In 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:
Read “New Jersey Vital Records: What? How? Where?” (updated 2018) to find out what records are available from NJ Dept. of Health and the NJ State Archives, both in-person and through the mail.
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Join our NJUnion email list. To subscribe to the Union county mailing list, send an email to NJUNIONfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word subscribe in the subject line. Nothing else!
Check out the What’s New page.
Check out the FAQs page for frequently asked questions about Union county, New Jersey, and this NJGenWeb project.
Search for Your Ancestors
- Union County, NJ, NJGenWeb Archives
- Union County, NJ, Message Board
- Union County, NJ, Mailing List (type NJUNION as name of list; also try the NJ list because lots of data has been posted there)
Check out the Records page for more.
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.
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Updated 5 May 2018