The Reference Department may be able to supply historical or other general information about New Brunswick cemeteries. Local cemeteries include the Baptist Cemetery, Central (Cheesman) Cemetery, Christ Episcopal Church Yard, Elmwood Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery North Brunswick, First Dutch Reformed Churchyard, Presbyterian Cemetery, Van Liew Cemetery North Brunswick, the M.E [Methodist Episcopalian] Cemetery, Pitman, the "Old Cath [Catholic] Cemetery", St. Peter’s Cemetery, Poile Zedek Cemetery, and Willow Grove Cemetery. Use our guide to learn about our local cemeteries, or use the brochure version.
See below for more specific details about two of these cemeteries:
Willow Grove Cemetery Website.
Check out our website devoted entirely to the historic Willow Grove Cemetery Complex. This website provides information on the three cemeteries that make up this complex, a cemetery map, and a directory with a handy search feature.
The City of New Brunswick received a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State, which aided in the indexing of the grave markers and the development of this web site.
You can also download a PDF of an inventory of the Willow Grove Cemetery here. (Once you have opened the PDF, you can use the "find" feature to search for names, years, etc.)
Elmwood Cemetery Self-Guided Tour Map
The Elmwood Cemetery, located in North Brunswick and New Brunswick, is both a beautiful Victorian era cemetery and a significant resource for those doing genealogical research. There are approximately 15,000 internments primarily from the 1870s through the first half of the Twentieth Century.
The Elmwood Cemetery Association and the New Brunswick Historical Society have produced a self-guided tour map of the cemetery. If you would like free copies of the map or biographical information about the families, please contact the New Brunswick Historical Society at
The families named in the tour guide include Atkinson, Benedict, Bishop, Boyd, Campbell, Carpender, Cook, Demarest, Deshler, Florance, Geipel, Janeway, Janeway, Jarrard, Johnson, Kilmer, L’Hommdieu, Laurie, Ludlow, MacKinney, McIntosh, Merchant, Meyer, Onderdonk, Parker, Parsell, Pullen, Schenck, Strong, Susskind, Voorhees, Waldron, and Wolfe.
This map was made possible by a grant from the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, the Middles County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey Historical Commission of the Department of State. The principal investigator was Elizabeth A. Ciccone.