County Seat: Hackensack
Bergen County, New Jersey

Established: 1683

 

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REFERENCES AND LOOK-UP VOLUNTEERS

Guidelines when asking for help from Bergen County Lookup Volunteers

 

  1. Note: This list of volunteers has not been updated since 2002. Please contact Bergen County Volunteer Coordinator & Webmaster, Denise Wells [contact me by email] immediately if the email address does not work, if you are a volunteer who no longer wishes to offer this service, or if you are a volunteer who is willing to perform a look up in any source relating to Bergen County, NEw Jersey.
  2. To request a lookup for any of the references, click on the address of the look-up volunteer and ask them politely.
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    LOOKUP-BERGEN COUNTY in the subject line. This will ensure that your request is not accidentally overlooked or deleted.
  3. Be sure to include the name of book or CD you are requesting the lookup from in your message. Don't forget to sign your email message.
  4. Limit your request to 1 or 2 specific names. For example, do not ask for ALL the marriages on a surname; otherwise, your request will probably be ignored or denied.
  5. Don't forget to say "thank you" to your look-up volunteer for their time and trouble.


 

Bergen County Vital Statistics
Births, Deaths and Marriages
Deed Books, Minute Books, Tax Lists

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Bergen County Census Records

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Bergen County Church Records

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Catholic Church Records Birth and marriage, 1856-1886 Glenn G. Geisheimer  
Bergen Records 1666-1788, Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Bergen in New Jersey 1666 to 1788 by Dingman Versteeg and Thomas E. Vermilye, Jr. Baltimore: Gen. Publ. Co., Inc., 1976. Carol Swinehart  
Records of the South Reformed Dutch Church at Schraalenburg (Bergenfield) printed for the Holland Society in 1891 Howard Cole  
"NJ Marriage Records 1665 - 1800" by Wm Nelson; Covers the state but Hackensack and Schraalenberg Churches featured. CA Foss  
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Hackensack 1895 - 1995 includes baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burial records. Arnold Lang  
• History of the First Reformed Church of Hackensack Known as "the old church on the green" Harland B. Kinzley  
The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Bergen [Jersey City] New Jersey 1666-1788 Shirley Lillie  
Listed are two books which I own. I'm willing to do lookups. I have no family history in Ho-Ho-Kus, but I lived there 1943 - 1959. Ho-Ho-Kus 1908/1958 Published by the 50th Anniversary Committee, Inc., Ho-Ho-Kus New Jersey, 1958 Includes many pictures Background of Ho-Ho-Kus History by Sue F Hudson, copyright 1953 Published under the auspices of The Woman's Club of Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey 176 pages, plus good index and misc. lists. Anna LeBlanc
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Bergen County Cemetery Records

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Bergen County Histories, Atlases, etc.

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1876 Atlas of Bergen County - see sample on Bergen Maps Page. Harland is happy to do lookups for interested parties. Harland B. Kinzley  
1650 Maps - First Reformed Church - see sample on Bergen Maps Page. Harland is happy to do lookups for interested parties. Harland B. Kinzley  
Van Buskirk books by Irene English Shoemaker that I can do look-ups from. I also have old Van Buskirk cemetery lists posted on my web-site as well as some Van Buskirk family photos dating back to about 1860. Go to Site Colleen
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Bergen County War Records - Various

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The Revolutionary War in the Hackensack Valley - The Jersey Dutch and the Neutral Ground by Adrian C. Leiby, copyright 1962, 1980, 1992 by Rutgers, the State University. Joe Shaw
• Bergen County NJ Revolutionary War Soldiers Phil O'Leary
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Bergen County References

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The Ramapo Mountain People by David S. Cohen Rutgers University Press - 1986 Howard Cole
Tales and Towns of Northern New Jersey by Henry Charlton Beck - Rutgers University Press 1964 Howard Cole
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Bergen County Directories

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1953-54 Bergen Co. Telephone Directory A Coonan
1963-64 Teaneck-West Englewood Yellow Book (includes residential listings) A Coonan
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Bergen County Yearbooks
& Alumni Resources

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•1942 high school year book for Lodi High School (new January 2007) Kathi Katz
1944 Yearbook - Hackensack High School A Coonan
1945-1995 Alumni Directory - Fair Lawn High School Barbara Pierce
1944 Yearbook - Hackensack High School A Coonan
1952 Hackensack High School yearbook Howard Cole
1954 Teaneck High School yearbook Howard Cole
1955 Weehawken High School yearbook Lois Friedman
1956 Weehawken High School yearbook Lois Friedman
1957 Dumont High School yearbook Lois Friedman
1957 Fairleigh Dickinson University Howard Cole
1957 Weehawken High School yearbook Lois Friedman
1962 The Emerald Banner - Memorial Jr High School yearbook, Fair Lawn Barbara Pierce
1963 The Emerald Banner - Memorial Jr High School yearbook, Fair Lawn Barbara Pierce
1966 Crimson Tide - Fair Lawn High School yearbook Barbara Pierce
Class of 1966 20 Year Reunion 1986 Update - Fair Lawn High School Barbara Pierce
1969 Yearbook Indian Hills High School - Okland Trudi Freeman
1970 Yearbook Indian Hills High School - Okland Trudi Freeman
1974 Ramapo Regional High School - Franklin Lakes Jim Murphy
1975 Ramapo Regional High School - Franklin Lakes Jim Murphy
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Bergen County Names
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Other Links
• Boyan Family Bill Wires • Boyan Family Research - Please contact me for further information Bergen County "Boyan" research
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• "THE CAMPBELL FAMILY" "Some of the Descendants of William Campbell of Bergen County, 1718-1969." Compiled by Harlan Rogers Campbell in 1969. Gerald F. Cahill • I will do lookups --
• "Cole Family History - Isaac Cole and Catherine Serven" by Rev. David Cole 1876 Howard Cole • I will do lookups --
• Courter- Everson Mary Everson • Will be glad to share with anyone researching this family. --
• Courter Judith Ullman • Courter family - Have copies of census records all NJ most years for Courter family, tax records 1778-1822 Bergen, Essex, Morris Counties for Courter family, some of Deeds for Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Sussex County for Courter family. Will look up for anyone researching Courter family. --
• Crane Norman Morris • Will do lookups for the CRANE family. --
• "THE DURIE FAMILY" "Jean Durier of the Huguenot Colony in Bergen County and Some of his DUREE, DuREE, DURIE, DuRIE, and DURYEA Descendants." Compiled by Howard I. Durie in 1985. Gerald F. Cahill • I will do lookups --
• The Reverend Goetchy Colony in America Michael R. Gutches IV • Book on microfilm --
• Andries Hoppe (Hoppen / Hopper ) family tree Maria (Ree) Hopper • I am writing a book on descendant of Andries Hoppe (Hoppen) ca. 1651 New Amsterdam. Have a large database of Hoppers - will search for specific requests. --
• Joralemon/Jeroleman family tree Carol Swinehart • Joralemon database on line Carol Swinehart Homepage
• Van Riper Denise Frederick • See: Web Page info Denise Frederick Home Page
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New Jersey Vital Statistics
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New Jersey Histories, Atlases, etc.

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"New Jersey in the Civil War" This is a list of New Jersey oriented Civil War links.  
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New Jersey War Records - various

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Passenger Lists

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Ships passenger list of the vessel Mercury that departed from Rotterdam, Holland and sailed to Phildelphia, PA arriving in May of 1735 Michael Gutches IV
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New Jersey & Miscellaneous Reference

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Catholic Trails West, Vol 1 & 2 - These volumes cover parts of PA, NY & NJ when Jesuit Priests road the circuity in the 1700 & 1800's. Alphabetical listing. (Please be specific; otherwise, your request will be ignored) David W. Wyble Sr
New Jersey Biographical Index - This index references other publications that individuals name is mentioned. Alphabetical listing. (Please be specific; otherwise, your request will be ignored) David W. Wyble Sr
"The Source" Revised Edition: A Guidebook of American Genealogy - Ancestry (1997), edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs & Sandra Hargreaves Luebking; Description: What records are available and where to find them Barbara Pierce

Bergen County Miscellaneous

Private Research

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With over twenty years experience, it is my good fortune to provide professional family research in connection with New Jersey records, including, but not limited to, vitals, church, cemetery, land, probate, court, etc. Extended services are (1) house history research; (2) problem solving; (3) interviewing a relative or family friend; (4) photographing gravesites; and (5) suggested reading. If you would like to discuss your research and receive an Information/Bio sheet, just let me know. It would be my pleasure to assist you in whatever way possible to try and uncover information regarding that elusive ancestor you've been trying to find for so long. And that's a wonderful way to be good to yourself! Bye for now, Bea. Bio/Information Bea Denman Howley 307 South First Avenue Highland Park, New Jersey 08904 (732) 249-0019
I would like to be of assistance to anyone who would like original documents and material pertaining to their family genealogy. The National Archives here in Washington, DC has original information no other archives have in the U.S. comprising of U.S. Censuses, Passenger Ship Manifests, military records of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War and Civil War, as well as a host of other primary sources at the National Archives, such as: Documents & Records U.S. Census, 1790-1920 Mortality Census Schedules, 1850-1880 (Federal) Military Service Records, 1775-1903 Military Pensions, 1775-1916 Pension Application Files of Remarried Widows Bounty Land Warrants for Revolutionary War Service Bounty Land Warrants for War of 1812 Service, 1815-1858 Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914 Passenger Lists, 1820-1954 (Customs & Immigrations) Passport Applications, 1791-1926 Land Records, 1800-1974 (in the public land states) [Many More Categories] Documents & Records, Civil War Original Military Pension Records (Union only) Compiled Military Service Records (Union and Confederate) Troop Movements (Union & Confederate - Field/Staff, Regimental, Unit levels) Original Union Prison Records and Andersonville Record Lists of Soldiers Captured at Vicksburg [Many More Categories] ------------------------------------ I can provide service to those who would like such information (photocopies of available original documents, records, or otherwise) at reasonable rates as I live in Washington, DC and have ready access to information in the U.S. National Archives, much of which is not available in county, state, or even regional national archives. There are no legal concerns about copyrighted material because the information in the National Archives is in the public domain for all the American people Main Website • Michael O. Anderson -

New Jersey Bergen
Wills
Surrogates Court House

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Court house
look up wills and copy down any pertinent family info.IF you want a copy you must write to the volunteer for copy cost
Mary Lish
mary.lish@verizon.net
   

FREE SOURCES on HeritageQuest

There are MANY free resources available to you through your local library. Visit them and ask if they have a subscription to HeritageQuest... many DO. Ask if you can access the database from home, or if it is only available at the library.

SOME (there are more) of the resources on Bergen County available through Heritage Quest include:

  • Bergen County panorama; Hackensack, N.J.?: Board of Chosen Freeholders?, 1941?, 419 pgs.
  • Historical discourse : on occasion of the re-opening and dedication of the First Reformed (Dutch) Church at Hackensack, N.J., May 2, 1869; by Theodore B. Romeyn; New York: Board of Publication, R.C.A., 1870, 184 pgs.
  • Three hundred years : the story of the Hackensack Valley, its settlement and growth by Francis C. Koehler; Chester, N.J.: unknown, 1940, 126 pgs.
  • Loyalty and reprisal : the loyalists of Bergen County, New Jersey, and their estates by Ruth M. Keesey; United States: unknown, c1957, 303 pgs.
  • A postal history of Bergen County by Harold D. Perry; Hackensack, N.J.: Hackensack Philatelic Society, 1940?, 42 pgs.
  • History of Westwood, Bergen County and New Jersey by Gloria Rogers; Westwood, N.J.: North Bergen Weekly, 1942, 69 pgs.
  • The Story of Wyckoff; New Jersey?: unknown, c1939, 48 pgs.
  • Township of Lyndhurst, 1917-1967 : historical essay; Lyndhurst, N.J.: Township of Lyndhurst?, 1967, 67 pgs.
  • Bergen County : a bibliography of historical books, pamphlets and maps and certain other items pertaining thereto; by J.M. Ransom; New Jersey?: Bergen County Historical Society, 1960, 36 pgs.
  • Tillotson's Englewood and Northern Valley directory, 1900; Englewood, N.J.: Joseph H. Tillotson, 1900, 368 pgs.
  • The Presbyterian Church of Englewood : historical discourses delivered on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the organization of the church by Henry Matthias Booth; New Jersey?: The Trustees, 1885?, 87 pgs.
  • Tenafly through fifty years, 1894-1944; Tenafly, N.J.: unknown, 1944, 49 pgs.
  • The story of Tenafly by Eva Browning Sisson; Tenafly, N.J.?: Tenafly Trust Co., c1939, 88 pgs.
  • Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, past and present; Ridgewood, N.J.: Citizens Semi-Centennial Association, 1916?, 189 pgs.
  • Looking back at Palisades Park, 1668-1976; New Jersey: Mayor's Bicentennial Committee, 1977, 124 pgs.
  • Borough of Hillsdale, New Jersey, 75th anniversary, 1898-1973; Paramus, N.J.: unknown, 1973, 128 pgs.
  • History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1630-1923 by Frances Augusta Johnson Westervelt; New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1923, 1229 pgs.
  • Bergen County panorama; Hackensack, N.J.?: Board of Chosen Freeholders?, 1941?, 419 pgs
 




 

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