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Our Genealogy Helper for Bloomfield ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Bloomfield (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Bloomfield. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Newspapers Published in Bloomfield ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bloomfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bloomfield, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bloomfield.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Bloomfield:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Connecticut
    • Stories from New Jersey
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Bloomfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bloomfield.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Bloomfield covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Merrill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Merrill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Merrill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill Cemetery
  • Patterson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patterson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patterson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Cemetery
  • Baron Hirsch Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • United Hebrew Cemetery
  • Mt. Richmond Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Richmond Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Richmond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Richmond Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Moravian Cemetery
    • Vanderbilt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vanderbilt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vanderbilt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanderbilt Cemetery
    • St. Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • Fountain Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fountain Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fountain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Cemetery
    • Staten Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Staten Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Staten Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staten Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • Rosedale Cemetery
    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Linden Park Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Bloomfield in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bloomfield.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Bloomfield, with the one closest to Bloomfield listed first.

  • Mariners Harbor [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mariners Harbor
    • Mariners Harbor [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Bloomfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,001 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mariners Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mariners Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mariners Harbor
  • Arlington [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Bloomfield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arlington had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
  • Elizabethport [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethport
    • Elizabethport [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Bloomfield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elizabethport had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethport
  • Port Richmond [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Richmond
    • Port Richmond [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,290 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Port Richmond had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Richmond
  • Elm Park [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
    • Elm Park [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomfield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elm Park had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Park
  • Bayway [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayway
    • Bayway [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomfield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bayway had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayway
  • Continue List ...
    • Tremley [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremley
      • Tremley [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Bloomfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tremley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremley
    • Greenridge [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenridge
      • Greenridge [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Bloomfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 220 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenridge
    • Richmond [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bloomfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 306 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bloomfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37,764 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elizabeth had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • West New Brighton [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West New Brighton
      • West New Brighton [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,946 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West New Brighton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West New Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West New Brighton
    • Bergen Point [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergen Point
      • Bergen Point [Hudson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bloomfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bergen Point had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergen Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergen Point
    • Linden [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Bloomfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,076 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Linden had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
    • Rossville [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossville
      • Rossville [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bloomfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,094 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rossville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
    • Annadale [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annadale
      • Annadale [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Bloomfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 119 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Annadale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Annadale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annadale

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bloomfield. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bloomfield.

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The official website for Bloomfield: www.bloomfieldny.org/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bloomfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bloomfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BloomfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6126, Longitude: -74.1782       In this case, the coordinates for Bloomfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bloomfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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