Our Collections


Books & Journals

Our library contains more than 1,300 bound volumes with an emphasis on Somerset County History & Genealogy, New Jersey State History and the American Revolution.  We also hold the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey and a partial run of the Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society. In addition, we hold family files, subject files, bound manuscripts, manuscript collections, photographs, maps, microfilm and more.  

Donations to Collections

Donations of books, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera and small artifacts related to the people, organizations or events of Somerset County, New Jersey will be considered for inclusion in our collections.  If interested in making such a donation, please send an email to the attention of 

Pam Robinson, Librarian at info@somersethistorynj.org.

Family Files

The Van Horn Library holds over 400 family files.  The files contain research queries, genealogies, research notes, news clippings, etc.  File size ranges from one page to multiple documents. Please check with us before coming to visit to ensure we have sufficient material available for your research.  Click below  to download the  list of family names in our collection.

SCHS Family Files (docx)