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The Genealogical Society of Bergen County (GSBC), NJ is a non-profit society founded in 1973. Our purpose is to: assist those researching their family heritage, assist those who are preserving information about the families and genealogical records of the greater Bergen County area, and to offer educational and research assistance to all those interested in genealogical research. (Learn about our history here.)

We offer an exciting calendar of ongoing programs and events—including hands-on workshops, computer classes, films, roundtable discussions, and lectures featuring renown genealogy and local history experts. We hope to see you soon!

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Join the GSBC
Our Membership Year Begins on November 1st—Join or Renew your GSBC Membership Today!

Individual Membership is $20 per year | Family Membership is $25 per year
Our membership year renews on 1 November. Please see our Member Benefits page for a complete list of benefits, including our quarterly newsletter, The Archivist, bi-monthly GSBC E-News, access to the Member-only research section of our site, one-on-one on-site research assistance, RPL lookup service, and much, much more!

International members may pay online via credit card (via PayPal) or send us a check ($US Dollars). Members outside of Bergen County, or who are unable to attend meetings and events in person, can receive research assistance via phone or email.

GSBC Member Benefits 

GSBC, RPL, and Other Events of Note

Oct
1
Sat
2:00 pm A Window on American Stained Glass @ Ridgewood Public Library
A Window on American Stained Glass @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Window on American Stained Glass Guest speaker Donald Samick from J&R Lamb Studios In-Person, Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, Ridgewood, NJ Saturday October 1 @ 2pm Registration required Registration required: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=5615&EventID=465600 Through a slide presentation,[...]
Oct
10
Mon
2:00 pm Four Unfamiliar Bergen County Re...
Four Unfamiliar Bergen County Re...
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Four Unfamiliar Bergen County Resources (Online)
GSBC Extra! (Online) Four Unfamiliar Bergen County Resources Presentation by Peggy W. Norris, MS, MLIS, Monday, 10 October 2022 @ 2pm Eastern Online and open to all, but space is limited! Registration required. Registration link:[...]
Oct
18
Tue
12:30 pm Registration Now Open! DNA 101: ...
Registration Now Open! DNA 101: ...
Oct 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Registration Now Open! DNA 101: Researching Your Family
Bergen Community College, Institute for Learning in Retirement (55+), 4-Week Course ($) DNA 101: Researching Your Family [Tree IR-724] Tuesdays, Online: 18 October, 25 October, 1 November, and 15 November Time: 12:30–2:30 p.m. Instructor: Fred J. Voss[...]
Oct
24
Mon
7:00 pm New Milford, “The Birthplace” of... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
New Milford, “The Birthplace” of... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New Milford, “The Birthplace” of Bergen County (Hybrid—online and in-person) @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
GSBC General Meeting (Hybrid—online and in-person) New Milford, “The Birthplace” of Bergen County Presentation by Nancy Varettoni Monday, 24 October 2022 @ 7pm Eastern Online and open to all, but space is limited! Registration required[...]
Oct
25
Tue
12:30 pm Registration Now Open! DNA 101: ...
Registration Now Open! DNA 101: ...
Oct 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Registration Now Open! DNA 101: Researching Your Family
Bergen Community College, Institute for Learning in Retirement (55+), 4-Week Course ($) DNA 101: Researching Your Family [Tree IR-724] Tuesdays, Online: 18 October, 25 October, 1 November, and 15 November Time: 12:30–2:30 p.m. Instructor: Fred J. Voss[...]
Nov
1
Tue
12:30 pm Registration Now Open! DNA 101: ...
Registration Now Open! DNA 101: ...
Nov 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Registration Now Open! DNA 101: Researching Your Family
Bergen Community College, Institute for Learning in Retirement (55+), 4-Week Course ($) DNA 101: Researching Your Family [Tree IR-724] Tuesdays, Online: 18 October, 25 October, 1 November, and 15 November Time: 12:30–2:30 p.m. Instructor: Fred J. Voss[...]
Nov
14
Mon
2:00 pm How to WATO: Using DNAPainter.co...
How to WATO: Using DNAPainter.co...
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
How to WATO: Using DNAPainter.com’s What Are the Odds Tool
GSBC Extra! How to WATO: Using DNAPainter.com’s What Are the Odds Tool Presentation by Fred J. Voss Monday, 14 November 2022 @ 2pm Eastern Online and open to all! Registration required. Register for this free[...]
Nov
15
Tue
12:30 pm Registration Now Open! DNA 101: ...
Registration Now Open! DNA 101: ...
Nov 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Registration Now Open! DNA 101: Researching Your Family
Bergen Community College, Institute for Learning in Retirement (55+), 4-Week Course ($) DNA 101: Researching Your Family [Tree IR-724] Tuesdays, Online: 18 October, 25 October, 1 November, and 15 November Time: 12:30–2:30 p.m. Instructor: Fred J. Voss[...]
Nov
28
Mon
7:00 pm Creative Strategies in Exploring...
Creative Strategies in Exploring...
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Creative Strategies in Exploring Family Stories: Sam Pollak’s Drowning at the Jersey Shore in the 1880s and His Surprising Family (Online and In-person)
GSBC General Meeting — Hybrid (Online and In-person) Creative Strategies in Exploring Family Stories: Sam Pollak’s Drowning at the Jersey Shore in the 1880s and His Surprising Family Presentation by Dr. Carol P. McCoy Monday,[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

The GSBC is continuing to offer free consultant slots, via online conference call, to those looking for help with their family research.

Please email gsbc.queries@gmail.com for more information about available time slots.