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Newark - History

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History and Genealogy - Newark


FIRST SEE: Genealogy Guide tab HERE to see the resources at the Newark Library


SEE ALSO: General Genealogy sites.






The Newark Experience: The City (Rutgers University)


A collection of links such as Newark Chronology: 1666-1999 ; Newark Neighborhoods ; Newark Ward Boundaries ; Newark Landmarks ; The National Register of Historic Places Inventory for Newark ; Newark: Places to Go ; Old Newark ; Knowing Newark ; Historic Newark: A Collection of the Facts & Traditions About the Most Interesting Sites ; Newark: A Series of Engravings on Wood by Rudolph Ruzicka


Essex County New Jersey Map


Locations of Essex County towns, with links to libraries, churches, cemeteries, and municipal buildings. Created for genealogy researchers but with advantages to others.


History of the City of Newark, New Jersey


Colonial history excerpted from the 1913 History of the City of Newark NJ and from "Historic Newark: A Collection of Facts and Traditions." 


Horseneck Founders of New Jersey


Material about the founders of Newark. Also presents data on early Newark censuses.


Knowing Newark


Columns by Charles Cummings about Newark's history. Will eventually contain 500 columns.


Krueger-Scott Oral History Interviews


Interviews of African-Americans who migrated to Newark between 1910 and 1970.  


Lost in Essex Co., New Jersey?


"The names of places in this areas have changed and continue to change...." For example, the site once known as Newark Mountain exists in what is now Orange. A good guide especially for sections of cities.


New Jersey Historical Society


Information on current exhibitions, programs and hours of operation.


Newark Archives Project


The Newark (N.J.) Archives Project is a comprehensive online source of information about primary materials for all periods and all aspects of Newark history.  Co-sponsored by the Newark History Society and Rutgers University-Newark.


Newark's Attic


The history of Newark through collected objects.


Newark Experience


 Maintained by Rutgers University this guide provides valuable information and finding aids (online and print resources) about Newark's history, demographics, neighborhoods, the city government, and its culture.


Newark History Society 

Home Page: http://www.newarkhistorysociety.org/

The Newark History Society sponsors programs on Newark's history throughout the year. Their past programs are on Youtube.


Newark Maps




Newark maps including many from the Newark Library collection.

See also: Newark Experience and RU Core, Newark Public Library's digital collection.


Newark Metamorphosis

Interactive visual map of Newark using old postcards by Myles Zhang. Also includes information about the transformation of Newark overtime via urban renewal and other policies. 



Newark Poems


A collection of historical and current poems to, from, and about Newark collected for the 350th anniversary, curated by Greg Guderian and James Amemasor of the New Jersey Historical Society.


Newark Remembers


Oral histories and interviews by Rosie Uyola about key Newark events: the 1910 fire, the 1967 civil disturbances, and the 1969 Conklin Hall takeover. 


Newark Streets


Historic photos of Newark streets, from the Old Newark website.




Historical information on Newark streets, neighborhoods, and landmarks.


Once and Future Newark


A documentary narrated by Professor Clement Price about Newark's Past, Present and Future.


View this documentary in segments on Youtube.




Associations, biographies, cemeteries, changing boundaries, churches, several histories, maps, pictures, statistics, streets, and wards in Newark's past. With guides to census information and featuring "Your Ancestor's Neighbors" and "Your Newark Memories."


Rise Up Newark


History of African Americans in Newark with many digitized documents.


Roseville Canteen


Information on Newark, especially the Roseville section including St. Rose of Lima School.


RU Core

Contains Newark maps and other historical items. 



Sightseeing in Newark, historical video

Part 1 and Part 2

Video from the 1920s of Newark


A Walk Through Newark


Companion Web site to the recent PBS production A Walk Through Newark.  History, links, bibliography, and more.





Digitized Books (chronological, small selection)


1838-1839 Directory by Pierson (1838) 


Records of the town of Newark, NJ (1864) 


Men of Newark by Albert Gasser (1873) 


Newark, NJ Illustrated by Peter Leary / Board of Trade (1891)


Essex County NJ Illustrated by Peter Leary  (1897)


Biographical and Genealogical History of the City of Newark and Essex County v. 1 , v.2  (1898)


Newark, the story of its early days by Urquhart (1904) 


Woodside by CC Hine  (1909)


Views of Newark and Vicinity (1910) 


The Ironbound District by Willard D Price (1912)  


A history of the city of Newark 1666-1913 by Frank Urquhart | v.1 | v.2  | v.3 | (1913)

Historic Newark: a collection of facts and traditions by Fidelity Union Trust Company   (1916)


More historical digitized books about Newark's history can be found via Archive.org, HathiTrust and Google Books. Search "Newark" or "Newark, NJ".


SEE ALSO: Newark city directories on ancestry.com, available for use at the library. 




Due Process



NJTV show hosted by Sandy King. Includes a host of episodes of Newark and wider NJ including episodes on the Newark Rebellion, current and past mayors, and interviews with important Newark historians.  


Newark History Society


Past programs available online include high school sports, the Civil War, industry, the Great Migration, and many more.


Newark Library


The Newark Library posts past programs including historical programs such as 2016's Newark Lifetimes series which includes Newark speakers such as Ken Gibson, Sharpe James, Teresa Ruiz, Nell Painter, and many more. Programs have focused on artists, politicians, authors and sports figures. 




Go Back 


Go back to the Newark Web guide main page.


Go back to list of all Newark Public Library Web guides.



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