GSBC Research Resources
The GSBC and its members are active in compiling indexes for many unpublished Bergen County resources. These indexes represent tens of thousands of volunteer hours by our members — who are committed to improving access to these collections and Bergen County history. Following is information on some of our most popular research areas.
GSBC Newspaper Indexes
the GSBC and its Volunteers has compiled indexes to three important Bergen County newspapers, which reference the microfilm collection at the Ridgewood Public Library. Titles include the Hackensack Republican (1873-1938), NJ Citizen (1871-1874) and the Bergen Index (1875-1878) microfilm collection at the RPL. On-site microfilm or order prints/scans online.
Cemetery Listings and Indexes
Some of these indexes can be searched through the website, some link through to Find-A-Grave.com.
Early Bergen County Families by Pat Wardell
The compilation of Pat Wardell's research in Bergen County. Over 950 files.
GSBC Family Files
Database of the files contributed by members over the years. Files contain various genealogical ephemera including (but not limited to) research notes, worksheet trees, bible records, newspaper clippings, photos, maps, etc. Note that these files are contributed by individual researchers and the GSBC is not responsible for errors. Not searchable through the site search, but each Family File has its own index. Originals are located at the Ridgewood Public Library with many records digitized.
1912-1913 Bromley Maps of Bergen County
Index to all the names listed on the 1912-1913 Bromley Maps of Bergen County.
Postmasters in Bergen County
An index of a microfilm with postmaster appointments, postmaster names, and post offices circa 1832 to 1930.
Revolutionary War Pension Index
All Name Index to Revolutionary War pension files, related to Bergen County, compiled by Philip O’Leary III. (Please note that this index provides pension application number only, NOT the actual files! The National Archives holds the original pension files [Record Group M804] and, in order to best preserve the records, access to originals are now restricted. High-resolution digitized files are available via fold3.com .)
Bergen County State Censuses
Link to indexes of selected state censusses. Files in PDF format (download the PDF file to search via the Adobe Acrobat program).
Index to Ancient Deeds
Index to deeds which were recorded long after the original transaction, usually by family members so that the property could be sold. Original deeds date from 10 Sep 1670 to 9 Sep 1905.