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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

Aug
27
Mon
7:00 pm Annual Genealogy Q&A @ Ridgewood Public Library
Annual Genealogy Q&A @ Ridgewood Public Library
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annual Genealogy Q&A @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
August Program + GSBC Summer Meeting Monday, 27 August 2018 Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 7pm  Genealogy Q&A Join GSBC as we welcome a panel of experts to answer your questions, share experiences, and bust through[...]
Sep
24
Mon
7:00 pm Behind the Institutional Walls o... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Behind the Institutional Walls o... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Behind the Institutional Walls of Nineteenth-Century New York City: What's to be Found? @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
September Program + GSBC General Meeting Monday, 24 September 2018 Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 7pm  Joan Koster-Morales Behind the Institutional Walls of Nineteenth-Century New York City: What’s to be Found? Learn about the impact of the[...]
Sep
25
Tue
2:00 pm Class: What’s different about Je... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: What’s different about Je... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Class: What’s different about Jewish Genealogy? @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Class: What’s different about Jewish Genealogy? Tuesday, 25 September, 2pm Ridgewood Public Library (Please Register) Instructor: Barbara Ellman What’s different about Jewish Genealogy? This class will focus on Jewish naming patterns, how to find the[...]
Oct
18
Thu
7:00 pm Class: Organizing Your Genealogi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Organizing Your Genealogi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Class: Organizing Your Genealogical Records Thursday, October 18, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Computer Lab Instructor: Fred Voss   Successful genealogy takes skill, hard work, and luck. And it is so much easier if you are[...]
Oct
22
Mon
7:00 pm The Jersey Dutch and Their Contr... @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Jersey Dutch and Their Contr... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Jersey Dutch and Their Contribution to Bergen County @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
October Program + GSBC General Meeting Monday, 22 October 2018 Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 7pm  Tim Adriance The Jersey Dutch and Their Contribution to Bergen County Eighth generation Jersey Dutch himself, Tim Adriance has written[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Aug
14
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Aug 14 @ 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[...]
Aug
22
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Aug 22 @ 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
15
Sat
2:00 pm Author Event with Dr. Jeremy Tei... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Author Event with Dr. Jeremy Tei... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Author Event with Dr. Jeremy Teigen “Why Veterans Run: Military Service in American Presidential Elections, 1789-2016” Saturday, 15 September, 2pm Ridgewood Public Library In Why Veterans Run, Jeremy Teigen explains the tendency of parties to[...]
Sep
17
Mon
7:00 pm Amy Stewart Event—Miss Kopp Just... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Amy Stewart Event—Miss Kopp Just... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Amy Stewart Event—Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Join the Ridgewood Public Library as they welcome Amy Stewart to discuss her fourth book in the series on the Kopp sisters of Bergen County, NJ! —— Monday, Sep. 17, 7:00-8:30pm Registration required, begins Aug[...]
Oct
1
Mon
7:00 pm New Jersey Mills: What Ever Happ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
New Jersey Mills: What Ever Happ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New Jersey Mills: What Ever Happened to Them? Monday, 1 October, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library More than a thousand water-powered lumber, grist, cotton, and woolen mills provided food, shelter, and clothing in New Jersey in[...]