MVG Library

The Minisink Valley Genealogy (MVG) Library is focused on the history and genealogy of a region along the Neversink River and throughout the middle reaches of the Delaware River Valley from the Lackawaxen River to the Delaware Water Gap. The present day boundaries may be loosely defined as Sussex & Warren Counties, New Jersey; Orange & Sullivan Counties, New York; and Monroe, Pike & Wayne Counties, Pennsylvania.

Arrangement is by subject heading then date of publication. Note individual titles and subject headings link to MVG lists on WorldCat.org, a catalog of multiple format editions at brick & mortar libraries for research or interlibrary loan purposes. eBooks are denoted by an (e) and are available for free, or through a fee subscription service, or as a volume search feature.

Wherever possible titles chosen for this list link to free editions in the public domain at: HathitrustInternet Archive, or Google eBooks.  

This digital compilation is ongoing and by no means exhaustive.

Lurie, M. N., & Veit, R. F. (2012). New Jersey: A history of the Garden State.
Bertholf, K., & Dorflinger, D. (2011). Blairstown and its neighbors.
Drummond, J. (2009). Delaware Township.
Snell, J. P., & Accessible Archives. (2008). History of Sussex and Warren counties.
Dupont, R. J. (2002). Vernon Township.
Paladini, J., & Vernon Township Bicentennial Committee. (1992). Vernon Township, 1792-1992: A four-season recreation community.
Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission. (1991). Oxford Furnace: A short narrative.
Dupont, R. J., Wright, K., & Sussex County Historical Society (Newton, N.J.). (1990). High point of the blue mountains.
Sussex County Historical Society (Newton, N.J.), & Wright, K. W. (1986). Fragments: A journal of the Sussex County Historical Society.
Cummings, W. D., & Rotary Club of Newton. (1984). Sussex County: A history.
Bertland, D. N., & Warren County (N.J.). (1976). Early architecture of Warren County.
Sussex County Historical Society (Newton, N.J.). (1965). The Early history of Sussex County.
Warren County (N.J.). (1965). Historical sites of Warren County.
Franklin (Sussex County, N.J.). (1963). Historical journal, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey.
New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project., & United States. (1942). The history and government of Sussex County in New Jersey.
Stickney, C. E., & Decker, A. S. (1941). History of Sussex County.
Sussex County Publicity Bureau (N.J.). (1930). All roads lead to Sussex county at the top of New Jersey.
Cummins, G. W. (1911). History of Warren County, New Jersey.
Swayze, F. J., & Sesqui-centennial Committee (Newton, N.J.). (1903). Historical address: Sesqui-centennial, Sussex County, N.J
Sussex County Historical Society (Newton, N.J.). (1900). The old Sussex almanac.
Cook, J. S., & Warren County District Medical Society. (1890). A Medical history of the County of Warren, 1765-1890
Osborne, P., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (2002). Historic markers, city of Port Jervis & town of Deerpark, New York.
Barrett, K. (2000). Newburgh.
Satter, T. H., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (2000). Early deeds & documents of the Minisink region.
Brennan, R. W., & Orange County Genealogical Society. (2000). Walkill, Orange County, New York.
Osborne, P., & Port Jervis Area Heritage Commission. (1997). Coming of age: The chartering of the city of Port Jervis.
Osborne, P., & Port Jervis Area Heritage Commission. (1994). The Port Jervis Area Heritage Commission remembers the New York New Jersey boarder war.
Quinlan, J. E., & Gold, D. M. (1993). History of Sullivan County.
Headley, R., & Orange County Genealogical Society. (1993). The history of Orange County, New York.
Pomares, H., & Goshen Library and Historical Society. (1986). Selected bibliography of secondary source material on Orange county
Cuddeback, W. L., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1982). Deerpark & the Delaware & Hudson Canal.
Pomares, H., & Goshen Library and Historical Society. (1982). A guide to the manuscript collection of the Goshen Library and Historical Society.
Gleason, C., Ruttenber, E. M., & Newburgh Free Library. (1979). The Ruttenber collection.
Minisink Valley Historical Society., & Evening gazette (Port Jervis, N.Y.). (1975). A bit of local history: Brief sketch of the old stone house in Germantown.
Huguenot Historical Society (New Paltz, N.Y.). (1953). Huguenot Historical Society (New Paltz, N.Y.): Publications.
Fritts, J. P., Nearpass, W. H., & Bennett, J. (1908). Port Jervis.
Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1900). The Mennissenk.
Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1896). Minisink battle: Port Jervis, N.Y., 1896.
Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1895). Collections.
Gumaer, P. E., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1890). A history of Deerpark in Orange County, N.Y
Ruttenber, E. M., & Clark, L. H. (1881). History of Orange County, New York.
Monticello and Port Jervis Railway Company. (1870). Monticello and Port Jervis Railway Company.
Sunshine Hall Free Library (Eldred, N.Y.), & Fluhr, G. J. A. (1864). Miscellaneous manuscript collection.
Ruttenber, E. M., & Tice, C. W. (1859). History of the town of Newburgh.
Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1857). Record book collection.
Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1818). Account book collection.
Osborne, P. (2006). Promised Land State Park.
Doyle, D., Ham, T., Wayne Independent, & Wayne County Agricultural Society (2001). A pictorial history of Wayne County, Pennsylvania: Her people and their pride
Barbe, W. B., Reed, K. A., & O'Hara, A. (1998). History of Wayne County, Pennsylvania (1798-1998)
Ham, T. J., & Fluhr, G. J. A. (1995). The Nomenclature of Wayne: A history of Wayne County, PA
Leslie, V., & Wayne County Historical Society (Pa.). (1990). Things forgotten: Wayne County, 1876-1889.
Henn, W. F. (1968). The mills of Milford.
Wayne County Fair Centennial Celebration., Eno, D. M., & Wayne County Agricultural Society (Wayne County, Pa.). (1962). Looking back: Souvenir book of the Wayne County Fair Centennial Celebration, 1862-1962.
Keller, R. B. (1927). History of Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Callaway, E. B., & Wayne County Historical Society (Pa.). (1926). Wayne County, Pennsylvania: What do you know about it? : illustrated tabloid history.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. (1900). Pocono Mountain and Delaware Water Gap country.
Wittemann, A., & Albertype Co. (1891). Delaware Water Gap: Photographs in black.
Goodrich, P. G. (1880). History of Wayne County, [Pa.].
Historical Society of Pennsylvania. (1826). Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Shukaitis, N. M. (2007). Lasting legacies of the lower Minisink.
Osborne, P., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1999). A guide to the tri-state region's history and genealogical resources.
Osborne, P., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1997). The New York-New Jersey boundary line: While New Jersey dozed, New York was wide awake.
Crane, C. V., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1972). The Old Mine Road from Port Jervis to copper mines
Hine, C. G. (1963). The Old Mine Road.
Le, R. E. D., & Wayne County Historical Society (Pa.). (1950). The Delaware and Hudson Canal: A history
Cuddleback, W. L., Historical Society of Middletown and Wallkill Precinct, Middletown, N.Y., Sussex County Historical Society (Newton, N.J.), & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1927). High Point and the New York-New Jersey state boundary line controversy: Before Middletown and Wallkill Precinct Historical Society, Sussex County Historical Society, Minisink Valley Historical Society.
Heidt, W., Curtis, C. T., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1922). History of rafting on the Delaware: Read at meeting of Minisink Valley Historical Society, February 22nd, 1921.
University of the State of New York., Pierson, H. R., Clarke, H. W., & Joint Boundary Commission of the States of New York and Pennsylvania, 1880-1885. (1886). Report of the Regents' Boundary Commission upon the New York and Pennsylvania boundary.

Hendrickson, M., Inners, J. D., & Osborne, P. (2010). So many brave men: A history of the battle at Minisink Ford.
Weygant, C. H., & Adelman, G. E. (2002). History of the One Hundred Twenty-fourth Regiment, N.Y.S.V.
Richards, J. C., & Smith, N. (1998). Officers & men of Warren County in the Civil War, 1861-1865.
Crane, S., & LaRocca, C. J. (1995). The red badge of courage.
15th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Veterans Association. (1992). Roster of the officers and men of the 15th Regiment Association: New Jersey Volunteers.
De, L. E. F., & New-York Historical Society. (1990). Muster rolls of New York provincial troops. 1755-1764.
Henn, W. F. (1980). The Civil War and Pike County.
Lenik, E. J., & Sussex County Historical Society (Newton, N.J.). (1967). The fort at Van Campen's
Gage, E. B., & Orange County Community of Museums and Galleries. (1963). Orange County in the Civil War.
Stickney, C. E., & Sussex County Historical Society (Newton, N.J.). (1905). The father of toryism and the father of Sussex County patriotism, compared.
Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1896). Minisink battle: Port Jervis, N.Y., 1896.
Minisink Valley Historical Society., & Stickney, C. E. (1896). Minisink battle.
Port Jervis Free Library (Port Jervis, N.Y.), & McAndrew, J. (1894). Local history collection.
Goshen Library and Historical Society. (1690). Manuscript collection
Nimako, K., Willemsen, G. F. W., & Small, S. (2014). The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, abolition and emancipation.
Turner, E. R., & Dickinson College. (2008). The Negro in Pennsylvania: Slavery--servitude--freedom, 1639-1861.
Emmer, P. C. (2006). The Dutch slave trade, 1500-1850.
Burrell, K., Osborne, P., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (2002). Bob Lewis' encounter with the "great death": Port Jervis' entrance into the "United States of Lyncherdom".
McManus, E. J. (2001). A history of Negro slavery in New York.
Brennan, R. W., & Orange County Genealogical Society. (2001). Genealogical history of Black families of Orange County, New York.
Brennan, R. W., & Orange County Genealogical Society. (2000). Walkill, Orange County, New York.
Mellon, M. T., Franklin, B., Washington, G., Adams, J., Jefferson, T., & Madison, J. (1969). Early American views on Negro slavery: From the letters and papers of the founders of the Republic.
Turner, E. R. (1911). Slavery in Pennsylvania.
Sussex County (N.J.). (1814). Manumissions of slaves.
Sussex County (N.J.). (1806). Birth certificates of children of slaves.
O'Callaghan, E. B. (n.d). Census of slaves, 1755.

Gingerich, J. A. M. (2013). In the Eastern fluted point tradition.
Waterman, K.-J., & Smith, J. M. (2013). Munsee Indian trade in Ulster County, New York, 1712-1732.
Grumet, R. S. (2009). The Munsee Indians: A history.
Bello, C. A., & Veit, R. (June 01, 2002). Herbert C. Kraft (1927-2000). 
Alterman, M. L., Inashima, P. Y., Louis Berger and Associates., United States., & Eastern Applied Archeology Center (U.S.). (1993). Archeological monitoring at Dingmans Launch Lower Boat Ramp, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pike County, Pennsylvania.
Delaware Water Gap Symposium, Orr, D. G., & Campana, D. V. (1991). The people of Minisink: Papers from the 1989 Delaware Water Gap Symposium.
McNett, C. W., Evans, J., Dent, R. J., National Geographic Society (U.S.), National Science Foundation (U.S.), & American University (Washington, D.C.). (1977). Report on third and fourth seasons of the Upper Delaware Valley Early Man Project, 1976-77: By Charles W. McNett, Jr., June Evans, Richard J. Dent.
McNett, C. W., McMillan, B. A., & Marshall, S. B. (February 01, 1977). THE SHAWNEE-MINISINK SITE. 
Kraft, H. C. (February 01, 1977). PALEOINDIANS IN NEW JERSEY. 
McNett, C. W., McMillan, B. A., American University (Washington, D.C.), & National Geographic Society (U.S.). (1974). Preliminary report on the initial season of the Upper Delaware Valley Early Man Project.
Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1927). Our Minisink lands: From the Indian to the American.
Cuddeback, W. L. (1926). The Minsi, the Lennappee, the Iroquois.
Philhower, C. A. (January 01, 1923). The Minisink Indian trail. 
Schrabisch, M., & Spier, L. (1915). Indian habitations in Sussex County, New Jersey.
Heye, G. G., & Pepper, G. H. (1915). Exploration of a Munsee cemetery near Montague, New Jersey.
Port Jervis Free Library (Port Jervis, N.Y.), & McAndrew, J. (1894). Local history collection.
Titamy, M., & Hill, I. (January 01, 1853). Journal of Moses Titamy and Isaac Hill to Minisinks, 1758. 
Minisink Valley Historical Society., & Allerton, J. M. (n.d). Miscellaneous manuscript collection.
Goshen Library and Historical Society. (1690). Manuscript collection.
Dunning, K. A., & Orange County Genealogical Society,. (2010). Orange County jury lists.
Osborne, P., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (2007). A guide to the tri-state region's history and genealogical resources
Molé, D. L., Ranzan, D. A., Pardo, J. M., & Lambert, S. J. (2006). Sussex County (N.J) marriage and obituary dates: (1814-1903) : information for the years spanning 1814-1895.
Washington Public Library (N.J.), & Washington Historical Society (N.J.). (2004). Washington lineage project 2004: Prominent turn-of-the-century Washingtonians.
Van, C. D. G. (2003). Ancestors of Orange County, New York.
Warren County Library (Belvidere, N.J.). (2002). Belvidere Apollo/Intelligencer/Apollo-journal obituary index.
Brennan, R. W., & Orange County Genealogical Society. (2001). Genealogical history of Black families of Orange County, New York.
Central New York Genealogical Society. (2000). County of Orange abstracts.

Osborne, P., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1999). A guide to the tri-state region's history and genealogical resources.
Downing, C. W. (1999). Sussex County, New Jersey deed abstracts. Kent, WA: C.W. Downing.
Buys, B. S., Hasbrouck, K. E., Johnson, C. A., & Huguenot Historical Society (New Paltz, N.Y.). (1993). The Freer family: The descendants of Hugo Freer, patentee of New Paltz, (Frear, Fraer, Frayer, Fryer, etc.), volume II.
Reamy, M., & Reamy, B. (1993). Pioneer families of Orange County, New York.
Case, H. E., & Genealogy Society of Sussex County, New Jersey. (1991). An index to marriage book "B", Sussex County, New Jersey, [1834-1878.
Orange County Genealogical Society. (1991). Early Orange County wills: Two volumes in one.
Stickney, C. E., & Brown, V. A. (1988). Old Sussex County families of the Minisink Region.
Ogden, L. G., & Gumaer, P. E. (1983). The journal of the records of Peter E. Gumaer, 1771-1869.
Weller, R. H. (1982). The Weller family.
Sussex County (New Jersey). County Clerk. (1974). Deeds, 1785-1901; index, 1785-1930 [Sussex County, New Jersey].
Pennsylvania. Orphans' Court (Northampton County). (1973). Orphans court records and index, 1752-1882.
Case, H. E., & Sussex County Historical Society (Newton, N.J.). (1973). Sussex Register marriages & deaths: 1814-1818.
Northampton County (Pennsylvania). Register of Wills. (1973). Will books, 1752-1907; with Register's index, 1752-1966
Sussex County Historical Society (Newton, N.J.). (1972). Genealogical files of the Sussex County Historical Society.
New York (State)., & Genealogical Society of Utah. (1970). Orange County [N.Y.] census.
New Jersey. (1962). NJ state census, 1885.
New Jersey. (1962). NJ state census, 1895.
Hasbrouck, K. E., & Huguenot Historical Society (New Paltz, N.Y.). (1961). The Hasbrouck family in America, with European background. .
Dunning, M. B., & Dunning, S. W. (1915). Genealogical notes on the Dunning family in America
Gumaer, P. E., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1890). A history of Deerpark in Orange County, N.Y.
Ruttenber, E. M. (1862). The Rutenberg family.
Goshen Library and Historical Society. (1826). Genealogy collection.


Bone, S., St. Paul's Reformed Church (Callicoon, N.Y.), Daughters of the American Revolution. (2009). St. Paul's Reformed Church records, Callicoon Center, Sullivan County, NY.
Kelly, A. C. M., & St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Walden, N.Y.). (2000). Vital records of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Walden, Orange County, New York, 1793-1906.
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. (1992). Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church records: 1716-1830.
First Presbyterian Church (Asbury, New Jersey). (1992). Church records.
O'Brien, J. L., & Methodist Church. Asbury Circuit (Warren County, New Jersey). (1990). Methodist Church records of the Asbury Circuit, Warren County, New Jersey.
First Presbyterian Church (Goshen, New York). (1971). Goshen Presbyterian church record, Goshen, Orange County, New York
Hasbrouck, K. E., & Goodwill Presbyterian Church (Montgomery, New York). (1967). Goodwill Church records, Presbyterian Church, Orange County, New York.
Hasbrouck, K. E., German Reformed Dutch Church of Montgomery, N.Y., & Montgomery Dutch Reformed Church (Montgomery, N.Y.). (1958). German Reformed Church of Montgomery, Orange County, New York.
Hope Historical Society (N.J.). (1955). The Moravian contribution to the town of Hope, New Jersey.
Decker, A. S., Decker, R., & Newton Presbytery (Newton, N.J.). (1949). History of Newton Presbytery.
First Presbyterian Church (Goshen, N.Y.). (1947). Records of the First Presbyterian Church at Goshen, Orange County, New York.
Associated Reformed Church of Little Britain (New York). (1941). Records of the Associated Reformed Church of Little Britain, Orange County, New York, 1825-1888.
Barber, G. A., & Congregational Church (Blooming Grove, New York). (1941). Record of marriages and deaths, Blooming Grove Congregational Church, Orange County, New York, 1790-1830 [i.e. 1831].
New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project., United States., & New Jersey State Planning Board. (1941). Directory of Churches in New Jersey: Warren County.
New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project., United States., & New Jersey State Planning Board. (1940). Directory of Churches in New Jersey: Sussex County.
Overstreet, C. L., & Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church (Greenwich, Warren County, N.J.). (1940). Old Greenwich Presbysterian Church: 200th anniversary, 1740-1940.
Graham's Church, Pine Bush, N.Y., & Barber, G. A. (1934). Graham Church record (United Presbyterian Church), Pine Bush, (Orange County) New York.
Presbyterian Church, Ridgebury, N.Y. (First), & Barber, G. A. (1932). First Presbyterian church records, Ridgebury, Orange county, New York.
Reformed Church, Walden, N.Y. (First), & Barber, G. A. (1932). Reformed Dutch church records: Walden, Orange county, New York
Vosburgh, R. W., & New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. (1913). [The Vosburgh collection]: New York State Protestant Church records.
Cox, J., Hardwick Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends), & Mendham Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends). (1900). Quaker records: Hardwick and Mendham Monthly Meeting, Warren and Morris Counties, New Jersey.
First Presbyterian Church (Stillwater, New Jersey). (1900). Marriages in Stillwater Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, Sussex County, New Jersey.
Minisink Valley Historical Society. (1878). Church records collection.

Irwin, R. T., Irwin, A., Hardwick Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends), Society of Friends. Plainfield Monthly Meeting (Plainfield, New Jersey), Society of Friends. Pahway Monthly Meeting (Rahway, New Jersey), & Society of Friends. Haedwick and Randolph Monthly Meeting (Warren County, New Jersey : Hicksite). (2014). Hardwick Friends Cemetery, at Quaker Settlement, Johnsonburg Road (CR 612), Allamuchy Township, Warren County, New Jersey.
St. Philip and St. James Church Cemetery (Greewich Township, N.J.), & Delaware and Lehigh Valleys Genealogy Club. (2004). Index of gravesites for the "new" cemetery, Church of Saint Philip and Saint James: Located corner County Route 519 and State Route 22, Greenwich Township, Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
First Presbyterian Church (Oxford Township, Warren Co., N.J.), Brown, V. A., & Leitner, P. (2001). First Presbyterian Church New Cemetery at Hazen, Oxford Township, Warren County, New Jersey.
Gumaer, D. R., Bello, N., & Minisink Valley Historical Society. (2000). The records of the Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, New York, 1864-2000.
Phillipsburg Cemetery (Phillipsburg, N.J.), Cheston, J. C., & Sherrer, W. (1999). Phillipsburg Cemetery, Warren County, NJ: Grave openings 1934-1998 transcribed from original records
Shepherd, S., & Hardwick Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends). (1999). The Hardwick Monthly Meeting burying ground, Allamuchy, New Jersey.
Mansfield-Woodhouse Cememtery (Washington, N.J.), & O'Brien, J. L. (1995). Tombstone inscriptions of the Mansfield-Woodhouse Cemetery: Washington, Warren County, New Jersey.
Kline, A. F., & Phillipsburg Area Historical Society (Phillipsburg, N.J.). (1991). The burials and history of the Fairmount Cemetery, Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey.
Daughters of the American Revolution. (1991). Delaware DAR Genealogical Records Committee report: Series 2, v. 10.[Warren County NJ]
Curtis, C. T. (1990). Graveyards of Cohecton [sic].
Orange County Genealogical Society. (1977). Orange County, New York, cemeteries series.
Ronk, D. T., & Stock, H. M. (1940). Cemetery records of Orange County, New York.
Stryker, K., Updegrove, R., & Daughters of the American Revolution. (1924). Grave records of St. James (Straw) Lutheran Cemetery, 1771-1923.


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