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Richard H Hineline

Research Library

The Richard H. Hineline Research Library is a significant resource for researchers interested in historical and genealogical information. The library contains nearly 100,000 resource materials such as:

  • 20,000 books

  • 1,100 manuscripts

  • 20,000 photos

  • 2,350 maps, diaries, scrapbooks, postcards, & letters 

  • 3,500 deeds, church records, newspapers, yearbooks, WPA cards, genealogies


Additionally, the library holds records for the majority of local cemeteries and boasts the most complete collection of historical Camden County newspapers on microfilm, along with an extensive set of city directories for both Camden and Philadelphia.

Research Price List

Interested in visiting our

library to conduct research?

 

Come visit us at the Camden County Historical Society during our hours of operation (Wednesday - Friday: 10 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday: 12 noon - 3 pm). Our trained staff is here to help you get started on your research.

 

Members: Free

Non-members: $5 admission

Reproduction Fee: $.50 per page

Photo Fee: $5 per day

Interested in having our librarian conduct

research for you? 

 

Need help finding a deed, cemetery plot, document or image? If you are unable to visit us, our research services' staff can search for the information you need in our extensive print, microfiche, database, document, photograph and map collections. Please note, there is currently a 3-6 week wait on research requests. 

 

Begin by downloading our Research Request Form by clicking the link below (PDF reader required). Send the completed form to admin@cchsnj.org, or send it via mail to: PO Box 378, Collingswood, NJ 08108

 

Members: $25 per hour

Non-members: $25 per hour

Simple requests: $5 

Library Holdings

Historical Resources

  • Vertical Subject Files of Newspaper Clippings

  • Photograph Collection – Over 5,000 photographs

  • Manuscripts Collection – Over 6,000 documents archived from Camden’s history

  • Library Collection – Over 6,000 books and 1,000 pamphlets about Camden & NJ History

  • Special Collections, including New York Ship, Victor/RCA, other industries, hospitals, etc.

 

Directories & Censuses

  • Camden City Directories – Books and microfilm, most years between 1839-1947

  • Philadelphia City Directories – Books and microfilm, most years between 1819-1936 

  • Camden Telephone Books – Books and microfilm, most years between 1929-1998

  • Miscellaneous City Directories from other towns in Camden County

  • Miscellaneous Telephone Books & Directories from other counties in New Jersey

  • US Federal Census; NJ State Census (Camden County 1885, 1895, 1905, Burlington 1905)

Vital Statistics & Databases

  • Death, Burials, & Obituaries Database – Over 200,000 names from the 1700s to present  

  • WPA Death Index Card File – To 1937 

  • New Jersey Archives, 1st and 2nd Series:

    • Marriage Records 1665-1800

    • Abstracts of Wills 1670-1817

    • Newspaper Extracts 1704-1790

  • New Jersey Index to Wills

  • Gloucester County Wills 1818-1846

  • Gloucester County & Camden County Marriage Records by H. Stanley Craig – 1700s-1800s

Cemetery Records

  • Maps of all Camden County Cemeteries by WPA Historic Graves Survey

  • Evergreen Cemetery – Interment Records, Plot Records, & Plot Owners 1851-2000

  • New Camden Cemetery – Interment Records 1887-1957

  • Old Camden Cemetery – Burials Card File

  • Cedar Grove Cemetery – Plot Deeds 1852-1953, Interments 1898-1963, Inscriptions

  • Old Colestown Cemetery – Interment Cards on microfilm, Inscriptions

  • Lakeland – Deaths and Burials 1920s-1990s

  • Camden County Veterans Interment Register

  • Miscellaneous other Camden County and South Jersey Cemetery Records

Property Records

  • Camden Maps and Atlases labelled with property owners:

  • 1856, 1877, 1902, 1907, Sanborn 1913-1925, Atlas Directory 1926-7, 1935

  • Over 2,000 additional maps of properties, towns, regions, other counties, etc.

  • Over 2,000 Deeds, Mortgages, and Canceled Mortgages 1600s-1900s

  • West Jersey Deeds 1680-1854 & Salem County Deeds on microfilm


Newspapers (Microfilm and Bound Volumes)

  • Camden City Newspapers:

    • Herald & Gloucester Farmer, 1819-1824

    • Village Herald & Advertiser, 1824-1829

    • Camden Mail & Advertiser, 1834-1845

    • West Jersey Mail, 1834-1847

    • Camden Democrat, 1847-1908

    • West Jersey Press, 1861-1940

    • New Republic, 1867-1873

    • Camden Times, 1915-1921

    • Camden County Courier, 1880-1893

    • Camden Daily Courier, 1882-1925

    • Camden Evening Courier, 1925-1949

    • Camden Post, 1876-1897

    • Camden Daily Telegram, 1887-1899

    • Camden Post Telegram, 1899-1926

    • Camden Morning Post, 1926-1945

    • Camden Courier Post, 1949-1959

    • Camden Courier Post, 1949-present (digitized)

  • Other Camden County Newspapers:

    • Black Horse Suburban, 1963-1978

    • Cherry Hill News/Suburban, 1960-1990

    • Civic Press, 1964-1978

    • Community News, 1936-1973

    • Delaware Township News, 1956-1978

    • Haddon Gazette, 1957-1967

    • Retrospect 1902-present

  • Other miscellaneous Camden County and New Jersey newspapers

 

Other Genealogical Resources

  • Genealogy Surname Family Files & Published Genealogy Books

  • Gloucester County Tax Rateables, 1778-1822 

  • Transcriptions of Old Gloucester County Records

  • Naturalization & Immigration Papers – Camden 1844-1933 & Philadelphia 1850s

  • Published Immigration & Passenger Lists

  • Mayflower Families Through Five Generations and other lineage publications

  • Family Bibles & Church Records

  • Published Military Lists

  • Police Reports 1884-1889, selected reports from 1920s-1940s (mostly surnames A-D)

  • Yearbooks from Camden County High Schools & Universities, various years

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