Local History Room Information

The gem of the Long Branch Free Public Library - The Local History Room is the gem of the Long Branch Free Public Library, offering  a wealth of resources that includes:

Yearbooks   Census
Long Branch History Books
Long Branch Newspapers
City Directories
North Jersey Shore Resort Era Collection

Robert Van Benthuysen Monmouth County & NJ Collection

Elsalyn Palmisano Monmouth County and NJ Collection

Visit the Local History Room
Tuesdays from 11:00 to 2:00 or by appointment by contacting Librarian Janet Birckhead 732.222.3900 ext.229.

Local History Room 732.222.3900 ext. 228



1886 Atlas of Long Branch by J.L. Smith
Plat Book of Monmouth County - Volume 1

(Provided through a grant from the NJ Historical Commission)


Genealogy Links
Cyndi's List
Monmouth County Genealogy Society
National Genealogy Society
Obituary Links
Social Security Admin. Death Records
Family Genealogy & History
Internet Education Dictionary
World Connect

Genealogy Databases
Ancestry War Record

Local History Links
NJ Historical Commission
Monmouth County Historical Assoc.
NJ Preservation Office
NJ Womens History Website
Photo Tour of Historic Long Branch
New Jersey Digital Highway
Monmouth County Archives
League of Historical Societies of NJ
New Jersey State Archives
Marriage Records
Sanborn Co.Fire Insurance Maps
Red Bank Register
Monmouth County Cemeteries
1875 New Jersey Census for Monmouth County

Remembering Monmouth County: An Oral History

Visit Long Branch
Support Your Library

Join the Friends of the Library!
Become A Library Champion

Donate or volunteer today

Support Your Library - Buy a Tee!

Be Informed - NJ State Library

Virtual Career Center             ​

Job Searching Online                                      

​College and GED Prep
Computer Training                                     

Business Start-up Info & Forms​                         

Non Profit Administration & More!

  City Website            Board of Ed         Local Businesses​​