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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 and RPL Presentations (Free!) and Special Events

Apr
11
Sat
2:00 pm Historical Highlights of New Jer... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Historical Highlights of New Jer... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Historical Highlights of New Jersey Counties @ Ridgewood Public Library
Saturday, 11 April @ 2pm Belcher Auditorium, Ridgewood Public Library Historian Phil Jaeger Sponsored by the Bolger Heritage Center, Ridgewood Public Library Historical Highlights of New Jersey Counties Historian Phil Jaeger focuses on historical highlights[...]
Apr
18
Sat
9:30 am POSTPONED—GSBC 2020 Seminar: Mau... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
POSTPONED—GSBC 2020 Seminar: Mau... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
SEMINAR POSTPONED Due to Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, the 2020 Seminar has been postponed—with a new target date of Fall 2020. Those who have signed-up will be contacted about refunds or receive refunds directly. Questions? Contact[...]
Apr
27
Mon
7:00 pm WEBINAR—Jersey Roots Genealogy: ... @ Online Webinar
WEBINAR—Jersey Roots Genealogy: ... @ Online Webinar
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WEBINAR—Jersey Roots Genealogy: Using the New Jersey Room, Special Collections & University Archives, Rutgers University @ Online Webinar
GSBC General Meeting Monday, 27 April 2020 @ 7pm ONLINE WEBINAR Michelle Tucker Chubenko Online Webinar Jersey Roots Genealogy: Using the New Jersey Room, Special Collections & University Archives, Rutgers University An introduction to the[...]
Jun
22
Mon
7:00 pm The Importance of Stories @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Importance of Stories @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Importance of Stories @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Monday, 22 June 2020 @ 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Bill Ervolino, Former columnist for The Record The Importance of Stories An informative and entertaining program about preserving your family’s history with[...]

GSBC-RPL Classes ($5/$10)

Apr
9
Thu
10:00 am CANCELED Tech Class: Using Land ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
CANCELED Tech Class: Using Land ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
CANCELED Tech Class: Using Land Records @ Ridgewood Public Library
Due to reduced library hours, we must cancel this class. Those who have signed up will hear directly from the Ridgewood Public Library about refunds and/or rescheduling. Tech Class: Using Land Records Ridgewood Public Library[...]

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