Library Online Resources


The PCHS Library contains a large collection of family group sheets, published and compiled family histories, local history books, maps, etc.

Schools and Associations:

Passaic – High School Graduates, 1873 – 1895
Passaic – High School Graduates, 1896 – 1908
Passaic – High School Graduates, 1909 – 1916
Passaic – High School Graduates, 1917 – 1921
Paterson – Assoc. of Exempt Firemen, 1882-1892
Paterson – Candidates for Admission to High School, 1890
Paterson – DAR Applications, Garret A. Hobart Chapter
Paterson – Hamilton Club, 1905 Membership Roster
Paterson – High School Graduates, 1880
Paterson – High School Graduates, 1903
Paterson – High School Graduates, 1904
Paterson – High School Graduates, 1905
Paterson – High School Graduates, 1907
Paterson – High School Graduates, 1909
Paterson – High School Graduates, 1910
Paterson – Normal School Graduates, 1905
Paterson – Normal School Graduates, 1906

Paterson – Grammar School Graduates-1923
Paterson – Old Ladies’ Home of Passaic Cty., Resident List 1927-1934
Paterson – Rambling Club, Inc., 1908
Paterson – Riverside Athletic and Singing Club, Inc., 1933


Bible Records:

Index of Surnames
Ackerman Family Bible Records
Benjamin/Furdun Family Bible Records
Burhans Family Bible Records
Campbell Family Bible Records
Crane Family Bible Records
Derrom Family Bible Records
Force Family Bible Records
Garrabrant Family Bible Records
Garrabrant (James) Family Bible Records
Gould/Van Houten Family Bible Records
Hinchman Family Bible Records
King Family Bible Records
Post Family Bible Records
Post/Spear Family Bible Records
Pulis Family Bible Records
Romaine Family Bible Records
Rose Family Bible Records
Slingerland Family Bible Records
Smith (Hophni) Family Bible Records
Smith (John) Family Bible Records
Spear/Hindle Family Bible Records
Stanley Family Bible Records
Storm Family Bible Records
Van Blarcom Family Bible Records
Zabriskie Family Bible Records



Henry F. Piaget, Owner of “The Great Noch Inn”
Alfred Speer, Passaic Vintner, Publisher, Inventor


Industry and Business:

Passaic-“The Botanist,” Newspaper of Botany Worsted Mills – 1933
Paterson – History of the Barbour Flax Spinning Company



Acquackanonk – Old First Reformed Cemetery Plot Owners, 1850 – 1864
Belleville – Belleville Reformed Church Cemetery – Rev. Vets
Butler – Manning Avenue CemeteryManning Ave. Cemetery Map
Cedar Grove – Cedar Grove Cemetery (CANFIELD-DOREMUS)
Clifton – Centerville Cemetery, (Jewish)

Image: “Sandy Hill Cemetery, c. 1890’s. (Photo from “Gateways to the Past” by Howard D. Lanza)”

Image: “Street Map for Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson”
Oak Ridge – Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Passaic County – A Guide to Passaic County Cemeteries
Paterson – Cedar Lawn Cemetery (narrative)
Cedar Lawn Cemetery Lot Owners as of 1917
Paterson – Sandy Hill Cemetery (narrative)
Sandy Hill Cemetery List of Lot Owners
Towaco – Old Jacksonville area Cemeteries
Wayne – JONES/DOREMUS Cemetery
Wayne – Old Mountain View Cemetery
Wayne – Old Ryerson Graveyard
West Milford – Macopin Death Book

Cemeteries Outside Passaic County


West Milford Township Census 1845 (Narrative)
West Milford Township Census, 1845


Acquackanonk – Acquackanonk True Reformed Church – The Seceders

Image: “Second Presbyterian Church, Broadway & Summer Sts., Paterson, Circa 1923”
New Prospect – New Prospect ME Church, Baptisms 1858 – 1872
North Haledon – North Haledon Churches
Passaic – First Africian Methodist Church of Passaic
Passaic – Presbyterian Church Pew List, 1894
Passaic – Second Reformed Church Membership List, 1869 – 1923
Passaic County – Early Catholics in the Passaic County Area
Paterson – Early Catholic Families in Paterson 1830
Paterson – Eastside Presbyterian Church Officers, 1882 – 1939
Paterson – Paterson Churches 1879
Paterson – Paterson Second Presbyterian Church, 1840-1880
Paterson – Research in the Diocese of Paterson
Paterson – Second Reformed Church, Baptisms, 1828 – 1882
Paterson – Second Reformed Church, Marriages, 1828 – 1896
Ringwood – Ringwood Churches
Saddle River – Saddle River Reformed Church, Marriages 1819-1823
Wayne – Wayne Township Churches
Wyckoff – Wyckoff Church Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions


City Directories:

Passaic County – PCHS Directory Holdings
Paterson City Directory, 1853 (forward)


New Jersey Boundry Maps prior to 1857
Older Place Names in Passaic (Bergen & Essex) County
Paterson’s First Map, 1713
Paterson Courthouse Maps by W.P.A.

Passaic County Historical Society, Maps


Capt. Archibald BELCHER, Passaic Cty’s 1st 3-year Vol. for the Union
Butler and Bloomingdale WWI Veteran’s Homecoming

Image: Current Soldiers & Sailors Monument

Image: Original Soldiers & Sailors Monument

Image: Capt. Hugh C. Irish, Company “K” Thirteenth New Jersey Volunteers

Image: John E. Beam Veteran Post #92 Founders, Bloomingdale, NJ
Passaic County Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Passaic County Soldiers for the Union
Capt. Hugh C. Irish, Company “K” Thirteenth New Jersey Volunteers
Jerseymen for the Union, Passaic Cty Volunteers (Forward)
Burial locations of Officers and Enlisted men of the  New Jersey Volunteer Regiments who participated  in the American Civil War 1861-1865. (A-H), (I-R), (S-Z)
Paterson: WWI Veterans of the Barbour Flax Spinning Co. – 1918
Totowa Borough Veterans Memorial
Wayne Township Veterans Memorial
William (Robert) Wright, a suspicious death (1885)


Newspaper Extracts:

Newspapers on Microfilm at PCHS
Clifton: “The Echo,” Clifton’s First Newspaper
Newark: “The Sentinel of Freedom” (Newark), Marriages 1796 ~ 1809
Passaic: Passaic Daily Times Occupies Historic Ground, (1882)
Passaic: Passaic Man Killed With Stone (circa 1881)
Paterson:”The Co-Operator,” Newspaper of The Barbour Flax Spin.Co.
Paterson: Paterson Intelligencer Newspaper Marriages & Deaths, 1825-1856
Paterson: Paterson Morning Call’s “Roll Call of the Dead,” Prominent Citizens 1902-18


Orphan Research:

Passaic: Passaic Home and Orphan Asylum
Paterson (Totowa): Mount St. Joseph Home for Boys and Girls, 1908
Paterson: The Paterson Orphan Asylum
The Paterson Orphan Asylum Inmate List, 5 November 1877
Paterson: St. Josephs Orphanage for Girls, 1853
Image: Paterson Orphan Asylum, Market Street, Paterson
Image: Mount St. Joseph Home for Boys and Girls, 1933
Image: Saint Joseph’s Orphanage, 1853

Passaic County and Its Environs:


Franklin Township: Franklin Twp. Births & Deaths 1861 – 1862
Little Falls: Historic SPEER Homestead, Little Falls
Passaic: City of Passaic
Passaic County: Who’s Who in Passaic County, 1917
Passaic County: Italian-American Who’s Who, 1943, Lists Distinguished County Residents
Passaic County: Notable Dates in Passaic County History, 1609 – 1937
Passaic County: Principal Farmers in Passaic County, 1871-1874
Paterson: Paterson Cholera Epidemic Death List, 1832
Paterson: Paterson Cholera Epidemic Death List, 1849
Paterson: Dublin: Paterson’s First Neighborhood
Paterson: Early Celebrators of the New Year, 1890 Jan 02
Paterson: From Macclesfield to Paterson (1879)
Paterson: Paterson 1714 MANDEVILLE Deed
Paterson: Paterson Silk Mill Immigrants
Paterson: Society For Establishing Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.)
Paterson: 1902 Great Fire – Building Owner and Tradesman Losses

Pompton Lakes: Marriages, Births, Deaths; 1896

Image: Paterson Falls prior to construction of power station (~1910) Joe Proctor & Harry Howe

Image: Holland Submarine in West Side Park, Paterson (now Kennedy HS site) (~1940) Harry Proctor & Bill Gee

Image: Weaving Mill in Paterson ~1910) Bessie Howe (right center)

Image: “Season Catch, 1919” Emil (left) and Rudy (right) CRISS at Totowa Avenue, Paterson

Image: John Gaspardino, a loom fixer in a Paterson, NJ mill. (~1890)