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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

May
21
Sat
2:00 pm POSTPONED—Phil Jaeger: Dining wi...
POSTPONED—Phil Jaeger: Dining wi...
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
POSTPONED—Please note that this program has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.  Any questions, please contact Sarah Kiefer, Local History Librarian Bolger Heritage Center Ridgewood Public Library 201-670-5600 ext. 135 skiefer@ridgewoodlibrary.org[...]
Jun
13
Mon
2:00 pm A Serendipitous Find
A Serendipitous Find
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A Serendipitous Find
GSBC Extra! A Serendipitous Find Hedy Grant and Peggy Norris, MS, MLIS Monday, 13 June 2022 @ 2pm Eastern Online—all are welcome. Registration required, https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5844763442001291021 In researching the history of her historic New Milford home,[...]
Jun
18
Sat
2:00 pm Twenty Years with William Bulkle...
Twenty Years with William Bulkle...
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Twenty Years with William Bulkley: Author Talk with Peggy Norris (On-site)
Twenty Years with William Bulkley: Author Talk with Peggy W. Norris (onsite) Saturday, June 18 at 2pm [Updated Date!] Program will be held on-site in the RPL Auditorium Registration required: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=5615&EventID=457674 William L. Bulkley 1861–1933:[...]
Jun
27
Mon
7:00 pm BEWARE! The Enchanted Forest: Pe...
BEWARE! The Enchanted Forest: Pe...
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
BEWARE! The Enchanted Forest: Perils & Pitfalls of Online Trees
GSBC General Meeting BEWARE! The Enchanted Forest: Perils & Pitfalls of Online Trees Presentation by Jean Wilcox Hibben; PhD Monday, 27 June 2022 @ 7pm Eastern Online and open to all! Registration required, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3844536287547714575 When is[...]
Jul
11
Mon
2:00 pm GSBC Extra! Ten Skills Every Gen...
GSBC Extra! Ten Skills Every Gen...
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GSBC Extra! Ten Skills Every Genealogist Needs
GSBC Extra! Ten Skills Every Genealogist Needs Presentation by Nancy Loe, MLS, MA Monday, 11 July 2022 @ 2pm Eastern Online and open to all! Registration required, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/412179844008576268 Ten information management and research skills that[...]

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.