Welcome to the Essex County, NJGenWeb project,
in conjunction with the USGenWeb Project.

What's New!!!!

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Shawn Dempsey is the NJGENWEB Essex County Coordinator and can be contacted via email here . Some of the town pages have not been converted to the latest style format yet. If you click on a link and see the old format (looks different than this page) please know that I am aware it is not complete and will eventually be converted.

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.

Please be aware that the site coordinator is not able to perform individual research. The site coordinator is responsible for posting information on this site. However, if you have a question as to what direction to take, please email me and I will try to point you in the right direction.

Many of you have already contacted me about problems with the site. Or items to be added. Please know that I have all your suggestions and will get to them and post them when I start working on the corresponding sections of the website. This site is huge already so please be patient while I work my way through it all.

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

The State Coordinator is Denise Wells and she can be reached at SCNewJersey@gmail.com.
The Assistant State Coordinators are Brianne Kelly-Bly and Linda K. Lewis.

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 Resource Page at RootsWeb

Essex County Vital Records can be requested from:
Essex County Hall of Records
465 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Newark, New Jersey 07102
973-621-5000
NJ State Archives
225 West State Street-Level 2 
Department of State Building 
P.O. Box 307 
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307
609-292-6260
NJ State Library
185 West State Street
Trenton NJ USA 08625-0520
609-292-6220
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)

library@jerseyhistory.org

Essex County Vital Records Availability



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