Upcoming GSBC Events

See our full event calendar for all GSBC Events, including RPL–GSBC classes and GSBC Genealogy Consultant appointments.

Celebrating out 50th year, the Genealogical Society of Bergen County (GSBC), NJ is an educational non-profit that: assists those researching their family heritage, assists those who are preserving information about the families and genealogical records of the greater Bergen County area, and offers 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 at a GSBC event soon!

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 

Construction Update!

You may notice that we're working on our site. We are rebuilding the nearly 400 pages with a new theme and programming — which need to be converted one-by-one. If a page looks “broken” right now, rest-assured that we will be working on it soon.

These improvements will make it easier and faster to use the site and consolidating the multiple pages of indexes into one searchable database will also make a huge improvement.

We prioritized the upcoming GSBC events as well as the recorded presentations for GSBC Members and the public — so you won’t miss a thing!

Thank you for your patience!

GSBC, RPL, and Other Events of Note

Feb
13
Mon
2:00 pm GSBC Extra! Missing: Reward! Loc...
GSBC Extra! Missing: Reward! Loc...
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GSBC Extra! Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors
GSBC Extra! Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors Presentation[...]
Feb
27
Mon
7:00 pm Make Those Skeletons Dance: Expl... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Make Those Skeletons Dance: Expl... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make Those Skeletons Dance: Exploring Your Family's Dark Side @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Make Those Skeletons Dance: Exploring Your Family’s[...]
Mar
13
Mon
2:00 pm GSBC Extra! Researching Your New...
GSBC Extra! Researching Your New...
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GSBC Extra! Researching Your New Jersey Revolutionary War Ancestors
GSBC Extra! — Online Researching Your New Jersey Revolutionary War[...]
Mar
20
Mon
7:00 pm A History Lovers Guide to Bergen... @ Ridgewood Public Library
A History Lovers Guide to Bergen... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bolger Heritage Center at the Ridgewood Public Library Book Talk:[...]
Mar
27
Mon
7:00 pm Utilizing Ancestry’s Databases: ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Utilizing Ancestry’s Databases: ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Utilizing Ancestry's Databases: Beyond Search @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Utilizing Ancestry’s Databases: Beyond Search Presentation by[...]
Apr
10
Mon
2:00 pm GSBC Extra! Telling Your Family’...
GSBC Extra! Telling Your Family’...
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GSBC Extra! Telling Your Family’s Story with Google Earth
GSBC Extra! – Online Telling Your Family’s Story with Google[...]
Apr
22
Sat
all-day GSBC 2023 Spring Seminar—A Day w... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC 2023 Spring Seminar—A Day w... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 22 all-day
GSBC 2023 Spring Seminar—A Day with Jane Wilcox! @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC 2023 Spring Seminar April 22nd, 2023—Save the Date In-person[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

The GSBC is continuing to offer free consultant slots—in-person at the Ridgewood Public Library or 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.

Recent Presentations to the GSBC (Public and GSBC Members-Only)