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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

Nov
26
Mon
7:00 pm “Picturing” Your Research—Findin... @ Ridgewood Public Library
“Picturing” Your Research—Findin... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Picturing” Your Research—Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Family Images @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
GSBC Annual Meeting + Presentation Monday, 26 November, 7 PM Ridgewood Public Library—All Are Welcome “Picturing” Your Research—Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Family Images Your research can come alive with images but working with images can be a[...]
Dec
8
Sat
11:00 am HCGHS: Fred Voss presents “Stori... @ Secaucus Public Library
HCGHS: Fred Voss presents “Stori... @ Secaucus Public Library
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am
Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Fred Voss presents “Stories from Ellis Island” Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm Location: Secaucus Public Library Cost: Free Parking available. Handicap accessible.
Feb
11
Mon
2:00 pm Class: Cemetery Research @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Cemetery Research @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Class: Intro to Ancestry.com Monday, 11 February, 2pm Ridgewood Public Library Computer Room Instructor: Joe Suplicki — What is beyond the site Find a Grave? In this class you’ll learn about using cemetery transcriptions in your[...]
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 February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm “The Beauty of Cemeteries” Presenters: Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave., Wyckoff Refreshments at 7:00 pm Program begins at 7:30[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Nov
14
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Specialties: Ancestry Census Ireland Immigration New York City and New Jersey 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[...]
Nov
26
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 26 @ 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[...]

RPL and Other Societies

Dec
8
Sat
11:00 am HCGHS: Fred Voss presents “Stori... @ Secaucus Public Library
HCGHS: Fred Voss presents “Stori... @ Secaucus Public Library
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am
Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Fred Voss presents “Stories from Ellis Island” Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm Location: Secaucus Public Library Cost: Free Parking available. Handicap accessible.
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 February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm “The Beauty of Cemeteries” Presenters: Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave., Wyckoff Refreshments at 7:00 pm Program begins at 7:30[...]