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Camden County Historical Society

Camden County Historical Society

Park Boulevard and Euclid Avenue
Camden, N.J. 08103
(856) 964-3333
http://www.cchsnj.org

Visiting Hours:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Website:  http://www.cchsnj.org/

Research Library (General Questions): admin@cchsnj.org

Digital Collections Manager: digital@cchsnj.org

Admission to the library, free for members of the Society, $5 for non-members, $4 for students and seniors

Pomona Hall Open Thursday and Sunday, Group Tours by appointment.  A small fee is charged for group and non-members adult tours.

A selected list of the society's holdings (see website for complete holdings)

  • General
      State histories 
      County histories (Note: There is an index available to Prowell's History of Camden County)
      City/town histories
      Church histories
      Military histories
     
  • Record Compilations
      New Jersey Archives, 1st and 2nd Series
      New Jersey Index to Wills 
      Transcriptions of the First Quarter Century Documents of Old Gloucester County, NJ
      Transcriptions of the Freeholders First Record Book of Gloucester County, NJ
      Transcriptions of the Freeholders Second Record Book of Gloucester County, NJ
      Transcriptions of the First Court Records of Gloucester County, NJ 
      Transcriptions of the Second Court Records of Gloucester County, NJ
      Scrapbook of Photographs of Old Burlington County Houses and Meetings
      Spanish Influenza Clippings 1918 (From Camden newspapers) 
      Pennsylvania Archives, Colonial Series Pennsylvania Archives, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th Series
     
  • Card Files
      WPA Death File - to 1937 
      Obituary Death File - to 1900, 1940-1941, 1990 to present 
      Births - varying years 
      Marriages - varying years 
      Old Camden Cemetery Deeds   
      Wills   
      Miscellaneous Real Estate Records 
      Chew Family Genealogy
     
  • City Directories
      Camden - Books and microfilm, most years (Note: Some years include surrounding towns)
      Philadelphia 1797, 1800, 1808, 1816, 1819, 1829, 1831, 1837, 1839, 1841-1843, 1846-1847, 
      1849, 1850, 1853-1854, 1856, 1860, 1887, 1891-1895, 1897-1935 
      Philadelphia Business 1890, 1897 (Directories for individual years and various other places are
       available)
     
  • Microfilm Collections
      Federal Census, many NJ counties and years 
      NJ State Census: Camden County 1885, 1895, 1905; Burlington County 1905 
      Philadelphia Federal Census 1810 
      Evergreen Cemetery Index 
      New Camden Cemetery Records 
      St. John's Episcopal Church Records 
      Chews Landing Veterans' Interments (all wars to World War I). 
      Note: Maps that show cemeteries are also available. 
      Council of Proprietors Records
      Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Camden 1885, 1891, 1906, 1926 
      Hexamer Maps, Camden 
      Salem County Deeds 
      West Jersey Deeds 1680-1854 
      Appointment of Postmasters 1789-1832 
      Miscellaneous Church Records 
      Miscellaneous Cemetery Records
     
  • Newspapers (Microfilm and bound volumes - This is not an inclusive list.)
      Camden City Newspapers, most years through 1959 
      Only known collection of Camden Morning Post. 
      Suburban Newspaper Group, various towns including Merchantville, Delaware Township/Cherry
       Hill, Audubon, Mt. Ephraim, among others 
      Retrospect 1902-1971 
      News Chronicle, Moorestown 1953-1967 
      Haddon Gazette 1937-1975 
      Beverly Banner 1960s-1970s 
      Community News 1940s-1950s 
      Burlington County Daily Enterprise 1940s
     
  • Immigration References
      Germans to America
      Filby's Immigration and Naturalization Lists – all
      Famine Immigrants 
      All standard immigration reference books
     
  • Telephone Books (For many NJ counties from the 1940's--1960's)
  • Society Bulletins
  • Yearbooks: High School and University (Note: Various years)
  • Atlases (Philadelphia, Camden City, Burlington County, Cumberland County)
  • Postcards (Encompass all areas of Camden County)
  • Vertical File
  • Photographic Collections
  • Genealogies (New Jersey and Pennsylvania Families)
  • Alice B. Doughten Collection
  • Cartographic Collection
  • Manuscript Collection

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