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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 

GSBC, RPL, and Other Events of Note

Jan
25
Mon
7:00 pm Silent Voices: Telling Stories o...
Silent Voices: Telling Stories o...
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Silent Voices: Telling Stories of Your Female Immigrant Ancestors
GSBC General Meeting (Online!) Silent Voices: Telling Stories of Your Female Immigrant Ancestors Monday, 25 January @ 7pm (EST) Free Online Webinar—All Experience Levels are Welcome Presenter: Lisa Alzo Most historical records have been created[...]
Feb
8
Mon
2:00 pm Bergen Roots—Part Five: Dutch Re...
Bergen Roots—Part Five: Dutch Re...
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bergen Roots—Part Five: Dutch Reformed Church Records
GSBC Extra Bergen Roots—Part Five: Dutch Reformed Church Records Monday, 8 February @ 2pm (EST) Free Online Presentation—All are Welcome! Presenter: Maria “Ree” Hopper Join us as we talk about all things Bergen County! Over this[...]
7:00 pm Virtual Tour of the Hidden Archi...
Virtual Tour of the Hidden Archi...
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Tour of the Hidden Archives at the Bolger Heritage Center
Virtual Tour of the Hidden Archives Monday, February 8 @ 7pm Online—Virtual Tour Presented by: Sarah Kiefer, RPL Local History Librarian Take a virtual backstage tour of the Ridgewood Public Library’s hidden gems with Local[...]
Feb
22
Mon
7:00 pm 21st Century Italian Genealogy… ...
21st Century Italian Genealogy… ...
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
21st Century Italian Genealogy… with a New Jersey Focus
GSBC General Meeting (Online!) 21st Century Italian Genealogy… with a New Jersey focus Monday, 22 February @ 7pm (EST) Free Online Webinar—All Experience Levels are Welcome Presented by Michael Cassara There has never been a[...]
Feb
25
Thu
11:00 am Class: Organizing Your Genealogi...
Class: Organizing Your Genealogi...
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Class: Organizing Your Genealogical Files
Class: Organizing Your Genealogical Files Thursday, 25 February @ 11am [UPDATED TIME] RPL Online Learning Instructor: Fred Voss Successful genealogy takes skill, hard work, and luck. And it is so much easier if you are organized. We[...]
Mar
2
Tue
2:00 pm Part Two: “Picturing” Your Resea...
Part Two: “Picturing” Your Resea...
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Part Two: “Picturing” Your Research—Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Images (Revised, in two parts)
GSBC Extra “Picturing” Your Research—Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Images (Revised, in two parts) Monday, 8 March @ 2pm Free Online Webinar—All Experience Levels are Welcome Presented by Michelle D. Novak Did you realize that you[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

The GSBC is continuing to offer free consultant slots, 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.