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Local History

Barefoot Yacht Club: Newsletters available online from the Rutgers Oral History Archives.
History of Long Branch: There are some sections devoted to Red Bank.
History of Red Bank on Wikipedia: Wikipedia is not an academic site but still worth a look.
Red Bank Bottlers: Before Prohibition, Red Bank was a big bottling town. Bottles are very collectible today.

T. Thomas Fortune House:
Brief information from Red Bank Borough website
Fortune biography from the Black Heritage Commemorative Society
T. Thomas Fortune House Project

Rumson
History of Rumson (1665 - 1944)

Historic New Jersey

NJ Digital Highway

Research Your Home

Genealogy

GENERAL GENEALOGY REFERENCE
American Ethnicity - Map of the population concentration by ethnicity.
Cyndi's List - Free access to hundreds of helpful websites.
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
Ellis Island
Family Search
Find a Grave - Grave locations and cemeteries.
Social Security Death Index

NEW JERSEY GENEALOGY REFERENCE & STATISTICS
Ancestry.com New Jersey Death Records, 1798-1971.
Kean University New Jersey History Research Guides
Monmouth County Archives Genealogy Research Guide
New Jersey Center for Health Statistics - Public health data analysis.
New Jersey State Archives - Searchable databases for New Jersey.
New Jersey State Department of Health - Archives - Contact this archives to obtain vital statistics from May 1848 to December 1913.
New Jersey State Department of Health - Vital Statistics - General information on where to find death certificates and other vital records after 1914.
New Jersey State Health Assessment Data - Births and deaths, public health datasets.

Obituaries

Asbury Park Press - 1999-present available online.
Monmouth County Library - Owns America's Obituaries database. Must be on site or cardholder to use.
Newark Star-Ledger
Red Bank Register - 1878-1991
Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch - 2007-
Two River Times Sept. 1990-

Historical Newspapers

Title: Asbury Park Press
Dates of Publication: Published under various titles since 1879.
Format: Available in print, online and via microfilm.
Access:
1905-present available online via newspaper website. Access to issues prior to 1999 restricted to paid subscribers.
1898-present available on microfilm at the Asbury Park Public Library.
1908-present available on microfilm, 1999-present available via database at the Monmouth County Library. Must be on site or library cardholder for database access.
1968-present available on microfilm at the New Jersey State Library.
1992-2011 available on microfilm at the Red Bank Public Library.
2010-present available via searchable database at Brookdale Community College. Must be on campus or a student to use.

Title: The Echo
Holdings: Aug 18, 1904-Nov 20, 1937
Format: Available via microfilm at Red Bank Public Library.
Description: Historical African-American-owned newspaper covering Red Bank area.

Title: The Mail & Express
Holdings: Mar 31, 1905-Apr 20, 1906
Format: Available via microfilm at Red Bank Public Library.
Description: Historical African-American-owned newspaper covering Red Bank area.

Title: Red Bank Register
Dates of Publication: Published under various titles 1878-1991.
Format: Available online.
Access: Available via Red Bank Public Library website (fully searchable).

Title: Matawan Independent
Dates of publication: Published since 1970.
Archival Holdings: 1972-2000.
Format: Available online.
Access: Archival issues available via Matawan Aberdeen Public Library website (fully searchable). The Independent is currently published weekly on Thursdays by Greater Media Inc. and can also be found online here.

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