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The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Awarded the 2013 J. Owen Grundy History Award by The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy

 

 

Projects

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society is involved in a number of research and preservation projects relating to Hudson County. See what projects are underway.

Holy Name Cemetery Burial Index Project

Many people have extra burial information for persons in Holy Name Cemetery compiled while searching for their own ancestors. Much of it probably turned out to be unrelated. Why not put that extra information to good use? The Hudson County Genealogical Society is engaged in a project to compile volunteer-contributed burial data into a searchable index that may help others find the final resting place of their loved ones.

Volunteers are needed for entering information you've gathered into a Microsoft Excel database and you do not need to be a HCGS member to help.

Read the News Release
Guidelines for Project Volunteers & Data Entry Template
Surnames already in the index
Frequently Asked Questions


Hudson County Monuments Pictorial Catalog

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society along with numerous member and non-member volunteers is seeking to preserve in digital form the historic markers, monuments, statues, murals and plaques in all the boroughs of Hudson County through digital photography and meta data that will be made accessible to the public on the Web.

To learn more or to get involved in the project contact projectsHCM@HudsonCountyNJGenealogy.org

About the Project


The Hudson Observer Death Notices Project

The HCGHS has partnered with the Jersey City Free Public Library to index death notices found in The Hudson Observer. The Jersey City Free Public Library has the Observer on microfilm.

The newspaper began as The Observer and was published in Hoboken, NJ starting in 1904 to 1910. It became The Hudson Observer from 1911 to 1924; and then continued as The Jersey Observer until it was merged into The Jersey Journal in November 1951. Hoboken's most famous native son, Frank Sinatra, once worked at The Observer and had plans to become a sports writer.

Volunteers are needed for both photocopying the microfilmed pages and for entering information from the copies into a Microsoft Excel database.

Read the News Release for additional information
Guidelines for Project Volunteers & Data Entry Template

To learn more or to get involved in the project contact projects@HudsonCountyNJGenealogy.org or contact Cynthia Harris in the NJ Room at the Jersey City Free Public Library charris@jclibrary.org


The Jersey Journal Death Notices Project

The HCGHS has partnered with the Jersey City Free Public Library to index death notices found in The Jersey Journal from 1922 onward — the years not already indexed by Newsbank/GenealogyBank. The Jersey City Free Public Library has The Jersey Journal on microfilm, including years prior to 1922.

Volunteers are needed for both photocopying the microfilmed pages and for entering information from the copies into a Microsoft Excel database.

Guidelines for Project Volunteers & Data Entry Template

To learn more or to get involved in the project contact projects@HudsonCountyNJGenealogy.org or contact Cynthia Harris in the NJ Room at the Jersey City Free Public Library charris@jclibrary.org


If you've been collecting data on a particular aspect of Hudson County genealogy and would like to see your work posted here, please contact projects@HudsonCountyNJGenealogy.org