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County Seat: Hackensack
Bergen County, New Jersey

Established: 1683


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Bergen County Historical Society

Business Records



Census 1830


City Directories

Court Records

Divorce Records


Land Records


Mailing Lists

Message Boards

Probate Records


Vital Records

Gen. Soc. of Bergen County

April 1, 2007


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 - Souwest Elevation
From the Library of Congress, Memory Project

  Special Announcement!

Please visit the below link to view the advance program/ registration form for the 2007 Family History & Genealogy Conference which will be held in Vineland, New Jersey, on Saturday, October 27, 2007 from 9:00am-1:30pm. This conference is co-sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and The Cumberland County Historical Society. Admission is free. Please make copies of the form as needed, and/or to post it on your website. For further information on Family History Centers in Southern New Jersey, please visit
Conference Brochure
Thank you,
Laura Standage
Cultural Arts Director
Cherry Hill New Jersey Stake
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints



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.

I have a major project currently underway for Bergen County, NJ. with various materials from out-of-copyright books with Bergen County material. I do not have all of the material scanned, but am working on it slowly.

If you would like to participate in this project and are good at typing and proofreading, please let me know with an email. Thank you for your consideration.

Denise - Bergen County Coordinator 

County of Bergen, NJ - Official Web site

Bergen County Quick Facts

Bergen County Registrars 


Bergen County Baptisms - Dutch Reformed Church
Bergen, NJ 1666-1789
Bergen County Marriages - Dutch Reformed Church, Bergen, NJ 1666-1789


Brief Description of Every Municipality in Bergen County

Cooper Family History 

Courthouses & Chambers of Commerce 

Dutch Door Genealogy 


Family Group Sheets 

Family History Centers 

Family Trees 


Find a Grave - Bergen County 

Funeral Homes 

Genealogical & Historical Societies
Hackensack, NJ Marriages before 1700

Historical Museums & Sites 
Interment - Bergen County

Landowners and Settlers 
Maps & Gazeteers



NJGenWeb Archives Bergen County

Photographs of Bergen County 
Political Graveyard-Bergen


Obits from Rutherford, A Few 
Obituaries Index Bergen County


Some New Jersey Veterans 


Sources for Genealogical Research 
State Archives


Tombstone Project - Bergen County - USGenWeb



 Neighboring Counties... Essex | Hudson | Morris | Passaic | Sussex | Union | Warren

Bergen County Volunteer Coordinator & Webmaster

We wish to thank Christine Goff for her tireless work and
the hosting of this county site from 1998-2003
Copyright © NJGenWeb 2001-2007 | Last updated July 21, 2007
Copyright 2007 by Denise Wells