Tax/Census Records & Information

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Tax/Census Records & Information
Morris Co.

Tax Records

Census Records

Surviving Federal Census Records for New Jersey begin with the 1830 census. The 1800 Census has Cumberland County only. Among the few surviving schedules of the 1890 federal census are some for Jersey City, Hudson County.

From the web site Genealogical Information for the Great State of New Jersey* we have the following excerpt:

State censuses were also taken in New Jersey every ten years from 1855 through 1915 and are available at the New Jersey State Archives, the New Jersey State Library, Rutgers, the New Jersey Historical Society (1855-85), and the Newark Public Library. Unfortunately, they are not complete for 1855, 1865, and 1875, and none are indexed. The information in these censuses is similar to that found in federal censuses, except that most of the 1855 and 1865 censuses list only the head of the household. In the county clerk's vault in Newark are the original state censuses for Essex County, 1855-75.

Censuses taken of Paterson residents from 1824 to 1832 by the Reverend Samuel Fisher were published by AIS. Two earlier “censuses” have been published for New Jersey: Kenn Stryker-Rodda, Revolutionary Census of New Jersey (1972; reprint, Lambertville, N.J.: Hunterdon House, 1986) was constructed from tax records, and James S. Norton, New Jersey in 1793 (Salt Lake City: the author, 1973) was taken from militia rosters, with tax records substituting for those counties with missing militia lists.

City Directories

City Directories have been added to assist with research in the various census records. (These pages will be updated as transcriptions are completed.)

1875-6 City Directory - Morristown, Dover, Boonton

  *Website is no longer available.

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