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.
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 www.njgsbc.org.
Complete details and registration information is on our website at www.njgsbc.org. For questions about the Society, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bergen County Coordinator: Denise Wells
Thank you to Jeff Kemp for creating the Bergen County banner!