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Find a Grave: Newark

Newark Cemeteries
Search for names within specific cemeteries. Not complete.

JewishGen: Newark

JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
Four Newark Jewish Cemeteries, B'nai Abraham, Grove Street, Talmud Torah, and Union Field, are included in the JewishGen database.

Archival Collections

Newark Cemeteries (1936-2002)
Small Collection of miscellaneous material at the Newark Public Library.
GSNJ New Jersey Cemetery Inventory
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey has transcribed tombstone inscriptions from individual cemeteries in New Jersey; the collection is housed at the Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives in New Brunswick. Newark cemeteries include "Bowery Cemetery, Coeyman's Burying Ground, Fairmount Cemetery - Founders Crypt, Halsey Street Methodist Episcopal Burying Ground (interment records, 1839), Lang Street Burying Ground, Lyons Farm Baptist Churchyard (NJ Historical Society published Monument Inscriptions only), Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark (Old) Burying Ground, Newark "Potters Field" (aka Floral Rest), Newark Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Old First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, and Woodland Cemetery."
Woodland Cemetery Records
New Jersey Historical Society

Trinity Cathedral Cemetery

The Resurrection of a Ghost City: The Fight to Preserve Newark's African Burial Ground
Lauren C. O'Brien. The Public Historian 44(4), November 2022, pp. 104-125.
"This paper argues that Black Newarkers’ activism to define the Trinity Church Cemetery as an African burial ground served as a radical political act in legitimizing their place within an evolving Newark." Rutgers-restricted Access
Trinity Cemetery/NJPAC Correspondence
Correspondence relating to the disposal of the remains in Trinity Cemetery disinterred as a result of the building of NJPAC. Includes a report by Clement Alexander Price and Giles Wright on the significance of the cemetery with a list of Death and Burials Recorded for Blacks, 1806-1829 (including the death and burial of Jack Cudjo in 1823).
January 30, 1995 C.H.A.I.N. Press Release
Council for the Heritage of African in Newark press release decrying removal of remains from Trinity Cathedral Cemetery.
Invitation to Monument Dedication
Invitation to Mayor Sharpe James to attend the ceremony at NJPAC dedicating a monument to the memory of those buried in the former Trinity Cemetery.

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