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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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Union City Deaths 1936-1946 (1880-1951)

This database includes 326 names and death dates of individuals who died in the Union City vicinity between 1936 and 1946, although there are also some entries from the early part of the century. Information was obtained from the "Journal Registers of Charles L. McCarthy, Sr.", a Union City police officer of the period. Provided by James M. Miller (Great Grandson of Charles L McCarthy Sr)

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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 Evening High School Graduates 1929-1955

Graduates from Bayonne Evening High School, Bayonne, New Jersey for the years 1929-1955

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The Bayonne Herald & Greenville Register
Death Notices

Nearly 1,700 deaths published in "The Herald" from 1901 to 1915

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Bayonne High School Alumni 1916-1955

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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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Bayonne Technical High School Alumni 1928-1955

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The Bayonne Times Death Notices 1915-1945

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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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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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Dempsey & Sons Funeral Home Record Books - Bayonne

Dempsey & Sons Funeral home operated for about 100 years, from late 1850s to about 1947 with offices in Bayonne and Staten Island. These records of the Bayonne office were provided by the Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc., Staten Island, NY.

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The Descendants of Jacob Wallingen Van Winkle

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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 Family Academy Alumni 1928-1955

Alumni of Holy Family Academy, Bayonne from 1928-1955 courtesy of HCGS member Bill Miller.

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Holy Name Cemetery Burial Index

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Hudson County Civil War Veterans

Extracted from the 1890 Special Census for Civil War veterans this database of Hudson County veterans was created by Bob MacAvoy.

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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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Hudson County Resident World War II Veteran Citations

Residents of Hudson County who received military citations for service during World War II.

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Hudson County World War II First Round Draftees

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

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NEW MARCH 17, 2013


The Hudson Observer Death Notices

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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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Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Bayonne - Baptisms 1884-1891

200 pages of baptismal records from Saint Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Bayonne, NJ. The current records span the years 1884-1891.

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Union City Deaths 1936-1946 (1880-1951)

This database includes 326 names and death dates of individuals who died in the Union City vicinity between 1936 and 1946, although there are also some entries from the early part of the century. Information was obtained from the "Journal Registers of Charles L. McCarthy, Sr.", a Union City police officer of the period. Provided by James M. Miller (Great Grandson of Charles L McCarthy Sr)

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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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Union Hill Soldier Deaths During World War I

A database of residents of Union Hill, Hudson County, who were killed or died during the World War April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918.

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West Hoboken Soldier Deaths During World War I

A database of residents of West Hoboken who were killed or died during the World War April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918.

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West New York & Guttenberg
World War I "Roll of Honor"

Over 1600 residents of West New York and Guttenberg, Hudson County, NJ that served in World War I. These names are taken from "Welcome Home Our Heroes: West New York and Guttenberg," published in 1919.

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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.

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West New York World War II Veterans

Courtesy of the West New York Library's Estela Longo, Alan Ballester, and Weiliang Lai this is an index of 1,950 names of resident veterans mentioned in area newspaper clippings.

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World War I Casualties from Bayonne

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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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World War II Bayonne Soldier Deaths

The Official list of 300 soldiers from Bayonne who fought and died in service during World War II

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