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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
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[...]
Oct
2
Wed
all-day BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in... @ Bergen Community College
BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in... @ Bergen Community College
Oct 2 all-day
BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in Your Genealogy (IR-727) @ Bergen Community College
Putting Genes in Your Genealogy (IR-727) Wednesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 Time: 11:30 am–1:30pm Location: Bergen Community College, Room: TBA Instructor: Fred Voss More people are using DNA testing as part of[...]
Oct
9
Wed
all-day BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in... @ Bergen Community College
BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in... @ Bergen Community College
Oct 9 all-day
BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in Your Genealogy (IR-727) @ Bergen Community College
Putting Genes in Your Genealogy (IR-727) Wednesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 Time: 11:30 am–1:30pm Location: Bergen Community College, Room: TBA Instructor: Fred Voss More people are using DNA testing as part of[...]
Oct
15
Tue
7:00 pm GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Ge... @ Little Falls Public Library
GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Ge... @ Little Falls Public Library
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Genealogy @ Little Falls Public Library
Tuesday, 15 October, 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[...]
Oct
16
Wed
all-day BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in... @ Bergen Community College
BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in... @ Bergen Community College
Oct 16 all-day
BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in Your Genealogy (IR-727) @ Bergen Community College
Putting Genes in Your Genealogy (IR-727) Wednesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 Time: 11:30 am–1:30pm Location: Bergen Community College, Room: TBA Instructor: Fred Voss More people are using DNA testing as part of[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Sep
23
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 23 @ 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[...]
Sep
25
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Oct
2
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 2 @ 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

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[...]
Oct
26
Sat
4:30 pm 16th Annual Genealogy Lock-in—Sa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
16th Annual Genealogy Lock-in—Sa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday October 26th from 5–11pm 16th Annual Genealogy Lock-in—Save the date!  Get advice from an expert panel; attend various workshops such as Beginners Genealogy, DNA, Irish Genealogy, and more; or receive individual genealogy assistance. Registration[...]
Nov
16
Sat
2:00 pm The Making of a Village: Ridgewo... @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Making of a Village: Ridgewo... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 16th @ 2pm The Making of a Village: Ridgewood Grows Up Co-sponsored with the Ridgewood Historical Society In celebration of the incorporation of Ridgewood on November 26th, 1894, local historians Peggy Norris and[...]