Bergen County, NJ

Bergen County is in the northeast corner of New Jersey. Settled by the Dutch, Bergen was created in 1683 as one of the four original Counties in New Jersey. Its early borders included what are now Passaic and Hudson counties. In 1675 Bergen was included in a judicial district with Essex, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties. Later in 1683, Bergen was recognized as a county by the Provincial Assembly. In 1710, Hackensack became the county seat. Today, our 239-square-mile parcel of land in the northeast corner of the state has an estimated population of 825,380. Bergen had become a county of 70 municipalities, 56 boroughs, nine townships, three cities and two villages. 

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Check out the Steven Morse information page linked Here.

Washington Mansion House Tavern
Main Street & Washington Place, Hackensack, Bergen County, NJ
(from the Historic American Buildings Survey,
R. Merritt Lacey, Photographer, April 23, 1936
Exterior - Southwest Elevation
From the Library of Congress, Memory Project

If anyone has any historic photos of Bergen County that they would like to donate for this site, please consider allowing me to highlight one or two here.  Just send me an email with the attachment and a description of the photo.  Thanks so much for your consideration!  See my email below. 

The Genealogy Society of Bergen County, NJ (GSBC) 

The GSBC meets on the fourth Monday of every month (except December and Holidays) at 7:00 pm.
Generally, a short business meeting is followed by a lecturer who discusses various aspects of
genealogical research.  This year’s meeting schedule can be found here or click here for a listing.
Workshops are sometimes featured in July and August. Members can discuss their genealogical
problems, learn new skills, share information under the guidance of experienced researchers, and
use the library facilities. All meetings and workshops are held in the Ridgewood Public Library
auditorium. See the map.
For more information, visit the Society's website at 
Complete details and registration information is on our website at
For questions about the Society, contact:




Be sure to check out the Biographies page here at Bergen County!  It's growing now!  Currently 100+ bios!

The Vreeland Family Project - If you have Vreeland ancestors, this site is a must-see; however, it is

If you were a Lookup Volunteer for Bergen County and have changed your email address, please SEND ME AN EMAIL so I can update your contact information.  Thanks. not limited to just Vreeland research. Scroll down to see the wealth of information housed here!

Bergen County Coordinator:  Denise Wells

State Coordinator: Denise Wells
Assistant State Coordinator: Brianne Kelly-Bly 

 Neighboring Counties... Essex | Hudson / Old Hudson Site  | Morris | Passaic | Sussex | Union | Warren
Bergen County Volunteer Coordinator & Webmaster
Thank you to Jeff Kemp for creating the Bergen County banner!
We wish to thank Christine Goff for her tireless work and
the hosting of this county site from 1998-2003
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