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Morris County (NJ) local newspapers

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If you are researching other New Jersey areas, or do not find the newspaper you need listed on our survey, contact us. Newspaper titles, dates and locations can also be researched using the Directory of New Jersey Newspapers: 1765-1970 (Wright & Stellhorn) or Newspapers in Microform (Library of Congress).

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Boonton-Holmes (973-334-2980)
Boonton Times (1872-1937); Times-Bulletin (1962-1979); Citizen of Morris County (2 weeks); Neighbor News (2 weeks). No indexing.
Butler (973-838-3262)
Suburban Trends (6 months). After 6 months, paper is given to local museum. No indexing.
Chatham (973-635-0603)
Chatham Courier (1946-present on microfilm; 1954-2004 digitized); Chatham Press (1902-1983); Chatham Township Echoes (1965-1974); Chatham Independent Press (1 year). No indexing.
Chester (908-879-7612)
Observer-Tribune (1955-present...missing 1957-58, 1968, 1970). No indexing. Being digitized; in-house use only
Denville (973-627-6555)
Citizen of Morris County (1946-present); Denville Herald (1930-1956). No indexing.
Dover (973-366-0172)
Iron Era (1872-1905); Dover Index (1900-1906); Dover Advance (1903-1987). No subject indexing.
East Hanover (973-428-3075)
Regional Weekly News (1958-1994); Hanover Eagle (1994 -present). No indexing.
Florham Park (973-377-2694)
Florham Park Community News (1960-1979; with gaps).
Florham Park Eagle (1980-present).
[NOTE: Local obituaries indexed 1960-1980 (irregular).]
Jefferson (973-208-6115)
Aim Community News/Falcon Edition (1999-present). New Jersey Herald (1 month). No indexing.
Kinnelon (973-838-1321)
Suburban Trends (6 months, paper; 1958-current, digitized). No indexing.
Lincoln Park (973-694-8283)
Suburban Trends (1958-current digitized; 3 months, paper) no indexing.
Long Hill Twp. (908-647-2088)
Echoes-Sentinel (1951-present). No indexing.
Madison (973-377-0722)
Madison Eagle (1882-present). Paper index from 1882-present. .
Madison Eye Opener (April-June 1877). No indexing. Madison Independent Press (1 year). No indexing.
Madison Journal (June 1877-August 1882). No indexing.
Mendham Boro (973-543-4152)
Observer-Tribune (3 years). No indexing.
Mendham Twp. (973-543-4018)
Observer-Tribune (3 months). No indexing.
Montville (973-402-0900)
Citizen of Morris County/Bugle Edition (1 year). No indexing.
Neighbor News/Montville edition (1 year).
Morris County Library (973-285-6969)
County (Morris County) newspaper:
Daily Record/Morris County (1900-present):
  • Indexing: ProQuest, Gannett papers, 2006 to date); business section only (by company name and subject); mid 1970s-June 30, 2004.
    Printed subject and obituary index covers January 1977-June 1978.
Local (Morris County) community newspapers (3 months). No indexing.
Chatham Courier
Citizen of Morris County (Denville, Dover, Rockaway Boro, Rockaway Twp.)
Citizen of Morris County/Bugle Edition (Boonton, Boonton Twp, Montville, Mountain Lakes)
Echoes-Sentinel (Long Hill Twp)
Hanover Eagle & Regional Weekly News
Madison Eagle
Madison Independent Press
Morris News Bee (Morris Plains, Morris Twp, Morristown)
Mt. Olive Chronicle
Observer-Tribune (Mendhams, Chesters)
Randolph Reporter
Roxbury Register
Suburban Trends (1958 to May 2014). digitized)
Regional New Jersey newspapers:
The Beacon: News of the Diocese of Paterson 3 months. No indexing.
New Jersey Jewish News-Metrowest edition 3 months. No indexing.
Star Ledger (Newark) 1945-present.
Historic New Jersey newspapers:
Centinel of Freedom (October 5, 1796-September 11, 1804). No indexing.
Daily Dover Journal, 1895-1896, Hunterdon Gazette (1825-1866), Morris County Chronicle (1877-1914), New-Jersey Gazette (1777-1786)Index: Index to Selected Material from the New Jersey Gazette, 1777-1786 (NJ 071.49 Clo).
Palladium of Liberty
Washington Whig; East-Jersey Republican (July 24, 1815-1820). No indexing.
Obituary index
New Jersey Obituaries Index (1974-1983)
  • Selective directory compiled by the New Jersey State Library Reference Section. Cites are culled from several of the larger state newspapers: Atlantic City Press, Asbury Park Press, Record/Bergen, Camden Courier Post, Star Ledger/Newark, Trentonian and The Times/Trenton.
Morris Plains (973-538-2599)
Morris News Bee (1 month). No indexing.
Plains Talk, quarterly, current only.
Morris Plains Museum (973-683-1089) owns Morris New Bee 1946-2000; Morris Plains Chronicle (1929-1930). No indexing.
Morristown (973-538-3473)
County (Morris County) newspaper:
Daily Record/Morris County (1900-present):
  • Indexing: Library maintains subject index dating from 1993 to 2004; computerized index is searchable by name, subject and keyword. Patrons may search print index. Print copies are produced twice yearly. Obituaries are indexed 1900-1835, 1937 to present. Retrospective indexing in progress.
Local newspaper:
Morris News Bee (Morris Plains, Morris Twp, Morristown) October 1946-current. Current 5 years in paper, past on microfilm. No indexing.
Suburban Trends (Pompton Lakes) 1958-present; digitized.

Historic (Morris County area) newspapers:
The Craftsman (Gustav Stickley) October 1901-December 1916. Digitized, microfilm and paper copies.
Democratic Banner (Morristown) May 5, 1881-February 8, 1917 (followed The True Democratic Banner). Digitized and microfilm. Indexing for marriages and obituaries.
Genius of Liberty (Morristown) 1798-1814 (microfilm and digitized). Indexing for marriages & obituaries only 1798-1811.
HarpWeek (Harper's Weekly newspaper, 1852-1912; online)
Herald News Tercentenary Edition (Passaic) January 1-4 1964 (microfilm). No indexing.
Iron Era (Dover) January 20, 1872-December 10,1905 (digitzed and microfilm). No indexing. 1880-1889 online.
Jerseyman (Morris County) 1832-1930. Digitized & microfilm edition: 1849-1930. Indexing for marriages & obituaries only 1826-1930; all news 1855-1920.
Madison Eye Opener April-June 1877. No indexing.
Madison Journal June 1877-August 1882. No indexing.
Morris County Chronicle 1877-1914. Digitized and microfilm. Indexing for marriages & obituaries only 1849-1899.
Morris Republican 1872-1877. Bound volumes only-very fragile. No indexing.
Morristown Herald 1811-1814, 1816-1817. Indexing for marriages & obituaries only.
Morristown Topics 1920-1927. Digitized and paper copy. No indexing.
Mt. Tabor Daily Record 1877-1887. Digitized and paper copy. No print indexing.
National Enquirer & Pennsylvania Freeman 1836-1854. Digitized and microfilm. No print indexing.
New Jersey Freeman (Boonton) 1844-1850. Digitized and microfilm. No print indexing.
New Jersey Journal (Chatham) 1779-1783. Digitized and microfilm. Indexed 1787-1791.
Newark Evening News (Newark) September 1, 1883-January 29, 1926. Microfilm. No indexing.
Palladium of Liberty (Morristown) 1810-1831. Digitized and microfilm. Indexing for marriages & obituaries only 1810-1834.
Patron of Industry (Morristown) May 31- September 13, 1827. Digitized and microfilm. No print indexing.
Pequannock Valley Argus 1890-1951. Digitized and microfilm. Also titled Butler Argus, Bloomingdale Argus. No print indexing.
Stanhope Eagle (Stanhope) 1885-1950. Digitized and microfilm. Indexed 1885-1949.
True Democratic Banner (Morristown) November 8,1849-April 28, 1881. Digitized and microfilm. Indexing for marriages & obituaries.
Mt. Arlington (973-398-1516)
Roxbury Register (3 months). No indexing.
Mt. Olive (973-691-8686)
Mt. Olive Chronicle (1979-present)
Mt. Olive/Netcong Weekly (1 year). No indexing.
Star-Gazette (1 month). No indexing.
Suburban Trends (1971-2008)
Mountain Lakes (973-334-5095)
The Citizen of Morris County (1945-1978 bound; July-December 1988, + current year). Paper copies only. No indexing.
Mountain Lakes News (1962-1968). No indexing.
Times-Bulletin (1962-1977). No indexing.
Parsippany (973-887-5150)
Citizen of Morris County (1 month). No Indexing.
Parsippany Life (1 month). No indexing.
Pequannock (973-835-7460)
The Argus (3 months). No indexing.
Suburban Trends (1958-2007) CD-ROM, keyword searchable; 2 years, paper, no indexing.
Randolph (973-895-3556)
Randolph Reporter (1979-present...missing 1980 and 1987). No indexing.
Riverdale (973-835-5044)
Life & Leisure (1 month). No indexing.
Suburban Trends (1958-2008) digitized; 3 months paper.
Rockaway Boro (973-627-5709)
Citizen of Morris County (1 month). No indexing.
Rockaway Twp. (973-627-2344)
Citizen of Morris County (3 months). No indexing.
Iron Era (1872-1905) Additional years are available for review in the Rockaway Twp Library
Neighbor News (3 months). No indexing.
Rockaway Record, 1890-1935 and broken run 1936-1956 available at Rockaway Twp library on CD
Roxbury (973-584-2400)
Morris County News Journal (1966-1968). No indexing.
Roxbury News (February 1958-1963). No indexing.
Roxbury News Journal (1964-1965). No indexing.
Roxbury Register (1989-present). No indexing.
Star Journal (1987-2000). No indexing.
Suburban Trends (1958-March 16, 2014)
Reference Office. West Morris Star Journal (1969-1986). No indexing.
[NOTE:An obituary index for Roxbury residents is in progress. It begins 1958 and is currently goes up to 1980.]
Washington Twp. (908-876-3596)
Observer-Tribune (2003-2007 CDRom + 1 year paper). No indexing for paper copies.
Wharton (973-361-1333)
Neighbor News (1 year). No indexing.
Whippanong (973-428-2460)
Hanover Eagle (1 year). No indexing.

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