Library Collections

Books

Our books cover local history topics, published family genealogies, and other subjects pertaining to our county.

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Primary Documents

We are fortunate to have many original documents in our collection, including deeds, maps, wills, ledgers, and other manuscripts.

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Files

The Society collects information on numerous local topics and compiles them into subject files, family files, house files, marriage and death records, cemetery records, church records, obituaries, etc. 

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Newspapers & Microfilm

The Society owns a microfilm reader and maintains several microfilmed newspaper colections, including:

West Jersey Gazette (1817-1819)                        

Salem Messenger (1819-1834)

Weekly Visitor (1834)         

The Union or American Statesman (1834-1836)   

Freeman’s Banner (1834-1841)

National Standard (1844-904)                               

South Jerseyman (1881-1904)                                    

Salem Standard & Jerseyman (1905-1919; 1920-1956; 1957-1972)     

Salem Sunbeam (1848-1972)

Today’s Sunbeam (1972-2010)

Elmer Times (1881-1987)                

The Monitor (1871-1892)

Woodstown Monitor-Register (1889-1946)

The Monitor Register (1946-1972)

Pennsgrove Record (1882-1960)

Pennsville Progress (1959-1972)

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Photographs

The Society has numerous photographs of people and places related to Salem County. 

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