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



History Resources

Genealogy Resources

Helpful Links

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

Office of Vital Statistics - Department of Health

  • Birth, marriage and death records starting at 1919

  • Domestic partnership records starting at 2004

  • Civil union records starting at 2007

  • Adoptions – foreign and domestic

  • Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth data starting at 1969

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.


General Websites

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

Puerto Rican & Latino Resources

African-American Resources