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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

Sep
10
Tue
7:00 pm GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Ge... @ Little Falls Public Library
GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Ge... @ Little Falls Public Library
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Genealogy @ Little Falls Public Library
Tuesday, 10 September, 2019, 7–8:30pm Little Falls Public Library Steven Gabai Introduction to Genealogy By using his own family, Steven Gabai of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County will show and explain genealogy records, its research[...]
Sep
12
Thu
10:00 am Class: Using Newspapers in Your ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Using Newspapers in Your ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Class: Using Newspapers in Your Research @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Tech Class: Newspaper Research September 12 @ 10am Ridgewood Public Library Instructor: Joe Suplicki Class: Newspaper Research Learn about the newspaper databases available at RPL and some of the free databases available anywhere.  This instructional[...]
7:00 pm GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Ge... @ Ho-Ho-Kus Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library
GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Ge... @ Ho-Ho-Kus Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Genealogy @ Ho-Ho-Kus Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library
Thursday, 12 September, 2019, 7–9pm Ho-Ho-Kus Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library Steven Gabai Introduction to Genealogy By using his own family, Steven Gabai of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County will show and explain genealogy records, its research[...]
Sep
16
Mon
7:00 pm Author Event: Amy Stewart—Kopp S... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Author Event: Amy Stewart—Kopp S... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Author Event: Amy Stewart—Kopp Sisters on the March @ Ridgewood Public Library
Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 7pm Author Event: Amy Stewart—Kopp Sisters on the March Join author Amy Stewart as she returns to the Ridgewood Public Library to talk about her newest installment in the Kopp[...]
Sep
23
Mon
7:00 pm New Jersey was a Gateway to Free... @ Ridgewood Public Library
New Jersey was a Gateway to Free... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Jersey was a Gateway to Freedom: Its role in the Underground Railroad @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Monday, 23 September 2019, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Alvin Q. Corbett New Jersey was a Gateway to Freedom: Its role in the Underground Railroad Curious about the New Jersey’s role in[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Aug
26
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Aug 26 @ 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[...]
Aug
28
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Aug 28 @ 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[...]

RPL and Other Societies

Sep
9
Mon
7:00 pm Railroads in the Civil War @ Ridgewood Public Library
Railroads in the Civil War @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monday, September 9th @ 7pm Railroads in the Civil War Historian John Clark will discuss how railroad leaders applied their management skills to contribute to victory and defeat on the battlefield.  With almost every major[...]
Sep
16
Mon
7:00 pm Author Event: Amy Stewart—Kopp S... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Author Event: Amy Stewart—Kopp S... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Author Event: Amy Stewart—Kopp Sisters on the March @ Ridgewood Public Library
Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 7pm Author Event: Amy Stewart—Kopp Sisters on the March Join author Amy Stewart as she returns to the Ridgewood Public Library to talk about her newest installment in the Kopp[...]
Oct
19
Sat
2:00 pm Author Visit with Julie Orringer @ Ridgewood Public Library
Author Visit with Julie Orringer @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 19th @ 2pm Author Visit with Julie Orringer Julie Orringer, author of The Flight Portfolio will discuss her 2019 book which is based on the true story of Ridgewood resident Varien Fry. In[...]