Upcoming Events - September 9, 2017 — Annual Field Trip - Hoboken Cemetery - North Bergen, NJ
Upcoming Events - October 14, 2017 — Joseph Bilby presents Hudson County in World War I - Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ
Upcoming Events - November 11, 2017 — Cynthia Harris presents Italian Research Trip Report - Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ

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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

2016 Events

December 10, 2016

Event:Catherine Medich presents "What's New at the New Jersey State Archives"
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Secaucus Public Library

What’s New at NJ Archives focuses on things such as our website, what new vital records we have brought in, and newer microfilming projects.

About the Speaker:

Catherine Stearns Medich is a Reference Archivist at the New Jersey State Archives and has been at the State Archives for over 15 years.  She assists researchers in utilizing the records at the Archives.  She has created and given many presentations on the types of records held by the Archives. She has organized the Civil War collections and processed the New Jersey Militia records at the New Jersey State Archives. Currently, she is responsible for answering vital statistic requests received by the Archives.  Ms. Medich holds a Masters in Art History and a Masters in Library Service from Rutgers University.

 


November 17, 2016

Event:Brickwall Busting Online Chat (Members Only)
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: HCGHS Member Website

 

November 12, 2016

Event:Lorna and Phil Woodridge present "Gravestone Art and Symbolism"
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Secaucus Public Library

Early New England burial grounds were the first public art galleries in the New World. Even today, many of these tranquil sites display the remarkable artistic, cultural and religious changes of this region. Old gravestones or markers often explained how entire families lived and died.

This presentation will cover the progression and interpretation of early symbols or icons, from those seen in family burial plots to the more elaborate ones seen in the “rural” and lawn park cemeteries of the Victorian era and, later still, in the Memorial Parks of the 20th Century. Modern examples of memorialization and symbolism will be included, as will the changing techniques and skills required by the early slate and sandstone carvers, contrasting with today's techniques such as laser etching. It includes some stories of people that these stones commemorate. This presentation will conclude with an opportunity for questions and a photographic tour of some surrounding cemeteries.

About the Speakers:

Lorna and Phil Wooldridge run Wise Owl Workshops, which was created to teach children about the migration of the Monarch butterfly, but has grown to cover subjects as diverse as gravestone art and native gardening. Lorna has a British teaching degree and specialized in teaching children with dyslexia. She taught for ten years in Britain as both a classroom and special-needs teacher, and currently tutors privately, specializing in dyslexia intervention and remediation. Phil worked for over 20 years in software development and is now working as a tutor alongside Lorna.

 

November 8, 2016

Event:Irish Special Interest Group Online Chat (Members Only)
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: HCGHS Member Website

 

October 19, 2016

Event:German Special Interest Group Online Chat (Members Only)
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: HCGHS Member Website

 

October 8, 2016

Event:Andy McCarthy presents "The New York Public Library and Jersey Resources"
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Secaucus Public Library

The genealogy and local history collections at New York Public Library, like the borderline in the Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River, share a physical contingency with collections on the state of New Jersey. This talk will highlight how navigating NYPL collections might serve to supplement, cross-reference, and support the primary sources and research materials found in Jersey archives, libraries, and special collections.

About the Speaker:

Andy McCarthy is a Reference librarian at the Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History, and Genealogy; former special collections librarian at the Brooklyn Historical Society; former news researcher at ABC News; worked for 8 years as an NYC double-decker bus tour guide.

 

September 10, 2016

Event:Annual Field Trip: Hoboken Cemetery and Machpelah Cemetery (CANCELED)
Time: TBA
Location: North Bergen, NJ

 

June 11, 2016

Event:Genealogy Round Table Discussion
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Secaucus Public Library

 

May 25, 2016

Event: Online Web Chat — German Special Interest Group (Members Only)
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: HCGHS Member Website

Our German Special Interest Group (SIG) holds online web chats where members gather to discuss their research challenges and share tips with each other. If you're a member of The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society you can log into our member website join this or one of our other Special Interest Groups and engage in a live text chat with other members. If you're not already a member, become one today and tap into the collective expertise of our group at http://www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org/application.html

 

May 14, 2016

Event:Spirit of the Jerseys New Jersey State History Fair
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society returns to the annual New Jersey State History Fair at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ. Stop by our table to view the exhibits on display, speak with members about Hudson County genealogy and history and sign up for one of our 'Ask Granny' beginning genealogy workshops. View the official fair website

 

April 27, 2016

Event: Online Web Chat — German Special Interest Group (Members Only)
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: HCGHS Member Website

Our German Special Interest Group (SIG) holds online web chats where members gather to discuss their research challenges and share tips with each other. If you're a member of The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society you can log into our member website join this or one of our other Special Interest Groups and engage in a live text chat with other members. If you're not already a member, become one today and tap into the collective expertise of our group at http://www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org/application.html

 

April 14, 2016

Event: Online Web Chat — Brickwall Busting Special Interest Group (Members Only)
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: HCGHS Member Website

Our Brickwall Busting Special Interest Group (SIG) holds online web chats where members gather to discuss their research challenges and share tips with each other to chip away at those research "brick walls". If you're a member of The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society you can log into our member website join this or one of our other Special Interest Groups and engage in a live text chat with other members. If you're not already a member, become one today and tap into the collective expertise of our group at http://www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org/application.html

 

April 9, 2016

Event:Maureen Wlodarcyzk discusses her book "Scarlet Letter Lives"
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Secaucus Public Library

Author and genealogist Maureen Wlodarcyzk discusses her historical fiction based on the true stories of three individual owners of Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter."

 

March 23, 2016

Event:German Special Interest Group Online Web Chat
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Member Website (Members Only)

Our German Special Interest Group (SIG) holds online web chats where members with an interest in German genealogy discuss their research challenges and share tips with each other.

 

March 12, 2016

Event:Randi Koenig presents "Hudson County, New Jersey Research"
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Secaucus Public Library

Randi will provide an interactive lecture giving examples of how to utilize the repositories on both sides of the Hudson River.

 

March 8, 2016

Event:Irish Special Interest Group Online Web Chat - "Sharing Irish Local Legends, Stories and Tall Tales"
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Member Website (Members Only)

Our Irish Special Interest Group (SIG) holds online web chats where members with an interest in Irish genealogy discuss their research challenges and share tips with each other.

March is Saint Paddy’s month so for our next Irish chat we’d like to talk about Irish local legends or tall tales that have been passed down through our families. Did granny run whiskey during prohibition? Someone haunted by ghosts? Whether its from Hudson County or back in the Emerald Isle, join us and share your own tale of blarney.

 

February 23, 2016

Event:German Special Interest Group Online Web Chat
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Member Website (Members Only)

Our German Special Interest Group (SIG) is holding its next online web chat where members with an interest in German genealogy discuss their research challenges and share tips with each other.

 

February 13, 2016

Event:Luke Schray presents "A Geographic Overview of Jersey City"
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Secaucus Public Library

Using images and old maps, Luke Schray will show us how Jersey City land features have been changed over the centuries.

 

February 9, 2016

Event:Irish Special Interest Group Online Web Chat
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Member Website (Members Only)

Our Irish Special Interest Group (SIG) is holding its next online web chat where members with an interest in Irish genealogy discuss their research challenges and share tips with each other.

 

January 27, 2016

Event:German Special Interest Group Online Web Chat
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Member Website (Members Only)

Our German Special Interest Group (SIG) is holding its next online web chat where members with an interest in German genealogy discuss their research challenges and share tips with each other.

 

January 9, 2016

Event:Russ Worthington presents "Find-a-Grave: A Research Tool"
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Secaucus Public Library