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The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Awarded the 2013 J. Owen Grundy History Award by The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy

 

 

Previous Events

2013 Events

December 14, 2013
CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

We hope to reschedule it at some point in the future when the speaker is available again.

Event: Judy G. Russell presents "Building a Family on Circumstantial Evidence"
Time: 11:00 am -- 1:00 pm
Location: Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ

About Judy G. Russell:
A Certified GenealogistSM and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law.

She's written for both the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (see Judy G. Russell, “'Don’t Stop There!' Connecting Josias Baker to His Burke County, North Carolina, Parents,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly, March 2011, 25-41) and the National Genealogical Society Magazine (see Judy G. Russell, “Autosomal DNA testing,” National Genealogical Society Magazine, October-December 2011, 38-43).

Judy Russell lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in our family history to understanding DNA testing.

Judy's web page: The Legal Genealogist

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November 9, 2013

Event: Toni McKeen presents "Research Problems That Made My Eyes Cross"
Time: 11:00 am -- 1:00 pm
Location: Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ

About Toni McKeen:
While not doing continuing research on her own family, Toni McKeen has taught several levels of genealogy in her home town of Ridgefield, CT. Her mission is to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. Toni believes it is important for everyone to document their family history for themselves and for future generations.

She has been a popular lecturer at various genealogy societies in the New York, Connecticut, Boston, and Long Island areas.

Toni McKeen Website: Toni Genealogy

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October 12, 2013

Event: Sharon Hodges on Naturalization Records
Time: 11:00 am -- 1:00 pm
Location: Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ

About Sharon Hodges:
A Professional Genealogist and regular speaker, Sharon Hodges will be discussing naturalization records in genealogy research.

Sharon Hodges Website: http://genealogypro.com/shodges.html

September 21, 2013

Event: Washington Park Live! Arts & Music in the Park
Time: 1:00 pm -- 6:00 pm
Location: Washington Park, Jersey City, NJ

(Rain Date September 28)

The Washington Park Association of Hudson County will again produce its annual Washington Park Live! Arts & Music in the Park. Come and enjoy the work of local visual artists, musicians, and dancers, participate mask-making workshops for all ages, face-painting, and storytelling for children, tour our community gardens, and even work out creatively with local fitness artists and yoga experts. Lots of activities for kids. Free event.

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society will be at the event with a tent and will present several sessions of "Ask Granny", the free educational outreach program funded by local Genealogical Societies, donations, and grants. These "Ask Granny" sessions serve a dual purpose: as a way for attendees create an organized and accurate family tree and as a way to ensure genealogical information is easily accessible for a family's future generations. Research itself is left up to each individual.

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society "Ask Granny" sessions will run from 1-6 pm and will accommodate 10-12 people at a time. Be sure to stop by and learn how to begin your family tree!

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society has provided "Ask Granny" sessions several times in the past and was profiled in The Jersey Journal on NJ.com.

For more information about "Ask Granny" visit: askgranny.us

Washington Park Association of Hudson County: wpanj.org
Washington Park Map: View

June 8, 2013

Event: Alan Delozier speaks about the History of the Archdiocese of Newark
Time: 11:00 am -- 1:00 pm
Location: Secaucus Municipal Government Center
1205 Paterson Plank Road
2nd Flr, Chambers 2
Secaucus, NJ 07094

Alan Delozier, Research Archivist at Seton Hall University will be speaking about the history of the Archdiocese of Newark, which encompasses Hudson County, and Catholic New Jersey.

Parking will be available in the Upper Lot. Coming from the NJ Turnpike or areas east, travel west on Paterson Plank Road and make a Left onto County Ave. Take the first Right onto Centre Avenue, and then turn Right into the Upper Parking Lot.

May 11, 2013

Event: "Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair"
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Rain or Shine
Location: Washington Crossing State Park
Titusville, NJ
http://www.njparksandforests.org/parks/washcros.html

Come enjoy the New Jersey State History fair with dozens of historical and genealogical groups represented. The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society will have a table at the fair too so come see us while you're enjoying the event! The event is free. Parking is $5 per car. For more information visit the history fair website.

April 13, 2013

Event: Family History & Genealogy Resources at the New Jersey Room
Time: 11:00 am -- 1:00 pm
Location: The New Jersey Room, 3rd Floor
The Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue at Montgomery, Jersey City, NJ

Cynthia Harris, Director of the New Jersey Room at the Jersey City Free Public Library will provide an in-depth tour of the family history and genealogy resources available in the New Jersey Room.

March 9, 2013

Event: Dallas Grove presents "The Life and Times of John F Madden: A Personal Story of Horseshoe Politics and Grudges in the Late 1800 - Early 1900s"
Time: 11:00 am -- 1:00 pm
Location: Secaucus Municipal Government Center
1205 Paterson Plank Road
2nd Flr, Chambers 2
Secaucus, NJ 07094

Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society member Dallas Grove will present the Life and Times of her great grandfather New Jersey state assemblyman John F Madden -- a personal story of Horseshoe politics and grudges in the late 1800 - early 1900s.

The scene is Madden's Park House on Pavonia and Grove Street, the home of the Dennis McLaughlin Association where it's said political careers were made and unmade. The two men also share a fast friendship and an unsavory arrest for their part in the Guttenberg Racetrack affair. Enter a young Frank Hague, and of course the plot thickens...and the grudges set in. This was not a era of conflict resolution.

Parking will be available in the Upper Lot. Coming from the NJ Turnpike or areas east, travel west on Paterson Plank Road and make a Left onto County Ave. Take the first Right onto Centre Avenue, and then turn Right into the Upper Parking Lot.

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About Dallas Grove

A long-time member of The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, Dallas has been a host of Cablevision's Meet the Leaders program over the last decade where, ironically, she interviews political figures at the national, state, county, and local levels. Dallas is also a founder and board member of the non partisan League of Women Voters of the Township of Ocean, Monmouth County.

January 12, 2013

Event: Dr. Hermann Platt speaks on Denny McLaughlin
Time: 11:00 am -- 1:00 pm
Location: V.F.W. Post 226
16-18 West 9th Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Dr. Hermann Platt returns to speak to us about his recently completed research on Denny McLaughlin, a 19th Century Jersey City politician from the Horseshoe district. Denny McLaughlin was a mentor and predecessor of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague.

Hermann K. Platt is Professor Emeritus of History at St. Peter's College and has done extensive research on many Hudson County historical personalities. He previously spoke to The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society in January 2012 about Edward F.C. Young, Jersey City's wealthiest resident, preeminent financial leader and most influential political power broker at the end of the nineteenth century.

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