Place:Belleville, Essex, New Jersey, United States

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NameBelleville
Alt namesSecond Riversource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34000472
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates40.783°N 74.15°W
Located inEssex, New Jersey, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Belleville (French: "Belle ville" meaning "Beautiful town") is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 35,926,[1][2][3] reflecting a decline of 2 (0.0%) from the 35,928 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,715 (+5.0%) from the 34,213 counted in the 1990 Census.

Silver Lake (2010 total population of 4,243) is a census-designated place and unincorporated area defined by the United States Census Bureau as of the 2010 Census that is split between Belleville (with 3,769 of the CDP's residents) and Bloomfield (474 of the total).

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Church Records:

Methodist: The early records of Wesley Methodist Church are housed at the Methodist Archives at Drew University, Madison, N.J. A transcription of the headstones in the cemetery can be found in the New Jersey Genealogical Society Collection at the Donald A. Sinclair Special Collections at the Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Dutch Reformed Church: The original records were transferred to the Dutch Reformed Church of America Archives in New Brunswick, N.J., upon the closing of the church and the sale of the building. Many of the records have been published over the years. A transcription of the headstones in the cemetery can be found in the New Jersey Genealogical Society Collection at the Donald A. Sinclair Special Collections at the Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.


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