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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

Feb
25
Mon
7:00 pm Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor @ Ridgewood Public Library
Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
GSBC General Meeting + Presentation Monday, 25 February, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library—All Are Welcome Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor How do you find those ancestors who immigrated from the Old Country? Shipping manifests can contain valuable[...]
Feb
26
Tue
7:00 pm The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library
The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library | Wyckoff | New Jersey | United States
February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave., Wyckoff Refreshments at 7:00 pm; Program begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm The Beauty of Cemeteries[...]
Feb
27
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Speaker: Internet Genealogy @ Haworth Municipal Library
GSBC Speaker: Internet Genealogy @ Haworth Municipal Library
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
GSBC Speaker: Internet Genealogy @ Haworth Municipal Library
  Internet Genealogy: Using the internet to find records, family information and known and unknown relatives Haworth Municipal Library, 165 Stevens Place Haworth, NJ 07641 Wednesday, 27 February @7:00 pm Steven Gabai Internet Genealogy: Using the internet to find records, family information[...]
Mar
2
Sat
11:00 am GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Ge... @ Totowa Public Library
GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Ge... @ Totowa Public Library
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Genealogy @ Totowa Public Library
  Introduction to Genealogy, a family history, its records, and the stories behind them Totowa Public Library, 537 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ 07512 Saturday, 2 March @ 11am Steven Gabai Introduction to Genealogy: A family history, its[...]
Mar
21
Thu
7:00 pm Class: Organizing Your Genealogi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Organizing Your Genealogi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Class: Organizing Your Genealogical Records @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Class: Organizing Your Genealogical Records Thursday, 21 March, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Computer Lab Instructor: Fred Voss Class: Organizing Your Genealogical Records Successful genealogy takes skill, hard work, and luck. And it is so much[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Feb
25
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 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[...]
Feb
27
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 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
6
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Specialties: AncestryLE Canadian Records (French and English) State and Federal Census Advanced Research New York City Research City Directories For July 2018: by appointment On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC[...]

RPL and Other Societies

Feb
26
Tue
7:00 pm The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library
The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library | Wyckoff | New Jersey | United States
February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave., Wyckoff Refreshments at 7:00 pm; Program begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm The Beauty of Cemeteries[...]
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[...]