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Bergen County, New Jersey
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Bergen County, New Jersey Facts

Bergen County

When was Bergen County, NJ Created?
Bergen County was established on March 1, 1683 as one of four original counties created in East Jersey. The county was named for Bergen, New Netherland settlement, itself named for Bergen, North Holland.

What is the County Seat of Bergen County, NJ?
The County Seat is located in Hackensack plus the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Bergen County, NJ?
Bordering Counties are Rockland County, New York (north), Westchester County, New York (east), Hudson County (south), Essex County (south) and Passaic County (west).

What cities and towns are in Bergen County, NJ?
Cities and towns located in the County include Englewood, Garfield, Hackensack. Villages include Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood.

What Townships are in AAAAAAA County, NJ?
Townships located in the County include Lyndhurst, Mahwah, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Washington Township, Wyckoff. Boroughs include Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Fairview, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, River Edge, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle River, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wallington, Westwood, Wood-Ridge, Woodcliff Lake.

Bergen County, NJ Vital Records

Where can find Bergen County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bergen County vital records can be found at the New Jersey Department of Health has copies of Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1878 to the present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New Jerseyi for current fees and application process.

You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for New Jersey Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate  Application to mail.

AAAAAAA County, NJ Census Records

What AAAAAAA County, NJ census records are available?
There are many types of census records for AAAAAAA County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800 (missing), 1810 (missing), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Bergen Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bergen Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bergen Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. You can get free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms that can help with your research. See Also New Jersey Census Records Research Guide

Bergen County, NJ Courthouse and Government Records

Bergen County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Bergen County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bergen County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also New Jersey Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Bergen County, NJ Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bergen County, NJ?
A list of Bergen County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New Jersey Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Bergen County, NJ Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Bergen County, NJ?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bergen County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Bergen Co. NJ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bergen Co. NJ Cemeteries & Church Records

Bergen Co. NJ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bergen Co. NJ General and History Websites

Bergen Co. NJ Immigration & Naturalization

Bergen Co. NJ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bergen Co. NJ Military Records

Bergen Co. NJ Schools & Directories

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