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Research & Information Links

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society offers the following links for your use and help in researching. These are for personal reference and are not intended as an endorsement of any particular Web site or group, nor do we guarantee that all links will remain active. If you have any links that might be of interest to researchers of Hudson County, please send them to:


Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Links

 Frequently Asked Questions page

 Membership Application page

 Membership Cancellation page

 HCGHS Help Center (no research requests)

Hudson County Links of Interest

 1883 Map of Jersey City. Detailed zoomable map from Boston Public Library web site.

 History of Jersey City, New Jersey

 Hudson County New Jersey GenWeb Archives

 Hudson County Churches: The New Jersey Churchscape

 Hudson County Clerk's Office

 Hudson County Historical Maps courtesy of Rutgers Special Collections and Archives

 Hudson County Division of Tourism

 Jersey City's Roll of Honor: It's Sons who are serving in the Army and Navy during WW I

 Jersey City/Harsimus Cemetery Web Site

 Jersey City Links from RootsWeb

Jersey City Geney by Ed Calton

 Jersey City Past and Present

 Kearny, New Jersey History

Pennsylvania Railroad Rubber Tired Switchers. A series of Buckwalter electric tractor photos used on the Jersey City docks.

 The "Jedsey Journal" - This project revives a Jersey City based newsletter from the late '50s/early '60s, and is dedicated to John White, Bobby Rey and Badd Ladd

 The New Jersey Churchscape - Hudson County. Information on churches of various denominations across Hudson County.

 Sanborn Maps of Hudson County Municipalities from the Princeton University Library - Founded in 1866, the Sanborn Map Company created detailed building maps of cities and towns all across the country, primarily for use by insurance companies. This is the index to digitized maps of Hudson County towns.

Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Member Websites

 Guttenburg Veterans Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice by Alan Ballester. A series of memorial flyers compiled and remembered by the Guttenburg Memorial Committee for fallen heroes of all U.S. wars.

Honoring Our Ancestors by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak

Polish Emigrants in Jersey City by Jean Dupon

The Origins Genealogy Project by Joseph Mann

Union City, NJ - Hudson County Genealogy Page by James Miller

Hudson County Historical Societies & Museums

 Hoboken Historical Museum

 Jersey City Afro-American Historical Society Museum

 Weehawken Time Machine

Other Genealogical Clubs and Societies

Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society (NJ Chapter)

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey

The Federation of Genealogical Societiess

The German Genealogy Group

The Italian Genealogical Group

The Lincoln Association of Jersey City

National Genealogical Society

The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research Sites

 Ancestry.com. (Paid site)

 Arlington National Cemetery - Find a Gravesite. iOS, Android, Blackberry mobile apps as well as web search enables veterans, family members and the public to locate gravesites; generate photos of a headstone or monument; and receive directions.

 Bergen County (and other areas) Maps - Heritage Center at the Ridgewood Public Library

 CensusFinder Links to free census records online

 Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

 DeathIndexes.com Directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county.

 Eastmans Online Genealogy Newsletter

 Family Search The research site of the LDS.

 Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com) Military records.

 FindaGrave.com Search volunteer contributed grave photos and information and post your own "virtual memorials"

 Free Genealogy Resources

 GenealogyBank. Historical newspaper archive (paid site).

 Genealogy Blog Finder by Chris Dunham -- blogs divided into 29 categories

 GeneaWebinars run by Thomas McEntee

 Gen Gathering. A gathering of researchers and genealogists that "give and take". The spiritual successor to the now defunct Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) site.

 Hudson County Message Board Ancestry/RootsWeb message board for Hudson County, New Jersey

 Irish Lives Remembered Digital Magazine.

 Irish Genealogy News Blog.

 The Msgr. William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center at Seton Hall University - Sacramental Records & Genealogy Resources

 New Jersey Cemetery Association

 The New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library The staff of The New Jersey Room can assist you with obituaries, directories and general Hudson County information

 New Jersey State Archives Some searchable databases

 New Jersey State Census for 1885 A free searchable index on FamilySearch.org

 NewspaperArchive.com. Subscription-based access to historical newspapers from around the USA.

 Railroad Retirement Board. Researching family who worked for a railroad after 1936? Try the RRB.

 Old Fulton Post Cards Site - Search Over 20,670,000 Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pages.

 Old Weather. "Old Weather: Our Weather’s Past, the Climate’s Future". Digitized Navy, Coast Guard and ship deck logs.

 St. Peter's Prep High School Yearbooks - The Petrean. Since 1922, the Petrean has chronicled life at Grand & Warren through the eyes of the students, and especially the senior class. The collection of this Jersey City High School yearbooks spans 1920s - 2010s.

 The Photo Detective - Maureen Taylor


Jersey Roots Genealogy - Michelle Chubenko

Legacy Genealogy Services - Call: 973-837-3947

Origins Genealogy Services - Joe Mann