*How to Request Copies of Obituaries*
Volume 1: 1826-1873
Volume 2: 1874-1882
Volume 3: 1883-1892
Volume 4: 1893-1899
Volume 5: 1900-1906
Volume 6: 1907-1914
Please note: The Belvidere Apollo is not available on microfilm from June 7, 1910 -Dec. 28, 1911.
Please allow us extra time to look up obituaries from that time period
because we have to go to the County Courthouse.
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The Belvidere Apollo was a weekly newspaper from Belvidere, New Jersey, a small town in the northern part of the state. It was published from 1826 to 1953. As with many small town papers, it provided quite a bit of local news, and it usually included either death notices or, in some cases, longer obituaries from people in this part of New Jersey.
Since our papers are not indexed, they tend to be hard to use for genealogical purposes unless the researcher has a date. Fortunately for our library, we have a volunteer, Mr. Robert Evans from Great Meadows, New Jersey who is meticulously reading through every page of every available issue of the Apollo to find any relevant death notices, obituaries, or news accounts mentioning a death. He has completed 6 volumes covering the period 1826 - 1914 and is now working on volume 7.
We would suggest that if you are using this index, you read our helpful introduction first. It explains how we listed the various names, how we handled names with titles, how we listed people when their first names were not given, etc.
The index gives simply the name of the person, the date his/her obituary or death notice was in the paper, and the page upon which it can be found. The actual newspaper itself is not online.
How to get copies of the obituaries you want:
TO GET A COPY of the obituary you want, you can come to the library and use our microfilm or find out from your library if any other agency has this paper on microfilm. If this is not workable, you can ask us for a photocopy of the information you need. To do this, please send us a letter with the name of the paper, the name of the person whose obituary you want, the date the obituary was in the paper, the page number upon which it appeared, and the column number if it is provided. If you send your request by e-mail, don't forget to give us your name and address so that we can mail the information. We will accept up to 5 names at one time. There is no charge for this service, but we ask that you send us the letter and a SASE with 2 stamps addressed to:
Warren County Library
2 Shotwell Drive
Belvidere, New Jersey 07823
Our library is small and our staff is limited. So please be patient once you make your request. We make every effort to answer all inquiries.