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The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Partners with the Hudson County Community College in Inaugural Season of Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery: Presenting "Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963"

OCTOBER 11, 2015 – JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is proud to partner with the Hudson County Community College in the inaugural season of the Benjamin J. Dineen, III and the Dennis C. Hull Gallery in presenting: “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963”, October 14 to November 27, 2015.
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Workshop on Family History Article Writing, April 11, 2015:
Professional Writer and Editor Danny Klein Will Present

APRIL 1, 2015 – JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the agenda for its April 11, 2015 meeting. Danny Klein, professional writer and editor, will present a workshop on Newsletter Article and Family History Article Writing.
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Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society
Re-launches Newsletter as a Blog to the Public:
“Hudson Roots” Newsletter Explores New Jersey Family History

MARCH 11, 2015 – JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the re-launch of its newsletter “Hudson Roots” in a blog format and, for the first time, openly accessible to the public. The blog features articles contributed by Society members and local authors on genealogical topics and local history and can be found at: http://hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org/hudsonroots/
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A Presentation on New Jersey History by John Zinn, March 14, 2015: John Zinn will present "The Mutinous Regiment: The 33rd NJ in the Civil War"

MARCH 9, 2015 – JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the agenda for its March 14, 2015 meeting. John Zinn, author and independent historian, will present “The Mutinous Regiment: The 33rd NJ in the Civil War.”
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A Presentation by Toni McKeen, February 14, 2015:
Toni McKeen will present “Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Ancestor”

JANUARY 21, 2015 -– JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the agenda for its February 14, 2015 meeting. Toni McKeen, who previously presented “Research Problems That Made My Eyes Cross” to the Society, will return with a new topic: “Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Ancestor.”
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A Presentation by Dr. Jean Wisner Dupon, January 10, 2015: Dr. Dupon will present "Finding Your Polish Roots"

DECEMBER 30, 2014 -– JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the agenda for its January 10, 2015 Meeting — Dr. Jean Wisner Dupon presenting.
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A Presentation by Judy G. Russell, December 13, 2014: Judy G. Russell, AKA The Legal Genealogist, will present "Building a Family on Circumstantial Evidence"

DECEMBER 5, 2014 -– JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the agenda for its December 13, 2014 Meeting — The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, presenting.
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A Presentation by Susan Scherman, November 8, 2014: A Historical Discussion of The Daniel Bermes Brewery of Union City, New Jersey and The William Schimper & Company of Hoboken, New Jersey

OCTOBER 30, 2014 -– JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the agenda for its November 8, 2014 Meeting.
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Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society to Attend Hudson County History Fair October 18, 2014, Society to Provide an “Ask Granny” Workshop for Attendees

OCTOBER 2, 2014 -– JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce its participation in the October 18, 2014 Hudson County History Fair, including an “Ask Granny” workshop to introduce attendees to family history research.
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The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Receives 2013 J. Owen Grundy History Award

JUNE 18, 2013 -– JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce that the Society is the recipient of the 2013 J. Owen Grundy History Award, presented by The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy.
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The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Celebrates 5 Years

OCTOBER 11, 2012 -- JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is proud to announce an important milestone: the five year anniversary of the Society.
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The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Aims to Save Hudson County Monuments Through Photography

OCTOBER 11, 2011 -- JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce “Hail Columbus” — a preview of the Society’s preservation initiative to catalog the monuments, statues, plaques and other historical markers in Hudson County through digital photography.
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The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Launches New Website

APRIL 18, 2011 – HUDSON COUNTY, NJ. — The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the re-launch of its website for the first time since the founding of the Society in 2007 after a multi-month process.
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History Fair to Feature Film on Muskrat John, Witness to the Transformation of the Meadowlands

OCTOBER 4, 2010 - HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Johnny Rohweder, a native of Jersey City, starting hunting and trapping muskrats in the Hackensack Meadowlands as a young teenager some seventy years ago. Warner Wada, a professor of photography at Ramapo College, tells his story in a fascinating documentary to be shown at “Come Home to History,” a history fair scheduled for Saturday, October 9, at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City.
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Certified Appraiser To Evaluate Antiques at "Come Home to History" Fair October 9

OCTOBER 1, 2010 - HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Does your garage or attic contain abandoned treasures? Think the lamp your great aunt left you might be a Tiffany? Curious about the obscure origins of an old object? Don't wait for Antiques Roadshow to come to town. Instead, dust your treasures off and bring them to “Come Home to History: Celebrating 350 Years of Hudson County Heritage,” a history fair on Saturday, October 9, at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, from 10 am until 6 pm. Appraisals of objects from bygone days are a feature of the program.
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Revolutionary War Battle of Paulus Hook Topic of Talk at History Fair October 9

SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 - HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - On August 19, 1779, Continental Army forces led by Major “Light Horse” Harry Lee (father of General Robert E. Lee of Civil War fame) raided the British fort at Paulus Hook. On Saturday, October 9, 2010, Tom Bragen, a member of The George Washington Commemorative Society of Jersey City, will relate the story at “Come Home to History,” an all-day history fair at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City. Bragen's presentation is scheduled for 2:45 pm.
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Court House Murals Subject of History Fair Talk by Dr. Cynthia Sanford October 9

SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 - HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - “Fighting for Beauty: The Muralists and Restorers of the Court House” is a featured talk by Dr. Cynthia Sanford at “Come Home to History: Celebrating 350 Years of Hudson County Heritage,” a history fair on Saturday, October 9. The fair, from 10 am to 6 pm, will take place at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City. Dr. Sanford's talk, at 11 am, will cover, among other topics, murals by Francis Davis Millet and Howard Pyle that depict the early explorations and settlements of the Dutch and English in New York and New Jersey.
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Madden to Speak on Civil War at “Come Home to History” Fair October 9

SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 - HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - James M. Madden, a contributor to New Jersey Goes to War, an official publication of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association Sesquicentennial Committee, will bring to life some of the book's portrayals of soldiers, civilians, heroes (including a heroic horse), and scoundrels at the Hudson County History Fair on Saturday, October 9. His talk begins at 2:45 pm.
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Historian to Illustrate How Railroads Transformed Hudson County

SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 - HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - On Saturday, October 9, at 11 am, Thomas Flagg will provide an illustrated talk, “From Farm and Marsh to Cityscape: The Railroads Transformed Hudson County.” It examines the transportation mode that shaped this hub over the course of more than a century, and covers the major controversies over the railroads gaining rights to use the wetlands.
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"Come Home to History" Fair October 9 To Feature Workshop on Researching the History of Your Home

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 - HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Cynthia Harris will offer a workshop, “How to Research the History of Your Home in Hudson County,” at a history fair at Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, on Saturday, October 9. Harris will give tips ranging from determining a home's age to who previous inhabitants may have been. The workshop, scheduled for 2:45 pm, is just one offering in “Come Home to History,” a program of events running from 10 am to 6 pm.
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Mayor Hague's War on Radicals Is Feature of “Come Home to History” Fair October 9

SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 - HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Frank Hague, mayor of Jersey City from 1917 to 1947--perhaps most widely remembered for his declaration “I am the law”--is the subject of a video by Bob Leach to be shown at “Come Home to History,” Saturday, October 9. “Invasion of the Reds: Mayor Hague's War on Radicals and Free Speech” will be shown at 3:45 pm. Leach, founder of the Jersey City Historical Project, will be present to introduce the video and answer questions.
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Learn How to Write Your Family History at "Come Home to History" Fair October 9

SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 - HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Are your children curious about their ancestors? Are you interested in knowing more about them, or tracing them back to a time before your personal memory kicks in? Are you fascinated but overwhelmed by the notion of how your family history contributes to the great currents of American and world history? And yet you would like to begin documenting the facts? Tony Lauriano's workshop, “How to Write Your Family History,” will give you the tools you need to begin.
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“Come Home to History” Exhibitors, Talks, Tour Lined Up

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 - HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - A day of exhibits, talks, films, workshops, a tour, and other history-related events for all ages and interests is planned for "Come Home to History: Celebrating 350 Years of Hudson County Heritage," on Saturday, October 9th. The history fair will run from 10 am to 6 pm at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, New Jersey.
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“Come Home to History” Fair Announced: Call for Participants and Exhibits at the October 9, 2010 Event

MAY 27, 2010 - JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Genealogical Society and several historic preservation, research, and genealogical groups have announced “Come Home to History: Celebrating 350 Years of Hudson County's Heritage,” a history fair scheduled for Saturday, October 9, 2010 to observe the 350th anniversary of the founding of the first European settlement, Bergen, in what later became Hudson County.
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Hudson County Genealogical Society Sponsors School Essay Contest

MARCH 22, 2010 - JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Genealogical Society is sponsoring an essay contest for the public school children of Jersey City to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the founding on the Town of Bergen, the first permanent European settlement in New Jersey. In cooperation with the Jersey City Board of Education, the Jersey City Free Public Library, and New Jersey City University, the contest continues the tradition of similar events held for the 250th anniversary in 1910 and the 300th anniversary in 1960.
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