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"Lost Cemeteries of Hudson County" Tour Is Now Virtual

If you couldn't make it to the tour on May 9, 2009 or just want to revisit it, The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society has posted video and photos from the day, which will be added to over time.

Our first video clip covering the talk at the site of Hudson County Burial Ground is now posted on the HCGHS YouTube channel

Part 1: The Hudson County Burial
Ground Video

Part 2: The Old Bergen Cemetery
Part 3: Speer Cemetery

Photo album from the tour

Related article in the HUDSON
REPORTER by E. Assata Wright

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Note: audio/video of the presentation “Stranger Stop and Cast an Eye” given by Richard Veit and Mark Nonestied before the tour will be available to Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society members on the member web site.
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"The Lost Cemeteries of Hudson County" Bus Tour

Broken HeadstoneOn Saturday, May 9, 2009 the Hudson County Genealogical Society and the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy co-sponsored a lecture and bus tour titled, “The Lost Cemeteries of Hudson County”. The event began with a lecture by historians, Richard Veit and Mark Nonestied, titled “Stranger Stop and Cast an Eye,” an informative lecture on the last four hundred years of New Jersey cemetery and tombstone design. Richard and Mark discussed the evolution of burial sites and grave markers from the seventeenth century to the dawn of the twenty-first century. Such topics as colonial gravestones, stone carvers, Victorian cemeteries, monuments, mausoleums, and ethnic and cultural burial grounds were discussed. The lecture was held in the Panasonic Room of the Secaucus Public Library, at 1379 Paterson Plank Road at 10 AM.

The meeting was followed by a bus tour of four Hudson County cemeteries in different stages of their histories:


Lost Cemeteries Pictorial Slideshow