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Passaic County
New Jersey
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Newspaper Data


Wills/Probate Records 


Recent Website Updates:
August 2015: Obit: Benjamin Coronti
July 2015: Marriage Records from the Journal of American Ancestry Vol. 6-7

Nov 2014: 1883 Pensions - Transcribed by Kathie Scott; OBIT: William McGrogan, Roy C. Harlan, The Rev. Father Joseph F. Dolan - Submitted by Dale Donlon
April 2014: Will of John Henry Luther - Transcribed by Janice Brazil
February 2014: Obit: Samuel B. Rutan - Transcribed by Shannon Thomas
January 2014: 1917 Biographies (252 - 4 pages) - transcribed by Nina Kramer
August 2013: Obit: EMIL MAX PAUL LUCK, JEDEDIAH KILBOURN HAYWARD - Transcribed by Kim Mohler

Nov-Dec 2012: OBITS: George L. Catlin, Susan Davis, John Derrick, Mrs. Roy L. Glover, Thomas G. Hughes, Lillian Jackson, Margaret Miller; News-MARRIAGES: Baldwin - Speer, Colt - Boudinot, Crawford - Wilbur, Kelly - Armitage, Morgan - Sythoff, Pierson - Willis,
Speer - Humans, Van Becren - Taylor, Watson - Scoti; Bios: BENZ, HERMAN; FALSTROM, GUSTAVE WILLIAM ALFRED; GALLAGHER, PETER JOSEPH; HIRD, HENRY E.; HIRD, JOHN A.; HIRD, SAMUEL; HIRD, SAMUEL AINSWORTH; KENT, ELMER WILLIAMSON ; History: Passaic County First Physicians; Passaic County First Lawyers
Mar 2012: News: Fire in Patterson
January 2012: Bio: Terhune, Mrs. Mary Virginia

Lambert Castle
Lambert Castle
Paterson, NJ

Passaic County was created in 1837 from portions of both Bergen County and Essex County.

Passaic County Townships


County Seat: Paterson


Township Map

Surrounding Counties:
Orange County, NY - north
Rockland County, NY - northeast
Bergen County - east
Essex County - south
Morris County - southwest
Sussex County - west

Municipalities within County

Bloomingdale (borough)
Clifton (city)
Haledon (borough)
Hawthorne (borough)
Little Falls (township)
North Haledon (borough)
Passaic (city)
Paterson (city)

Pompton Lakes (borough)
Prospect Park (borough)
Ringwood (borough)
Totowa (borough)
Wanaque (borough)
Wayne (township)
West Milford (township)
West Paterson (borough)

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