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Bergen County - Clerk's Office, Courts & Miscellaneous


Bergen County was formed 7 March 1683 as an original county in the Province of East Jersey. Portions of old Bergen County became present-day Passaic (1837) and Hudson (1840) counties.

County clerks were required by law to file copies of deeds beginning in 1785 and mortgages beginning in 1766. Bergen County also filed earlier deeds beginning in 1715. See the Secretary of State page linked below for additional colonial land records.

The State Archives' holdings vary from county to county. Consult the Collecting Policy for additional information about our accessioning guidelines.

Consult the Organizational Chart for Pre-1948 Court System for information on court jurisdictions.


See also: Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)


Series:
Bergen County
Clerk's Office
Record of Burials of Indigent Soldiers, 1885-1907
Control #:
CBECL001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Burials are almost exclusively of Civil War soldiers.

Series:
Bergen County
Clerk's Office
Record of Subsistence Paid to Families of Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Control #:
CBECL002
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Bergen County
Clerk's Office
Record of Bounty Paid to Soldiers of the 22nd Regiment, Civil War, 1862-1863
Control #:
CBECL003
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
By company

Series:
Bergen County
Clerk's Office
Birth Certificates of Children of Slaves, 1804-1846
Control #:
CBECL004
Format:
0.5 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Clerk's Office
Deeds, 1715-1901
Control #:
CBECL005
Format:
320 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Indexes not filmed.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Clerk's Office
Lis Pendens, 1839-1906 and Indexes, 1839-1910
Control #:
CBECL006
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Clerk's Office
Marriage Books, 1795-1877
Control #:
CBECL007
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Clerk's Office
Mortgages, 1766-1870 and Indexes, 1766-1920
Control #:
CBECL008
Format:
30 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Mortgagor index covers 1766-1912; mortgagee index covers 1766-1920; mortgages filmed through Book Z (1869-1870).
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Clerk's Office
Manumissions of Slaves, 1804-1841
Control #:
CBECL009
Format:
0.5 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Clerk's Office
Field Book and Report of Commissioners for Settling and Determining Rights and Claims to Common Lands, 1763-1765
Control #:
CBECL010
Format:
1 c.f. (1 vol.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Filed with the Bergen County Clerk pursuant to Chapter XVIII, Laws of 1763.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1804-1906 and Indexes, 1866-1906
Control #:
CBECP001
Format:
30 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
Notes:
Index provides references to declarations of intention and naturalization papers (referred to as "alien papers" in index).
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Board of Chosen Freeholders
Jail Study Commission and Youth Services Reports, 1976
Control #:
CBEFR001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Recommendations for Peddler's Licenses, 1760-1800
Control #:
CBEQU001
Format:
0.05 c.f. (6 items)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by applicant
Notes:
Contains recommendations from the court to the governor, and one petition to the court.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Petitions for Tavern Licenses, 1786-1866
Control #:
CBEQU002
Format:
0.25 c.f. (35 items)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner
Finding Aid:
Click here!


~ The collections listed on this page represent 1.7 c.f. of paper records and 386 reels of microfilm ~


To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us

For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:

Bergen County Clerk's Office, 1 Bergen County Plaza, Room 122, Hackensack, NJ 07601, tel. 201-336-7000, website: www.co.bergen.nj.us/countyclerk


This page last updated 04/22/2013