Bergen County, New Jersey Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png New Jersey Gotoarrow.png Bergen County
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County Courthouse

http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/
One Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 336 - 7300

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Bergen County, New Jersey

Parent County

  • 1675, formed as original county of East Jersey.
  • Formally created 1 March 1683. [1]

Boundary Changes

  • 1710, New Barbadoes twp. added from Essex County
  • 1807, coastal boundary fixed.
  • 7 March 1837, Passaic County was set off. [2]
  • 22 February 1840, Hudson County was set off. [2]
  • 1852, part of Harrison twp. added as Union twp.
  • 1892, coastal boundary clarified.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

  • 1666-1788 - "The Bergen Church Records (Dutch Reformed)," Year Book of the Holland Society of New York. Baptisms 1666-1782: (1903); Marriages (1904); Burials 1666-1788 (1905). 1903 and 1905 volumes are available online. For access, see WeRelate.

Court

History

Land

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Obtaining Copies of County Probate Records

Copies of recorded probate records and the estate files can be obtained from the surrogate's offices for a fee. Addresses of surrogate's offices are found in:

  • Eichholz, Alice, Editor. Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. Revised Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992. (Family History Library book 973 D27rb 1992.) Explains state-by-state history, vital records, census, background sources, periodicals, archives, libraries, societies, maps, land, probate, court, tax, cemetery, church, and military records. Includes county boundary map and table which shows when each county was created and the parent counties.

In addition, copies of the original wills, administrations, inventories, and guardianships sent to Trenton since 1901 can be ordered from:

Clerk of the Superior Court
Records Information Center
P.O. Box 967
Trenton, NJ 08625-0967
Telephone: 609-292-4978
Fax: 609-777-0094

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].