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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 


 

Upcoming GSBC Events

Mar
18
Mon
all-day REGISTRATION NOW OPEN—Family His... @ Bergen Community College
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN—Family His... @ Bergen Community College
Mar 18 – Apr 2 all-day
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN—Family History Course ar Bergen Community College ILR @ Bergen Community College | Paramus | New Jersey | United States
GSBC Spring Course at Bergen Community College, Institute for Learning in Retirement Family History (IR-827) Many People are interested in their family’s past. This course covers the basics of searching records in the US, such as[...]
Mar
25
Mon
7:00 pm Using the New Jersey Room at the... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Using the New Jersey Room at the... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Using the New Jersey Room at the Jersey City Free Public Library for Genealogical Research @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
GSBC General Meeting + Presentation Monday, 25 March, 7 PM Ridgewood Public Library—All Are Welcome Using the New Jersey Room at the Jersey City Free Public Library for Genealogical Research Hundreds of years before Ellis[...]
Mar
30
Sat
all-day Find Your Family! GSBC Family Hi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Find Your Family! GSBC Family Hi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 30 all-day
GSBC Special Event + Open House Saturday, 30 March 2019 Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium and Bolger Heritage Center FREE—All are Welcome. Bring the Family. Bring a Friend. Have you been curious as to who might be[...]
Apr
3
Wed
1:00 pm BCC ILR Course: Family History @ Bergen Community College
BCC ILR Course: Family History @ Bergen Community College
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BCC ILR Course: Family History @ Bergen Community College | Paramus | New Jersey | United States
GSBC Spring Course at Bergen Community College, Institute for Learning in Retirement Family History (IR-827) Many People are interested in their family’s past. This course covers the basics of searching records in the US, such[...]
Apr
11
Thu
7:00 pm Class: New York Research @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: New York Research @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Class: New York Research @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
GSBC–RPL Genealogy Class: New York Research Thursday April 11th @ 7pm Ridgewood Public Library, Computer Classroom Instructor: Barbara Ellman  So many of our immigrant ancestors lived in New York City…they started on the Lower East[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Mar
25
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 25 @ 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[...]
Mar
27
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar
30
Sat
all-day Find Your Family! GSBC Family Hi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Find Your Family! GSBC Family Hi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 30 all-day
GSBC Special Event + Open House Saturday, 30 March 2019 Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium and Bolger Heritage Center FREE—All are Welcome. Bring the Family. Bring a Friend. Have you been curious as to who might be[...]

RPL and Other Societies

Mar
30
Sat
all-day Find Your Family! GSBC Family Hi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Find Your Family! GSBC Family Hi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 30 all-day
GSBC Special Event + Open House Saturday, 30 March 2019 Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium and Bolger Heritage Center FREE—All are Welcome. Bring the Family. Bring a Friend. Have you been curious as to who might be[...]
Apr
13
Sat
2:00 pm The Irish in the American Revolu... @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Irish in the American Revolu... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sat April 13th at 2pm The Irish in the American Revolution The Irish fought with the British, the Patriots, the French, the Hessians, and the Spanish during the American Revolution. They were the foot soldiers[...]
Apr
29
Mon
7:00 pm The Birth of Ridgewood @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Birth of Ridgewood @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Birth of Ridgewood @ Ridgewood Public Library
“The Birth of Ridgewood” Ridgewood Public Library, co-sponsored with the Schoolhouse Museum Monday, 29 April, 7pm @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki In celebration of Ridgewood’s 125th anniversary, Local Historians Peggy[...]