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Society Collections

The Society maintains a series of unique reference materials which can be used by researchers tracing Somerset County's early families. Among these are:

  • Gravestone Inscriptions from Most Local Cemeteries

  • Funeral Home Records from Bound Brook and Somerville

  • Microfilm records of 1930-1910 Federal and State Censuses

  • Microfilm Records of Revolutionary War Damage Claims

  • Bible Records

  • Maps with Early Property Owners

  • A. A. Boom's Revolutionary War Research

  • Veterans Burial Records from the French & Indian Wars to WWII

  • The Charles Miller Collection: Hodge, Compton, Beyer, Miller Families

  • Dr. William McKissack Papers

  • Tunison/Long Family Papers

  • Haelig Family Papers

  • Genealogical Files for Many Somerset County Families

  • Abstracts of Church and Cemetery Records

  • John Matyola Papers for Bridgewater Township

  • Postcard Collections

  • Early Somerset County Pamphlets, Photographs, and Newspaper Clippings

  • Somerset Savings Bank Records

  • Extensive Bound Volume Collection of State and Local Titles

Among the surnames found in the Society's master list are:

Allen
Alward
Amerman
Ammerman
Apgar
Aten
Backer
Barkalow
Barrowman
Bastedo
Beekman
Biggs
Bishop
Blackford
Blackwell
Blair
Boylan
Brokaw
Colther
Conover
Coon
Coriell
Cortelyou
Cory
Cox
Craig
Crouch
Davenport
Davis
De Camp
De Groot
Deruell
Doty
Dow
Duke
Dumont
Dunn
Field
Fitz Randolph
Flynn
Garrish
Gaston
Geddis
Gidden
Giddes
Goltra
Goolsby
Griggs
Hageman
Hardenburgh
Harriot
Hartwell
Hegeman
Herbert
Hoagland
Hodge
Hoffman
Holden
Hollinshead
Honeyman
Horton
Howell
Huff
Hugg
Jeremiah
Jobs
Jones
Kelly
Lafler
Lake
Lane
Lare
Latourette
Lewis
Liddle
Linbarger
Littell
Little
Long
Lowry

Martin
McEowen
Moore
Morehead
Mount
Mundy
Naylor
Naylor
Nesbitt
Nevius
Olden
Peterson
Pickell
Pierson
Pittenger
Powelson
Ralston
Rapalje
Rickey
Riel
Rockafellow
Runyon
Sanders
Schenck
Sheppard
Skillman
Slone
Smalley
Smith
Smock
Staats
Stelle
Stewart
Strock
Stryker
Sutphen
Swackhammer
Talmage
Taylor
Teeple
Ten Broeck
Ten Brook
Ten Eyck
Terhune
Thompson
Todd
Traphagen
Tunison
Van
Van Arsdale
Van Camp
Van Cleaf
Van Cleaf Railey
Van Compen
Van Der Veer
Van Doren
Van Dyke
Van Epps
Van Liew
Van Lue
Van Middlesworth
Van Nest
Van Norden
Van Nostrand
Van Nuys
Van Orsdalen
Van Pelt
Van Veghten
Veghte
Vermeule
Voorhees
Vroom
Waldron
Whitaker
WhiteKneght
Whitenack
Williams
Williamson
Woodward
Worthan
Wyckoff