Obituaries, Directories, Censuses, Military Records and more! Only available at the library.
Heritage Quest is a genealogical database with access to government records, census data and auxiliary resources to help find information regarding your family history. You can access it outside the library with your NJ Library Card.
Sanborn Maps 1867-1970 (in-Library)
Sanborn Maps (Outside of Library)
Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore America’s rich and diverse building history.
Hoboken Library Patrons have some of our Salem Press print books online including:
Milestone Documents in American History
Milestone Documents in African American History
Great Lives from History: The 19th Century
Inventors and Inventions
Great Events from History: The 19th Century
The 20th Century: 1941-1970
The 20th Century: 1971-2000 at http://history.salempress.comAmerica’s News
State and national news, veterans information, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content including the Hudson Reporter Publications, Jersey Journal, Star-Ledger and USA Today.
Historic Photograph Collection
The library has a collection of over 1,000 black and white historical photos. The library, in conjunction with the New Jersey Digital Highway Project, now offers many of the historical photographs online.
Go to NJDigitalHighway and choose the Hoboken Historical Photographs under collections in the advance search to see our photographs. The library also has print black and white photographs taken by Caroline Carlson between 1970 and 1975 collected in a binder, as well as recent color photographs taken by Jerry Dougherty.