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DescriptionCopy of original English charter, made at the time of the incorporation of the Associates of the Jersey Company - the body which would found Jersey City. In the 1688 Charter, the new English Governor...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861), Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
TitlePaul LaTorraca's application for a certificate of arrival and preliminary form for petition for naturalization
DescriptionPaul (Paolo) LaTorraca emigrated from Naples, Italy, on the Calabria vessel, and arrived at Brooklyn's Pier 29 in New York City, on May 15, 1908. He settled in Newark, New Jersey, where his...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
DescriptionThis is a report on a self-survey of the Housing Committee in the early 1950s. This report demonstrates the problems within the African American community in Trenton, New Jersey, including real...
DescriptionThe press release announces the approval of "the budget and progress schedule for Jersey Homesteads" by Secretary of the Interior Ickes. Jersey Homesteads (later Roosevelt) was established in the...
DescriptionThe Inferior Court of Common Pleas at Freehold was directed every spring session to set the price rates for liquors, food, lodging, provender, and stabling or pasturing of horses for every licensed...
DescriptionDeclaration of Intention, Petition for Naturalization, and other documents associated with Franz Bense to become a citizen of the United States. His witness was Carl Volker. Mr. Bense was a native of...
Target AudienceLibrarians and curators
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
TitleSubscription of Freeholders, Report of Expenses, and Apportionment of Costs for Political Work in Trenton
DescriptionAgreement of Freeholders of Township of Bergen to send John Van Horne and Peter Sip to Trenton for unspecified legal work, with signatures with subscribed amounts donated. Report on the actual...
Time PeriodExpansion and Reform (1801-1861)
DescriptionThis May 15, 1928, Record of Report of Birth from the Bureau of Statistics, State of New Jersey, records the May 4, 1928, birth statistics of Helen Rubnyik. She was born to 38-year-old Bene and...
DescriptionWorking as a midwife, Magdalene Kovacs delivered many infants in New Brunswick in the 1920s. Here she records the birth of George Leonard, whose parents had emigrated from Europe.
DescriptionWorking as a midwife, Magdalene Kovacs delivered many infants in New Brunswick in the 1920s. Here she records the birth of William Kovacs, whose parents had emigrated from Hungary.