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.
NEWS UPDATE: Many people have used a website called Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) for several years now to help them locate obituaries, etc. for family published a short article about the site going off-line.
The Genealogy Society of Bergen County, NJ (GSBC)
The August meeting of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County (GSBC) will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 7PM at the Ridgewood Public Library at 125 N. Maple Ave. in Ridgewood, NJ. The program will be a video presentation of Part 1 of a PBS series about New York City. It is entitled "The Country and the City 1609-1825." Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit our website at www.njgsbc.org.
Complete details and registration information is on our website at www.njgsbc.org. Nancy Klujber Publicity Chair, GSBC
Thank you to Jeff Kemp for creating the Bergen County banner!