FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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/
The blog initially features topics including: Hudson County’s first light rail, The Jersey City and Bergen Railroad Company; a short history of capital punishment in Hudson County; a project by author Bob MacAvoy on the story of the largest genealogical project ever attempted in the State of New Jersey — Our Brothers Gone Before — to identify every grave of a Civil War veteran in New Jersey; and the story of Elizabeth Dowdell, Union City’s survivor of the sinking of the Titanic.
New stories will be posted to the blog regularly and the both the public and Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society members can subscribe to receive updates when new articles are available.
About the Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society
The Hudson County Genealogical Society, a 501 (c)(3) New Jersey Non Profit Corporation, was formed in October 2007 to promote the study of genealogy and the history of Hudson County. The goal of the society is to collect, preserve and index this information in cooperation with local libraries and internet resources, to encourage adherence to the highest standards of research and documentation, to offer educational programs such as lectures, seminars and workshops and to promote the observance of Family History month.
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