Welcome

UnionCounty_1923In 1857, Union County became the last New Jersey county to be created. Ironically, its boundaries were essentially the same as the original 1664 Elizabethtown Purchase, the first English settlement in the state. The newly formed county consisted of the City of Elizabeth and the Townships of Springfield, Westfield, Rahway, Union, New Providence, and Plainfield, which were once part of Essex County.

Today, Union County is made up of 21 municipalities. Click any of the links below to learn about resources specific to that community:

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Check out the FAQs page for frequently asked questions about Union county, New Jersey, and this NJGenWeb project.

Search for Your Ancestors

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Contribute

If you have Union County genealogical or historical materials and would be willing to transcribe them, the NJGenWeb Archives has an easy-to-use form. We’re always looking for Bible records, biographies, deeds, obituaries, pensions, wills, censuses, and much more. Remember, the USGenWeb Project is made up of volunteers.

Contact

Contact other Union county researchers through Queries or Facebook. Contact me about this web site.

The NJGenWeb State Coordinator is Denise Wells. Assistant State Coordinators are Linda K. Lewis and Brianne Kelly-Bly.

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Updated 2 August 2016