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Weehawken, New Jersey Firefighters 1891-1999

Names and information on over 500 firefighters who served Weehawken, New Jersey as paid or volunteers from the time the department was founded until it closed in 1999 to become the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue.

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Civil War Veterans Buried in G.A.R. Memorial Plot in Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City

Transcription of Burial Index for interments in G.A.R. Memorial Plot, Gilliam Van Houten Post No. 3, 94 Belmont Avenue, Jersey City

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Hudson County WWII First Round Draftees

Index of nearly 170 young men from Hudson County New Jersey drawn in the first round draft lottery in 1940

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West New York Memorial High School Yearbook "The Humanist"

Names of graduates from West New York Memorial High School in the 1920s have been indexed in this database. Currently the June 1922 and January 1923 graduates have been indexed.

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Databases - Family & Local History

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society is proud to host a number databases for aiding genealogical research. If you have ancestors in Hudson County, perhaps one of the databases below could help. If you found one to be especially useful feel free to rate it by clicking a star (5 stars is best). Ratings help us deterimine what the community would like to see more.

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Bayonne, New Jersey City Directory 1914-1915

Browse the original pages of this Bayonne city directory with our interactive viewer.

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The Descendants of Jacob Wallingen Van Winkle

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Hudson County Photographers Active Before 1900

Of the approximately 3,000 photographers active in New Jersey before 1900, a substantial number worked in Hudson County. This database compiled by Monmouth County Archivist Gary D. Saretzky provides studio names, addresses and dates of operation that can help date your photos.

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Jersey City, NJ Street Name Changes 1871-1899

Changes to Jersey City street names were necessitated by the merger of various towns into the present day boundaries of Jersey City. This database includes the old and new names and year of change.

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Union City/West Hoboken Police Force Appointees 1879-1946

Appointments of Union City and West Hoboken Police officers from 1879-1946 (incomplete) from the "Journal Registers of Charles L McCarthy Sr," a police officer in West Hoboken and Union City from 1901 to 1927. Provided by James M. Miller (Great Grandson of Charles L McCarthy Sr)

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Union City Street Name Changes

On January 2, 1926 most of the street names in West Hoboken and Union Hill were changed to reflect their merger into the town of Union City. This shows the old and new names.

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Weehawken, New Jersey Firefighters 1891-1999

This database contains names and information on more than 500 firefighters who served Weehawken, New Jersey as paid or volunteers from the time the department was founded until it closed in 1999 to become the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue.

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West New York Fire Department Acceptance and Exempt Certificates

Certificates issued to West New York, New Jersey firemen from 1902-1949 for acceptance into the Fire Department or their Exempt Certificate for serving more than 7 years. West New York was the township of Union prior to 1898.

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Certificates are hosted by and courtesy of the West New York Exempt Firemens Association (linked with permission)