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URGENT NEW REQUEST TO THOSE LIVING IN NEW JERSEY REGARDING THE CATHOLIC CHURCHES!!!! PLEASE SEE BELOW.    

Hudson County is the smallest and the most densely populated county in New Jersey, United States. It takes its name from the Hudson River, which creates part of its eastern border.  Its county seat is Jersey City.  Hudson County is part of the New York metropolitan area.

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Hudson County Genealogical Society

The HCGS has several projects available online:  The Holy Name Cemetery Burial Index ~ Hudson County Monuments Pictorial Catalog ~ The Hudson Observer Death Notices.  Check them out here.

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  At the time of European contact in the 7th century, Hudson County was the territory of the Lenape or Lenni-Lenape, namely the bands (or family groups) known as the Hackensack, the Tappan, the Raritan, and the Manhattan. They were a seasonally migrational people who practiced small-scale agriculture (companion planting)

Photos Seeking Families

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augmented by hunting and gathering which likely, given the topography of the area, included much (shell) fishing and trapping. These groups had early and frequent contact with the Europeans, with whom they engaged in trade. Their Algonquian language can still be inferred in many local place names such as Communipaw, Harsimus, Hackensack, Hoboken, Weehawken, Secaucus, and Pamrapo.

New Netherland  - Henry Hudson, for whom the county and river on which it sits is named, established a claim for the area in 1609 when anchoring his ship the Halve Maen (Half Moon) at Harsimus Cove and Weehawken Cove. The west bank of the North River (as it was called) and the cliffs, hills, and marshlands abutting and beyond it, were settled by Europeans (Dutch, Flemish, Walloon, Huguenot) from the Lowlands around the same time as New Amsterdam. In 1630, Michael Pauw received a land patent, or patroonship and purchased the land between the Hudson and Hackensack Rivers, giving it the Latinized form of his name, Pavonia. He failed to settle the area and was forced to return his holdings to the Dutch West India Company. Homesteads were established at Communipaw (1633), Harsimus (1634), Paulus Hook (1638) and Hoebuck (1643). Relations were tenuous with the Lenape, and eventually led to Kieft's War, which began as a slaughter by the Dutch at Communipaw and is considered to be one of the first genocides of Native Americans by Europeans. A series of raids and reprisals across the province lasted two years, and ended in an uneasy truce. Other homesteads were established at Constable Hook (1646), Awiehaken (1647), and other lands at Achter Col on Bergen Neck. In 1658, Director-General Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherland negotiated a deal with the Lenape to re-purchase the area named Bergen, "by the great rock above Wiehacken," including the whole peninsula from Sikakes south to Bergen Point/Constable Hook. In 1661, a charter was granted the new village/garrison at the site of present-day Bergen Square, establishing what is considered to be the oldest self-governing municipality in New Jersey. The Dutch finally ceded control of province to the English in 1674.

--Above information all from Wikipedia

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IMPORTANT NEWS FLASH!

NOW HERE!!!  I've recently located a listing of marriages (groom index and bride index), as well as births and deaths in the below book, and those are now online, except for the Groom Index, which will hopefully be online within the next week.  I didn't realize this information was in this book until surfing through it.

Winfield, Charles Hardenburg, History of the Land Titles in Hudson County, N.J. , 1609-1871, Chapter VIII, List of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, Taken from the Record of the Reformed Church in Bergen.

ALL LISTS ARE NOW ONLINE!!!!!!  

BIRTHS A through Z are online

MARRIAGES - BRIDE INDEX IS NOW ONLINE! GROOM INDEX IS NOW ONLINE.

DEATHS - INDEX IS NOW ONLINE!

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HUDSON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY EVENTS


BE SURE TO SEE WHAT'S NEXT AT THE SOCIETY MEETINGS!  EXCITING THINGS ARE HAPPENING THERE!

  

The Hudson County Genealogical Society is pleased to offer this database of the official list of Bayonne servicemen who were killed or died in service during World War I, courtesy of member Bill Miller.

It's HERE!!!! Bill Miller's index to over 13,000 Death Notices published in the Bayonne Times from 1917-1939 at www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org. Click the "Databases" button to check it out!

Be sure to bookmark the HCGS!

URGENT NEW REQUEST TO THOSE LIVING IN NEW JERSEY REGARDING THE CATHOLIC CHURCHES!!!! SEE BELOW.    I am working on a page for a book entitled, "The Catholic Churches of New Jersey."  © 1904 (listed in the column at the right under CATHOLIC CHURCH IN NEW JERSEY.  I contacted the NJ Diocese about possibly partnering with me to provide old photos of the various churches.  They offered to SELL them to me for a free volunteer project.  Needless to say, I have no funds and would not purchase their photos.  

    Here's my request.  If you live anywhere in New Jersey and happen to be passing by a Catholic Church and have a camera....  would you think about sending me a photo of those you pass by?  Or, if you would like to be listed as a volunteer photographer for this little (not really so little, LOL) project, I would be absolutely thrilled.  This book covers the entire state of New Jersey, so you can live anywhere in the state.  At some point in the future, I will be moving this page to the NewJerseyGenWeb site since I am also the State Coordinator.  If there are new churches not covered in this book, I would love to have those for the site also.  

[NOTE:  For those of you who are not Catholic, please do not get upset because this is about Catholic Churches.  I would love to have photos of any and all Churches and/or Temples, etc. in New Jersey.  It just happens that this specific book is on Catholic Churches.  I ran across it and decided since it was out of copyright, it would be a great addition to the New JerseyGenWeb Project.  

Thanks so much for your anticipated interest and hopeful contributions.  

Denise - Hudson County Coordinator 

 

HUDSON COUNTY TRANSCRIPTION PROJECT

This part of the project is currently on hold while I catch up with various updates of sites.  However, if interested, please let me know.

I have a major project currently underway for Hudson County, NJ. with various materials from out-of-copyright books with Hudson County material. I do not have all of the material scanned, but am working on it slowly.

If you would like to participate in this project and are good at typing and proofreading, please let me know with an email. Thank you for your consideration.

Denise - Hudson County Coordinator 

   

 
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