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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hudson County'''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Jersey|New Jersey]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hudson County'''  
  
'''Hudson County, New Jersey''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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'''Hudson County, New Jersey''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
  
 
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| seat wl = Jersey City
 
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| building address = William J. Brennan Court House<br>583 Newark Avenue<br>
 
| building address = William J. Brennan Court House<br>583 Newark Avenue<br>
 
Jersey City, NJ 07306<br>[http://www.hudsoncountynj.org Hudson County Website]
 
Jersey City, NJ 07306<br>[http://www.hudsoncountynj.org Hudson County Website]
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
 
[http://www.hudsoncountynj.org/ Hudson County Courthouse]<br>583 Newark Ave<br> Jersey City, NJ 07306<br> Phone: 201.795.6112<br><br>Register of Deeds has land records. <br>Clerk Surrogate Court has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hudson County, New Jersey page 464, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== Hudson County, New Jersey Historical Facts  ==
 
== Hudson County, New Jersey Historical Facts  ==
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{{Wikipedia|Hudson County, New Jersey}} At the time of European contact in the 17th century, Hudson County was the territory 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) 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 by 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.  
 
{{Wikipedia|Hudson County, New Jersey}} At the time of European contact in the 17th century, Hudson County was the territory 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) 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 by 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.  
  
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.
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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.  
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
'''22 February 1840:''' formed from [[Bergen County, New Jersey|Bergen ]]County. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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'''22 February 1840:''' formed from [[Bergen County, New Jersey|Bergen ]]County. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
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=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
  
=== Places/Localities ===
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== Hudson County, New Jersey Genealogical Resources ==
  
{{Hudson County, New Jersey}}
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==== Bible  ====
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
=== Biography ===
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==== Census ====
  
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== Church Records  ====
  
 
*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  
 
*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  
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**Hoboken Dist
 
**Hoboken Dist
  
=== Court  ===
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==== Court Records ====
  
=== Census ===
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
  
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
=== Directories  ===
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==== Genealogy ====
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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==== History ====
  
=== History ===
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{{NJ History}}
  
=== Land and property ===
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==== Land and property ====
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{{NJ Land}}
  
=== Maps  ===
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=== Military  ===
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==== Military  ====
  
 
Civil War service men in Hudson County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.  
 
Civil War service men in Hudson County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.  
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*See: [[102nd Regiment, New York Infantry|102nd Regiment, New York Infantry ]]<br>
 
*See: [[102nd Regiment, New York Infantry|102nd Regiment, New York Infantry ]]<br>
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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{{NJnewspaper abstracts|Hudson}}
  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Oyjq9-gOPoEC Bayonne Herald] - full-text of more than 1800 issues spanning 1869-1915 freely available via Google Newspaper Archive
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Oyjq9-gOPoEC Bayonne Herald] - full-text of more than 1800 issues spanning 1869-1915 freely available via Google Newspaper Archive
  
=== Naturalization and citizenship ===
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=== Probate records ===
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==== Periodicals ====
  
==== '''Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records'''  ====
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{{New Jersey Probate Intro}}
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===== '''Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records'''  =====
  
 
Copies of recorded probate records and the estate files can be obtained from the surrogate's offices for a fee. Addresses of surrogate's offices are found in:  
 
Copies of recorded probate records and the estate files can be obtained from the surrogate's offices for a fee. Addresses of surrogate's offices are found in:  
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[http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court Clerk of the Superior Court]<br>Records Information Center<br>P.O. Box 967<br>Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>Phone: (609) 292-4978<br>Fax: (609) 777-0094
 
[http://www.answers.com/topic/new-jersey-superior-court Clerk of the Superior Court]<br>Records Information Center<br>P.O. Box 967<br>Trenton, NJ 08625-0967<br>Phone: (609) 292-4978<br>Fax: (609) 777-0094
  
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=== Taxation ===
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=== Vital records ===
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===== Courthouse =====
  
=== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ===
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[http://www.hudsoncountynj.org/ Hudson County Courthouse]<br>583 Newark Ave<br> Jersey City, NJ 07306<br> Phone: (201) 795-6112<br><br>Register of Deeds has land records. Clerk Surrogate Court has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hudson County, New Jersey page 464, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Union City New Jersey Family History Center]]
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===== Museums  =====
  
*[http://www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org/ Hudson County Genealogical Society]
 
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-American_Historical_and_Cultural_Society_Museum Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-American_Historical_and_Cultural_Society_Museum Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Island Ellis Island Immigration Museum]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Island Ellis Island Immigration Museum]  
 
*[http://www.hobokenmuseum.org/ Hoboken Historical Museum]
 
*[http://www.hobokenmuseum.org/ Hoboken Historical Museum]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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===== Societies =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org/ Hudson County Genealogical Society]
*[[Union City New Jersey Family History Center]]
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=== Hudson County, New Jersey Websites  ===
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== Hudson County, New Jersey Websites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|189087|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|189087|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
=== Hudson County, New Jersey Genealogy References  ===
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== Hudson County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties  ==
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*[[Essex County, New Jersey|Essex]]
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*[[Union County, New Jersey|Union]]
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*[[Kings County, New York|Kings, New York]]
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*[[New York County, New York|New York, New York]]
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== Hudson County, New Jersey Genealogy References  ==
  
 
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Hudson County, New Jersey genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Hudson County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Hudson County
Location in the state of New Jersey
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Jersey
Location of New Jersey in the U.S.
Facts
Founded  , 1840
County Seat Jersey City
Courthouse
Address William J. Brennan Court House
583 Newark Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07306
Hudson County Website

Contents

Hudson County, New Jersey Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Hudson County, New Jersey
At the time of European contact in the 17th century, Hudson County was the territory 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) 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 by 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.

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.

Parent County

22 February 1840: formed from Bergen County. [1]

Boundary Changes

1852: part of Harrison twp. returned to Bergen County as Union twp.
1892:
water boundary clarified.

Record Loss

Hudson County, New Jersey Genealogical Resources

Bible

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1890
  • 1905

Church Records

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    • Hoboken
    • Hoboken Dist

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for New Jersey counties. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section New Jersey Local Histories.

Land and property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New Jersey Land and Property for information about New Jersey Proprietary land records. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps

Migration

Military

Civil War service men in Hudson County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hudson County, New Jersey newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • Bayonne Herald - full-text of more than 1800 issues spanning 1869-1915 freely available via Google Newspaper Archive

Occupations

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate records

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Hudson County, New Jersey Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Hudson County, New Jersey Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page New Jersey Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).


Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records

Copies of recorded probate records and the estate files can be obtained from the surrogate's offices for a fee. Addresses of surrogate's offices are found in:

  • Eichholz, Alice, Editor. Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. Revised Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992. (Family History Library book 973 D27rb 1992.) Explains state-by-state history, vital records, census, background sources, periodicals, archives, libraries, societies, maps, land, probate, court, tax, cemetery, church, and military records. Includes county boundary map and table which shows when each county was created and the parent counties.

In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:

Clerk of the Superior Court
Records Information Center
P.O. Box 967
Trenton, NJ 08625-0967
Phone: (609) 292-4978
Fax: (609) 777-0094

Repositories

Archives
Courthouse

Hudson County Courthouse
583 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 795-6112

Register of Deeds has land records. Clerk Surrogate Court has probate records. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Schools

Taxation

New Jersey tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page New Jersey Taxation.

Vital records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the New Jersey Vital Records State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. Original marriage records are usually held at the county Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Hudson County, New Jersey Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Hudson County, New Jersey Neighboring Counties

Local histories are available for New Jersey counties. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section New Jersey Local Histories.

Hudson County, New Jersey Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hudson County, New Jersey page 464, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.