To acquire and preserve documents, records and artifacts primarily of Gloucester County, Southern New Jersey and the Delaware Valley; to make all information and acquisitions available to the general public through our Library and Museum.
Members are always free! Non-member admission fees for the Museum are $5.00 per adult, $1.00 per child ages 6-18 years and free for children under age 6. Library admission for non-members is $5.00. Children are free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Memberships may be purchased online or in person. An annual single membership is $30, family membership $40, student (under 18 with ID) $10, business $100 and life membership is $500. Members may purchase an annual database subscription for an additional $15. We offer free memberships to honorably discharged US veterans with Form DD214.
Members receive our quarterly newsletter, unlimited free visits to both our Library and Museum, free or reduced-price admission to most of our programs and trips and reduced prices on our database subscription, in-library photocopies and mail-in research form.
Yes, a short-term subscription for three months is available. The cost is $20 You can register and select the membership of your choice. If you already a member, login and update your account.
We have tried to include a variety of records in different categories and locations. While the databases are not all-inclusive, you will find death notices and marriages up to 1939 from the daily and weekly newspapers in Gloucester County, Salem County, Cumberland County and Camden County. Additional marriages are available up to 1999 from the same sources. Tombstone inscriptions from Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties are included. Burlington County vital statistics and church records, mostly 20th century, from the collection of genealogist Elma Eckert are available. Birth announcements from the Woodbury Daily Times are currently being added.
Both the library and museum run on volunteer time and welcome volunteers and unpaid interns. Volunteers are also needed for general Society duties such as grounds work and fundraising. Please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 845-4771 or the museum at email@example.com or (856) 848-8531 for more information and to set up an appointment for a site visit and interview.
On our website under “Library” section, we have numerous finding aids that will help you decide how to focus your research.
Our library is the official repository for the Gloucester County Documents Collection. We have both original records, transcriptions and microfilm versions of records. Some record groups are indexed.
Yes, we are glad to accommodate larger groups by appointment. Please contact the Museum Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 848-8531.
We have a number of PowerPoint Presentations on a variety of topics available. Please contact the Education Chairperson at email@example.com or (856) 845-4771.
We have programs and trips throughout the year. Some are educational and some are just for fun! These are advertised in our quarterly newsletter, local newspapers and on this website (link).
Yes, the Museum has static exhibits and also changing exhibits. Past changing exhibits have included something for everyone: wedding dresses, Civil War, World War I and World II, samplers, sports, quilts, Gloucester Abbey (based on the popular PBS series, Downton Abbey) and Boy and Girl Scouts. Our knowledgeable Museum staff and docents are glad to escort you through a guided tour and answer any questions you may have.
Some of our out-of-print publications may be purchased as a download.