Research Subject: Family History & Genealogy

Discover your family history using these favorite resources for genealogists that include both American and international records. Popular resource Library Edition can only be accessed in the library and offers a wide range of international resources. Other databases can be accessed from home with your library card and include HeritageQuest, which includes U.S. records like the federal census and historical city directories, and Fold3, which focuses on military records and related materials. You can also discover newspaper archives to find obituaries and other family stories.

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African-American Genealogy

This is a sample of the materials available on African-American genealogy in the Local History collection in the Princeton Room.

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Local Newspaper Index

Searchable database with citations to selected content from two local newspapers, Princeton Packet and Town Topics.

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Papers of Princeton

A digitized collection of historical periodicals from the town of Princeton and Princeton University.

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Town Topics Archives & Index

See Specifics section of the full entry to explore all options for viewing historical and more recent issues of Town Topics.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogical and historical information from census, military, church, vital, court, land and probate records, passenger lists etc

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