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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 - West New York

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 West NewYork. West New York residents may appear in other databases as well.


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)


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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