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Hudson County, New Jersey
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Hudson County, New Jersey Facts

Hudson County

When was Hudson County, NJ Created?
Hudson County was established on February 22, 1840 from Bergen County. The county was named for the English explorer Henry Hudson (d. 1611), who explored portions of New Jersey's coastline .

What is the County Seat of Hudson County, NJ?
The County Seat is located in Jersey City plus the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Hudson County, NJ?
Bordering Counties are New York County (Manhattan), New York (east), Richmond County (Staten Island), New York (south), Essex County (west), Union County (west), Kings County (Brooklyn), New York (south) and Bergen County (north).

What cities and towns are in Hudson County, NJ?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City, Union City, Guttenberg, Harrison, Kearny, Secaucus, West New York. Communities include Exchange Place, Greenville, Liberty State Park, Newport, Paulus Hook.

What Townships are in Hudson County, NJ?
Townships located in the County include North Bergen, Weehawken. Boroughs include East Newark.

Hudson County, NJ Vital Records

Where can find Hudson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hudson County vital records can be found at the New Jersey Department of Health has copies of Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1878 to the present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New Jerseyi for current fees and application process.

You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for New Jersey Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate  Application to mail.

Hudson County, NJ Census Records

What Hudson County, NJ census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hudson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Hudson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hudson Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hudson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. You can get free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms that can help with your research. See Also New Jersey Census Records Research Guide

Hudson County, NJ Courthouse and Government Records

Hudson County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Hudson County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Hudson County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also New Jersey Corthouse Records Research Guide.

The following information and facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records are usually in Hudson County. The years stated below are considered the first widely known records data for this particular county.

Hudson County, NJ Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hudson County, NJ?
A list of Hudson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New Jersey Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Hudson County, NJ Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Hudson County, NJ?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hudson County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Hudson Co. NJ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hudson Co. NJ Cemeteries & Church Records

Hudson Co. NJ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hudson Co. NJ General and History Websites

Hudson Co. NJ Immigration & Naturalization

Hudson Co. NJ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hudson Co. NJ Military Records

Hudson Co. NJ Schools & Directories

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