The "Bordentown Palladium" was founded in 1845 as a weekly community paper serving the Bordentown region of Burlington County, New Jersey, an area six miles south of Trenton. The newspaper was renamed "Bordentown Register" in 1851 and renamed again in 1966 to"Register-News". Over its 160 years of publication, the newspaper has chronicled the history of the Bordentown region, including local news for surrounding towns of Fieldsboro, Florence, Roebling, Columbus, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Yardville, marriages and death notices, legislative news, judicial announcements, business and social concerns of the area. Of special note is the news of hometown soldiers in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Wars and subseqent.
The "Bordentown Register" and "Register-News" are available on microfilm from May 25, 1855 to December 28, 2006. The microfilm is owned by the Burlington County Library Headquarters in Westampton, NJ and the Bordentown Branch Library in Bordentown, NJ. Research and photocopies will be done upon request for a fee. Please contact the BCLS Reference Department for further information.
The Bordentown Branch Library staff and volunteers are currently indexing the newspaper with 46,886 citations in the database to date.
Generous funding for the preservation microfilming of this newspaper was provided by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.