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Union County
New Jersey
Genealogy and History

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wherever their trails led

 

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ONLINE DATA

BIOGRAPHIES

CHURCH HISTORY

HISTORY

MARRIAGES

MILITARY DATA

NEWSPAPERS

OBITUARIES

 

Recent Website Updates:

July 2015: Thompson-Boone, Fox-Ivins, Lamb-Chamberlin Marriage Records
June 2015: Marriage Records: DEHART-CHEATWOOD, LAWRENCE-BLANCHARD, MEEKEIN-BRIANT

November 2014: Obits: Mrs. Hannah J. Baldwin, John B. Miller - Submitted by Dale Donlon
News-Weather: Tremendous Hurricane at Elizabethtown (1830)
May 2014: Obits: Julius Williams - Transcribed by Jim Dezotell

April 2014: 1883 Pensioners - transcribed by Peg Thompson
August 2013: Obit: GEORGE WILCOX - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
May 2013: Obit: Johanna Husband - Submitted by Kathy McDaniel; THE BOYS OF '17 FROM WESTFIELD NEW JERSEY - PART TWO - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
Mar 2013: THE BOYS OF '17 - FROM WESTFIELD NEW JERSEY - Transcribed by Bruce Selvage
Nov-Dec 2012
Obits: John Williams Cran, Charles M. Cubberley, T. L. Hough, Alexander A. McConnell, Carman Parse, D. A. Pelusio
MARRIAGES: Atwood - Badges, Brown - Dunn, Bryan - French, Cadmus - Freeman, Dingwell - Breen, Fielding - Sandford, Henderson - Chetwood, Magie - Baldwin, Van Horn - Ditzel
WESTFIELD'S VETERANS WHO HAVE PASSED ON - Transcribed by Kim Mohler for Genealogy Trails
Saint James Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 13th Anniversary - Transcribed by Kim Mohler for Genealogy Trails
St. Bernard's Church, Plainfield, Union County NJ - Transcribed by Kim Mohler for Genealogy Trails


Oct 2012: Bio - CLARK, Cyrus Edgar - Transcribed by Charlotte Slater, MURRAY, Nicholas - Transcribed by Richard Ramos; Obit: MUNKITTRICK, Richard Kendall - Sub by FoFG
Mar 2012: Obit: Edward Watkins
Jan 2012:  Bio: Esther (King Suydam) Graham 
Oct 2011: Vigilant (boat) 1895 news article
Sep 2011: BEAUMONT, John W Bio - Contributed by Christine Walters

Union County was formed March 19th, 1857, the last of N.J.'s counties to be created. It was originally part of Essex County. Read some more of their history on the county's official website

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Union County Townships

Berkeley Heights
Clark
Cranford
Hillside
Scotch Plains
Springfield Township
Union Township
Winfield Township

County Seat:
Elizabeth



Surrounding Counties:
Essex County - north
Hudson County - east
Middlesex County - south
Somerset County - west
Morris County - west
New York City borough of Staten Island to the east


Municipalities within County

Cities
Elizabeth
Linden
Plainfield
Rahway
Summit
Westfield (Town)

 Boroughs
Fanwood
Garwood
Kenilworth
Mountainside
New Providence
Roselle Park
Roselle



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