they wanted a larger say in governing their district. They set about to establish a new borough and named it: "The Borough of East Newark." Site maintained by Ken Forbes.

Genealogical Information - The part of my personal site that includes Adoption Links Census Abbreviations, Church Archives, Disease Chart, Epidemics, French Genealogical Symbols, Genealogy Abbreviations, Genealogy Terms, Government Agencies, Government Archives, Immigration Indexes, Keyboard Codes for Foreign Letters, Libraries, More Links, German Links, Occupations, Research Documents, and more. is an online guide to life in Newark, NJ. Today experiencing rebirth and renewal that has attracted national attention. Newark is New Jersey’s largest urban center and the nation’s third oldest city. From arts and culture to transportation and infrastructure, from the civic sector to the corporate sector, provides links to Newark and community web sites as well as unique content such as useful facts, phone numbers, and articles.

The History of the 8th New Jersey Civil War Regimen - LINK BROKEN - Newark's Civil War contribution to the Union. History of the unit and rosters.

The Italian Tribune - Since 1931, the Italian Tribune, based in Newark NJ, has been one of the country's largest and most influential Italian American weekly newspapers.

New Jersey Genealogy - A listing of genealogy material available at Rutgers.

The New Jersey Historical Society has an extensive museum and library collection of objects, material culture, manuscripts, genealogical resources, photographs and more available to the public for onsite research. They relocated from 230 Broadway in Newark to the 1926 historic building at 52 Park Place (formerly the Essex Club) several years ago.

New Jersey Institute of Technology Archives - The mission of the NJIT Attic is to collect, document, and display -- in both digital and traditional formats -- items, objects, information, and records that tell the corporate and social living history of NJIT and its predecessors. As such, the NJIT Attic will comprise the "collective memory" of NJIT.

ORPHANS' HOME WEBSITE - Transcriptions of orphan, adoptee, and foster children listings in orphanages, homes, and poorhouses from U.S. and Canadian censuses.

The Red Book - The Red BOOK is the most complete listing of funeral homes and funeral/burial supplies manufacturers anywhere. This year's volume contains over 1,000 pages of information!

Vital Records Information for the United States - This page contains information about where to obtain vital records (such as birth, death & marriage certificates and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States. See the guidelines for information on how to order vital records. If you are looking for vital records from a foreign county, see my links to foreign vital records web sites.