The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society

History Resource Links

Click on these links for information about other history-related organizations and resources.

Borough of Metuchen

Township of Edison

Middlesex County Land Records

National Archives and Records Administration

Library of Congress

NJ Tax Map Parcels (subscription required)

Borough Improvement League in Metuchen (Old Franklin Schoolhouse)

Menlo Park Museum-Edison Memorial Tower

Woodwild Park Association of Metuchen

The Proprietary House in Perth Amboy

Drake House Museum in Plainfield

Merchants and Drovers Tavern in Rahway

East Jersey Old Town Piscataway.  Middlesex County Museum

NJ League of Historical Societies

Crossroads of the American Revolution

Preservation New Jersey

National Trust For Historic Preservation

Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission

Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce

Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey In New Brunswick

Danish Archive North East (DANE).  Located in Edison.

Daughters of the British Empire

New Jersey Historical Society

Edison Arts Society

Middlesex County History Archives and Library  A searchable database of local history.

Rutgers Oral History Project  History of roads in the New York area, including NJ.  Jim Halpin's collection of old photos.

National Register of Historic Places

Historic American Buildings Survey

Jersey Central Railway Historical Society  Local railroad information

Lehigh Valley Railroad 

Pennsylvania Railroad Technical+Historical Society

National Railroad Historical Society

Library of Congress American Memory

Library of Congress Flickr photo collection

Lincoln Highway Association  First cross country highway.  Opened in 1913.

Kiddie Keepwell Camp           Located in Roosevelt Park

Nixon Nitration Works Explosion 1924

Sayreville Historical Society

Metuchen Trivia Quiz       A fun way to learn about Metuchen!

NJ Civil War Gravestones   Photos of Civil War Veterans graves in NJ.

The National Jukebox    US Archives historical recordings.

Weird NJ

Info Age Museum   Former Camp Evans in Wall Twp.  Radar, Space Age technology.

Edison Tech Center

UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive  University of California Santa Barbara Collection of over 6,000 Edison Cylinder recordings that you can play!

National World War II Museum  A museum in New Orleans with a lot of good information about World War II

Local Historic Resources from the Firestone Library, Princeton University

The Woodbridge NJ Public Library has an online archive of local history items, some of which would include information about Edison & Metuchen.  Click on these links for more information:     For old newspapers.    For other Woodbridge items.

A guide to researching the history of a house by HomeAdvisor: