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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 - Jersey City

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.

Note: These are the databases specifically about Jersey City. Jersey City residents may appear in other databases as well.


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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Civil War Veterans Buried in Jersey City / Harsimus Cemetery

A Listing of Civil War veterans buried in Jersey City/Harsimus Cemetery courtesy of Bob MacAvoy

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Civil War Veterans Buried in Speer Cemetery

A Listing of Civil War veterans buried in Speer Cemetery courtesy of Bob MacAvoy

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Graduates of Jersey City, NJ Public School No. 12, 1899-1907

Graduates of PS12 in Jersey City from 1899-1907 as they appeared in the class "journal" put together by the students. Courtesy of HCGS member Jacqueline Wisner.

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Holy Name Cemetery Burial Index

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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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The Jersey Journal Death Notices

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Old Bergen Reformed Church Deaths

A selection of deaths in the Jersey City church from 1664-1850

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Old Bergen Reformed Church Marriages

A selection of marriages in the Jersey City church
from 1664-1830

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World War I Casualties from Hudson City

Hudson City Residents Who Gave Their Lives During World War I: The "America Triumphant" Memorial

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