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Union County, New Jersey
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Union County, New Jersey Facts

When was Union County, NJ Created?
Union County was established on March 19 1857 from Essex County (becoming effective on April 13, 1857).

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

What counties are adjacent to Union County, NJ?
Bordering Counties are Essex CountyHudson CountyRichmond County (Staten Island), NY, Middlesex CountySomerset CountyMorris County.

Union County, NJ Vital Records

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

Union County, NJ Census Records

What Union County, NJ census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Union County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Union County, NJ Courthouse and Government Records

Union County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Union County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Union 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 Union 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.

Union County, NJ Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Union Co. NJ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Union Co. NJ Cemeteries & Church Records

Union Co. NJ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Union Co. NJ General and History Websites

Union Co. NJ Immigration & Naturalization

Union Co. NJ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Union Co. NJ Military Records

Union Co. NJ Schools & Directories