Compiled below is a list of local, state and national related websites that may be of interest.  Please send us an email with additional links you would like to see added here.



SOHPS on Facebook

SOHPS on Twitter

South Orange and Its Colorful History: A Symposium in Honor of the 350th Anniversary of New Jersey

About South Orange

South Orange Public Library Local History Wiki

South Orange Street Names – from SOPL Wiki

South Orange Historic Walking Tour

University Libraries Digital Collections | Seton Hall University | Historic Postcards of South Orange, N.J.

Tony Smith Sculpture Project

Elevation of the Lackawanna Railroad in the Oranges

Local Historical Societies/Associations

Montrose Park Historic District Association

Durand Hedden House and Garden

The Millburn–Short Hills Historical Society

Montclair Historical Society

Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park

The NJ Historical Society

The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey


Thomas Edison National Historical Park

NJ Historic Preservation Office

Preservation New Jersey

National Register of Historic Places

Personal Archiving – Preserving Your Digital Memories

National Register of Historic Places

Historic New Jersey

Revolutionary War New Jersey

Critical Revolutionary War Battles in New Jersey

Historical New Jersey Revolutionary War Maps

State of New Jersey – Historical Attractions

New Jersey and the Revolution

Battles and Skirmishes in New Jersey of the American Revolution

Genealogy Research

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A Genealogist’s Guide to Tracing People from Our Past

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy

Genealogy – The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Making a Family Tree Genealogy

Genealogy Resources Online  This includes some unique links, such as how to read old script.

Genealogy Research Strategies

Genealogy and the Law

Traveling to Find Your Roots: A Guide to Genealogy Research in Europe

Cemetery and Headstone Records – Billion Graves

Resources Search Military Records

Online Military Indexes and Records

Essex County, NJGenWeb Project

And, here’s a book that’s been recommended: Roots for Kids: A Genealogy Guide for Young People, by Susan Provost Beller.  The South Orange Public Library doesn’t have this one but has other genealogy books available.