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Essex County, New Jersey

Welcome to the Essex County, NJGenWeb webpage, in conjunction with the USGenWeb Project. My name is Shawn Dempsey, and as of March 27, 2006 I am your new county coordinator. The site will soon see a redesign and re-organization of the content. I would like to thank the previous coordinator, Peggy, for all of her hard work and dedication to this site.

In the future I will also post a page of changes I make along the way. Until then I will just post changes here:
29 Mar 2006A list member identified the picture on the Caldwell town website was not of Caldwell, NJ but Caldwell, Idaho. I looked up Caldwell, Idaho in the National Archives website and sure enough found this picture belongs to Caldwell, Idaho. You can see that same picture here. I removed the picture from our Caldwell site.
27 Mar 2006Modified to reflect new County Coordinator.

At this site you will find information that will assist you in your genealogical research. All comments, questions, suggestions and criticisms are welcome. Volunteers are also needed to do lookups in books that they may have or have access to about Essex County.

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This site is affiliated with the NJ and US GenWeb Project.

Essex County was formed in 1683 from The Province of East Jersey
In 1837, part of Passaic County was formed from part of Essex County
In 1857, Union County split from Essex County

Essex County Vital Records can be requested from (among other sources):

Essex County Hall of Records
465 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Newark, New Jersey 07102
NJ State Archives
225 West State Street-Level 2
Department of State Building
P.O. Box 307
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307
NJ State Library
185 West State Street
Trenton NJ USA 08625-0520
New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 596-8500, ext. 240
FAX (973) 596-6957
TTY/TDD (800) 852-7899 (NJ Relay Service)

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