How is a database different from a web search? Although databases are accessed through your Internet browser, they are very different from searching the web. Anyone can create a website and put information up online, which makes the accuracy of many websites questionable. In contrast, a database is a resource that the library purchases, and the information that you find there is published through reliable sources. The content is written, reviewed, edited and selected by field experts.
Funded by the New Jersey State Library.
Includes: Business Database — 12 million U.S. businesses, Residential Database — 120 million U.S. households, Health Care Database — 650,000 physicians and dentists, Canadian Business Database — 1.3 million Canadian businesses, Canadian Residential Database — 12 million Canadian households.
Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
The New Jersey State Library has made Rosetta Stone available to patrons of N.J. libraries. In order to access it, click here. From home you will be asked to enter your library card barcode — 13 numbers, no spaces or dashes.
On the next page enter your email address and a password that contains at least 6 letters plus 1 number, and then choose the language you want to learn. On the new page click on “Launch Rosetta Stone Language Lessons.” Now choose the same language as you did earlier and the level you want to start with, and click Continue. Note that Rosetta Stone requires Adobe Flash Player to run. If you don’t have it on your computer, you can download it for free at adobe.com. It also requires a headset with a microphone, since most of the tutorials use voice recognition.
Find local information about Washington Township (Long Valley) located in Morris County, NJ.
Local History Links & Information
WTPL's Digital History Project
Local Links and Resources
Family Roots & Shoots: Genealogy Interest Group
Roots & Shoots is a genealogy interest group that meets monthly at the library. Visit our library calendar to find the next meeting day and time.
Books on Genealogy
The Library has a large collection of books that can provide guidance and information on all aspects of genealogical research. Come to the library and browse the 929.1 sections in our circulating and reference collections, or go online to the Library Catalog and search on the subject genealogy. If you need any help, be sure to ask for a Reference Librarian (in person or by phone).
Ancestry Library Online
This extensive collection of genealogical information includes the U.S. and U.K. censuses, passenger lists, and much more. It can only be accessed through the computers AT the Library.
MyHeritage Library Edition
The MyHeritage Library Edition features over 8 billion primary historical records from the United States, Europe, and other regions, with coverage starting from the 16th century. Often accompanied by true document images, these records illuminate historical realities across a wide variety of regions. This database can be used at the library or at home.