The Scotch Plains Public Library has many books geared to beginning and advanced genealogy researchers.


Family Tree magazine is available for reading and download to your own device through Flipster.

Online Resources:

Check out our online resources related to Genealogy.  Looking for a quick answer to a genealogy research question?  Watch one of Ancestry’s 5 Minute Finds videos.

Ancestry Library Edition
Take a look at census, military, vital church, court, land and immigration records from many parts of the world. Only available inside the library. 
View America genealogical sources—unique primary documents, local and family histories, and finding aids, with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Note: This resource is temporarily available to all state residents, including those with no library card.  During this time, anyone who wishes to use this resource must contact us here for an access code.