New Jersey, Essex County, Superintendent of Soldiers' Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records

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New Jersey, Essex County, Superintendent of Soldiers' Burials, 1776-1979
This article describes a collection of records at
Essex, New Jersey, 
United States
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Location of Essex County, New Jersey
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Record Description
Record Type Burial
Collection years 1776-1979
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
New Jersey State Archives

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of grave registration records from the Superintendent of Soldiers' Burials in Essex County, New Jersey for years 1776-1979. The records are arranged alphabetically by the veteran's name. The microfilm of the original record is in the Essex County Records Building in Newark, New Jersey.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Next of kin
  • Death date
  • Cemetery
  • Branch of service

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