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Baptist Church Records - Essex County

First Baptist - Caldwell -Church Minutes beginning 1848. In possession of the Church Clerk.

First Baptist Church - Millburn - Church minutes 1848 plus. In possession of the Church Clerk.

Elizabeth Avenue Baptist Church - Newark - Church Register from about 1769. Records in possession of the Church Clerk.

Peddie Memorial Baptist Church - Newark - Church Registers from about 1801 - Records in possession of the Church Clerk.

South Baptist Church - Newark - Church Registers from about 1850. Records in possession of the Church Clerk.

Clinton Hill Baptist - Newark - Church Registers from about 1859. Records are in possession of the Church Clerk.

Fairmount Baptist Church - Newark - Church Registers from about 1859. Records are in possession of the Church Clerk.

Walnut Street Baptist Church - Newark - Church Minutes from about 1875 - Records are in the possession of the Church Clerk.

Roseville Baptist Church - Newark - Church Records form about 1871 - records in possession of Church Clerk.

Clinton Avenue Baptist Church - Newark - Church Records from about 1868 - Records in possession of Church Clerk.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church - Newark - Church records from about 1867 - Records in possession of Church Clerk.

Northfield Baptist Church - Northfield - Church Minutes, etc from about 1798. Records in possession of the Church Clerk.

North Orange Baptist Church - Orange - Church Minutes, etc from about 1857. Records in possession of Church Clerk.

Washington Street Baptist Church - Orange - Church Minutes from about 1873 -Records in possession of Church Clerk.

Lyons Farm Baptist Church - Newark - Church Records from 1866-1867 - Records in possession of New Jersey Historical Society.

 
 
Dutch Reformed Churches - Essex County

Second River Dutch Reformed Church (now Belleville) Marriage records 1730-1774, 1794-1800. Baptismal Register 1727 - 1794 Marriage records published in the Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, Volume XXII, Marriage Records, 1665-1800 by William Nelson, published in 1900. Baptismal Register published in the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey - beginning October 1927 (Diane Sives)

Second River Dutch Reformed Church - Belleville - Church Records 1727 to 1916 - Records in possession of D.A.R.
 
Stonehouse Plains Dutch Reformed Church (now the Brookdale section of Bloomfield. Baptisms, Births, Marriages, Membership ca 1801 to ca 1860 These records are from a transcription from the Passaic County Historical Society handwritten volume of undetermined origin (at least undetermined by me) I only have baptisms,births and marriages; even though the original records contained membership records. The record indicates that the membership records were skipped. (Diane Sives)

Stonehouse Plains Dutch Reformed Church - Brookdale section of Bloomfield -Church Records 1801-1902 - Records in the possession of the New Jersey Historical Society.

Dutch Reformed Church - Gansegat - now Fairfield - church Records 1741 - 1747. - records in New Jersey Mag, Vol 6

First Reformed Church - East Orange Church Records 1875 - 1915. Records in possession of New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

Episcopal Churches of Essex County

Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church - Newark - Church Records 1696 - 1966 Records in possession of New Jersey Historical Society.

Additional reference HRS WPA - Inventory of the Church Archives of New Jersey - Protestant Episcopal, Diocese of New Jersey 1940 - 435 pages.

 

Lutheran Churches of Essex County

If you cannot find the Lutheran Church that you are looking for; then perhaps, they have either gone out of existence or have changed names. You can contact the following archives:

Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia
7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119-1794
215-248-4616 ext 34

 

Presbyterian Churches of Essex County

Caldwell Presbyterian Church - Caldwell -Church Records 1784 - 1836. Records in possession of Rutgers Library.

Bethany Presbyterian Church - Newark - Church Registers 1874-1891. Records in possession of Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Presbyterian Church - Newark - Church Records 1824-1900. Records in possession of Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

First Presbyterian Church - Newark - Membership Records 1801 - 1833. Records in possession of The Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

First Presbyterian Church - Newark - Session Minutes 1781-1886. Records in possession of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

High Street -6th Presbyterian Church - Newark - Misc. Church Records 1841-1901. Records in possession of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wickliffe Presbyterian Church - Newark - Session Minutes 1865-1867 - Records in possession of The Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Catholic Churches of Essex County, New Jersey

c/o Monsignor William Field
Archdiocesen Archives
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, N.J. 07090

CATHOLIC CHURCHES OF ESSEX COUNTY

The parishes that have an ethnic designation after their name are national parishes, which must be distinguished from territorial parishes. Territorial parishes serve people in a given territory. National parishes serve people of a particular tongue, no matter where they live.

Where possible, I have indicated the name of the parish from which the given parish was formed from. I have also indicated which parishes have closed, and where the records of those parishes will be found. SHU indicates that the records are housed in the Archdiocesan archives at Seton Hall University.

The founding dates are not necessarily the dates when the records begin.

Some of the records were microfilmed by the LDS, and copies of the film are available through their branches and at Special Collections, Seton Hall University. I will provide a list of these soon.

BELLEVILLE

Saint Anthony (Italian) 1901

Saint Peter 1838; <Saint John, Newark

BLOOMFIELD

Sacred Heart 1878; <Immaculate Conception, Montclair

Saint Venantius (Polish) 1899

Saint Thomas the Apostle 1939

CALDWELL

Saint Aloysius 1892; <Montclair

CEDAR GROVE

Saint Catherine of Siena 1949

EAST ORANGE

Holy Name of Jesus 1910

Our Lady Help of Christians 1882 (now called Holy Spirit/Help of Christians)

Our Lady of All Souls 1914; closed: records at SHU

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament 1916; closed: records at SHU

Sacred Heart 1892

Saint Joseph (Italian) 1916

FAIRFIELD

Saint Thomas More 1962

IRVINGTON

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Hungarian) 1907; closed: records at SHU

Sacred Heart of Jesus (Polish) 1925

Saint Leo 1878

Saint Paul the Apostle 1948

LIVINGSTON

Saint Philomena 1927; <Saint Aloysius, Caldwell

Saint Raphael 1961; <Saint Philomena, Livingston

MAPLEWOOD

Immaculate Heart of Mary 1955

Saint Joseph 1914

MONTCLAIR

Immaculate Conception 1855; <Saint Peter's, Belleville

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Italian) 1907

Saint Peter Claver (African-American)

NEWARK

Blessed Sacrament (Clinton Hill) 1892; <Saint Leo, Irvington

Epiphany (Portuguese) 1992; <Our Lady of Fatima (Portuguese), Newark

Holy Trinity (Lithuanian) 1901

Immaculate Conception 1925

Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spanish) 1924

Our Lady of Fatima (Portuguese) 1956

Our Lady of Good Counsel (North Newark) 1902; <Saint Peter, Belleville &

Saint Michael, Newark

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Italian) 1890

Our Lady of the Rosary (Italian) 1918; closed: records at SHU

Queen of Angels (African-American) 1930

Sacred Heart (Vailsburg) 1892

Sacred Heart Cathedral 1889

Saint Aloysius 1879; <Saint James, Newark

Saint Anne 1888

Saint Antoninus 1875

Saint Augustine (German), North Newark 1874;

Saint Benedict (German), "Down Neck" 1857; <Saint Mary's, Newark

Saint Bridgit 1887; merged with Saint Patrick, Newark, records at Saint Patrick

Saint Casimir (Polish) 1908

Saint Charles Borromeo 1910

Saint Columba 1871

Saint James 1854

Saint John's 1826; <Saint Peter's, Barclay Street, NYC

Saint Joseph's 1859; <Saint Patrick's, Newark

Baptismal and Marriage records I would prefer to do look-ups for a specific event with at least an approximate range of years - sometimes folks just want you to look for anyone with a last name in the whole record and that just simply is not feasible for me. (Barbara Smith)

Baptisms: microfilm #138023 baptisms end in 1918. May be obtained through your local Family History Center.

Saint Lucy (Italian) 1891

Saint Mary Magdalene 1893; <Saint Aloysius; closed: records at SHU

Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception (German) 1842; <Saint John, Newark

Saint Michael 1878

Saint Patrick 1848; <Saint John, Newark

Saint Peter (German) 1854; <Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Newark; closed: records at SHU

Saint Philip Neri 1887; closed: records at SHU

Saint Rocco (Italian) 1899

Saint Rose of Lima 1888

Saint Stanislaus (Polish) 1889; before the founding of Saint Stanislaus, many Poles attended Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception

Saint Stephen (Polish) 1902; closed: records at SHU

Saint Thomas Aquinas 1957

NUTLEY

Holy Family (Italian) 1909

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Polish) 1925

Saint Mary 1876

ORANGE

Holy Spirit 1931; merged with Help of Christians, East Orange. Records at Holy Spirit/Help of Christians, East Orange

Our Lady of the Valley 1873;<Saint John, Orange

Saint Andrew Kim (Korean) 1972

Saint John 1851

Saint Venantius 1887; <Saint John, Orange; records at Saint Andrew Kim, Orange

ROSELAND

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament 1955

SHORT HILLS

Saint Rose 1852

SOUTH ORANGE

Our Lady of Sorrows 1887; <Saint John, Orange

UPPER MONTCLAIR

Saint Cassian 1896

VERONA

Our Lady of the Lake 1923

WEST ORANGE

Our Lady of Lourdes 1914

Saint Joseph 1932

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If you have questions concerning Catholic Church Records in Essex County, NJ you may contact:

Augustine J. Curley, O.S.B.
Newark Abbey, 528 Martin Luther King Boulevard Newark, New Jersey 07102-1314
Phone:973-643-4800 x731; Fax 973-643-6922
Librarian, Radel Library (Newark Abbey and Saint Benedict's Prep)

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