Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed using the library wifi or library computers.
Ancestry Library Edition lets you search family history records that include the US Federal Census (1790 to 1940), the Social Security Death Index, draft registration records, passenger lists, directories, narratives, probate, land title records, and some Canadian and UK census records.
FamilySearch lets you search some genealogical records, family trees, and create your own family tree online.
New Providence Memorial Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. At NPML, you can view over 400 million digital original records in FamilySearch, including name indexes and images, that cannot be viewed from home.
You must use the library computers (or a device connected to library wifi) to access the additional records on FamilySearch. Ask for a computer guest pass at the front desk if you plan to use one of the computers. Then go to Family Search and log in with your personal login.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most Family History Center-only databases, but not all. You may need to visit a Family History Center for some records.
HeritageQuest allows you to search Census records, books (family and local histories), wills & probate records, city directories, military records, immigration records, the Social Security Death Index, cemeteries and more.
New Jersey State Library's Genealogy Guide
The Genealogy Librarian at the New Jersey State Library has published a genealogy research guide.