2015 Upcoming Events
May 21, 2015
Event: Online Web Chat — German Special Interest Group (Members Only)
Time: 8:00 pm -- 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: HCGHS Member Website
Our German Special Interest Group (SIG) is holding an online web chat where members with an interest in German genealogy discuss their research challenges and share tips with each other. If you're a member of The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society you can log into our member website, join this or one of our other Special Interest Groups and engage in a live text chat with other members. If you're not already a member, become one today and tap into the collective expertise of our group.
June 1, 2015
Event: Online Web Chat — Irish Special Interest Group (Members Only)
Time: 7:30 pm -- 8:30 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: HCGHS Member Website
Our Irish Special Interest Group (SIG) is holding an online web chat where members with an interest in Irish genealogy discuss their research challenges and share tips with each other. If you're a member of The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society you can log into our member website join this or one of our other Special Interest Groups and engage in a live text chat with other members. If you're not already a member, become one today and tap into the collective expertise of our group.
June 6, 2015
Event: Annual Field Trip: Bayview - New York Bay Cemetery Walking Tour with Noted Jersey City Historian Dennis Doran
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: 321 Garfield Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305
This tour is limited to 25 people so sign up early to ensure your spot! There is a $10 fee for the tour. Register Now!
Join noted Jersey City historian Dennis Doran and the Hudson County Genealogical Society for this walking tour and exploration of the Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery. The New York Bay cemetery was formed in 1848 and the Bayview Cemetery opened in 1884 on the adjacent property. Located between Garfield and Ocean Avenues, the combined cemeteries extend from Garfield Avenue down to the bottom of the hill that overlooks New York City. In the 1800’s it was described as an attractive spot for New Yorkers to bury their dead because of the beautiful, park like setting overlooking the Hudson River and the ease of access by both stage and steamboat.
Many prominent and notable citizens of Hudson County are buried here. These burials include 2 Former Governors, United States Senators, NJ State Senators, 2 Former Jersey City Mayors, several Congressional Medal of Honor awardees, famous architects, as well as distinguished members of the Jersey City business community and the first Jersey City Firefighter to die in the line of duty.
The cemetery has a memorial to and holds the burials of about 100 employees of the Cunard White Star Line. Cunard operated its passenger line from the Jersey City waterfront for many years. There is a Jewish burial ground in the older New York Bay section that holds many of the oldest Jewish burials in Jersey City dating to the 1850’s.
Please join us for an informative and enlightening glimpse into the history and evolution of this cemetery.
If you'd like to learn more about all of the Hudson County History Walking Tours taking place this summer to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Hudson County, please visit the tour page hosted by the Hoboken Museum.
Funding provided in part by Hudson County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
And a great lineup planned for 2015-2016 season including:
- October 10, 2015: Melissa Johnson presents "Descendant Tracing"
- November 14, 2015: Judy Russell presents "Genealogy and DNA"
- December 12, 2015: Hudson County Surrogate (Ret.) Judge Don DeLeo presents "Courthouse Records"
- January 2016: Russ Worthington presents about Find-a-Grave
Information on this page is subject to change without notice - come back often!