HISTORY RELATED WEB SITES
A wide variety of historical information (census data, cemetery inventories, genealogies, etc.) centered around Bass River Township and the surrounding communities.
A weekly Blog dealing with the present and past history of Bass River Township and the surrounding communities maintained by Pete Stemmer.
Nathan Palmer began publishing the "Burlington Mirror" in 1818 in Mount Holly, the county seat for Burlington County, New Jersey, as a weekly newspaper focusing on business and real estate concerns of the county. The newspaper quickly expanded coverage to include news, commentary and social events. Over its 130 years of publication, "Burlington Mirror", later known as "New Jersey Mirror", recorded the history of Burlington County in detail. Of note are the marriage and death notices from 1818-1848 (before NJ began recording vital statistics), excellent coverage of the Civil War (especially the Burlington County Regiment), detailed legislative and agricultural news, and local news from individual townships. LITTLE EGG HARBOR WAS A PART OF BURLINGTON COUNTY UNTIL 3/30/1891. Type in "Tuckerton" or "New Gretna" or a family name such as "Gifford", "Mathis", or "Parker" and see what news items you come up with.
An interesting discussion with photos of the East-West Lawrence Line which runs through Little Egg Harbor. Click on the "NJPineBarrens.com Image Gallery" link, then the "Historic Map Collection" link to download a good variety of historic maps of the South Jersey area.
A great site on local South Jersey history which is a "must see." Is well maintained and updated frequently. You will find a listing of the New Gretna cemeteries on this site.
Visit the offical website of the Tuckerton Seaport whose goals are to preserve, present and interpret the rich maritime history, artistry, heritage, and environment of the Jersey shore and the unique contributions of its Baymen. On a 40-acre site along Tuckerton Creek, you will discover the sights, sounds, and smells that surrounded the lives of the people who lived and worked on the ocean, bays and back creeks of Coastal New Jersey. The authentic working Seaport village currently contains a variety of re-created historical structures representing the various trades and crafts unique to the Barnegat Bay region and to the Baymen. Along with exhibits of the baymen's tools, decoys, and Barnegat Bay boats, there are demonstrations, instructional classes and hands-on workshops to preserve the traditional baymen's trades and craftsmanship.
A wide variety of West Jersey historical material makes this site well worth visiting.