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New Jersey Digitized Historic Newspapers

An index of all known digitized newspapers published in New Jersey

Somerset County Digitized Newspapers

Please note: The New Jersey State Library may not have access to any of the commercially accessible papers listed below. They are presented here for your information only. Please check with your local public library to see if they subscribe to the database listed. NJSL's collections can be found here: NJSL Newspaper Guide

Bernardsville

Newspaper Title Access Notes
Bernardsville News
(1897 - 1987)

Free Access via the Bernards Township Library
Free Access via the Bernardsville Public Library
Free Access via the Clarence Dillion Public Library
Commercial Access via Newspapers.com

Free access is available on-site only at the Bernards Township, Bernardsville Public, and Clarence Dillion Public libraries, respectively

The Bernardsville Public Library also provides access to an obituary database and a marriage/engagement database. 

Bridgewater

Newspaper Title Access Notes
The Courier-News
(1884 - Current)
Commercial Access via Newspapers.com  
The Courier-News
(1891 - 2010)
Commercial Access via ProQuest Historical Newspapers  

Franklin Township

Newspaper Title Access Notes
Franklin Focus
(1989 - 1997)
Free Access via the Franklin Township Public Library  

Hillsborough

Newspaper Title Access Notes
Hillsborough Beacon
(2014 - Current)
Commercial Access via America's News  

Middlebush

Newspaper Title Access Notes
Franklin News
(1954 - 1958)
Free Access via the Franklin Township Public Library  
Record
(1948 - 1958)
Free Access via the Franklin Township Public Library  

North Plainfield

Newspaper Title Access Notes
North Plainfield Weekly Review
(1903)
Free Access via the Plainfield Public Library  

Somerset

Newspaper Title Access Notes
Franklin News-Record
(1958 - 1998)
Free Access via the Franklin Township Public Library  
Spectator
(1992 - 1998)
Free Access via the Franklin Township Public Library  
Strictly Somerset
(1994 - 1997)
Free Access via the Franklin Township Public Library  

Somerville

Newspaper Title Access Notes
The Chronicle
(2003 - 2007)
Free Access via the South Plainfield Public Library Incomplete
The Chronicle
(2005 - 2007)
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank  
The Messenger-Gazette
(2005 - 2013)
Commercial Access via Genealogy Bank  

Warren

Newspaper Title Access Notes
Echoes-Sentinel
(1963 - 1987)
Commercial Access via Newspapers.com  

Last updated August 18, 2021

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