Research & Information Links
The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society offers the following links for your use and help in researching. These are for personal reference and are not intended as an endorsement of any particular Web site or group, nor do we guarantee that all links will remain active. If you have any links that might be of interest to researchers of Hudson County, please send them to:
Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Links
Hudson County Links of Interest
1883 Map of Jersey City. Detailed zoomable map from Boston Public Library web site.
Jersey City Geney by Ed Calton
Pennsylvania Railroad Rubber Tired Switchers. A series of Buckwalter electric tractor photos used on the Jersey City docks.
The "Jedsey Journal" - This project revives a Jersey City based newsletter from the late '50s/early '60s, and is dedicated to John White, Bobby Rey and Badd Ladd
The New Jersey Churchscape - Hudson County. Information on churches of various denominations across Hudson County.
Sanborn Maps of Hudson County Municipalities from the Princeton University Library - Founded in 1866, the Sanborn Map Company created detailed building maps of cities and towns all across the country, primarily for use by insurance companies. This is the index to digitized maps of Hudson County towns.
HCGHS Member Sites
Guttenburg Veterans Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice by Alan Ballester. A series of memorial flyers compiled and remembered by the Guttenburg Memorial Committee for fallen heroes of all U.S. wars.
Honoring Our Ancestors by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak
Polish Emigrants in Jersey City by Jean Dupon
The Origins Genealogy Project by Joseph Mann
Union City, NJ - Hudson County Genealogy Page by James Miller
Ancestry.com. (Paid site)
Arlington National Cemetery - Find a Gravesite. iOS, Android, Blackberry mobile apps as well as web search enables veterans, family members and the public to locate gravesites; generate photos of a headstone or monument; and receive directions.
CensusFinder Links to free census records online
DeathIndexes.com Directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county.
Family Search The research site of the LDS.
Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com) Military records.
FindaGrave.com Search volunteer contributed grave photos and information and post your own "virtual memorials"
GenealogyBank. Historical newspaper archive (paid site).
Genealogy Blog Finder by Chris Dunham -- blogs divided into 29 categories
GeneaWebinars run by Thomas McEntee
Gen Gathering. A gathering of researchers and genealogists that "give and take". The spiritual successor to the now defunct Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) site.
Hudson County Message Board Ancestry/RootsWeb message board for Hudson County, New Jersey
New Jersey State Census for 1885 A free searchable index on FamilySearch.org
Old Fulton Post Cards Site - Search Over 20,670,000 Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pages.
Old Weather. "Old Weather: Our Weather’s Past, the Climate’s Future". Digitized Navy, Coast Guard and ship deck logs.
Bergen County (and other areas) Maps - Heritage Center at the Ridgewood Public Library
The New Jersey Room of the Jersey City Free Public Library The staff of The New Jersey Room can assist you with obituaries, directories and general Hudson County information
New Jersey State Archives Some searchable databases
NewspaperArchive.com. Subscription-based access to historical newspapers from around the USA.
Railroad Retirement Board. Researching family who worked for a railroad after 1936? Try the RRB.
St. Peter's Prep High School Yearbooks - The Petrean. Since 1922, the Petrean has chronicled life at Grand & Warren through the eyes of the students, and especially the senior class. The collection of this Jersey City High School yearbooks spans 1920s - 2010s.
The Msgr. William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center at Seton Hall University - Sacramental Records & Genealogy Resources
The Photo Detective - Maureen Taylor
Genealogical Clubs and Societies