Climbing the Branches of Your Family Tree
There are many resources publically available to help you trace your
Hackettstown ancestors or to satisfy your curiousity about the history
of the town. The internet offers search engines and sites, both free
based, to help get you started. The Federal Census, taken every 10
years, provides invaluable information about family members in each
household. Census records from 1790-1930 are available to the public.
The Warren County library has access to both federal and New Jersey
state census information.
The Hackettstown, Warren County and New Jersey
state libraries have numerous resources to assist you in finding the
tools and information needed to trace your family history. The Waren
County courthouse, located in Belvidere, houses copies of deeds, wills
and other legal documents that can provide you with information on your
family or the families that lived in your home at the turn of the
Local and county libraries as well as historical societies are
excellent resources for additional research opportunities. Check out
Hackettstown Historical Society
106 Church Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Hackettstown Public Library
108 Church Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Warren County Library (Headquarters)
199 Hardwick Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Warren County Library (Northeast)
63 Route 46, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Warren County Historical and Genealogical
313 Mansfield Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823
|New Book on
Hackettstown's Historic Main Street
Len Frank and Ray Lemasters take readers on a historic journey along
Main Street in their new publication, Historic Main Street,
Hackettstown, New Jersey.
An appealing overview for general-interest readers and a wonderful
resource for local genealogists or history buffs, this 180 page, fully
indexed volume is a must have for anyone interested in Hackettstown's
early industries, businesses and ancestral families.
Frank and Lemasters provide readers with a well-researched glimpse of
the town's beginnings, how Hackettstonians lived and worked during
America's Victorian era and the changes along Main Street from the 19th
century through to present day. Scattered through the book are images
of Hackettstown, old newspaper and promotional ads and excerpts from
the local news columns in the Hackettstown Gazette and Warren
Republican, two of the town's early newspapers.
In addition to it's time travel down Main Street, the book includes
features on Hackettstown's once flourishing carriage industry, the
area's early postal services, a history of the area's medical
professionals, the advent and development of the railroad and much,
The book is now sold out. However, it is now available on CD. CDs
can be purchased for $8 at the Hackettstown Historical Society Museum. They
can also be ordered by mail. All proceeds from the sale of the CD
benefit the Hackettstown Historical Society.
Copies can be purchased at the Hackettstown
Historical Society Museum, in select local Main Street businesses or by
to download the order form get your copy today!