Genealogy & Local History

The Bloomfield Public Library houses a variety of materials chronicling Bloomfield. Some of the material is in the Reference area, but most is available upstairs in our Special collections area.

We are currently working on digitizing a lot of our special collections.  Research for residents who live outside of Bloomfield is performed as time permits.  Fees for services may apply depending on the complexity of the request (to be determined by the Special Collections Librarian). Call the Reference Desk at 973-566-6200 or email the Reference Department.

Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest is available inside the library

History Links


Local History Photos


Genealogy and Local History Resources


Bios & Obits

Finding Vital Records

Newspaper Archives

City Directories

Census Records

Immigration Records

House History

Township Maps

Bloomfield HS Yearbooks


Need personal assistance?


Our librarians are here to help you! Go beyond general assistance and get in-depth instruction from a reference librarian on how to use the Bloomfield Public Library's electronic catalog, digital resources and databases. Contact us to schedule a 30-minute one-on-one session.

Did you know? 

The Museum of the Bloomfield Historical Society is located on the 3rd floor of the Children's Library. Find out more about them at

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