I just found out that my gggreat grandparents, who emigrated from Cornwall England, lived in Rockaway NJ for a brief period. The family arrived in the states between 1861 and 1868. We know they left New Jersey prior to 1870, as they are on the Lackawana County PA census.
The family story is that their way to America was arranged for by recruiters for the Mining Industry. The Victor family were miners in Cornwall.
Their names are Edward Victor, wife Caroline nee Polkinghorne. With them came children, Edward,Henry(Harry),John,Benjamin,Thomas Joel and Mary Jane (Jennie).
Can anyone tell me where I can locate old mining records or city records for the 1860's? Does Morris County have any newspapers archived from that time frame. Is there any where else I can search that will tell me where the family lived or worked during that period?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.