Now you can read historical Belmar material at home! We are proud to offer digital access to a wealth of history contained in the archives of the BHS Museum & History Room.

COAST ADVERTISER NEWSPAPER

Explore the fascinating history of Belmar in our extensive newspaper collection from 1893 to 1973. The newspaper reported the political development of Belmar (formerly Ocean Beach) as well as the residential and business growth of the town. The newspaper chronicles everything from the original layout of the lots and streets; first school; churches; houses; little snippets of gossip such as who is visiting from out of town; seasonal hotel openings and guests and the old advertisements which depict the businesses necessary to the growth of this resort town.

BELMAR IN RETROSPECT

A history of the development of Belmar, compiled in 1978 by Grace Trott Roper, former Belmar Librarian.

 

BENNETT FUNERAL HOME DEATH REGISTERS

Volume I: 1912-1926 & Volume ll: 1926-1948

An alphabetical list and record of deaths from the Bennett Funeral Home which was located at 304 Eighth Avenue.  This material was donated to the Belmar Historical Society in 2018 by Hartson Poland.

TO USE: Locate name in alphabetical index. Scroll down to corresponding page number for detail. Death registers are handwritten and therefore not keyword searchable.

WWII SCRAPBOOK

A scrapbook of newspaper clippings of Belmar residents who served in WWII.

This material was donated to the Belmar Historical Society in 2015 by Gary Crawford.

 

CEMETERY RECORDS

Herbert-Cuttrell Cemetery, Middletown; Como Methodist Churchyard, Spring Lake Heights; Quaker Burial Ground, at Lower Squankum, Howell Township; and Brewer’s Cemetery, Rte 524, Squankum.

Donated to the Belmar Historical Society in 2019 by the Old Wall Historical Society and compiled by Robert L. White, Wall Township historian.