Gloucester County Historical Society

About Gloucester County Historical Society:

Since 1903, the mission of the Gloucester County Historical Society has been to collect and preserve material pertaining to the Southern New Jersey area. The library at the Gloucester County Historical Society has one of the largest genealogical collections in South Jersey. Holdings include many original documents, microfilm, and books that cannot be found online or anywhere else except their library. Items are often used as valuable resources for patrons when conducting family research including unrecorded deeds, cemetery and church records, original marriage certificates and tavern petitions dating back to the 1700’s. Another resource of the Gloucester County historical society is the Woodbury Constitution, which is on microfilm from 1834 to 1945. The Moravian Church at Oldman’s Creek, located at 2641 Kings Highway, Woolwich Township, New Jersey, is a Georgian style meetinghouse built and used by a Swedish Moravian congregation from 1789 to 1807. For 100 more years, it served the Episcopalian Diocese and Trinity Church as a site for summer services and Sunday schools. In 1948, GCHS took ownership of the building and has been stewarding the site ever since. Recent efforts focus on not only preserving the property, but thoughtfully creating a location that serves the community and offers unique experiences as a heritage tourism location.

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Email | 856-848-8531