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Bergen County - Surrogate's Office

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.

Recording of wills and estate inventories at the county level began in 1804. Orphans Courts were established in 1785. Consult the Secretary of State page linked below for original estate records for the 1660s-1900 period.

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


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

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Administration Bonds, 1861-1901
Control #:
CBESU001
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Administration, 1804-1900
Control #:
CBESU002
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Divisions of Land, 1845-1888
Control #:
CBESU003
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Guardians' Bonds, 1861-1913
Control #:
CBESU004
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Minutes, 1785-1902
Control #:
CBESU005
Format:
9 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Releases and Discharges, 1821-1902
Control #:
CBESU006
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Dockets and Indexes, 1714-1962
Control #:
CBESU007
Format:
37 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Letters of Administration, 1878-1902
Control #:
CBESU008
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Estate Papers, 1783-1900s
Control #:
CBESU009
Format:
173 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By number (roughly chronological)
Notes:
Includes original accounts, Orphans Court extracts, wills, inventories, etc. (recorded and unrecorded).
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1804-1905
Control #:
CBESU010
Format:
21 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Applications for Probate of Wills, 1878-1905
Control #:
CBESU011
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Bergen County
Surrogate's Office
Bonds for Sales of Land, 1862-1912
Control #:
CBESU012
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!


~ The collections listed on this page represent 257 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 Surrogate's Office, Justice Center, 10 Main Street, Room 211, Hackensack, NJ 07601, tel. 201 646-2252, website: www.co.bergen.nj.us/Surrogate/Index.htm


This page last updated 04/22/2013