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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 the 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 

 


 

Upcoming GSBC Events

Jan
22
Mon
7:00 pm Using Gedmatch Tools @ Ridgewood Public Library
Using Gedmatch Tools @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Using Gedmatch Tools @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Monday, 22 January, 7 PM Ridgewood Public Library GSBC General Meeting Using Gedmatch Tools All DNA testing sites have tools to help you find and connect with your DNA relatives. But what if you need[...]
Feb
1
Thu
7:30 pm GSBC Speaker: African American G... @ Teaneck Public Library
GSBC Speaker: African American G... @ Teaneck Public Library
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Thursday, 1 February, 7:30 p.m. Teaneck Public Library, 840 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Angela Perkins African American Genealogy: “I can get you back to 1870” In this talk, genealogist Angela Perkins will focus on the[...]
Feb
7
Wed
10:00 am GSBC-BCC ILR Course Registration... @ Bergen Community College
GSBC-BCC ILR Course Registration... @ Bergen Community College
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am
GSBC-BCC ILR Course Registration Opens @ Bergen Community College
Join GSBC Trustee and Education Chair Fred Voss for an exciting course at the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Bergen Community College (note that ILR is for registrants 55 and older). Registration opens on[...]
12:00 pm GSBC Speaker: Organizing (and St... @ New Jersey State Library
GSBC Speaker: Organizing (and St... @ New Jersey State Library
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
GSBC and GSNJ Trustee Michelle Novak will be giving two talks—one in February (New Jersey State Library, FREE) and in March (at the meeting of the Bucks County Genealogical Society held at the David Library).[...]
Feb
26
Mon
7:00 pm Forty Days in Italy  @ Ridgewood Public Library
Forty Days in Italy  @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
February Program Monday, 26 February, 7 PM Ridgewood Public Library Forty Days in Italy  Anthony Fasano, author of Forty Days in Italy Con Mia Familia, the story of how he researched his Italian roots, learned[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Jan
22
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Specialties: All computer applications Advanced Research Local History Bergen County Available by Appointment On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC Members and others receive complimentary on-site consultation with our Genealogy Consultants[...]
Jan
24
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC Members and others receive complimentary on-site consultation with our Genealogy Consultants at the Bolger Heritage Center. All our consultants can help beginners through experienced researchers, guide you in the[...]
Feb
6
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Specialties: AncestryLE Internet Research Advanced Research Netherlands Available by Appointment On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC Members and others receive complimentary on-site consultation with our Genealogy Consultants at the Bolger[...]

RPL and Other Societies

Jan
23
Tue
12:00 pm NJSL Webinar—Useful Genealogy El...
NJSL Webinar—Useful Genealogy El...
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library January 23 @ 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Online Webinar Regina Fitzpatrick, Genealogy Librarian, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, NJ New Jersey State Library Webinar—Useful Genealogy Electronic Resources Are you overwhelmed by the[...]
Jan
28
Sun
1:00 pm Brigit’s Day and Candlemas at HNBL @ Historic new Bridge Landing
Brigit’s Day and Candlemas at HNBL @ Historic new Bridge Landing
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Brigit’s Day and Candlemas at HNBL @ Historic new Bridge Landing | River Edge | New Jersey | United States
Brigit’s Day and Candlemas at HNBL Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 1:00-5:00 pm Selections from the BCHS coverlet collection will be on exhibit. Demonstration of the 18th century craft of candle-making using authentic materialsincluding lard[...]