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Passaic County, New Jersey
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Passaic County, New Jersey Facts

When was Passaic County, NJ Created?
Passaic County was established on February 7, 1837 from Essex County and Bergen County.

What is the County Seat of Passaic County, NJ?
The County Seat is located in Paterson plus the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Passaic County, NJ?
Bordering Counties are Bergen CountyEssex CountyMorris CountySussex CountyOrange County, New York, Rockland County, New York.

Passaic County, NJ Vital Records

Where can find Passaic County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Passaic 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.

Passaic County, NJ Census Records

What Passaic County, NJ census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Passaic County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Passaic Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Passaic Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Passaic 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

Passaic County, NJ Courthouse and Government Records

Passaic County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Passaic County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Passaic County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in New Jersey courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New Jersey residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Passaic County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also New Jersey Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Passaic County, NJ Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Passaic County, NJ?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Passaic 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.

Passaic Co. NJ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Passaic Co. NJ Cemeteries & Church Records

Passaic Co. NJ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Passaic Co. NJ General and History Websites

Passaic Co. NJ Immigration & Naturalization

Passaic Co. NJ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Passaic Co. NJ Military Records

Passaic Co. NJ Schools & Directories