Genealogy Club



The Passaic County Historical Society Genealogy Club was established in 1985 as an adjunct to the PCHS for the purpose of advancing genealogical study and discovering, obtaining, preserving and perpetuating whatever may relate to genealogy, biography and family history in Passaic County, New Jersey. In addition, the Club assists the Society by publishing and preserving Passaic County genealogical records.
We are headquartered at Clifton Memorial Library 292 Piaget Ave Clifton, NJ 07011 while Lambert Castle is closed. Regular meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month, September through May.

The Society’s library collection includes various hereditary/patriotic society publications, transcripts of various Passaic, Bergen, and Essex County church and cemetery records, special census records, newspaper abstracts, city directories, compiled family histories, family group sheets and historical works. A surname database and card file are maintained to which researchers may submit information. We have placed some of this material on the internet: Library Online Resources

Visitors are always welcome to attend our monthly meetings as guests; however, membership in the PCHS automatically entitles you to membership in the Genealogy Club. Coupled with our monthly meetings, you will receive “The Castle Genie,” the quarterly newsletter of the Genealogy Club and “The Historic County,” the Society’s newsletter. Membership also entitles you free Museum admission, and the opportunity to use the Library’s abundant historical resource material at no additional charge. You will also receive advance notice of any upcoming Historical Society functions and events.

Books Available from the Genealogy Club!


Early Paterson Newspapers Marriages and Death Notices – 1822-1867

The Ecclesiastical History of Paterson, NJ: 
A History of Paterson’s Churches, Synagogues, and Missions

Roll Call of the Dead

Pompton Plains Reformed Church Cemetery 

Written in Stone 

The Fallen of the Great War: World War I Casualties from Passaic County

Sandy Hill Cemetery and the Historical & Statistical Account of the Cemeteries of Paterson New Jersey





PCHS Genealogy Club By-Laws
Library Online Resources 
Archival Finding Aids


Michael Cervine , President
Judi Bonzkowski, Vice President
Marie Mahler, Treasurer
Barbara Esteve, Recording Sec

Passaic County Historical Society 
Genealogy Club
Lambert Castle
3 Valley Road
Paterson, NJ 07503-2032

Phone:  (973) 247-0085