Local History

The Local History Collection is a resource for local historians and genealogists.


Resources may be found in the reference collection and microfilm collections. Microfilm archives include Mellili church records, discontinued Middletown Newspapers and Middletown/Penny Press, passenger lists, etc.

Most of the collection is housed in the Middletown Room. The mission of the Middletown Room is to identify, collect, organize, preserve, and provide public access to the materials that document the economic, natural, political, and social history of Middletown, and with lesser emphasis, the northern towns of Middlesex County.

Research materials for states and countries from which Middletown inhabitants migrated, as well as general reference resources are also available.

The Middletown Room is located adjacent to the Information Department and is staffed by Information Department librarians. Please register to use the Middletown Room at the Information Desk. If you need help getting started, or need a specific resource, please ask one of the reference librarians for assistance. You may visit and use the Middletown Room during regular library hours.