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.

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

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
members, this is to let you know that the site is, at least, temporarily unavailable.  Dick Eastman recently 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 
Nancy Klujber
Publicity Chair, GSBC

Bergen County Biographies

Be sure to check out the Biographies page here at Bergen County!  It's growing now!  Currently 92 bios! 

Lookup Volunteers?

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.



The Vreeland Family Project - If you have Vreeland ancestors, this site is a must-see; however, it is not limited to just Vreeland research. Scroll down to see the wealth of information housed here!

State Coordinator: Denise Wells
Assistant State Coordinators: Brianne Kelly-Bly 
and Linda K. Lewis

 Neighboring Counties... Essex | Hudson | 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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