There are a variety of online resources available for Trenton research.

Newspapers & Sites

Books

Journals

History Resources

Genealogy Resources

City of Trenton

Mercer County

State Archives

New Jersey State Archives

  • Birth records from May 1, 1848 to May 31, 1878. Note: more than half of all births during this time period were not recorded. For an indirect reference to these births, it is necessary to search the census records.

  • Death records from May 1, 1848 to May 31, 1878

  • Marriage records from May 1, 1848 to May 31, 1878

Census Records

The 1890 United States census was destroyed due to water damage caused by a fire in the federal building where it was being held. The only 1890 census left is the special Civil War veterans’ schedule.

Organizations

General Websites

Some of these websites require a paid subscription but may offer a free trial