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Founded in 1683
Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey.

In 1675, Bergen was included in a judicial district with Essex, Monmouth and Middlesex counties, while the territory was called East Jersey, a proprietary colony (as opposed to a royal colony). In 1683, Bergen (along with the three other counties) was officially recognized as an independent county by the Provincial Assembly. At the time of its creation, Bergen County's territory also included the current territory of Hudson County (formed in 1840), and portions of Passaic County (formed in 1837).










Mortality Schedule



Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates

November 2017
Update to Three letter of Margaret Sharp Glenday: Photo added of The Pub known as "The Pavilion Vaults - Contributed by John Sharp (Photo courtesy of Nancy Brennan)

December 2016
New Jersey Calendar of Wills for Bergen County 1670- 1730

June 2016:
Biographies: Leaving "Bonnie Scotland," - Three letters of Margaret Sharp Glenday (1881-1976) - Contributed by John Sharp

September 2015: Bio: Zabriskie (Sobieska) Family
July 2015: Mallenoth-Boone Marriage Record
November 2014: Obit: Stephen Miller Gladwin - Submitted by Dale Donlon
March 2014: Military: 1883 Pensioners List - transcribed by Rhonda Hill
June 2013: Will of Rynhart Fisher - Transcribed by Janice Brazil
May 2013: Wills: David Fisher, Albert Bartholf - Transcribed by Janice Brazil
April 2013: (Military) Franklin Lakes NJ VFW Memorial - Contributed by Timothy Heck
Mar 2013: Obituary: Fannie (Fisher) Bartholf - Transcribed by Janice Brazil
January 2013: Will of Peter Ramsey and Michael Fisher - Transcribed by Janice Brazil; News Article: Snow Delays Gilbert A. Bartholf and Miss Fannie Fisher Wedding - Transcribed by Janice Brazil

Municipalities within County

 Allendale (Borough)
Alpine (Borough)
Bergenfield (Borough)
Bogota (Borough)
Carlstadt (Borough)
Cliffside Park (Borough)
Closter (Borough)
Cresskill (Borough)
Demarest (Borough)
Dumont (Borough)
East Rutherford (Borough)
Edgewater (Borough)
Elmwood Park (Borough)
Emerson (Borough)
Englewood Cliffs (Borough)
Englewood (City)
Fair Lawn (Borough)
Fairview (Borough)
Fort Lee (Borough)
Franklin Lakes (Borough)
Garfield (City)
Glen Rock (Borough)
Hackensack (City)
Harrington Park (Borough)
Hasbrouck Heights (Borough)
Haworth (Borough)
Hillsdale (Borough)
Ho-Ho-Kus (Borough)
Leonia (Borough)
Little Ferry (Borough)
Lodi (Borough)

Maywood (Borough)  
Midland Park (Borough) Montvale (Borough)
Moonachie (Borough)
New Milford (Borough)
North Arlington (Borough)
Northvale (Borough)
Norwood (Borough)
Oakland (Borough)
Old Tappan (Borough)
Oradell (Borough)
Palisades Park (Borough)
Paramus (Borough)
Park Ridge (Borough)
Ramsey (Borough)
Ridgefield (Borough)
Ridgefield Park (Village)
Ridgewood (Village)
River Edge (Borough)
Rockleigh (Borough)
Rutherford (Borough)
Saddle River (Borough)
Tenafly (Borough)
Teterboro (Borough)
Upper Saddle River (Borough)
Waldwick (Borough)
Wallington (Borough)
Westwood (Borough)
Wood-Ridge (Borough)
Woodcliff Lake (Borough)

County Townships
County Seat:


Current Townships:
River Vale
Rochelle Park
Saddle Brook
South Hackensack

Former "Historical" Municipalities and their year of incorporation

Bergen Township, 1693
Hackensack Township, 1693
New Barbadoes Township, 1710
Saddle River Township, 1716
Franklin Township, 1771
Harrington Township, 1775
Lodi Township, 1825
Washington Township, 1840
Hohokus Township, 1849
Union Township, 1852
Midland Township, 1871
Englewood Township, 1871
Palisades Township, 1871
Ridgefield Township, 1871
Ridgewood Township, 1876
Orvil Township, 1885
Boiling Springs Township, 1885
Overpeck Township, 1892
Bergen Township, 1893
Eastwood Borough, 1894

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