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We would love to hear from you! Feel free to let us know what you think, or contact us with questions, donations or about volunteer opportunities. See below for ways to e-mail the Society.

The Historical Society of Elizabeth, NJ

1045 East Jersey Street Suite #101
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201
908-353-1511 fax

NOTE: We are sorry, but we do not have the resources for your genealogy research needs. We suggest visiting the Newark Public Library or the National Archives Northeast Branch in NY at One Bowling Green, 3rd Flr. New York, NY 10004.

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Please come and visit us! Do note that we do not have the facilities or personnel for genealogical research. The Newark Public Library has important collections on the state’s history. Also, the National Archives Northeast Branch at One Bowling Green, 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10004 has complete microfilm records of the manuscript census records, indispensable for genealogical inquiries.

From West to East
Westfield to Elizabeth take South Avenue toward Elizabeth. South Avenue becomes West Grand at the Elizabeth border. Continue toward the center of the city. At the end of W. Grand take an immediate right and follow directional signals onto E Grand Street. Go through the next light, cross Jefferson Avenue, then Madison Avenue to Catherine Street. Turn right on Catherine Street and go four blocks to East Jersey Avenue, on the corner of which you will see the Bonnell House. Turn right at the light onto East Jersey and immediately into the Bonnell House parking lot.

From Route 1&9 North or South
Take East Jersey Street, turn in the direction of the center of the city. (right if coming from the North, left if coming from the South). Drive several blocks to the corner of Catherine Street where there is a traffic light and the Bonnell House will be visible on the northwest corner. Go through the light and turn right into the Bonnell House parking lot.


We would like to hear from you. Please send us an email to or fill out the form below if you have questions, ideas about our projects, if you spot an error or would like to share information.


Specify the project you intend to support:

  • Restoration of Belcher Ogden Mansion
  • Restoration of Nathaniel Bonnell House
  • Digitizing Audio/Video Interviews for our Oral History data bank
  • Enhancing our Website/Online Museum
  • Digitizing historical maps
  • Supporting our Elizabeth Forums

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