Find the people that lived in our city
from 1865-1971, complete with addresses, places of employment, and an
occasional date of death.
Elizabeth City Directory Microfilm Holdings
Elizabeth Daily Journal
Our collection includes the microfilm
edition of The Elizabeth Daily
Journal newspaper from 1871-1991 and a limited number of issues of its
predecessor, The New Jersey Journal
from 1779-1871. An indexed file covering the years 1915-1991 is an aid to
research, and a noteworthy artifact in its own right. For obituary
searches, only prominent figures are listed in the index.
Daily Journal Microfilm Holdings
New Jersey Journal Microfilm Holdings
These files include articles arranged by
date and subjects pertaining to local places, events, businesses and
Our collection contains the 1927, 1951,
and 1958 editions of the Elizabeth City maps.
The library has yearbooks with some year
gaps for Battin (1927-1974), Thomas Jefferson (1934-1972), Edison
(1966-1987), and Elizabeth High School (1980-2004). We always welcome
donations of yearbooks from Elizabeth schools that could help to fill the
gaps in our collection.
The library has
back issues of several newspapers on microfilm: Elizabeth Daily Journal, Newark Evening News, New York Times, Newark
Daily News, Star Ledger, and The Wall Street Journal. The collection
also includes the New Jersey Census on microfilm for the years 1855-1915
and the US Census for 1830-1910. To view them we offer two reader/printers,
which are connected to
computers for easy scanning and uploading to your email
account. Microfilm materials are available during all library hours of
operation. Please ask staff for assistance.
houses a selection of reference books that can be useful tools for
researching your family roots. Titles such as American Genealogical Biographical Index, Lineage Book: Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Families of the United States
of America are a few of the sources available. General genealogical
resources are located outside the Local History Room and are accessible
during all Main Library hours of operation. Genealogies of specific
families and the Genealogy Vertical File are stored within the Local
History Room and can be accessed during open hours or by making an